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.

Once posted, entries will be retained until they have taken place. If you would like your event included on this page, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017

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2018

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2019


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The Futures of Legal Education, Milton Keynes

British Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Friends' Dinner, London

Tracking People, Leeds

Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA, Toronto, Canada: call for papers

The Real Life of PropertyThe Real Life of Property, Toronto, Canada: call for papers

Centre for European Law Annual Lecture, London

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights, London: call for papers

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2019: Call for proposals and the nomination for academic directors

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Inaugural Lecture by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor: Telling stories about law and development, London

Compulsory Mediation in the Civil Courts: Opportunity or threat?, London

IALS Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2017: Children and digital rights – regulating freedoms and safeguards, London

Power, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell's contribution to critical trusts scholarshipPower, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell's contribution to critical trusts scholarship, Canterbury: further information available and registration is now open – the SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event


2017


September

Exhibition: Musine Kokalari, the Albanian writer and political dissident

Dates: 11 September–16 October 2017

Venue: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

Curator: Dr Agata Fijalkowski (Lancaster University Law School)

Please see attachment for further details.

Sexuality at the Bar: An empirical exploration into the experiences of LGBT+ barristers in England & Wales

Date: 25 September 2017

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote speaker: Fiona Cownie

Please see website for details.

CEPLER Workshop: Re-imagining Land Law

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: Birmingham Law School

This event is free to attend. See website for details and sign-up.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details.

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6th Conference of the European Assocation of Health Law

Dates: 28–29 September 2017

Venue: University of Bergen, Norway

Please see website for details.

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October

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender: Graduate seminar series 2017–2018

Dates: October 2017–March 2018

Venue: Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, Warwick University

Please see flyer for details.

Women in Education: Professional women conference series

Date: 12 October 2017

Venue: TBA, London

Please see website for details.

Law Commission Consultation on the Law of Wills

Date: 12 October 2017

Venue: Birmingham Law School, Birmingham

Presentations by: Professor Nicholas Hopkins, the Family, Property and Trust Law Commissioner and Spencer Clarke, the lawyer leading the wills project

Please see website for details.

Memory Laws: Legal regulation of historical interpretations

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies), Ljubljana, Slovenia

Please see flyer for details. 

Compulsory Mediation in the Civil Courts: Opportunity or threat?

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Woburn House, London

An event of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council. Please see flyer for details.

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JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Tudor Street, London

Please see website for full details. Booking is now open.

Next Steps for Civil Justice Reform: Court modernisation, civil litigation and fixed recoverable costs

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: The Caledonian Club, London

Guest of honour: Lord Justice Briggs, Deputy Head of Civil Justice and Lead, Civil Courts Structure Review

Please see website for further details.

Book Launch: The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

Date: 16 October 2017

Venue: City, University of London

Speakers: Professor Penny Green (QMUL); Dr Mara Malagodi (City); Dr Mazen Masri (City)

See website for details.

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: The interface between public international law and substantive contract law

Date: 20 October 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Contact Convenors: Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Research Fellow at IALS and Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Exeter 

Please see website for details.

Centre for European Law Annual Lecture

Date: 23 October 2017

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Theme: Everything is connected – the international dimension of banking regulation and supervision

Speaker: Mrs Daniele Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

This event is free but please register. See website for details.

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Abortion Act 1967: A promise fulfilled?

Dates: 24–25 October 2017

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Please visit website for details. 

Death in Punishment

Dates: 25–26 October 2017

Venue: Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield

Organised by the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield. Please see invitation and website for details.

Power, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell's contribution to critical trusts scholarship

Dates: 25–26 October 2017

Venue: Kent University, Canterbury

Full details are now available, including speakers and themes. See also the poster: Further information is also available on the website and registration is now open. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event via our Seminar Competition

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Inaugural Lecture by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor: Telling stories about law and development, London

Date: 26 October 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Please see website for details. Attendance is free but booking is required.

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa: National and regional developments

Dates: 26–27 October 2017

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

Please see flyer for details. 

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Workshop on Professionalism and Vulnerability

Dates: 27–28 October 2017

Venue: University of Leeds

A Collaboration between the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiatives at Emory and Leeds Universities. Please see attachment for details. 

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November

British Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Friends' Dinner

Date: 1 November 2017

Venue: Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London

Speakers: Dr Marin Hall and James Hines QC

Please see flyer for details.

One Bar: Threats, opportunities and strengths – Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

Date: 4 November 2017

Venue: Westminster Park Plaza, London

Please see flyer for details. Special rates available for legal academics.

Tracking People

Date: 9 November 2017

Venue: Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London

This event is organised by the Tracking People Network, University of Leeds. Please see website for details.

Where next for probation services in England and Wales? Priorities for 'Through the Gate' resettlement and options for the Transforming Rehabilitation framework

Date: 7 November 2017

Venue: Central London

Guest of Honour: Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation

Please see website for details of this Westminster Legal Policy Forum event.

Mediation Practice and Family Law Updates 2017: Whose truth is it anyway?,

Dates: 9 November 2017 (Stafford), 16 November 2017 (London)

Venue: The Apothecary, Greegate Street, Stafford/Volutary Action Islington, London

Trainers: Professor Chris Barton and Professor Neil Robinson

Please see booking form and flyers for details: Stafford; London.

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IALS Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2017: Children and digital rights – regulating freedoms and safeguards, London

Date: 17 November 2017

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

Please see website for details. 

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market

Dates: 17–18 November 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Please see flyer for details. 

Democracy and the Rule of Law: Relationships, challenges, and conflicts

Date: 18 November 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Theme: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

This is a Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security event. Please see flyer for details. 

ESRAN UKI Workshop: call for abstracts

Date: 24 November 2017

Venue: University of Warwick

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 13 October 2017.

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December

LSAANZ Conference 2017

Dates: 6–9 December 2017

Venue: Otago University, Dunedin New Zealand

Hosted by the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre for Research Excellence. Please see website for details. 

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2018


March

Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness: call for papers

Dates: 21–22 March 2018

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see website for details. Call closes: 4 December 2017.

SLSA 2018: Posthumanism Current Topics Panel: call for expressions of interest

Dates: 27–29 March 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

Professor Matthew Weait (University of Portsmouth) is interested in running a 'Current Topics' Panel at the SLSA conference in Bristol next year with a focus on 'Posthumanism' and its impact on legal theory, research, and scholarship. If any colleagues are interested in developing this or participating in such a Panel, could they contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 15 September 2018, indicating very roughly their potential contribution? This will allow time to share ideas and to put together a proposal to send to the organisers by the deadline of 1 October 2018 (see Marie Selwood's email of 15 August).

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April

Modern Studies in Property Law

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details. 

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May

19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 1 December 2017.

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June

Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA: call for papers

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

Please see website for details. Closing date for submissions: 18 October 2017.

The Real Life of Property: call for papers

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

This is a call from the Socio-Legal Property Network of the Law and Society Association (LSA) for submissions for panels to be held at the Joint LSA and Canadian Law and Society Annual Meeting. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 29 September 2017.

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

Dates: 11–12 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Please see attachment for details of call and confirmed speakers. Closing date: 31 December 2017.

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

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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.


2019

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2019: Call for proposals and the nomination for academic directors

Date: tbc

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

Please see website for details. Closing date: 20 November 2017.