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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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Latest  events. . .

How can the Humanities and Social Sciences contribute to the Peace Agenda?, online Palgrave Macmillan Lecture 

Perspectives for Post-Covid 19 Recovery and sustainable development, University of Roehampton, London, online and in-person: call for participants

Equality, Law and Social Justice Residence, King's College London

Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Conference, Nottingham (in-person)

LASSnet Webinar: An Ethnographic Approach to Forensic Medicine in India

JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2022, London

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference 



Blackscapes: Urban precarity, state violence and insurgent politics in a zone of nonbeing

Date: 30 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminolgoy Department

Speaker: Dr Jamie Amparo Alves

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene

Date: 30 June–1 July 2022

Venue: University of Messina, Italy

Conference organised by the European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law. See website for details. Programme now available.



 Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (Scotland)

Date: 5 July 2022

Venues: Edinburgh 

See website for details. 

JUSTICE Ukraine Series: Global Financial Sanctions – their changing Nature, the Opportunities, and the Challenges

Date: 6 July 2022

Venue: Macfarlane LLP, London

See website for details. This event is free but places are limited.

LASSnet Webinar: An Ethnographic Approach to Forensic Medicine in India

Date: 6 July 2022

Venue: online from Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, in collaboration with the Centre for Law and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University and the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) SOAS

Speaker: Dr Fabien Provost

See announcement for details.

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (England)

Date: 7 July 2022

Venue: Milton Keynes 

See website for details.

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2022

Date: 7 July 2022

Venue: Southampton School of Law (public health situation permitting) and online
Organised by Professor Gary Watt (Warwick) and Professor David Gurnham (Southampton). See announcement for details. 

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 10–12 July 2022

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Plenary speakers: Lady Hale and Dian Roman

See announcement for details. This is a rescheduling of an event that was postponed in 2020 and 2021. It will take place in person (not online). 


Employment Regulation Post-Pandemic: New Perspectives

Date: 13 July 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

See website and announcement for details.

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 13–16 July 2022

Venue: ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: 'Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy'

Please visit website for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.  

Legal Professional Privilege: A human right or a barrier to justice?

Date: 19 July 2022

Venue: Northumbria Law School

See website for details.



Critical Legal Conference 2022

Dates: 31 August –2 September 2022

Venue: Tromsø, Norway

Theme: Liminalities

See website for details.



2022 International Empirical Legal Studies Conference

Dates: 1–2 September 2022

Venue: Netherlands Academy for Empirical Legal Studies, Amsterdam

See website for details. 

We Move – Race Equality & Migrants Rights Summit

Dates: 2–4 September 2022

Venue: University of Leeds

This event is organised by the Runnymeded Trust, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Liberty, the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity and DLA Piper. See website for details.

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2022

Dates: 6–9 September 2022

Venue: King's College London

See website for details. 

Carceral Policy, Policing and Race Conference

Dates: 7–9 September 2022

Venue: SOAS University of London

See website and announcement for details. 

Crime, Justice and the Human Condition: Beyond the cris(es) – reframing and reimagining justice

Dates: 13–14 September 2022

Venue: Keble College, University of Oxford

See website for details. 

The 5th Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum

Date: 15 September 2022 (tbc with speakers)

Venue: Nottingam Trent University 

Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of the law and/or practice of partnerships, LLPs or other alternative forms of business organisations, in the UK or overseas. Please see the attached document for further information. 

Perspectives for Post-Covid 19 Recovery and Sustainable Sevelopment

Date: 15 September 2022

Venue: University of Roehampton, London, online and in-person

This is a free SLS Small Projects and Events Fund event. See website for details.

Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Conference

Date: 15 September 2022

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham (in-person)

Registration now open. See website for details or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries. 


Abolition Feminism: Breaking Free from The Master’s Tools Workshop: call for papers

Dates: 15–16 September 2022

Venue: online Read and Resist workshop

See website for details. Closing date: 18 July 2022.

Constitutional Statutes: Twenty Years On: call for papers

Date: 16 September 2022

Venue: Staffordshire University

See announcement and website for details. Call closes: 1 July 2022.

How can the Humanities and Social Sciences contribute to the Peace Agenda?

Date: 21 September 2022

Venue: online Palgrave Macmillan Lecture 

Speaker: Professor Steven Ratuva, Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

See website for details.

SAFI Conference 2022: 'Responsibility'

Dates: 29 September–1 October 2022

Venue: Verona, Italy

Keynote speakers: Judith Butler, Marina Calloni, Adriana Cavarero and Erzsébet Rózsa

See website for details. Provisional programme now available.



Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments: Regulating the “Wild West"

Dates: 13–14 October 2022

Venue: in person at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

See announcement for details.

International Conference on Law and Art in the 19th Century: Power in images: call for papers

Dates: 19–21 October 2022

Venue: Verona, Italy

See website for details. Closing date for submission of proposals: 31 July 2022. Closing date for applications: 30 June 2022

Arbitration in Britain and its Empire: Developments and Divergences

Date: 22 October 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organisers: Francis Boorman (IALS), Christian Burset (Notre Dame) and Catharine MacMillan (King’s College London).

See website for details. 



SAFESOC Death in Prisons Conference, Oxford

Dates: 2–3 November 2022

Venue: Oxford

See SAFESOC website for details in due course.

Spaces of Conflict, Spaces of Justice: Between Natural Landscapes and Cityscapes – call for papers

Date: 3–4 November 2022

Venue: jointly hosted by Sapienza and McGill Universities at McGill University, Montréal, Canada – call for papers

Please see announcement for details. Closing date: 31 July 2022.

JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference

Date: 4 November 2022

Venue: Allen and Overy LLP, London

Further information will be available on the JUSTICE website in due course.

The Neglected Decade: Legal Issues of the 1950s

Date: 23 November 2022

Venue: online hosted by Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Organised by Professors Rosemary Auchmuty and Fiona Cownie. See announcement for full details. 



Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 9–10 December 2022

Venue: Vietnam National University, Hanoi

See website for details. 




Joint International Research Project in the Field of Gender Equality: Haifa, Israel, and Lille, France – call for papers

Dates: 9 January 2023 and 3–6 July 2023

Venue: Unviersity of Haifa, Israel, and Lille University, France

See announcement for details. Closing dates: 15 October 2022 (Haifa) and 15 February 2023 (Lille). 



23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: call for papers

Dates: 24–27 May 2023

Venue: hosted online by Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

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

Please note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2023.



Equality, Law and Social Justice Residence: call for participants

Dates: 19 June–7 July 2023

Venue: King's College London

Call for scholars to participate in a sustained three-week interdisciplinary and international conversation on equality, law and social justice to be held in London.This is the first in an annual series of research-intensive thematic residences. See website for details. Closing date for applications: 30 September 2022.








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