Category Archives: Conferences Seminars and Lectures

Call for applications: IP Researchers Europe Conference, Geneva, 26-27 June 2020

We welcome submissions from established academics as well as from more junior researchers including professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates enrolled in a PhD program or equivalent post-graduate degree. Applicants should be affiliated with an academic institution or scientific research centre, preferably on a full-time basis, at the […]

‘Law, Wealth and Inequality’: Seminars on ‘The role of law in creating and maintaining dynastic wealth’ and ‘Labour law and rising inequality and wealth concentration’: Edinburgh Law School

‘Law, Wealth and Inequality’ is an interdisciplinary research project based at Edinburgh Law School, which explores the relationship between ‘law’, ‘wealth’ and ‘inequality’, both from a comparative and a historical perspective. Wealth inequality is a global issue of increasing economic and social importance, with growing awareness that the gap between the wealthy and the poor […]

Call for Papers: Private Rights for Nature: Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law, 4-5 June 2020

The traditional civil codes distinguish between the law of persons and the law of things. This demarcation is however under pressure owing to the emerging transnational movement called rights of nature or earth jurisprudence. Around the world, natural entities that long would have been regarded as things – animals, but also rivers, for example, and […]

Commercial Contracts: Recent Developments: UCL Faculty of Laws, 14 May 2020, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

This conference will bring together academics and legal practitioners to discuss recent developments relating to commercial contracts. Papers will be distributed before the conference, and the discussion started by an expert commentator … (more)

‘Spring Law Days’: Law Faculty of Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, 27-28 March 2020

Dynamic legal development implies discussion on diverse legal issues, as well as free expression of different viewpoints. Conference participants may present reports from all areas of law, as well as interdisciplinary research connected with any legal issues … (more, registration, guidelines)

‘Property Voices in the shadow of Grenfell’: Susan Bright, University of Liverpool, 11 February 2020, 6-7pm

Since the terrible tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in which 72 people died on 14th June 2017 it has emerged that thousands of other residential buildings also fail to meet fire safety requirements. Property law is letting down those living in these blocks. They want their homes made safe to live in, but have […]

Call for Papers: Conference on Indigenous Private Law, Montréal, Québec, 8 May 2020

In our legally plural world the discourse on Indigenous legal norms is currently expanding rapidly. In some Commonwealth countries, such as those in Africa, Indigenous (or Customary) laws have long been recognised as authoritative in certain types of dispute. The South African Constitution (for example) recognises African Customary law as a binding source of law […]

‘Private Law Inside and Out’, Harvard Law School, 14-17 July 2020: Registration opens

The Tenth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations will be held at Harvard Law School from July 14–17, 2020. The conference is co-hosted by Harvard Law School and Melbourne Law School, and is being co-convened by John Goldberg, Andrew Robertson and Henry Smith … (more)

‘“New Frontiers in Torts” Symposium at Southwestern’

“The Southwestern Law Review Symposium, ‘New Frontiers in Torts: The Challenges of Science, Technology, and Innovation’, will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. The Symposium is the inaugural event of Southwestern Law School’s Panish Civil Justice Program, which was endowed by one of the country’s leading trial […]

‘The 2019 Hague Judgments Convention – A Game Changer?’

“The Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters will form the object of a conference (in English) scheduled to take place on 23 April 2020 at the Catholic University of Milan. Speakers include …” (more) [Thalia Kruger, Conflict of Laws .net, 22 January]