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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Deterrent Sentencing: How complicated is that?, Leicester

Law Commission Symposium: New review of the law on confiscation in Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Newcastle

The Advocate General at the CJEU: The linguistic aspect, Dublin

TLI Reading Lab: Margaret Atwood – The  Handmaid's Tale, London

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization, London

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick: call for papers

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia


2018


September

Fourth Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of grey

Date: 19 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details.

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice

Dates: 20 September 2018

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes Campus

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bradney, Professor Richard Collier and, founder of the integrative law movement, J Kim Wright

This is the OU's annual conference on the legal profession and legal education, organised in conjunction with the Legal Education Research Network. Please see flyer and website for further details and booking. 

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Workshop on Vulnerability Theory and the Human Condition: Celebrating a decade of innovation

Date: 20 September 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details of this free event.

After the Rule: A symposium on alternative traditions of law, norms and rules

Dates: 21–22 September 2018

Venue: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Please see website for details.

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality

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. 

Reproducing Whiteness: Feminist genres, legal subjectivity and the post-racial dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-)

Date: 26 September 2018

Venue: University of Wollongong, Australia

Please see poster for details.

The Development of Abortion Rights in a Changing Europe

Date: 28 September 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Please see flyer for details. See website for details.

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October

Centre for Health, Law, and Society Symposium 2018

Date: 2 October 2018

Venue: Centre for Health, Law and Society, University of Bristol

Keynote speaker: Dr Clare Gerada, GP and former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Theme: Doctors and Persuasion

Please see website for details.

Book Launch: The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law by Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Date: 2 October 2018

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, London

Please see website for details.

Juvenile Justice and the Directive on Children's Rights, London

Date: 2 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor John Spencer

Speakers to include: Professor Estella Baker

Please see wesbite for booking for this free event.

Foundations of the Common Law 1215-1914: Launch of the online library

Date: 3 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Ross Cranston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BAILII

Speakers: Professor Graham Greenleaf AM, Professor of Law and Information Systems, UNSW Australia; Founding Co-Director & Senior Researcher, Australasian Legal Information Institute

Please see wesbite for booking for this free event.

Foundations of the Common Law 1215–1914: Launch of the library

Date: 3 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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Network on Family, Regulation and Society Annual Lecture

Date: 5 October 2018

Venue: Henderson Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter

Speaker: Professor Helen Rhoades, Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission

This is the first annual lecture of the Network on Family, Regulation and Society. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. Please see flyer for details.

IV CINETS Conference 2018: Mobility and security in an era of globalization – crimmigration at a crossroads?

Dates: 5–6 October 2018

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Please see draft programme for further details. 

Cryonic Preservation: Ethical and legal questions

Date: 6 October 2018

Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London

Please see website for details.

Holocaust and the GDPR: The duty to remember v the right to be forgotten

Date: 8 October 2018

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details.

EU Climate and Diplomacy: Politics, law and negotiation – book launch

Date: 8 October 2018

Venue: Somerset House, East Wing, London

This event is organised by the Transnational Law Institute, King's College London. Please see website for details.

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Administrative Justice: New socio-legal studies by Adler, Creutzfeldt and Hertogh

Date: 10 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This event celebrates the launch of three new titles in this book series, edited by David Cowan. The new titles are by Mike Adler (Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment?), Naomi Creutzfeldt (Ombudsmen and ADR) and Marc Hertogh (Nobody’s Law). See website for details. Please contact Naomi Creutzfeldt for further details.

UWE First Interdisciplinary Symposium on Organized Crime

Date: 10 October 2018

Venue: Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

Chairs: Dr Mary Alice Young and Dr Michael Woodiwiss

Please see website for details.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop 

Dates: 11–12 October 2018

Venue: Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Accra, Ghana

Please see website for details. 

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: Third annual conference

Date: 12 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Academic Convenors: Dr Maren Heidemann, Catherine Pédamon and Dr Joseph Lee

Organised by the IALS Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Westminster and University of Exeter. Please see website for details.

First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK workshops

Date: 13 October 2018

Venue: Leeds University Union

Please see website for details.

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Brexit and Legal Education

Date: 15 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organised by Tamara Hervey and Lisa Webly with support from the Association of Law Teachers, Routledge, the Society of Legal Scholars and Sheffield Law School. Please see website for details.

TLI Reading Lab: Margaret Atwood – The  Handmaid's Tale

Date: 17 October 2018

Venue: Somerset House, London

This is the first seminar in the Transnational Law Institute's Law Reading Laboratory series for 2018–2019. See website for details.

Systems Theory and Human Rights: call for proposals

Date: 18 October 2018

Venue: University of Lancaster, School of Law

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 14 September 2018.

The Rt Hon Baroness Hale: Reflections on the first year as UK Supreme Court President

Date: 18 October 2018

Venue: Business School Western LT, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Researching Trauma in the Arts and Humanities

Date: 19 October 2018

Venue: Hetherington Building, University of Glasgow

Please see attachment for workshop details.

Karon Monaghan QC: Labour law and international instruments

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

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Appraising Academic Research Impact on Law and Policy in the UK and Beyond: call for papers

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Please see website for details. Closing date: 30 September 2018.

Resistance to Environmental Regulation in Rural Australia: The tragic case of R v Ian Robert Turnbull

Date: 22 October 2018

Venue: University of Wollongong, Australia

Please see poster for details.

Infrastructures of Injustice: Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

Dates: 26–27 October 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Please see attachment for details. 

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative

Dates: 29–30 October 2018

Venue: School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Please see website for details.

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November

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide

Dates: 3–10 November 2018

Venues: nationwide

Please see website for details. 

The Advocate General at the CJEU: The linguistic aspect

Date: 5 November 2018

Venue: Dun Library, Kildare Street, Dublin

Please see flyer for details.

Deterrent Sentencing: How complicated is that?

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Speaker: Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law Emeritus, University of Oxford

Please see flyer for details.

Stephane Rousseau: Business law and practice seminar

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Collaborating to Shape the Future of Sentencing Research: Innovation and impact: call for proposals for presentations

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: City Law School, City University of London

Please see attachment for further details. Closing date for proposals: 21 September 2018.

The Least Unified Branch? Searching for the client and the client’s interest in the legislature

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Dr Ben Yong, Lecturer in Law at the University of Hull & Honorary Research Associate at the Constitution Unit (UCL)

Please see website for details of this free event.

Law Commission Symposium: New review of the law on confiscation in Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details.

Personhood as a Foundation of the Western Legal Order: Professor Gerard Quinn inaugural lecture

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

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Intersectionality and Human Rights Law

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: Lady Hale Moot Court, Berkely Square, University of Bristol Law School

See website for details and booking.

Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, policy, and ethics

Date: 23 November 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. 

EU Health Law and Policy: Shaping a future research agenda

Dates: 29–30 November 2018

Venue: University of Edinburgh

Please see flyer for details. 

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December

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop 

Dates: 5–6 December 2018

Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Please see website for details. 

European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management: call for papers

Dates: 6–7 December 2018

Venue: Amsterdam Law School

Co-Conveners: Mark L Flear (Queen’s University Belfast) and Anniek de Ruijter (Amsterdam)

Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 24 September 2018.

Race: Why can’t the law effect genuine equality?, London: call for papers

Date: 7 December 2018

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Organised by the Centre for Law and Culture at St Mary's University with the University of Westminster and GSM London. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 28 September 2018.

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization

Date: 10 December 2018

Venue: 83 Pall Mall, London

This event is sponsored by the SLSA (under our Seminar Competition) and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. Please see website for details.

LSAANZ Annual Conference

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Theme: Inclusion, exclusion and democracy

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. There are up to six bursaries available for PhD students and early career researchers presenting at this event.

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Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop

Dates: 13–14 December 2018

Venue: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Please see website for details. 

Relationship breakdown: Informal and legal solutions

Date: 14 December 2018

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see website for details.

This event is organised by the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages.

'Orient Far and Near' Conference: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 December 2019

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 23 November 2018.

Flashpoints Conference on Law, Religions and Human Rights: advance notice of call for papers

Date: 17 December 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

The call for papers will open on 1 September 2018. All topics on law, religion and human rights welcomed. Specialist streams on: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, Childrens Rights, Duties of the State, and Public Bodies and Historical Papers. Details to follow, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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2019


January

Inaugural PropTech and Blockchain discussion on land registration and recording of real property interests: call for papers

Dates: 17–18 January 2019

Venue: RMIT Europe, Barcelona

Please see attachment for details. Closing date for submissions: 1 October 2018.

April

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges: call for papers

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 30 September 2018.

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May

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity: call for papers

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details of call. Closing date: 7 November 2018.

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2020


June

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law – call for papers

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website for details of call. Closing date for abstracts and panel proposals: 15 October 2018.

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

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. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.

 

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