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Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context

CLSGC Annual Conference: Global Legal Pluralism

15 November 2017 - 16 November 2017

Time: 11:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Collette Bowe Room, Queens' Building,Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) Annual Conference will discuss the theme of 'Global Legal Pluralism' and is co-organised by Dr Maks Del Mar and Professor Paul Schiff Berman (Visiting Professor, Queen Mary). Speakers are also contributors to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism (ed. by Paul Berman).


Wednesday November 15 2017

11am: Welcome

11:15am: Global Legal Pluralism, Liberalism, and the Idea of Legal Authority
Discussion Starters: Victor Muniz-Fraticelli, Sanne Taekema, Nicole Roughan

1-2pm: Lunch

2-3:45pm: Theorising Global Legal Pluralism
Discussion Starters: Martin Krygier, Wibren van der Burg, Werner F. Menski


4-5:45pm: Global Legal Pluralism, Hybridity, and Federalism
Discussion Starters: Elena Baylis, Erin Ryan

Drinks and Dinner

Thursday November 16 2017

10am: Global Legal Pluralism, Territoriality, and Community Definition
Discussion Starters: Jennifer Daskal, Paul Schiff Berman, Peter Spiro

12-1pm: Lunch

1-3pm: Global Legal Pluralism and Conflict of Laws
Discussion Starters: Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt


3:30-5:30pm: Global Legal Pluralism and Legal Settings Beyond the State
Conversation Starters: Gralf-Peter Calliess, Oren Perez, Michael Avi Helfand.


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

How to book

This event is invitation only. There are some limited places available for Queen Mary staff and students. Please email Maks Del Mar to inquire:


For more information on this event, please email

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