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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2019

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Modern Slavery and Migration in Rural Areas: The impacts, London

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Institutional Design of Judicial Review – Kelsen before the Bulgarian Constitutional Court, Oxford

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Constitution-making in a post-conflict environment – socio-legal perspective of the Libyan process, Oxford

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Islamic finance: the convergence of faith, capital and power, Oxford

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Title tbc, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Reproductive labour, law and property accumulations – rereading East African social history, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Book Launch – Paul Rock in conversation with Linda Mulcahy and Emma Rowden, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Delivering dispute resolution, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Business and human rights in Australia, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Cause lawyering with the grain? Immigration and refugee lawyers in Russia, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Water efficiency in the public sector – the role of social norms, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: Stage managers of the criminal courtroom – uncovering the lives of Crown Court clerks through oral history, Oxford

CSLS Seminar Series: The poodle problem – are corporate lawyers still professionals?, Oxford

Impact and Wellbeing, Nottingham: call for papers

A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce, Manchester

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2019, Milton Keynes

TLI Focus Seminar Series: The legal underpinnings of imperial life, London

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods, Berlin

Socio-Legal Methodology Master Class, Oxford: registration now open

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?, Bristol

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples, London


2019


October

Film screening: Peterloo: History of protest

Date: 21 October 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Latrina Navickas

See poster for details.

Universal Credit and Gender equality: Exploratory workshop on prospects for actual or fictional judicial review challenges

Date: 21 October 2019

Venue: Birmingham University Law School.

This event is organised under the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see website for details. Places are limited. Registration closes: 27 September 2019.

CSLS Seminar Series: Delivering dispute resolution

Date: 21 October 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Christopher Hodges, CSLS

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

Masterclass on Management Agreements

Date: 22 October 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School,  London 

See website for details of this free event.

Relaunch of the Centre for Law, Gender, Race and Sexuality

Date: 24 October 2019

Venue: Cavendish Building, University of Westminster, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

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CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Institutional Design of Judicial Review – Kelsen before the Bulgarian Constitutional Court

Date: 24 October 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

See attachment for details.

Book Launch: Building Catalonia: Self-Determination and Emancipation

Date: 24 October 2019

Venue: School of Law, Queen Mary Univeristy, Mile End Road, London

Please see website for details of this launch of the new book edited by David Whyte and Ignasi Bernat.

A Workshop on Vulnerability and the Organisation of Labour

Dates: 25–26 October 2019

Venue: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University

Please see website for details of cfp and registration. 

Free Speech, Good Speech, and Social Media: Self-control or legal control?

Date: 28 October 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Sir Richard Sorabji

Please see website for details.

CSLS Seminar Series: Business and human rights in Australia

Date: 28 October 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Sally Wheeler, ANU College of Law

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

Gender and Justice: Theory and practice across contexts

Dates: 28–31 October 2019

Venue: Center for Security and Justice Research, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

See poster for details. 

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November

Reconceiving the Womb in Medicine, Law and Society

Date: 4 November 2019

Venue: University of Manchester 

Please see website for details of this free event.

Book Colloquium: Chinese criminal entrepreneurs in Canada

Date: 4 November 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Participants: Alex Chung, Denis Galligan, Daniel Silverstone and Joe Whittle

Please see website for details.

CSLS Seminar Series: Cause lawyering with the grain? Immigration and refugee lawyers in Russia

Date: 4 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Agnieszka Kubal, UCL

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

Masterclass on Music Publishing Contracts

Date: 5 November 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Reassessing the Truth: The role of scientific and technological progress, the business sector, the sustainable economic and community Development in the energy transition

Dates: 5–6 November 2019

Venue: West Virginia University, USA

The event is in collaboration with West Virginia University, Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization (CIGRU), the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law and Interest Group on Intellectual Property Law, and gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK.

Please see website for details. 

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Modern Slavery and Migration in Rural Areas: The impacts

Date: 6 November 2019

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London

See attachment for details. To reserve your place or find out more information about this free event, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The IEL Collective Inaugural Conference

Date: 6–7 November 2019

Venue: University of Warwick

Save the date. See website for further details.

Positioning the Politics of Consent in Law and History

Dates: 7–8 November 2019

Venue: University Technology Sydney, Australia

Organised by the Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia. Please see flyer for details. 

Sir William Dale Annual Lecture: From canon to confusion – is our statute book fit for purpose?

Date: 7 November 2019

Venue: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel, Office of the Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government

Please see website for details.

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Constitution-making in a post-conflict environment – socio-legal perspective of the Libyan process

Date: 7 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

See attachment for details.

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CSLS Seminar Series: Water efficiency in the public sector – the role of social norms

Date: 11 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Kevin Grecksch, CSLS

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

Masterclass on Recording Agreements

Date: 12 November 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Adam Smith as Jurist

Date: 12 November 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Iain Mclean

Please see website for details.

Professional Recognition for Law Teachers Workshop

Date: 14 November 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see webpage for details and booking.

TLI Focus Seminar Series: The legal underpinnings of imperial life

Date: 14 November 2019

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, King's College London

Please see website for details of this free event.

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CSLS Seminar Series: Reproductive labour, law and property accumulations – rereading East African social history

Date: 18 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Ambreena Manji, University of Cardiff

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

CSLS Seminar Series: Book Launch – Paul Rock in conversation with Linda Mulcahy and Emma Rowden

Date: 20 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Theme: The writing of The Democratic Courthouse: A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

Masterclass on Recording Agreements; Ancillary rights and new media

Date: 20 November 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Journalism as Justice, Leicester

Dates: 20–21 November 2019

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see flyer for details. 

Martin Stephenson in concert: Part of 'Digging Deeper' at the Soho Poly

Date: 21 November 2019

Venue: The 'Soho Poly' Basement, Little Titchfield Street, London

See website for details of this free event.

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CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Islamic finance: the convergence of faith, capital and power, Oxford

Date: 21 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

See attachment for details.

Pop and Politics: Part of 'Digging Deeper' at the Soho Poly

Date: 22 November 2019

Venue: The 'Soho Poly' Basement, Little Titchfield Street, London

See website for details of this free event.

Information Law and Policy Annual Lecture and Conference 2019: Digital rights in Brexit – changes and challenges

Date: 22 November 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

See website for details.

CSLS Seminar Series: The poodle problem – are corporate lawyers still professionals?

Date: 25 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Steven Vaughan, University College London

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2019

Date: 26 November 2019

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. 

CSLS Socio-Legal Discussion Group: Title tbc

Date: 28 November 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

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December

CSLS Seminar Series: Stage managers of the criminal courtroom – uncovering the lives of Crown Court clerks through oral history

Date: 2 December 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Dvora Liberman, CSLS

Convenor: Linda Mulcahy

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

PhD Application Workshop

Date: 4 December d019

Venue: York Law School

Please see attachment for details. Application deadline: 15 November 2019. This workshop is free and travel bursaries are available.

A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce

Date: 5 December 2019

Venue: Mills & Reeve, Manchester

See website for details.

LSAANZ Conference: Survive, thrive, die

Dates: 5–7 December 2019

Venue: South Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia

Please see website for details. 

Flashpoints: Human Rights, Law and Religion: call for papers

Date: 16 December 2019

Venue: Centre for Rights and Justice, Nottingham Trent University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 1 November 2019.

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2020


January

70 years of the Indian Republic, London: call for abstracts

Date: 20 January 2020

Venue: SOAS, South Asia Institute, London

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 30 September 2019.

Knowledge Frontiers Symposium: Natures, cultures and communities: call for applications

Dates: 30 January–1 February 2020

Venue: Dublin

Organised by the British Academy in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for applications: 16 October 2019.

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February

Sir Richard Arnold, Westminster Law School Annual Lecture

Date: 4 February 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

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March

Crime Justice and Social Harms: call for papers

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2020

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see attachment and website for details. Call closes: 2 December 2019.

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April

Modern Studies in Property Law 2020

Dates: 15–17 April 2020

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Please see website for further details.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance

Dates: 23–25 April 2020

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Please see website for details. This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition.

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May

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: call for submissions

Dates: 28–31 May 2020

Venue: Denver, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. Closing date: 6 November 2019.

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June

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples

Date: 11–12 June 2020

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event.

Impact and Wellbeing: call for papers

Dates: 19–20 June 2020

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Please see flyer and submission form for details. Closing date: 6 February 2020.

Stigmatization, Identities and the Law: Asian and comparative perspectives

Dates: 23–24 June 2020

Venue: Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Please see attachment for details. 

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 24–26 June 2020

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Please see flyer for details. 

WG Hart Workshop 2020: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law

Dates: 29–30 June 2020

Venue: tbc

Further details to be announced in due course.

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. 


July

Gender Dimensions of Violence Prevention, Mona Jamaica: call for participation

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. Call for chapter proposals closes: 20 November 2019.

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 2021

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2021: Call for Workshop Proposals and the Nomination of Academic Directors

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is seeking proposals and Academic Directors for the 2021 W G Hart Legal Workshop from law schools across the UK. Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 10 January 2020.