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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Events

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA 2021 PGR Activities: open for registration

SLSA 2021 Cardiff Virtual Conference: standard bird registration now open

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges', venue tbc: rescheduled

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

SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled

Other events

Brits abroad: the UK and its overseas citizens, online hosted by the British Academy 

Why History? Women, families and money in Victorian Britain, online hosted by the British Academy

Criminal Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Starting the conversation, online hosted by the Mental Diversity Law Network

Empirical Methods in Legal Research: Reflexivity, online hosted by the University of Leiden

Housing Law in Wales, online hosted by Support through Court

Women Who Challenge: The legal sector, online hosted by Support through Court

US Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement: webinar hosted by West Virginia University


2021


March

Event 1: Social and Collaborative Conversations featuring Adelita Husni-Bey

Date: 5 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by the Art/Law Network

See website for details. This event has been organised through the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Infra Legalities: A method assemblage for studying law and data infrastructures together

Date: 8 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Speaker: Roxana Willis, BA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford

The Centre for Socio-Legal warmly invites all members of the SLSA to join them for this seminar series. To join remotely via Zoom please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10am on the day of the talk. See website for further details. Further details of all Centre for Socio-Legal Events can be found on the website.

Women who Challenge: The legal sector

Date: 8 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by Support Through Court 

Host: Kay Burley, Sky News

Speakers: Christina Blacklaws (former President of the Law Society); Dame Bobbie Cheema-Grubb (the first Asian female High Court Judge); Adeola Fadipe (pupil barrister and founder of an organisation to help diverse candidates access the Bar)

See website for details.

Brits Abroad: The UK and its overseas citizens

Date: 9 March 2021

Venue: online from the British Academy

Speaker: Dr Michaela Benson, British Academy Mid-Career Fellow, Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

See website for details of this free event.

Re-imagining a Brave New World: workshop 1 in a series of three

Date: 9 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by the Royal Society and British Academy 

These interdisciplinary workshops will explore a new research paradigm post-Covid. See website for details of this free event.

Banned by the Court: 'Jenin, Jenin': Screening and Discussion with Mohammad Bakri and Michael Sfard

Date: 10 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by QMUL

This event is a film screening followed by a discussion. See website for details.

US Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

Date: 10 March 2021

Venue: webinar hosted by West Virginia University

Please see website for details of this panel discussion.

What makes Interest Rates Matter? Studying financial markets as socio-legal phenomena

Date: 11 March 2021

Venue: online hosted the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Speaker: Mark Haskew, DPhil candidate

See website for details.

Housing Law in Wales

Date: 11 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by Support through Court

Chair: Lord Justice Newey

See website for details.

Women, Legacy and the Law 

Date: 11 March 2021

Venue: online Co-hosted by Next 100 Years and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

See website for details of this International Women's Day event.

Scottish Constitutional Identity and the Continuity Bill Reference

Date: 12 March 2021

Venue: online from Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff 

Speaker: Catriona Mullay, European University Institute

Chair: Professor Dan Wincott

See website for details. This event is part of the Centre of Law and Society Visiting Fellow Sessions series.

Criminal Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Starting the conversation

Date: 15 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by the Mental Diversity Law Network

Panel: John Scott QC (chair), Professor Jill Peay, Nick Clarke and Dr Pradeep Pasupuleti

Please see website for details of this free event.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: (Re)imagining the human condition through Covid-19

Date: 16 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

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

Building 'Sites of Solidarity': Fighting collectively against the capitalist, colonial, ableist hetero-patriarchy in support of International Women’s Day

Date: 17 March 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. 

Normative Theories and Research in Taxation

Date: 17 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 4 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

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JUSTICE Student Conference: online

Dates: 17–18 March 2021

Venue: online

Please see website for details. This event is £5 for students and free for JUSTICE members.

Why History? Women, families and money in Victorian Britain

Date: 18 March 2021

Venue: online from the British Academy

Speaker: Professor Emma Griffin, former British Academy Mid-Career Fellow; Professor of Modern British History, University of East Anglia and President, Royal Historical Society

See website for details of this free event.

Religion in Poland: Constitutional issues and moral controversies

Date: 19 March 2021

Venue: online from Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff 

Speaker: Dawid Bunikowski, University of Eastern Finland

Chair: Professor Norman Doe

See website for details. This event is part of the Centre of Law and Society Visiting Fellow Sessions series.

Law and Science

Date: 24 March 2021

Venue: online from Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff University

Speakers: Emilie Cloatre, University of Kent; Martyn Pickersgill, University of Edinburgh

See website for details and registration for this free event. This event is part of the 'Law and ...' Methods Mini-Series convened by Professor Jiří Přibáň.

Voice of the Child Workshop: Private family law proceedings involving sexual abuse

Date: 25 March 2021

Venue: online from University of Essex

By zoom and invitation only (held under Chatham House Rule for participant confidentiality). See announcement for details of how to register your interest.

Empirical Methods in Legal Research: Reflexivity

Date: 25 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by the University of Leiden

Speaker: Dr Njoki Wamaim United States International University Africa

See website for details.

GenIUS Annual Conference

Date: 26 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by GenIUS (Italy’s journal on gender, sexuality, and law)

Theme: Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms

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

Palestinian Refugees: Realities and prospects

Date: 27 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by Cardiff University

Speaker: Hanin Abou Salem, PhD candidate

Hanin Abou Salem's PhD thesis examines the right to return for Palestinian Refugees in International Law. In this talk Hanin will draw on her research findings to address the realities and prospects for Palestinian refugees from a historic, political, and legal perspective. Academics, researchers, lawyers, policymakers, journalists and NGOs interested in the Palestinian refugee problem will benefit from Hanin's insight. See website for details.

SLSA 2021 PGR Activities: open for registration

Date: 29 March 2021

Venue: online, hosted by the SLSA PGR reps

Note that you have to be registered for SLSA 2021 to attend this PGR day. See website for registration and full programme.

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Green Taxation – online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

Date: 31 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 5 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

SLSA Cardiff Virtual Conference 2021: registration open

Dates: 30 March–1 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Cardiff University

See website for full details.

Launch of Scottish Law and Innovation Network

Date: 31 March 2021

Venue: online event on Teams

Introducer: Associate Professor Guido Noto La Diega, Stirling Law School

Keynote speaker: Professor Hector MacQueen, University of Edinburgh, on 'Law and innovation in Scotland: some impressionistic thoughts'

The Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN) is a research network funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh bringing together academics, practitioners, industry, and civil society with expertise in law and innovation and a link to Scotland. Please email Zihao Li (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the Teams link for this event.

The Contribution of Diversity and Gender to Emerging Technologies

Dates: March 2021 tbc

Venue: Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Please see website for details. 

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April

Old Age Care in Times of Crisis, Past and Present

Dates: 8–9 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Birkbeck and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Please see website for details. 

Colorblind Tax Enforcement 

Date: 14 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Copenhagen Business School

This is seminar 6 in the 'CBS Tax Colloquium: Exploring taxation and fiscal policy beyond the corporate sphere' free online seminar series. See website for details.

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2021

Dates: 15–16 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by Aston Law School

Theme: Disrupting Legal Education

Colleagues are encouraged to think creatively about what 'disrupting legal education' might mean to them and for their work. Papers are also invited which focus on sharing knowledge and experience and supporting those new to teaching law. There are also a number of prizes and bursaries available. Please visit website and flyer for further details or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. 

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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.

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.

University of Strathclyde Law School 5th Annual Postgraduate Law Conference: Reimagining justice and ethnography – call for abstracts

Dates: 29–30 April 2021

Venue: online

Please see website for details. Closing date for abstracts: 15 February 2021.

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May

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.

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.

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A Sacred Covenant? Historic, legal and cultural perspectives on the development of marital law – call for papers and posters

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. Closing date for call for papers and posters: 26 March 2021.

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

Feb26_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: call for papers 

Dates: 17–18 June 2021

Venue: online hosted by Leuven University Faculty of Law

Please see announcement for full details. Closing date for abstracts: 11 March 2021.

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. 

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. 

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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