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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Technologies of Registration Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2020, Milton Keynes

Oñati Institute Workshops: call for applications, Oñati, Spain

Workshop and Q&A: KPMG LegalTech on emerging legal career paths and realising your technical potential, London

Addressing Historic Injustice in Russia: The cases of the children of political repression victims, London

Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration, London: call for papers

Critical Legal Conference 2020, Dundee: call for streams

Lawyers in Society: A celebration of the work of Philip Lewis and his legacy, Oxford

JUSTICE Student Conference 2020, London

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2020, Stirling: call for papers

Supporting Law Students in 2020 and Beyond: Exploring the why, what and how, Leeds: call for papers

IALS/CHULS One-day Workshop: Academic career development in the law school, Liverpool

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

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

SLSA Annual Conference 2020, Portsmouth

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?, Bristol

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples, London

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden


2020


January

70 years of the Indian Republic, London

Date: 20 January 2020

Venue: SOAS, South Asia Institute, London

Please see attachment for details. 

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 1 – Tari Kochi

Date: 22 January 2020

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: ‘Global Justice and Social Conflict: Questioning the Foundations of Liberal Order and International Law’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

What if the dock was abolished in criminal courts?

Date: 22 January 2020

Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London

This event is organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see webpage for details.

CSLS Seminar Series: Jurist in Context: William Twining in Conversation

Date: 27 January 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

Knowledge Frontiers Symposium: Natures, cultures and communities

Dates: 30 January–1 February 2020

Venue: Dublin

Organised by the British Academy in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy. Please see flyer for details. 

Socio-Legal Discussion Group:  Law and experience – a socio-legal perspective on German asylum adjudication

Date: 30 Janaury 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2020

Date: 31 January 2020

Venue: Open Univeristy Law School, Milton Keynes

See website for details.

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February

Sir Richard Arnold, Westminster Law School Annual Lecture

Date: 4 February 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Workshop and Q&A: KPMG LegalTech on emerging legal career paths and realising your technical potential

Date: 5 February 2020

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Please see website to register for this free event.

Environmental Racism in the United States

Date: 6 February 2020

Venue: British Academy, London

See website for details.

Addressing Historic Injustice in Russia: The cases of the children of political repression victims

Date: 6 February 2020

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

See website for details of this free Transnational Law Institute event.

Frank Dawtry Annual Memorial Lecture 2020: Paul Wiles

Date: 11 February 2020

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 2 – Ruth Dukes

Date: 13 February 2020

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: 'Socio-Legal Methods in Labour Law: Then and Now’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Transitioning from QUAL to mixed methods

Date: 13 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

CSLS Seminar Series: Looking for Law in China: Empirical Research in an Authoritarian Context

Date: 24 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

‘What is a War Crime? Identifying priorities for prosecution in international law’

Date: 25 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Law, Democracy and Society, Queen Mary University of London

Speakers include: Professor Tuba Inal, Dr Daniela Nadj, Dr Samir Puri, Dr Nicola Palmer and Dr Leila Ullrich

This event will discuss priorities for war crimes prosecutions. Questions to be discussed include whether the international community should be responsible for making these decisions as well as what part in the prosecution process local communities and victims should play. To save your seat, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Constitution-making in a post-conflict environment: a socio-legal perspective of the Libyan process

Date: 27 February 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

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March

CSLS Seminar Series: The poodle problem: are corporate lawyers still professionals?

Date: 2 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: From voluntary to forced migration: a socio-legal overview of Syrian labour in Lebanon

Date: 5 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 3 – Simon Deakin

Date: 5 March 2020

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: ‘The Use of Quantitative Method in Labour Law’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

JUSTICE Student Conference 2020

Date: 7 March 2020

Venue: The International Dispute Resolution Centre, London

See website for details 

CSLS Seminar Series: The art of justice: reconfiguring the courtroom object

Date: 9 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all CSLS seminars.

Lawyers in Society: A celebration of the work of Philip Lewis and his legacy

Date: 10 March 2020

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. This event is organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Title to be confirmed

Date: 12 March 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see flyer for full details of all SLDG events.

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

Date: 21 March 2020

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. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

Approach to Law and Legal Method: Speaker series 4 – Ambreena Manji

Venue: Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury

Theme: ‘Searching for Social Reproduction in African Social History’

Organised by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Kent Law School. See flyer for details.

Crime Justice and Social Harms

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2020

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see attachment and website for details. 

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April

SLSA Annual Conference 2020

Dates: 1–3 April 2020

Venue: University of Portsmouth

See website for details.

Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration: call for papers

Date: 6 April 2020

Venue: Birkbeck Univeristy of London

See website for details. Closing date: 1 March 2020

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2020: call for papers

Dates: 6–7 April 2020

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 7 February 2020. Booking is now open.

Modern Studies in Property Law 2020

Dates: 15–17 April 2020

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Please see website for further details.

IALS/CHULS One-day Workshop: Academic career development in the law school

Date: 21 April 2020

Venue: University of Liverpool

See website for details.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance

Dates: 23–25 April 2020

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Please see website for details. This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Technologies of Registration Workshop

Date: 24 April 2020

Venue: Centre for Health, Law and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Please see flyer for details.

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May

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses and Natural Resources Governance: A study in global law, development and justice: call for papers

Dates: 5–6 May 2020

Venue: Centre for Human Rights and Public Law, Cardiff University

Please see flyer for full details. Closing date: 30 January 2020.

Supporting Law Students in 2020 and Beyond: Exploring the why, what and how: call for papers

Date: 21 May 2020

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see announcement for details. Deadline extended to 24 January 2020.

Voices of Change: Presents, pasts and futures of activism and protest in Europe

Dates: 21–22 May 2020

Venue: University of Birmingham

Please see announcement for details. A limited number of bursaries are available. 

Law and Society Association: Graduate and early career workshop

Dates: 26–27 May 2020

Venue: Denver Colorado, USA

See website for details. 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 28–31 May 2020

Venue: Denver, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. Early bird registration is now open.

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June

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples

Date: 11–12 June 2020

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event.

Impact and Wellbeing: call for papers

Dates: 19–20 June 2020

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Please see flyer and submission form for details. Closing date: 6 February 2020.

Stigmatization, Identities and the Law: Asian and comparative perspectives

Dates: 23–24 June 2020

Venue: Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Please see attachment for details. 

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 24–26 June 2020

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Please see flyer for details. 

WG Hart Workshop 2020: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law

Dates: 29–30 June 2020

Venue: tbc

Further details to be announced in due course.

 Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 28 February 2020.


July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2020

Date: 3 July 2020

Venue: University of Southampton

Please see attachment for details. 

SOGICA Final Conference: call for submissions 

Dates: 7–8 July 2020

Venue: University of Sussex, Falmer Campus, Brighton

Please see website for details of this event organised by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum Project. Closing date: 22 January 2020.

Gender Dimensions of Violence Prevention, Mona Jamaica

Date: 15 July 2020

Venue: University of the West Indes, Mona Law Campus, Jamaica

Seminar Convenors: Dr Ramona Biholar (Faculty of Law) and Dr Dacia Leslie (SALISES)

Please see attachment for call for chapter contributions for a peer-reviewed edited collection arising from this event. 

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September

Critical Legal Conference 2020: call for streams

Dates: 3–5 September 2020

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. Call closes: 29 February 2020.

University Association for Contemporary European Studies Conference: Health in Europe Panel 

Dates: 6–9 September 2019

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see announcement for further details. 


November

British Crime Historians Symposium: call for papers

Dates: 2–4 September 2020

Venue: Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds

See announcement and website for details. Call closes: 8 April 2020.


2021

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2021: Call for Workshop Proposals and the Nomination of Academic Directors

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is seeking proposals and Academic Directors for the 2021 W G Hart Legal Workshop from law schools across the UK. Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 10 January 2020.

Oñati Institute Workshops: call for applications

Applications are invited from interested parties to organise workshops on topics within the broad field of law in society. Please see website for details. Closing date: 7 February 2020.

 

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