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2024

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2025

February


Latest  events . . .

SLSA events

From the University to the Grand Chamber: How can academic work on asylum and immigration have greater impact in the European Court of Human Rights?, Royal Holloway University of London: programme available and registration open 

Contemporary Challenges in Migration Research, Ulster University Belfast

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions, Nottingham: call for abstracts 

Other events

With the Clothes on Our Backs and a Song on Our Lips: Courting queer love in India, University of Sheffield  

NCRM Annnual Lecture: New challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society, London 

MethodsCon: Futures, Manchester: call for contributions

The Realisation of Human Rights in Societies Beyond Growth, University of Essex

The British Academy Summer Showcase 2024, British Academy, London

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Law, citizenship and female representation, online

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Art and citizenship, online

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Refugees in Europe, online

Futures of Social Justice, University of Leeds

Human Rights and People of African Descent: Where do we go from here?, Goldsmiths University of London

Flashpoints Conference: Law, human rights and religion, Nottingham Trent University

The Supreme Constitutional Court of Palestine: Past, present, and future, online from University of Leicester

Collaborative Workshop for PhD Candidates and Early Career Academics in Public Law, Labour Law, Migration & Asylum, and Human Rights, Durham University: call for papers

Enhancing the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs): Facilitating access to the EU and supporting HRDs from Third Countries, online from QMUL

Pre-charge bail and Release Under Investigation (RUI), Central London


2024


April

Attempting to Kill the Law of Peace

Date: 11 April 2024

Venue: Mansfield Cooper Building, University of Manchester

Speaker: Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

Organised by the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Instituteand the Law School at the University of Manchester. See website for details.

Researching Human Rights in a War Zone

Date: 11 April 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First, Washington DC

See website for details.

Reimagining the Public-Private Divide

Dates: 12–13 April 2024

Venue: University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

See website for details. 

Domestic Abuse in a New Immigration Landscape – The challenges facing migrant victim-survivors of domestic abuse

Date: 16 April 2024

Venue: City Law School, City University of London

See website and programme for details.

How to get a PhD in Law: The PhD in Law and research methods

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: online from IALS

See website for details.

Free Evidencing Impact Workshops

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: online from NCRM

There are two workshops: one for ECRs and one for established researchers. See website for details. 

Sámi survivance: Homemaking as decolonization of everyday life

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: Lund University, Sweden, and online

This is the final event in the 'Decolonial Sociology of Law Seminar Series'. See announcement for details.

With the Clothes on Our Backs and a Song on Our Lips: Courting queer love in India

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: Mappin Hall, University of Sheffield 

Speaker: Surabhi Shukla

See website and invitation for details.

Enhancing the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs): Facilitating access to the EU and supporting HRDs from Third Countries

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: online from QMUL

Speakers: Professor Elspeth Guild, Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London; Professor Niovi Vavoula, Associate Professor and Chair in Cyber Policy, University of Luxembourg; Vasiliki Apatzidou, PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London

See website for details.

The Juridification of Justice: Potentials and Limitations

Dates: 18–19 April 2024

Venue: University of Exeter

See announcement for details. 

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Hierarchies of Citizenship: Criminology, global inequality, and the injustice of membership

Date: 18 April 2024

Venue: The Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast 

Speaker: Professor Katja Franko, University of Oslo

This is the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice Annual Lecture. See website for details.  

#publicdisco Special Edition: From crisis to empowerment, Public Law Project, London

Date: 19 April 2024

Venue: Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London

See website for details.

Human Rights and People of African Descent: Where do we go from here?

Date: 22 April 2024

Venue: 137A, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University of London

Speaker: Professor Justin Hansford

See website for details.

Sussex European Institute and Oles Honchar Dnipro National University Roundtable: Teaching EU law and policy

Date: 24 April 2024

Venue: online event from the University of Sussex

See website for details.

Art Not Evidence: Issues and implications of prosecuting rap

Date: 30 April 2024

Venue: LSE, Marshall Building, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 2AE

See website for details and registration.

The Realisation of Human Rights in Societies Beyond Growth

Dates: 30 April 2024–1 May 2024

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester

See website for details.

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May

Student-led PhD Conference 2024 (PGRs and ECRs)

Date: May 2024 tbc

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

See announcement for details. 

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Law, citizenship and female representation

Date: 1 May 2024

Venue: online

Speakers: Dr Caroline Derry & Dr Sophie Doherty

See website and series information for details.

Symposium on Climate Change and Migration

Date: 2 May 2024

Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

See website for details. 

Law Network Doctoral Conference: Coercion and Well-being in Europe

Dates: 6–7 May 2024

Venue: Nantes Université, France 

See announcement for details. 

Writing Workshop for Early Career Scholars from the Global South

Dates: 6–7 May 2024

Venue: Singapore

See website for details.

The Supreme Constitutional Court of Palestine: Past, present, and future

Date: 7 May 2024

Venue: online from Global South Network, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

Guest lecturer: Honourable Justice Ali Jamil Muhanna, President Supreme Constitutional Court of Palestine 

See website for details.

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Art and citizenship

Date: 8 May 2024

Venue: online

Speakers: Professor Umut Erel & Dr. Agnes Czajka

See website and series information for details.

From the University to the Grand Chamber: How can academic work on asylum and immigration have greater impact in the European Court of Human Rights?

Date: 9 May 2024

Venue: Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey

See website for programme and registration details. This is an SLSA-supported Impact Grant event. 

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Race, Legal Form and the Labour Contract

Date: 9 May 2024

Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws, Endsleigh Gardens, London

Speaker: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, University of Kent

Chair: Professor Nicola Countouris, UCL Laws

See website for details.

17th Annual McGill Graduate Law Conference

Dates: 10–11 May 2024

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Theme: Law and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

See announcement for details. 

Reforming the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Workshop on posthumous conception

Date: 10 May 2024

Venue: Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Birmingham

See announcement and webpage for further details and registration.

How to get a PhD in Law Researching, disseminating and publishing

Date: 15 May 2024

Venue: online from IALS

See website for details.

OU Citizenship and Justice Research Cluster 2024 seminar series: Refugees in Europe

Date: 15 May 2024

Venue: online

Speakers: Dr Neil Graffin & Dr Chiara Berneri

See website and series information for details.

LCH Graduate Student Workshop 2024

Date: 16 May 2024

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

See website for details. This student workshop precedes the LCH conference below.

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Contemporary Challenges in Migration Research

Date: 17 May 2024

Venue: Ulster University Belfast

See announcement and flyer for details of this event which is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Futures of Social Justice

Date: 17 May 2023

Venue: Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds

See website for details.

Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Senses of Law

Dates: 17–18 May 2024

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

See website for details.

Deepfakes and the Law: registration now open

Date: 20 May 2024

Venue: City, University of London, Northampton Square Campus

See website for details. 

NCRM Annnual Lecture: New challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society

Date: 21 May 2024

Venue: The Royal Society, London 

Speaker: Professor Noortje Marres, University of Warwick

See website for details.

McGill BLP SGI Transformative Business Law Summer Academy

Dates: 26–31 May 2024

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

See announcement and website for details. 

Using Creative Research Methods

Dates: 28–29 May 2024

Venue: University of Southampton 

Organised by the National Centre for Research Methods. See website for details.

Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Buttery, Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Annelise Riles

See website for details of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies' Annual Lecture.

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June

Europe Twenty Years after the 2004 Enlargement of the EU: Vices, virtues, and future challenges 

Dates: 6–7 June 2024

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 

See announcement for details of this 3rd Annual Nomos Conference. 

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Dates: 5–7 June 2024

Venue: São Paulo, Brazil

See website for details. 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2024

Dates: 6–9 June 2024

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Theme: 'Unsettling Territories: Tradition and Revolution in Law and Society'

See website for details. 

In the Thick of Images: Law, history and the visual

Dates: 10–11 June 2024

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

See website for details. 

Workshop: Legal struggles on Indigenous land rights in Sápmi

Dates: 12–13 June 2024

Venue: School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

See website for details. 

Flashpoints Conference: Law, human rights and religion

Date: 17 June 2024

Venue: Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Rights and Justice, Nottingham Trent University and online

See website for details.

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Shifting Dynamics in Medical Law: New spaces, temporalities and actors

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: in-person event, Manchester Metropolitan University

See announcement for details. 

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions: call for abstracts

Date: 19 June 2022

Venue: University of Nottingham

See website and announcement for details. This event is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition. Call closes: 12 April 2024.

Collaborative Workshop for PhD Candidates and Early Career Academics in Public Law, Labour Law, Migration & Asylum, and Human Rights: call for papers

Date: 20 June 2024

Venue: Durham University

See announcement for details. This event is sponsored by the Society for Legal Scholars. Call closes: 16 May 2024.

Pre-charge bail and Release Under Investigation (RUI)

Date: 26 June 2024

Venue: Woburn House, Central London

This seminar will discuss the findings of a research project to examine the impact of changes in the law on pre-charge bail and reflect on their implications for law, policy and practice. See website for details.

WG Hart Workshop 2024: 'Historicising jurisprudence: person, community, form'

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

See announcement for details.

Workshop: Marking 100 years of the ban on cameras in courtrooms

Date: 21 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London

See announcement for details. 

ALT Annual Seminar: Community and purpose in the law school

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details.

Social Sciences for Democracy

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

See website for details. 

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NCRM summer school: 'Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons': open for applications

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website for details. Applications are open for this free event, but places are limited.

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July

Kafka’s imprint on Law and the Arts, 100 Years since The Trial

Date: July 2024 (tbc)

Venue: University of Southampton

See website for details. 

Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability: A need to produce ground-breaking knowledge from an interdisciplinary and dialoguing perspective

Dates: 3–4 July 2024

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

British Legal History Conference 2024: Insiders and outsiders in the history of law

Dates: 3–6 July 2024

Venue: University of Bristol Law School

Booking is now open. See website for details. 

IVR Congress 2024

Date: 7–12 July 2024

Venue: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Theme: The Rule of Law, Justice and the Future of Democracy

See website and poster for details. 

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British Academy Summer Showcase

Dates: 12–13 July 2024

Venue: British Academy, London 

See website for details.

'Law in an Age of Permacrisis': International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law Annual Round Table 2024

Dates: 16–17 July 2024

Venue: Keele University 

See website for details. 

International Legal Ethics Conference 2024

Dates: 17–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: Legal Professionals in a Digitalising World

See website for details. 

German Association of Law and Economics 21st Meeting

Dates: 18–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany

See website for details. There is also an experimental workshop for junior scholars on 17 July which is open for registration.

4th Asian Legal History Conference

Dates: 25–26 July 2024

Venue: University of Law, Hue, Viet Nam

See announcement for details. 

Is There Hope for Equality Law? 11th Annual Conference of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination

Dates: 26–28 July 2024

Venue: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

Hosted by NLSIU and The Oxford Human Rights Hub. See website for details. 

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Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute: call for applications

Dates: 29 July–9 August 2024

Venue: Jesus College, Oxford

See website for details. Closing date for applications: 24 April 2024.

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August

World Congress of Philosophy 2024: SAFI Roundtable on women in legal philosophy

Dates: 1–8 August 2024

Venue: La Sapienza, Rome

See webpage for details.

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 September

Society of Legal Scholars: call for papers

Dates: 3–5 September 2024

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. Call closes: 3 April 2024.

Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Conference 2024 Representing Law

Dates: 3–6 September 2024

Venue: Bangor University, North Wales

See website and call for papers for details. 

Social Hierarchies in Catastrophic Times: International law, critique, and structural change

Dates: 3–7 September 2024

Venue: Kochi, Kerala, India

See website for details. 

Féminisme, droit et citoyenneté II/Feminism, Law and Citizenship II

Dates: 8–10 September 2024

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

See announcement for details. 

Consent: 5th SAFI Annual Conference 

Dates: 10–12 September 2024

Venue: University of Glasgow

See website for details. 

MethodsCon: Futures: call for contributions

Dates: 12–13 September 2024

Venue: University of Manchester

See website for details. Call closes: 20 April 2024.

Empirical Research Methods in Advancing Legal Knowledge Conference

Date: 17 September 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School

See announcement for details. Call for abstracts closes: 26 April 2024.

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Human Rights in Migration Societies: Exploring the Intersection of Human Rights and Migration in Law, Politics, and Everyday Life

Dates: 18–20 September 2024

Venue: Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

See announcement and website for details.

Human Rights and Northern Ireland

Date: 27 September 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

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October

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History

Dates: 24–26 October 2024

Venue: San Francisco, USA

See website for details. 

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November

Histories of Sexuality in the Time of Crisis Workshop

Dates: 8–9 November 2024

Venue: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

See website for details. 

Ninth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants

Dates: 8–14 November 2024

Venue: Kolkata, India

See announcement for details. 


December

Common Law Forms in Civil Law Asia, Australian National University: call for papers

Dates: 5–7 December 2024

Venue: Australian National University, Canberra

See announcement for details. Call closes: 5 May 2024.


2025


February


2nd Conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society: call for panel proposals

Dates: 10–12 February 2025

Venue: Institute of Social Anthropology, UniS, University of Bern, Switzerland

See website for details. Call closes: 1 June 2024.

 

 

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