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..

2020

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Every effort has been made to check whether events have been cancelled, postponed and new arrangements made, but you are advised to check directly with event organisers before making any plans.

Events

WG Hart Workshop: postponed until 2021

Critical Legal Conference: postponed until 2021

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA 2020 Law and Literature Symposium: NEW ONLINE EVENT

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’, Coventry: postponed – further details in due course

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

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden: postponed – further details in due course


2020


SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’: postponed – further details in due course

Date: tbc

Venue: Coventry University

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, the Society for Legal Scholars and the Judicial Appointments Commission. Please see website for details. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been postponed. Further details will be announced in due course.

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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June

Annual Socio-Legal Lecture: Possession –  Colonialism and the foundation of legal authority POSTPONED

Date: 2 June 2020

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford: to be confirmed

Speaker: Professor Desmond Manderson, Australian National University

See website for details of this free event. Booking is essential.

JUSTICE Webinar Series Careers Conversations – Paul Yates

Date: 2 June 2020

Venue: online

See webpage for details.

Annual 'Roger Hood' Lecture: The People Strike Back? Life imprisonment and other ultimate penalties in a constitutional democracy

Date: 4 June 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Professor Dirk van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham

See website for details and registration. This is an Oxford All Souls Criminology Seminar Series event

Provincializing Polanyi: The colonial roots of modern labour markets and labour law – webinar

Date: 8 June 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, University of Kent

See website for details and registration. This is an Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Seminar Series event.

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 24–26 June 2020

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Please see flyer for details. 

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. 

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July

Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2020: More or less of law?

Dates: 2–3 July 2020

Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

See website for details. 

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2020

Date: 3 July 2020

Venue: University of Southampton

Please see attachment for details. 

SOGICA Final Conference 

Dates: 7–8 July 2020

Venue: University of Sussex, Falmer Campus, Brighton

Please see website for details of this event organised by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum Project. 

SLSA 2020 Law and Literature Symposium: NEW ONLINE EVENT

Date: 15 July 2020

Venue: online

The SLSA Law and Literature Symposium will take place on Wednesday 22 July. It will be held online (via Teams), and the programme features six original paper presentations on two key themes: Crime and Consequences in Law and Literature; and Making Sense in/of Law and Literature. If you are interested in joining this event, or would like more information about it, please contact the convenors This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Julia Shaw.

Gender Dimensions of Violence Prevention, Mona Jamaica

Date: 15 July 2020

Venue: University of the West Indes, Mona Law Campus, Jamaica

Seminar Convenors: Dr Ramona Biholar (Faculty of Law) and Dr Dacia Leslie (SALISES)

Please see attachment for call for chapter contributions for a peer-reviewed edited collection arising from this event. 

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August

Law and Digital Society: Re-imagining the futures – annual meeting of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law

Dates: 24–26 August 2020

Venue: Lund University, Sweden

Please see website for details.  

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September

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference

Date: 1–4 September 2020

Venue: online

See website for details.

British Crime Historians Symposium

Dates: 2–4 September 2020

Venue: Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds

See announcement and website for details. 

British Academy-Ashoka University Research Collaboration Symposium 2020: POSTPONED

Dates: 4–5 September 2020 – NEW DATES TBC

Venue: Ashoka University, India

Theme: Justice – in particular questions at the intersections of formal and lived justice 

Please see website for details. 

The Legal Status of the Irish Language: Past, present and future: call for papers

Date: 5 September 2020

Venue: Trinity College, Dublin

Please see flyer for full details. Call closes: 19 June 2020.

Law and Emotion in Times of Uncertainty

Dates: 5–7 September 2020

Venue: Lund University, Sweden

Please see flyer for details. 

University Association for Contemporary European Studies Conference: Health in Europe Panel: CANCELLED

Dates: 6–9 September 2020

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

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Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience: The role of law

Date: 10 September 2020

Venue: Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg, Netherlands

Please see website for details. 

Final Conference on Small Claims Dispute Resolution for Consumers: A European approach: call for papers

Date: 10 September 2020

Venue: Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

See announcement for details. Closing date: 20 May 2020.

Inequality within International Tax: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 September 2020

Venue: CBS Law, Copenhagen

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 1 May 2020.

Old Age and Dementia Care: call for papers

Dates: 22–23 September 2020

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 27 April 2020.

Under The European Asylum Rainbow: Conference on queer asylum, Frankfurt

Date: 25 September 2020

Venue: Goethe University, Frankfurt

See website for details.

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October

The Contribution of Diversity and Gender to Emerging Technologies: call for papers

Dates: 11–13 October 2020

Venue: Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Please see website for details. Closing date: 15 June 2020.

In Conversation with Dame Cressida Dick DBE QPM

Date: 14 October 2020

Venue: London (tbc)

See webpage for details.

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November

Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2020

Date: 10 November 2020

Venue: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London

See website for details.


2021


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: January 2021 (dates tbc)

Venue: online

Details to be confirmed in due course.


March

Crime Justice and Social Harms

Dates: 23–24 March 2021

Venue: tbc

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Further details will be announced in due course. This event was POSTPONED from March/April 2020.

 


April

WG Hart Workshop: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law – postponed until 2021

Dates: April 2021 (tbc)

Venue: tbc

Please see website for updates.


May

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2021: call for papers

Dates: 27–29 May 2021

Venue: Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2021.


September 

Critical Legal Conference 2021

Dates: 2–4 September 2021

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details.