News: conferences, events and seminars


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2021

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Events

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

Decolonising the Criminal Question: Colonial legacies, contemporary problems, Warwick

Law Commission 14th Programme of Law Reform Academic Conference – online organised by the Law Commission, SLS, SLSA and ALT NEW

SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled

Other events

Chro­no­topes of Law and Multi-scalar Governance: New con­texts – with Mariana Valverde, online from University of Helsinki

International Law Association Spring Conference 2021 - online from QMUL

Book Launch Webinar: The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society – hosted by the Law and Society Association

Food Insecurity in International Law and Governance: Critical discourses of technology, modernisation and indigeneity in law and policy relating to food security – online from De Montfort University: call for papers

Fourth Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum: call for papers – Nottingham Trent University

International State Crime Initiative Event: Looting the North, Looting the South – investigating transnational corruption – online from QMUL 

International State Crime Initiative Book Launch: Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide – Identity, history and hate speech – online from QMUL 

Leaders in SHAPE: Tristram Hunt – in conversation with Conor Gearty: online from the British Academy


2021


March

SLSA Cardiff Virtual Conference 2021

Dates: 30 March–1 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Cardiff University

See website for full details. Recorded sessions and other resources available for delegates on the live platform until 30 April 2021.

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April

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Gendering the Pandemic

Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the seventh event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

 Abolition as Imagination: Yielding possibility; crafting future

 Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: online

Please see website and flyer for details of this series of Read and Resist events which are free and open to all. 

International State Crime Initiative Event: Looting the North, Looting the South – investigating transnational corruption

Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: online from QMUL 

Speaker: Professor Kristian Lasslett (University of Ulster)

See website for details.

International Law Association Spring Conference 2021

Date: 23 April 2021

Venue: online from Queen Mary University London

See website for details. Note: closing date for registration Monday 19 April 2021.

Law Commission 14th Programme of Law Reform Academic Conference

Date: 23 April 2021

Venue: online organised by the Law Commission, SLS, SLSA and ALT

See website for full details.

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Plural Ideas of Justice: Stories, narratives and experiences from India

Dates: 23–24 April 2021

Venue: online/Mumbai hosted by JUSTICE 

See website for details.

Leaders in SHAPE: Laura Bates

Date: 26 April 2021

Venue: British Academy webinarBritish Academy webinar

Speaker: Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project

Discussant: Professor Conor Gearty

See website for details of this free event.

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

Dates: 26–28 April 2021

Venue: online at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Full programme now available. Please see website for details and booking for this free three-day webinar. 

A Hitchhiker´s Guide to Comparative Tax Scholarship

Date: 28 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 7 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

Book Launch Webinar: The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society – hosted by the Law and Society Association

Date: 28 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by the LSA

Registration is required for this free event. See website for details.

University of Strathclyde Law School 5th Annual Postgraduate Law Conference: Reimagining justice and ethnography

Dates: 29–30 April 2021

Venue: online

Please see website for details. 

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May

International State Crime Initiative Book Launch: Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide – Identity, history and hate speech

Date: 4 May 2021

Venue: online from QMUL

Speakers: Dr Anita Schug, Rohingya Medics Organisation & Swedish Rohingya Association; Professor Penny Green, Queen Mary University of London; Dr Ronan Lee, Queen Mary University of London

This is the launch of Dr Ronan Lee's book. See website for details.

Multiscalar Legal Studies: A conversation with Mariana Valverde and Luis Eslava

Date: 5 May 2021

Venue: online from the Helsinki Socio-Legal Initiative

Speakers: Mariana Valverde (Toronto) and Luis Eslava (Kent)

Please see website for details.

Speaking Gender, Sexuality and Law at the Kitchen Table: 2

Date: 5 May 2021

Venue: online from Keele University

Speaker: Dr Dania Thomas

Please see website for details. This is the first in a series of events

Law and the City: Annual graduate conference

Dates: 6–7 May 2021

Venue: McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Please see website for details.

Leaders in SHAPE: Tristram Hunt – in conversation with Conor Gearty

Date: 10 May 2021

Venue: online from the British Academy

See website for details of ths free event.

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Communities in Europe: Between continuity and transition

Dates: 13–14 May 2021

Venue: online from Graduate Centre for Europe, University of Birmingham

Please see announcement for details. 

Dean Spade, Mutual Aid: Building solidarity during this crisis (and the next)

Date: 19 May 2021

Venue: online

Please see website and flyer for details of this series of Read and Resist events which are free and open to all. 

Applying Foucault´s Theory on Episteme to Constitutional Tax Issues

Date: 12 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 8 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: The margins and the (epi)centres: place, space and the pandemic

Date: 19 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the final event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

A Sacred Covenant? Historic, legal and cultural perspectives on the development of marital law

Date: 20 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by Northumbria University

Keynote speaker: The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE

Please see announcement for details. 

Chro­no­topes of Law and Multi-scalar Governance: New con­texts – with Mariana Valverde

Date: 20 May 2021

Venue: online from University of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

See website for details.

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LSA Graduate Student and Early Career Online Workshop

Date: 25 May 2021

Venue: online (Chicago time)

This free workshop immediately precedes the LSA Annual Meeting. See website for details. 

Roundtable: Comparative perspectives on tax challenges faced by the global south

Date: 26 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 9 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 27–30 May 2021

Venue: Virtual conference

See website for details. 

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June

Cambridge Studies in Law and Society: Early career manuscript workshop

Date: 14 June 2021

Venue: online, hosted by Cambridge University Press

Series editors: Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz; Jens Meierhenrich, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rachel E Stern, University of California, Berkeley

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2021. See announcement for details.

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law 2021

Dates: 17–18 June 2021

Venue: online hosted by Leuven University Faculty of Law

Please see announcement for full details. 

Beyond Consensus Ad Idem: In the shadows of contract law doctrine

Dates: 21–22 June 2021

Venue: online event hosted by University of Technology, Sydney

Convenor: Renata Grossi, UTS Faculty of Law

Please see announcement for details. 

Tuning in to Activism as Improvisation, Musicality, and Spirituality

Date: 23 June 2021

Venue: online

Please see website and flyer for details of this series of Read and Resist events which are free and open to all. 

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July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2021: 'Change and the law: hope, opportunity, shock and dread' online event

Date: tbc

Venue: online event organised by Law and Humanities

Please see announcement for details. 

Food Insecurity in International Law and Governance: critical discourses of technology, modernisation and indigeneity in law and policy relating to food security: call for papers

Date: 8 July 2021

Venue: online from De Montfort University Centre for Law Society and Justice

See announcement for details. Closing date for submission of abstacts: 8 May 2021.

Fifth Tax Policy Conference, Centre for Tax Law

Dates: 5–6 July 2021

Venue: Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge or alternative arrangements tbc

Please see website for details. As always socio-legal material is welcome: see the recent Tax Justice and Tax Law

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September 

British Crime Historians Symposium: Call for papers

Dates: 2–3 September 2021

Venue: online from Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see announcement for full details. Call closes: 28 May 2021.

Critical Legal Conference 2021

Dates: 2–4 September 2021

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. 

Fourth Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum: call for papers

Date: 9 September 2021

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

This conference provides a unique opportunity for those teaching, researching or practising in partnership or LLP law, or related areas, to hear papers from leading academics and practitioners. Please see announcement for details. Closing date for proposals: 23 April 2021. Registration open June/July.

Decolonising the Criminal Question: Colonial legacies, contemporary problems

Dates: 16–17 September 2021

Venue: University of Warwick

Further details will be announced in due course. This is an SLSA-sponsored event under our Seminar Scheme.

Are We Owned? A multidisciplinary and comparative conversation on intellectual property in the algorithmic society

Date: 8 October 2021

Venue: University of Stirling

Please see website for details of the Modern Law Review-funded in-person event. 

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2023

May

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.


SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples: postponed – further details in due course

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.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: postponed – further details in due course

Dates: tbc

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

See website for details.

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