Call for Abstracts

After a grand success of our inaugural conference on ‘Law and Social Transformation’, we are happy to announce that we will be organizing an international conference on the broad theme ‘Law and Justice’.

It is believed that law acts as a powerful tool for social change. In today’s world, most aspects of human behaviour are regulated by legal rules and principles. From policies affecting the poor to regulating economic and political agendas between powerful nations, law plays an important role in shaping the future for coming generations. However, in the context of changing socio-political scenarios around the world, there is a need to re-evaluate our understanding of applicability of legal rules that can bring about real change and provide opportunity for the betterment of everyone. The question of how to apply ‘law’ is now once again open for debate and we intend to discuss it from broad perspectives.

Lancaster University Law School invites proposals for individual contributions under the broad theme of ‘Law and Justice’. The Conference invites academics, Masters, PhD students, early career researchers and practitioners for a one-day conference.

Suggested topics under the theme ‘Law and Justice’ for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Social justice and Intersectionality
  • Business Ethics and Justice in Corporate Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Internal Displacement, Refugee Law
  • Brexit and the European Union
  • Law and Democracy
  • Rights and Justice in International Relations
  • Law, Technology and Access to Justice
  • Contemporary Challenges to Intellectual Property Rights

Key Dates

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short bio of 50 words should be sent to lawpgrconference@lancaster.ac.uk by 13thDecember 2019.

Selected presenters will be notified by 20thDecember 2019.

A registration fee of £20 will include lunch and refreshments.

For any queries please contact: lawpgrconference@lancaster.ac.uk or visit http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/law-and-social-transformation/