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2024

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2025

February


Latest  events . . .

SLSA events

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions, Nottingham: final programme now available

Other events

Doing Oral Histories: Writing the Lives of Australia’s Environmental Lawyers, UCL Laws, London

Marking 100 Years of the Ban on Cameras in Courtrooms, SOAS, University of London

July Methodology Masterclass at Oxford – Booking extended for doctoral students!


2024


June

16th Annual SOAS Law PhD Colloquium

Date: 14 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London and online

See announcement for details. 

Society, Scandal and Security in 19th Century Edinburgh

Date: 14 June 2024

Venue: The Georgian House, Edinburgh

Theme: The 1810 Case of Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods

See website for details

Campaigning for the Abolition of Slavery: Central London Landmarks

Date: 15 June 2024

Venue: High Holborn, London

See website for details.

Flashpoints Conference: Law, human rights and religion

Date: 17 June 2024

Venue: Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Rights and Justice, Nottingham Trent University and online

See website for details.

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Safe Routes to Home

Date: 17 June 2024

Venue: Wiener Holocaust Library, Russel Square, London

See website for details.

Redefining Chinese Law

Date: 17 June 2024

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, London

Speaker: Benjamin L Liebman, Robert L Lieff Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

See website for details.

Wrongs (and Related Concepts) in Moral, Political, and Legal Perspective

Date: 18 June 2024

Venue: UCL Laws, London

Speaker: Professor Michelle Madden Dempsey, Villanova University

See website for details.

Early Modern Legal Records: Equity and Conciliar Courts

Date: 18–19 June 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See webpages for details: 18 June & 19 June

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Shifting Dynamics in Medical Law: New spaces, temporalities and actors

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: in-person event, Manchester Metropolitan University

See announcement for details. 

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions

Date: 19 June 2022

Venue: University of Nottingham

The full programme is now available. See website for details. This event is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition

Crimes of Domination: invitaiton for expressions of interest

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Seminar hosted by Northumbria University’s Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies. See announcement for details. Call closes: 20 May 2024.

Collaborative Workshop for PhD Candidates and Early Career Academics in Public Law, Labour Law, Migration & Asylum, and Human Rights

Date: 20 June 2024

Venue: Durham University

See announcement for details. This event is sponsored by the Society for Legal Scholars. 

OUP Virtual Roundtable: AI as a transformative force for academic research

Date: 20 June 2024

Venue: online from Oxford University Press

See website for details.

Marking 100 Years of the Ban on Cameras in Courtrooms

Date: 21 June 2024

Venue: SOAS, University of London

See website for details.

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Digital justice and online harms in the context of the Online Safety Act

Date 24 June 2024

Venue: University of Suffolk, Ipswich

See website for details.

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Medical Evidence in Refugee Status Determination

Date: 24 June 2024

Venue: online and in person at QMUL, Mile End Road, London

See website for details.

PAST Records Workshop - High Court of Admiralty

Date: 25 June 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See website for details.

Mind the Caring Gap: Exploring the impact of caring responsibilities in the legal sector

Date: 25 June 2024

Venue: Tower Bridge House, London

See announcement for details.

Next 100 Years: Mind the Caring Gap – Exploring the impact of caring responsibilities in the legal sector

Date: 25 June 2024

Venue: Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, London 

See announcement for details.

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Pre-charge bail and Release Under Investigation (RUI)

Date: 26 June 2024

Venue: Woburn House, Central London

This seminar will discuss the findings of a research project to examine the impact of changes in the law on pre-charge bail and reflect on their implications for law, policy and practice. See website for details.

Association of Law Teachers’ Annual Seminar 2024

Date: 26 June 2024

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

Theme: Community and Purpose in the Law School

See website for details.

WG Hart Workshop 2024: 'Historicising jurisprudence: person, community, form'

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

See announcement for details.

Workshop: Marking 100 years of the ban on cameras in courtrooms

Date: 21 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London

See announcement for details. 

Best Interests Decision-Making in Clinical and Legal Practice

Date: 24 June 2024

Venue: Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

See website for details. Organise by the BABEL (Balancing Best Interests in Healthcare Ethics and Law) Wellcome Trust-funded project.

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ALT Annual Seminar: Community and purpose in the law school

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details.

Social Sciences for Democracy

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

See website for details. 

NCRM summer school: 'Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons': open for applications

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website for details. Applications are open for this free event, but places are limited.

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July

Summer School: Law and technology

Dates: 1–5 July 2024

Venue: Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London

See website for details of this British Institute of International and Comparative Law event.

Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability: A need to produce ground-breaking knowledge from an interdisciplinary and dialoguing perspective

Dates: 3–4 July 2024

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

British Legal History Conference 2024: Insiders and outsiders in the history of law

Dates: 3–6 July 2024

Venue: University of Bristol Law School

Booking is now open. See website for details. 

European Research Council Advanced Grant Webinar

Date: 5 July 2024

Venue: online from the British Academy

See website for details.

IVR Congress 2024

Date: 7–12 July 2024

Venue: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Theme: The Rule of Law, Justice and the Future of Democracy

See website and poster for details. 

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Law’s Filmy Imaginations about the South Asian History of Queerness

Date: 8 July 2024

Venue: Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Swethaa Ballakrishnen

See website for details.

Roundtable on Forced Scam Labour and Human Trafficking

Date: 9 July 2024

Venue: online Interpol event

See announcement for details.

Workshop for PhD candidates: Ius ad bellum and ius in bello: call for abstracts

Date: 9 July 2024

Venue: Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol

See website for details. Organised by Research in Public and International Law (RIPIL). Call closes: 9 June 2024. Deadline for the non-presenting attendee registration: 30 June 2024.

Leverhulme Seminar 3: The shadow effect of the rules of evidence on ADR

Date: 10 July 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Guest speaker: Professor Henry Zhuhao Wang, Florida State University College of Law

See announcement for details.

The Next 100 Years of Women in the Law

Date: 11 July 2024

Venue: CMS Manchester

Chair: Dr Sally Penni MBE

See website for details.

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July Methodology Masterclass – booking now open for doctoral students

Dates: 11–12 July 2024

Venue: St Catherine's College, Oxford

Due to a technical glitch, CSLS is now extending the closing date for applications for another week. See website for details. This event is supported by the ESRC, the Centre for Socio-legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Society. Closing date extended to 19 June 2024.

British Academy Summer Showcase

Dates: 12–13 July 2024

Venue: British Academy, London 

See website for details.

Summer School: Public international law

Dates: 15–19 July 2024

Venue: BIICL, Russel Square, London, and online

See website for details of this British Institute of International and Comparative Law event.

'Law in an Age of Permacrisis': International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law Annual Round Table 2024

Dates: 16–17 July 2024

Venue: Keele University 

See website for details. 

Workshop: Modern Legal Records: Civil Justice & Society in England & Wales, 1840-1985

Date: 16 July 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See website for details.

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International Legal Ethics Conference 2024

Dates: 17–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: Legal Professionals in a Digitalising World

See website for details. 

German Association of Law and Economics 21st Meeting

Dates: 18–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany

See website for details. There is also an experimental workshop for junior scholars on 17 July which is open for registration.

4th Asian Legal History Conference

Dates: 25–26 July 2024

Venue: University of Law, Hue, Viet Nam

See announcement for details. 

Is There Hope for Equality Law? 11th Annual Conference of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination

Dates: 26–28 July 2024

Venue: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

Hosted by NLSIU and The Oxford Human Rights Hub. See website for details. 

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August

World Congress of Philosophy 2024: SAFI Roundtable on women in legal philosophy

Dates: 1–8 August 2024

Venue: La Sapienza, Rome

See webpage for details.

Doing Oral Histories: Writing the Lives of Australia’s Environmental Lawyers

Date: 30 August 2024

Venue: UCL Laws, London

Speaker: Dr Susan Bartie, Australian National University 

See invitation for details.

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 September

Society of Legal Scholars

Dates: 3–5 September 2024

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. 

Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Conference 2024 Representing Law

Dates: 3–6 September 2024

Venue: Bangor University, North Wales

See website

Social Hierarchies in Catastrophic Times: International law, critique, and structural change

Dates: 3–7 September 2024

Venue: Kochi, Kerala, India

See website for details. 

ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre’s Annual Conference: Reshaping the relationship between vulnerability and policing

Date: 5 September 2024

Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec St, Leeds

See website for details.

Féminisme, droit et citoyenneté II/Feminism, Law and Citizenship II

Dates: 8–10 September 2024

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

See announcement for details. 

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Transport: Bridging the gap between research evidence and political/public action

Date: 10 September 2024

Venue: AcSS online event

See website for details. This event is part of the AcSS Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence Project.

Consent: 5th SAFI Annual Conference 

Dates: 10–12 September 2024

Venue: University of Glasgow

See website for details. 

MethodsCon: Futures: call for contributions

Dates: 12–13 September 2024

Venue: University of Manchester

See website for details. 

Empirical Research Methods in Advancing Legal Knowledge Conference

Date: 17 September 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School

See announcement for details. 

Critical Legal Conference: Critical Nordic Colonial Legal Histories stream: call for papers

Dates: 16–18 September 2024

Venue: Lund, Sweden

See announcement for details. Call closes: 6 June 2024.

Human Rights in Migration Societies: Exploring the Intersection of Human Rights and Migration in Law, Politics, and Everyday Life

Dates: 18–20 September 2024

Venue: Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

See announcement and website for details.

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Epistolary International Law Workshop: call for papers

Date: 26 September 2024

Venue: LSE, London

See announcement for details. Closing date: 31 May 2024.

Human Rights and Northern Ireland

Date: 27 September 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

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October

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History

Dates: 24–26 October 2024

Venue: San Francisco, USA

See website for details. 

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November

International Law in the UK: A troubled relationship?: call for papers 

Date: 8 November 2024

Venue: in-person at University of Worcester

See call for papers & details, abstract submission and registration.

Histories of Sexuality in the Time of Crisis Workshop

Dates: 8–9 November 2024

Venue: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

See website for details. 

Ninth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants

Dates: 8–14 November 2024

Venue: Kolkata, India

See announcement for details. 

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December

Common Law Forms in Civil Law Asia, Australian National University

Dates: 5–7 December 2024

Venue: Australian National University, Canberra

See announcement for details. 

Second International Gender Studies In Turkey Conference: call for papers

Dates: 7–8 December 2024

Venue: Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

See website for details. Call closes: 1 August 2024.

Asian Law and Society Association Early Career/Junior Scholar Workshop: call for applications 

Date: 12 December 2024

Venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

See announcement for details. Call closes: 24 June 2024. This event immediately precedes the one below.

(Re-) Drawing Borders: When and where was the United Kingdom?: call for papers

Dates: 12–14 December 2024

Venue: Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

See invitation for details. Call closes: 6 June 2024.

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: call for papers and panels

Dates: 13–14 December 2024

Venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Theme: Whose Law, Whose Voices? Constructing Legal Stories in Asia

See announcement for details. Call closes: 24 June 2024.

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2025


January

Commission on Legal Pluralism: An international course on legal pluralism: call for applications

Dates: 8–11 January 2025

Venue: Universitas Indonesia Law School, Jakarta, Indonesia

See flyer for details. Closing date for applications: 10 June 2024.

Commission on Legal Pluralism: The Transformative Power of Legal Pluralism?: call for papers

Dates: 13–15 January 2025

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

See website for details. Call closes: 5 July 2024.

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February

2nd Conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society: call for panel proposals

Dates: 10–12 February 2025

Venue: Institute of Social Anthropology, UniS, University of Bern, Switzerland

See website for details. Call closes: 1 June 2024.

 

 

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