Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Call for Papers: Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2020

2 July 2020 - 3 July 2020

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Lecture Theatre, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Lady Justice statue at sunset

The School of Law is pleased to invite applications from all PhD students to participate in our 11th Annual Postgraduate Legal Research Conference. The conference is organised by School of Law PhD students and chaired by academic specialists. This event provides a unique opportunity for presenters and participants from across the UK and international research community to exchange ideas on contemporary legal issues.

The theme of the conference this year is:

"More or Less of Law?"

We invite papers from all subject areas of law, including but not limited to:

  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Competition Law
  • Tax law
  • European Union Law
  • Human Right Law
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal History and Legal Theory
  • Medical Law
  • Public International Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Energy Law

Soapbox - Are you willing to take a risk?

Stand up for five minutes and air your risky or controversial legal view.

Deadline and Submission

  • Paper presentation - Abstract (300 words max) and biography (100 words max)
  • Poster presentation - Abstract (200 words max.) and biography (100 words max.)
  • Soap Box Session - Brief abstract (100 words max.) and biography (100 words max.)

Email abstracts to law-gradconference@qmul.ac.uk by 1 April 2020.

Successful applicants will be informed by 24 April 2020.

Presenters will need to submit a presentation outline and slides by 22 May 2020.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.


For more information on this event, please email law-gradconference@qmul.ac.uk.

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