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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2018

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Dispossession: The great social housing swindle – film screening and panel, London

Medium Law: Talking about technology in an age of convergence, London

Climate Change Law, Litigation and Governance, Warwick

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law, Winchester: call for papers

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law: 40th anniversary celebration, London

Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Keele: call for papers extended

Workers in the Modern Economy: Aspects of flexibility, Kingston: call for papers

UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: call for papers

Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the public narrative through color, Lille, France

The Last in Line: Occupiers and third parties – too many steps, too far?, Liverpool

International Investment Law and NCD Prevention, London: call for papers

Putney Debates 2018: Powers to the peoples - electoral reform and a federal UK?, London

Book Colloquium: Law and Memory, Oxford

Film screening: Letters from Baghdad, Oxford

A C21st Constitution for the UK, Oxford

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK, Paris: call for contributions and registration

SLSA 2018, Bristol: call for papers and posters and registration now open – conference poster now available


2018


January

Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law

Date: 13 January 2017

Venue: Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton

Co-Hosted by the Sussex Crime Research Centre and Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre. Please see website for details.

Boards of Directors: Composition and Process

Dates: 15–16 January 2018

Venue: Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds

Registration now open. Please see website for details.

Book Colloquium: Law and Memory

Date: 17 January 2018

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Panel chair: Professor Denis Galligan

Please see website for details. Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.

The Future for Charity Law and Governance: Accountability, regulation and priorities for new legislation

Date: 18 January 2018

Venue: Central London

Organised by the Westminster Legal Policy Forum. Please see website for details. 

Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar Series: History and criminal justice policy

Date: 24 January 2018

Venue: University of Leeds

Please see website for details. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Medium Law: Talking about technology in an age of convergence

Date: 29 January 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. This is a free event but booking is required.

Northern Public Law Forum Inaugural Seminar

Date: 31 January 2018

Venue: University of Sheffield

Speakers: Professor Carol Harlow (LSE) and Professor Richard Rawlings (UCL)

Please see attachment for details.

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February

Putney Debates 2018: Powers to the peoples - electoral reform and a federal UK?

Date: 2 February 2018

Venue: St Mary's Church, Putney, London

Please see website for details. Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.

Film screening: Letters from Baghdad

Date: 5 February 2018

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.

Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the public narrative through color

Dates: 7–9 February 2018

Venue: Université de Lille, France

This is a preliminary conference in advance of the publication of a reference book of the same name. Please see attachment for details. Call for abstracts for the book closes on 1 April 2018.

The Last in Line: Occupiers and third parties – too many steps, too far?

Date: 13 February 2018

Venue: Elearnor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool

Speaker: Professor Martin Dixon (Cambridge)

Please see webpage for details.

Climate Change Law, Litigation and Governance

Date: 14 February 2018

Venue: Oculus Building, University of Warwick

Please see website for full details.

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Issues in Criminal Justice Lecture 2018 - Can we have a fully integrated and equal society? Or is it a pipe dream?

Date: 15 February 2018

Venue: Law Society, Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

Speaker: Dame Louise Casey

This event is being organised by the University of Sussex. Please visit webpage for details.

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law: 40th anniversary celebration

Date: 16 February 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, London

Please see website for details.

Thesis Boot Camp

Dates: 17–24 February 2018

Venue: Fishley Hall, Norfolk

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

International Law on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Environmental Protection in Times of Disorder and Contestation

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Please see website for details. 

Heteronormativity in Practice: Marginalization and inequity in the law and public sector

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: University of Exeter

Please see flyer for details.

Dispossession: The great social housing swindle – film screening and panel

Date: 28 February 2018

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London

Please see website for details and booking.

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March

Boundaries, Conflicts and Alliances: Interactions between international, transnational and comparative law

Dates: 1–2 March 2018

Venue: Osgood Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada

This is the conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law. Please see website for details. 

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on the PhD in law journey – supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas

Date: 2 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

A C21st Constitution for the UK

Date: 6 March 2018

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society.

KLS-IALS Workshop: Making sociolegal research visible and tangible

Date: 9 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advance Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, Bloomsbury,
London WC1B 5DR

Please see flyer for details. 

Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness

Dates: 21–22 March 2018

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see website for details. 

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Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2018: call for papers extended.

Dates: 26–27 March 2018

Venue: Keele University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 12 February 2018.

SLSA 2018: call for papers and posters and registration now open

Dates: 27–29 March 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. Call for papers now closed. Closing date for call for posters: 2 February 2018. Conference poster now available.

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April

BILETA Conference 2018: call for papers

Date: 9 April 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Theme: Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data

This is the conference of the British and Irish, Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). Please see website for details. Closing date: 26 January 2018.

Modern Studies in Property Law

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details. 

Modern Studies in Property Law Post-Graduate Research Conference 2018

Date: 12 April 2018

Venue: Bentham House, Faculty of Law, University College London

Please see website for details. 

The World of Work: Interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and early career researchers: call for papers

Date: 13 April 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 15 January 2018.

Fourth Law–Religion–Politics Conference: 35 years of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Political and Legal Doctrines Student Organisation – 35 years of local and global changes: call for papers

Dates: 13–14 April 2018

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

Please see Facebook page for full details. Closing date: 16 March 2018.

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Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK

Date: 16 April 2018

Venue: University of Kent in Paris

Please see webpage for details. 

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law: call for papers

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn, Winchester

Please see website for details. Call closes: 26 January 2018.

Expert Seminar on Gender and the Judiciary

Date: 27 April 2018

Venue: Ghent University, Belgium

Please see flyer for details. 

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May

Postgraduate Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference: call for papers

Date: 10 May 2018

Venue: Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

Theme: Looking to the Future and Beyond: New approaches to ADR

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 28 February 2018.

UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 2 February 2018.

International Investment Law and NCD Prevention: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 March 2018.

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

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

Workers in the Modern Economy: Aspects of flexibility: call for papers

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Kingston University

This it the Group for Employment Law and Policy's 8th annual conference. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 28 February 2018.

19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. 

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June

Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference

Dates: 4–5 June 2018

Venue: University of Sheffield

Hosted by the Centre for Criminological Research and the Law and Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of LawPlease see website for further details.

Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

Please see website for details. 

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights

Dates: 11–12 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Please see attachment for details of call and confirmed speakers. 

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

Access to Justice and Legal Services: call for papers and registration now open

Dates: 11–13 June 2018

Venue: University College London Faculty of Laws, Bentham House

Please see website for details. Closing date for submission of proposals: 26 January 2018. Early bird registration open until 28 March 2018.

Legal Education and Training Review: 5 years on – call for papers 

Date: 25 June 2018

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 29 January 2018.

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July

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.

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September

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. 

African Studies Association UK Conference: call for papers for two legal streams

Dates: 11–13 September 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the African Feminist Judgments stream and the Customary Law and Legal Pluralism stream. Please see flyer and website for further details. Closing date: 16 February 2018.

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality: call for papers

Dates: 22–23 September 2018

Venue: Tamil Nadu Law School,Tiruchirappalli, India 

This event is organised in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University. Please see website for details. Closing date: 28 February 2018.