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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2019

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2020

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Social Justice Stories in Legal Education – Jacqui Kinghan, Leeds

Kurdish Trials of British Foreign Fighters: Legal implications, London

A Penny for your Thoughts?: Issues when mind data goes wild, London

The Role of Written Advocacy in International Arbitration: Developing the skills, London

A Comparative Approach to Inheritance Rights of Cohabitants, London

The Impact of the Medical Profession on Abortion Laws in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies, Birmingham 

'Law in Context': Early career workshop, Oxford  – call for papers

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA 2019, University of Leeds: registration closes on 26 March 2019

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods, Berlin

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: registration now open

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick

Here Versus There: Beyond comparison in queer and sexuality politics, Maynooth University, Ireland

Law at the Margins of the City, London

Socio-Legal Methodology Master Class, Oxford: save the dates!

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

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


2019


March

Professor Colin Mayer CBE: Centre for Business Law and Practice annual lecture

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Decolonizing the Curriculum Project: Student-led conference

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: University of Kent at Canterbury

Facilitator: Dr Suhraiya Jivraj

Please see attachment for full details. 

 'Let’s Talk about the Boteros: Law, Memory, and the Torture Memos at Berkeley Law'

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Laurel E Flecther, University of California Berkeley

Please see website for details.

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Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Graduate Student Workshop

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see attachment for details. 

The 'Acceptable' Cartel? Horizontal agreements under competition law and beyond

Date: 22 March 2019

Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science

This is a workshop reflecting McEllistrim v Ballymacelligott Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Limited [1919] AC 548. Please see website for details. 

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference

Dates: 22–23 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see website for details. 

Centre on Emotion and Law: Launch event

Date: 23 March 2019

Venue: 11 Bedford Square, London

Please see webpage for details of this free event.

Law at the Margins of the City

Date: 26 March 2019

Venue: Birkbeck School of Law, London

International keynote speakers: Raquel Rolnik is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of São Paulo and former UN rapporteur for Adequate Housing; Denise Ferreira da Silva is the director of the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and professor at the University of British Columbia.

Please see poster and website for details and booking: the programme is also available. This event is supported by the SLSA under our Seminar Competition.

Social Justice Stories in Legal Education – Jacqui Kinghan

Date: 27 March 2019

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Speaker: Dr Jacqui Kinghan, UCL

Please see website for details of this free event.

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April

 The Impact of the Medical Profession on Abortion Laws in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

Date: 4 April 2019

Venue: Harding Building, University of Birmingham

Organisers: Atina Krajewska and Mairead Enright, Birmingham Law School

Please see website for full details. Organised by the Institute for Global Innovation and the Birmingham Law School.

Kurdish Trials of British Foreign Fighters: Legal implications

Date: 5 April 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Speaker: Professor René Provost, AdE, McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada

Please see website for details of this free event.

BSA Early Career Event

Date: 6 April 2019

Venue: University of Aberdeen

Please see flyer for details of the British Sociological Association event. 

Globalization of Environmental Law and the Role of Emerging Economies

Date: 6 April 2019

Venue: University of Cologne, Germany

Please see website for details. 

Sustainable Taxation: Global challenges and legal solutions

Dates: 8–9 April 2019

Venue: University College of Gävle, Sweden

Please see attachment for details.

Association of Law Teachers Conference: Legal Education for the Many

Dates: 8–9 April 2019

Venue: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Keynote speaker: Karon Monaghan QC

Please see website for details and registration. Contact for enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Joanne Conaghan and Alison Diduck

Date: 10 April 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Joanne Conaghan – A Brief Summary of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1854; Elizabeth Woodcraft – Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981-2000

Please see website for details of this free event.

Current Issues in Judicial Diversity

Date: 11 April 2019

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

Please see poster and website for details this free event.

British Association of Comparative Law: Postgraduate research workshop on comparative law

Dates: 11–12 April 2019

Venue: Lancaster University

Please see website for details. 

How Did Forensic Science Help Identify Richard III? BAFS Friend's Dinner

Date: 11 April 2019

Venue: Chapter Hall, St John's Gate, London

Speaker: Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE

Please see website for details.

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

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

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Law–Religion–Politics: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 April 2019

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment and Facebook page for details. Closing date: 22 March 2018.

Future Choices: Keeping Europe Intact – A children’s rights conference

Dates: 26–27 April 2019

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see attachment for details and programme. Please see website for registration.

A Penny for your Thoughts?: Issues when mind data goes wild

Date: 30 April 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Dr Paul Lambert, IALS Visiting Research Fellow

Please see website for details of this free event.

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May

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Conference: Caring for critically ill children in the glare of digital media

Date: 1 May 2019

Venue: University of Winchester

Please see website for booking and attachment for full details.

 The Role of Written Advocacy in International Arbitration: Developing the skills

Date: 2 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organised by the Legal Education Research Network in conjunction with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Please see website for details.

UK Agriculture Policy: Sustainability in post-Brexit Britain

Date: 3 May 2019

Venue: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Organiser: Dr Irene Antonopoulos, De Montfort University

Please see website for details.

Socio-Legal Seminar Series: Law's Wars, Law's Trial

Date: 5 May 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Richard L Abel, UCLA Law

Please see flyer for details.

Laypersons in Law

Dates: 9–10 May 2019

Venue: Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany

Organised by Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University of Magdeburg. Please see website for details. 

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How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on 'Researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world'

Date: 10 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD in law in the digital world; legal writing; disseminating your legal research; getting your research published in journals; what books are law publishers looking to publish; publishing in Open Access online law journals; tips on keeping up to date with your research topic after completion. See website for details.

Populism in the Age of Brexit

Date: 13 May 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law, University of Edinburgh

Please see website for details.

Human–Forest Relations in England: Equity and inclusion in law, ecology and society

Dates: 13–15 May 2019

Venue: Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Please see website for details of this workshop. 

Law and Psychology Conference 2019

Date: 15 May 2019

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Please see attachment for details. 

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Máiréad Enright and Fiona de Londras

Date: 15 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Máiréad Enright – Health (Family Planning) Act 1979; Fiona de Londras – Thirty-Sixth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, 2018

Please see website for details of this free event.

A Comparative Approach to Inheritance Rights of Cohabitants

Date: 16 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Professor Filippo Viglione, University of Padua, Italy; IALS Visiting Research Fellow

Please see website for details of this free event.

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Association for Law, Property and Society Annual Meeting

Date: 16–18 May 2019

Venue: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

Please see website for details. 

 Workshop: Applications of Corpus Linguistics Methods for Socio-Legal Research

Date: 20 May 2019

Venue: School of English, Birmingham City University

This BA/Leverhulme Research Grant-funded event is free, but please visit the website to register.

The Role of Plants, Fungi and Algae in Environmental Forensics

Date: 20 May 2019

Venue: Guy's Campus, King's College London

Please see flyer for details.

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details. 

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June

 Digitized Global Mobilities

Dates: 3–4 June 2019

Venue: Utrecht University, Netherlands

Please see website for details.

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association Canadienne Droit et Société Annual Meeting

Dates: 3–5 June 2019

Venue: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see website for meeting details. 

CKOP Event: The ethical responsibilities of professionals in a climate of uncertainty – an unconference

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Open University in London

This event is organised by the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions. Please see website for details.

Therapeutic Justice in the Uk: First meeting

Date: 6 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Organisers: Dr Anna Kawalek (Trustee for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence) and Dr Emma Jones (Member of the Advisory Board for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence)

Please see website for detail of this free International Society for Therapeutic Justice event.

Redressing Historical Institutional Abuse and Sexual Violence in Transitional Societies: call for papers

Date: 7 June 2019

Venue: Human Rights Centre, Queen's University Belfast

Keynote speaker: Professo Anne-Marie McAlinden, Queen's University Belfast

Please see flyer for full details. Closing date for submission of abstracts: 5 April 2019.

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Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2019: call for papers and posters

Date: 10 June 2019

Venue: Durham Law School

Please see poster and website for details. Closing date: 19 April 2019.

Impact and Law Reform Conference

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Registraiton now open. Please see webpage for details.

ASLI Conference: The rule of law and the role of law in Asia

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

Venue: Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

Please see website for details.  

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Lois Bibbings and Teresa Sutton

Date: 12 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Lois Bibbings – Section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885; Teresa Sutton – R v Jackson (1891)

Please see website for details of this free event.

Here Versus There: Beyond comparison in queer and sexuality politics

Date: 17 June 2019

Venue: Maynooth University, Ireland

Please see website for details. This is an SLSA-supported event under our Seminar Competition.

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Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new avenues in the fight against corruption

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

This is a joint event organised by Portsmouth Law School and the European University Institute. Please see website for details. 

Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999: call for papers

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 1 April 2019.

Rethinking Property Approaches in Resources for the Circular Economy: call for papers

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: Coventry Law School, Coventry

Further information available on the conference website or on the attached call for papers.

UCLan Cyprus: PGR law conference 2019: call for papers

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: UCLan Cyprus

Please see website for details. Closing date: 3 April 2019

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website and attachment for details of call. 

International Critical Management Studies Conference: 'Being open to Care, Being Open about Care'

Dates: 27–29 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. 

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July

Monstrous Ontologies. Politics, Ethics, Materiality

Date: 1 July 2019

Venue: Roehampton University, London

Please see website for details.

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?

Date: 5 July 2019

Venue: Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol

Please see website for details. This event has been organised under the SLSA's Seminar Competition.

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Law’s Autonomy and Concepts of Human Dignity

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see website for further details. 

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Legal Fictions Revisited

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see website for further details of IVR 2019. 

Tax Policy Conference 2019

Date: 9 July 2019

Venue: University of Cambridge

Topic: 'Tax justice and tax law'

Please see website for details. 

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Applied Legal Storytelling

Dates: 9–11 July 2019

Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. 

Socio-Legal Methodology Master Class: save the dates!

Dates: 29–30 July 2019

Venue: St Catherine's College, Oxford

See webpage for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

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 August

European Sociological Association Conference: Europe and Beyond – boundaries, barriers and belonging: call for contributions

Dates: 20–23 August 2019

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

The ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law Session: Democratic Deficit and Judicial Power in Europe Session – organised by Jacek Kurczewski and Mavis Maclean – invites contributions. Please see attachment and website for details. Closing date for submissions: 15 February 2019.


September

UACES 49th Annual Conference

Dates: 1–4 September 2019

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

UACES is the academic association for contemporary European studies. See website for details. 

Television drama, law and national identity

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details.

Decolonisation and the Law School: call for papers

Date: 13 September 2019

Venue: The Law School, University of Bristol

Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 March 2019.

'Law in Context': Early career workshop – call for papers

Dates: 17–18 September 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, London

Please see flyer and website for details. Call closes: 10 July 2019.

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods

Dates: 23–24 September 2019

Venue: Humboldt University Berlin

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA co-sponsored event. 

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December

LSAANZ Conference: Survive, thrive, die: call for abstracts

Dates: 5–7 December 2019

Venue: South Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia

Please see website for details. Call closes: 31 July 2019.


2020


April

Legal Designs: Concepts, methods, norms and examples

Date: April 2020 tbc

Venue: City, University of London

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

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June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language

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. 

 

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