Category Archives: Conferences Seminars and Lectures

General Call for Papers/Panels for 2019 SLS Annual Conference Subject Sections Programme at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston

The 2019 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference will be held at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, from Tuesday 3rd September – Friday 6th September, under the Presidency of Professor Richard Taylor. This year’s theme is ‘Central Questions About Law’. The calls for papers for individual Subject Section will be circulated in the […]

Rethinking Property Approaches in Resources for the Circular Economy: Coventry University, 21 June 2019

Faced with constrained resources and the needs for sustainable models of growth, there are growing calls to transition to ‘circular economies’ in which resource and waste streams are reused, recycled, or recovered instead of sent to landfill or incinerated in order to achieve both economic prosperity and environmental protection. The challenge lies in operationalising such […]

‘An International Workshop on the History of Commercial Law’

“On August 24th and 25th, 2018, the International Workshop on the History of Commercial Law was held at the Law Faculty of the University of Bergen (Norway), hosted by prof. Søren Koch of the Research Group for Legal Culture, Legal History and Comparative Law. Many experts in the field of commercial law and its history, […]

Call for Papers: The Place of Restitution in the Modern Law: 30 Years after An Introduction to the Law of Restitution: Leeds Law School, 11 June 2019

“There will be two themes explored by the conference. The first is a comparative theme. Canadian law for example has taken a significantly different tack in its development from other common law jurisdictions in that it uses the formulation ‘absence of juristic reason’ as the underlying rationale and trigger for restitution while other common law […]

‘Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property – Alexandria, VA’

“The roundtable is intended to give scholars engaging in empirical and experimental studies of IP a chance to receive feedback on their work at an early stage in their research. Accordingly, the roundtable will be limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that are still in their developmental stages …” (more) [Legal Scholarship […]

Privacy protection in the 21st century: Tilburg University, 14-15 May 2019

In privacy protection, the traditional distinction between private and public physical spaces is becoming less useful in determining what really is protection-worthy. The walls of the home are ‘evaporating’ and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to use them to shield in-home activities. At the same time, through ubiquitous datafication and mobile devices, the home […]

‘Conference on “The CISG at Middle Age” at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’

“The conference presents the opportunity to consider whether the widespread state ratification of the CISG indicates success in international law development, or whether the common practice of opting out of the CISG in private contracts demonstrates that its impact has been limited at best …” (more) [Charles Kotuby, Conflict of Laws .net, 18 January]

Call for Papers: Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains: Sciences Po, Paris, 9-10 May 2019

What does this mean for contract law? No single contractual approach or theory is fully equipped to provide an analysis of the major implications. Rather, it seems about time to initiate a dialogue between competing or complementary contractual theories to explore their respective understanding of and contribution to GVCs. Through this, we hope to see […]

Call for Papers: Canadian Law of Obligations Conference: University of New Brunswick, 10-11 May 2019

On May 10 and 11, 2019, the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law is hosting the second Canadian Law of Obligations conference. We invite abstracts on any subject related to the law of Obligations in Canada (that is, the law of torts, contracts, trusts and restitution). We particularly welcome papers addressing the conference theme: […]

Call for Papers: ASCL Younger Comparativists Committee, Montreal, 10-11 May 2019

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference, to be held on 10-11 May 2019, at McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Québec. The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of younger scholars […]