News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2020

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Every effort has been made to check whether events have been cancelled, postponed and new arrangements made, but you are advised to check directly with event organisers before making any plans.

Events

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA 2020 Cardiff Virtual Conference: call for papers and posters now open

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges', Coventry: rescheduled

Decolonising the Criminal Question: Colonial legacies, contemporary problems, Warwick

SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled

Other events

Human Rights, China and the UN: UPR mid-term assessment, online from QMUL and KCL

Citizenship in Myanmar: The root of all problems?, online from QMUL

Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture – Inclusivity and the law: do we need to prohibit class discrimination?, online from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2021: 'Change and the law: hope, opportunity, shock and dread' online event organised by Law and Humanities: call for papers

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2021, hybrid event, Chicago: call for papers deadline extended and early registration opening


2020


December

Book Launch: Environmental Law and Governance in the Pacific: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Communities, online from QMUL

Date: 4 December 2020

Venue: online, hosted by Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Small States

See website for details. 

Roundtable on Jinee Lokaneeta, The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence and Scientific Interrogations in India – online discussion

Date: 4 December 2020 – 9.30–11:00 am EST (USA)

Venue: online Zoom event – hosted by Ritty Lukose (NYU Gallatin)

Panelists: details available here

See Zoom link for registration. This book is published by Michigan University Press.

Legal Otologies | Hear Law Sound: virtual residence 2 

Date: 4 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by Westminster Law and Theory Lab, Westminster Law School

Theme: Rainbow Family Law: Machine Listening, Improvisation and Access to Justice with Dr Sara Ramshaw

Please see wepage for details and bookings. If you are interested in participating, please contact the organisers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Sociology of Justice in Russia 

Date: 7 December 2020

Venue: online webinar hosted by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

Speaker: Marina Kurkchiyan

See website for details. 

Human Rights, China and the UN: UPR mid-term assessment

Date: 7 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by QMUL and KCL

See website for details of this free event

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Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Movement, security and lockdown, online hosted by IALS

Date: 8 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the third event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

Law, Society, Policy: Bristol University Press ‘Meet the Editors’ Zoom Event

Date: 8 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by Bristol University Press

This book series offers a new outlet for high quality, interdisciplinary socio-legal research monographs and international edited collections with the potential for policy impact. If you are involved in policy-engaged socio-legal research, why not join us to meet with SLSA Chair Rosie Harding (Series Editor) and Helen Davis (Senior Commissioning Editor, BUP) and learn more about this new series and publishing within it. For further details of this free event, see registration page.

Destitution in the UK: How we can pull people back from the brink

Date: 10 December 2020

Venue: webinar hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This webinar presents the main findings of the JRF's biennial Destitution in the UK report which will be published soon. See website for details.

Citizenship in Myanmar: The root of all problems?

Date: 10 December 2020

Venue: online from QMUL, School of Law

Please see website for details of this free event.

Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture – Inclusivity and the law: do we need to prohibit class discrimination?

Date: 10 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Please see website for details. This event is free but registration is required. 

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COVID-19 and Legal Responses on the Island of Ireland: call for papers

Date: 11 December 2020

Venue: joint online meeting of the Irish Association of Law Teachers & Northern/Ireland Health Law and Ethics Network

The Irish Association of Law Teachers @law_IALT and Northern/Ireland Health Law and Ethics Network @HealthLawEthics are delighted to call a special joint online meeting on #COVID19 and legal responses on the island of #Ireland. Please see call for papers and registration. Call closes: 16 November 2020.

But What does the Law say? Reading legal texts socio-legally, CSLS online workshop

Date: 11 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see website for further details.

The Fatal Burden of Inequality: Why are certain groups more affected in this pandemic, and what to do about it?

Date: 11 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by King's College London

See website for details.

Conflicting Responses to Refugees and Migrants in Covid-19 Europe: MAPS Conference

Date: 11 December 2020

Venue: online from Queen Mary Immigration Law Programme

Convenors: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax and Dr Niovi Vavoula (QMUL, Immigration Law Programme)

Please see website for details of this free event.

Book Launch: The Lawful Empire: Legal change and cultural diversity in late Tsarist Russia

Date: 15 December 2020

Venue: online from Humboldt University, Berlin

Please see website for details. 

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2021


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: January 2021 (dates tbc)

Venue: online

Details to be confirmed in due course.

Ethnicity, Race and Covid 19: Socioeconomic inequality, discrimination, culture, nature?

Date: 15 January 2020

Venue: online hosted by King's College London

See website for details.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: The local meets the global: national responses to the pandemic

Date: 21 January 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the fourth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

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February

A Tale of Two Camps: Im/mobilities and Inequalities in the Horn of Africa

Date: 2 February 2020

Venue: online from Humboldt University

The event is part of the lecture series Landscapes of Equality. See website for details

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Pandemic planning, models and regimes of the body

Date: 17 February 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the fifth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

The Human Right to Health and the Law

Date: 19 February 2020

Venue: online hosted by King's College London

See website for details.

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March

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: (Re)imagining the human condition through Covid-19

Date: 16 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the sixth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges': rescheduled

Date: 21 March 2021

Venue: Coventry University

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, the Society for Legal Scholars and the Judicial Appointments Commission. Please see website for details.

The Contribution of Diversity and Gender to Emerging Technologies: call for papers

Dates: March 2021 tbc

Venue: Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Please see website for details. Call closes: 30 November 2020.

SLSA Cardiff Virtual Conference 2020: call for papers and posters and registration now open

Dates: 30 March–1 April 2020

Venue: online hosted by Cardiff University

See website for full details.

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April

Old Age Care in Times of Crisis, Past and Present

Dates: 8–9 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Birkbeck and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Please see website for details. Closing date for proposals: 7 December 2020.

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2021: call for proposals

Dates: 15–16 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Aston Law School

Theme: Disrupting Legal Education

Colleagues are encouraged to think creatively about what 'disrupting legal education' might mean to them and for their work. Papers are also invited which focus on sharing knowledge and experience and supporting those new to teaching law. Call closes: 4 January 2021. There are also a number of prizes and bursaries available. Please visit website and flyer for further details. for details.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Gendering the Pandemic

Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the seventh event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

Plural Ideas of Justice: Stories, narratives and experiences from India

Dates: 23–24 April 2021

Venue: online/Mumba hosted by JUSTICE adda

See website for details.

WG Hart Workshop: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law

Dates: April 2021 (tbc)

Venue: tbc

Please see website for updates.

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May

Reflecting on Methodology In Empirical Socio-Legal Studies Workshops, Oxford and Cardiff: call for abstracts from early career and emerging scholars

Dates: May and July 2021 tbc

Venues: Oxford and Cardiff

Abstracts are invited from early career and emerging scholars who wish to attend one of these methodology workshops – convened by Professor Linda Mulcahy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, and Dr Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan, Cardiff Centre of Law and Society. Please see announcement for further details. Closing date for submission of abstacts: 4 December 2020.

Communities in Europe: Between continuity and transition: call for papers

Dates: 13–14 May 2021

Venue: online from Graduate Centre for Europe, University of Birmingham

Please see announcement for details. Call closes: 18 December 2021.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: The margins and the (epi)centres: place, space and the pandemic, online hosted by IALS

Date: 19 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the final event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

LSA Graduate Student and Early Career Online Workshop: call for participants

Date: 25 May 2021

Venue: online (Chicago time)

This free workshop immediately precedes the LSA Annual Meeting. See website for details. Closing date for applications: 31 December 2020

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2021: call for papers

Dates: 27–29 May 2021

Venue: Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2021.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: call for papers and sessions

Dates: 27–30 May 2021

Venue: Chicago, USA, and online

See website for details. Closing date extended to 7 January 2021. Early registration with reduced fees 15 December 2020–7 January 2021.

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June


July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2021: 'Change and the law: hope, opportunity, shock and dread' online event organised by Law and Humanities: call for papers

Date: tbc

Venue: online event

Please see announcement for details. Closing date for abstracts: 5 February 2021.

Fifth Tax Policy Conference, Centre for Tax Law: call for papers

Dates: 5– 6 July 2021

Venue: Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge or alternative arrangements tbc

Please see website for details. As always socio-legal material is welcome: see the recent Tax Justice and Tax Law. Call closes: 31 December 2020.


September 

Critical Legal Conference 2021

Dates: 2–4 September 2021

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. 

Women's Suffrage and Democracy: Mechanisms of (in)justice: call for papers

Dates: 9–11 September 2020

Venue: University of Freibrug, Germany

Please see website for details in German, French and English. Call closes: 30 November 2020.

Decolonising the Criminal Question: Colonial legacies, contemporary problems

Dates: 16–17 September 2021

Venue: University of Warwick

Further details will be announced in due course. This is an SLSA-sponsored event under our Seminar Scheme.

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2022

June

W G Hart Legal Workshop 2020: call for workshop proposals and the nomination of academic directors

Dates: June 2022 tbc

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2021.

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SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples: postponed – further details in due course

Date: tbc

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been postponed. Further information will be announced in due course.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: postponed – further details in due course

Dates: tbc

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

See website for details.

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