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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2021

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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.

LSA Annual Meeting: plans to move to Virtual ConferenceNB refund deadline for cancellation of physical meeting – 15 April 2020

Lay Participation in Criminal Proceedings, London: CANCELLED

SeNSS Socio-Legal Conference: Using quantitative methods in socio-legal research, Colchester: POSTPONED  

All European Academies General Assembly: Research collaboration in changing times, London: CANCELLED 

British Society of Criminology Conference 2020, Liverpool: CANCELLED

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

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

SLSA Annual Conference 2020, Portsmouth: CANCELLED

Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration, London: CANCELLED

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

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden: CANCELLED


2020


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

Date: tbc

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. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been POSTPONED. Further details will be announced in due course.

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

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.

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April

 Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration: CANCELLED

Date: 6 April 2020

Venue: Birkbeck University of London

See website for details. This event is supported by the SLSA under our Seminar Competition scheme. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been CANCELLED.

Lay Participation in Criminal Proceedings CANCELLED

Date: 6 April 2020

Venue: Department of Law, LSE, London

See website for details.

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Association of Law Teachers Conference 2020: CANCELLED

Dates: 6–7 April 2020

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University

Please see website for details.

SDGS, Biodiversity and Plant Health: International legal aspects

Dates: 10–11 April 2020

Venue: RUDN University, Moscow

Please see flyer for details.

Gendering Green Criminology: CANCELLED

Date: 15 April 2020

Venue: City, University of London

See website for details of this free event. Please note, this event has now been cancelled and will be rearranged in due course.

Modern Studies in Property Law 2020: CANCELLED

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: POSTPONED

Date: 21 April 2020

Venue: University of Liverpool

See website for details.

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The Rule of Law in Modern Britain: A core principle or compromised ideal

Dates: 23 April 2020

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

Please see announcement for details.

Solidarity in the Context of Natural Management Resources

Dates: 23–24 April 2020

Venue: University of Catania, Italy

See flyer for details. 

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: CANCELLED

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. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been CANCELLED.

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.

British Academy of Forensic Sciences Friends Annual Dinner: POSTPONED

Date: 30 April 2020

Venue: Barber Surgeons' Hall, London

Speaker: Ian Kelcey

See website for details.

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May

School of Law Postgraduate Research Conference: CANCELLED

Date: 1 May 2020

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see announcement for details. 

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

Dates: 5–6 May 2020

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

Please see flyer for full details.

What Social Sciences Can Contribute to the Study of (Public) Law: CANCELLED

Dates: 14–15 May 2020

Venue: Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences and Public Administration, Lausanne, Switzerland

See website for details.

 SeNSS Socio-Legal Conference: Using quantitative methods in socio-legal research: POSTPONED

Dates: 18–19 May 2020

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester

Please see website for details. 

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

Date: 21 May 2020

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see website for details. 

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Voices of Change: Presents, pasts and futures of activis 01 m and protest in Europe: CANCELLED

Dates: 21–22 May 2020

Venue: University of Birmingham

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

LSA Annual Meeting: plans to move to Virtual Conference: NB refund deadline for cancellation of physical meeting – 15 April 2020

Dates: 28–31 May 2020

Venue: online

Please see website for details. Please follow link for booking cancellation and refund requests - NB login required.

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June

Annual Socio-Legal Lecture – Possession: colonialism and the foundation of legal authority

Date: 2 June 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Desmond Manderson, Australian National University

See website for details of this free event. Booking is essential.

All European Academies General Assembly: Research collaboration in changing times: CANCELLED

Dates: 3–4 June 2020

Venue: British Academy, Carlton Terrace London

Please see website for details of alternative arrangements. 

Transnational Law Summer Institute

Dates: 6–14 June 2020

Venue: Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Co-hosted by the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, London and the Faculty of Law, University of Los Andes, Bogota. See website for full details.

Impact and Wellbeing: CANCELLED

Dates: 19–20 June 2020

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Please see website for details. Message from the organisers: 'In the light of the current emergency, and with a heavy heart, the organisers have decided to cancel this live event in June. We cannot place at risk the wellbeing of any of those involved, or their family, friends, students and societies. We do, however, have a lively group of people, with much to say, to contribute and to share on important topics. We propose to investigate the possibility of moving the event online in some way, perhaps asynchronously and perhaps in the autumn. If you would like to be kept abreast of developments, please contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..'

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VIII Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance: CANCELLED

Date: 21 June 2020

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 31 March 2020. Organised by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance.

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. 

The Legal Status of the Irish Language: Past, present and future: call for papers

Date: 27 June 2020

Venue: Trinity College, Dublin

Please see flyer for full details. Call closes: 19 April 2020.

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

Dates: 29–30 June 2020

Venue: tbc

See website. Further details to be announced in due course.

 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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July

Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2020: More or less of law?: call for papers

Dates: 2–3 July 2020

Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

See website for details. Closing date: 1 April 2020.

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2020

Date: 3 July 2020

Venue: University of Southampton

Please see attachment for details. 

SOGICA Final Conference 

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. 

British Society of Criminology Conference 2020: Criminology in an age of global injustice(s): CANCELLED

Dates: 8–10 July 2020

Venue: University of Liverpool

See website for details.

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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August

Law and Digital Society: Re-imagining the futures – annual meeting of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law: call for papers

Dates: 24–26 August 2020

Venue: Lund University, Sweden

Please see website for details. Call closes: 15 April 2020.

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September

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.

Critical Legal Conference 2020

Dates: 3–5 September 2020

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. 

British Academy-Ashoka University Research Collaboration Symposium 2020: call for proposals

Dates: 4–5 September 2020

Venue: Ashoka University, India

Theme: Justice – in particular questions at the intersections of formal and lived justice 

Please see website for details. Closing date: 22 April 2020.

Law and Emotion in Times of Uncertainty: call for abstracts

Dates: 5–7 September 2020

Venue: Lund University, Sweden

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 31 March 2020.

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

Dates: 6–9 September 2020

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see announcement for further details. 

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Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience: The role of law

Date: 10 September 2020

Venue: Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg, Netherlands

Please see website for details. 

Final Conference on Small Claims Dispute Resolution for Consumers: A European approach: call for papers

Date: 10 September 2020

Venue: Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

See announcement for details. Closing date: 20 May 2020.

Inequality within International Tax: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 September 2020

Venue: CBS Law, Copenhagen

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 1 May 2020.

Old Age and Dementia Care: call for papers

Dates: 22–23 September 2020

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 27 April 2020.

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2021

LSA Annual Meetings 2021 and 2022: request for IRC proposals: deadline extended

The Law and Society Association is pleased to invite the submission of proposals to form new or join existing International Research Collaboratives (IRCs) in preparation for the Annual Meetings in Chicago (2021) and Lisbon (2022). See website for details. Closing date: 1 May 2020.


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: January 2021 (dates tbc)

Venue: Cardiff University.

Details to be confirmed in due course.


March

Crime Justice and Social Harms

Dates: 23–24 March 2021

Venue: tbc

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Further details will be announced in due course. This event was POSTPONED from March/April 2020.


May

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.

International Research Collaboratives for LSA 2021 and 2022: call for proposals

The Law and Society Association invites the submission of proposals to form new or join existing International Research Collaboratives (IRCs) in preparation for the Annual Meetings in Chicago (2021) and Lisbon (2022). See announcement for full details. Closing date: 3 April 2020.


June

W G 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. See website for details. Closing date: 31 March 2020.

 

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