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- 10 - 11 June 2019 International Conference on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations
- 17 October 2018 CLSGC Annual Lecture 2018 by Professor James Tully
- 5 December 2018 CLSGC 2018 Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence by Annelise Riles
- 15 January 2019 CLSGC 2018-2019 Annual Lecture by Professor Jennifer Pitts
- 13 March 2019 CLSGC 2018-2019 Cotterrell Lecture by Professor Scott Veitch
- 15 October 2018 Seminar on Cosmopolitanism and Pluralism by Paul Schiff Berman
- 19 October 2018 CLSGC 5th Annual Seminar in Scandinavian Legal Realism
- 7 November 2018 Ad Hoc Seminar on Neoliberal Legality: Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project
- 15 March 2019 Seminar on Legal advocacy as liberal resistance: the experience of China’s human rights lawyers
- 25 March 2019 A Gendered Crime of Trafficking in Human Beings
New book symposia
- 10 October 2018 Book Symposium on Authority and the Globalisation of Inclusion and Exclusion
- 17 January 2019 Book Symposium on Boundaries of the International
- 20 March 2019 Book Launch and Forum: Jessie Hohmann & Daniel Joyce (eds) International Law's Objects
- 10 April 2019 Book Symposium: Noam Gur's Legal Directives and Practical Reasons
- 03 June 2019 Book Symposium ‘Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism’ by Quinn Slobodian
- 17 & 18 October 2019 After Abstraction: Intellectual Thought in International Law
- 14 November 2018 Conversations on International Law and Materiality: International Law and Architecture
- 22 November 2018 Comparative Disciplines Series: Sociology, Economics, History and Law
- 28 February 2019 Regulating the Commons: Making Sense of the Emergence of China as a Rule-Shaper and Rule-Maker
- 07 May 2019 The Normativity of Law: Metaethical and Metaphysical Foundations
- 10 October 2018 CLSGC Graduate Special Workshop with Paul Schiff Berman
- 07 February 2019 CLSGC Graduate Workshop with Professor Hans Lindahl
- 27 February 2019 CLSGC Graduate Workshop with Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
- 7 March 2019 CLSGC Graduate Workshop with Professor Ralf Michaels
Workshop Series for PhD Students: Legal Realism & Cross-Disciplinary Interaction Between Law and Social Sciences
- 15-16 November 2017 CLSGC Annual Conference: Global Legal Pluralism, co-organised by Maks Del Mar and Paul Schiff Berman.
- 5 December 2018 The 4th Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence by Professor Annelise Riles
- 17 October 2018 CLSGC Annual Lecture 2018 by Professor James Tully.
The lecture series will be on 'Methodology of Comparative Disciplines'.
- 11 October 2017 CLSGC Comparative Disciplines Series: Religion, Anthropology and Law
- 29 November 2017 CLSGC Comparative Disciplines Series: Linguistics, Literature and Law
- 17 January 2018 GLSGC Comparative Disciplines Series: Philosophy, History and Law
- 22 November 2018 CLSGC Comparative Disciplines Series: Sociology, Economics and Law.
New book symposia
- 18 April 2018 Symposium on Sociological Jurisprudence by Professor Roger Cotterrell
- 10 May 2018 'Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring' by Dr Nimer Sultany
- 29 May 2018 CLSGC Book Symposium on Toward Democracy by Professor James Kloppenberg
- 31 October - 1 November 2017 International Human Rights and Freedom: Possibilities, Epistemologies, Legacies and Alternatives co-hosted with the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI)
- 21 November 2017 Conversations on International Law and Materiality: International Law, Materiality and Art co-hosted with the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA)
- 14 February 2018 Territory’s Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier
Ad Hoc Seminars
- 10 January 2018 CLSGC Ad Hoc Seminar - Professor Elaine Mak (Utrecht)
- 9 March 2018 CLSGC Legal advocacy as liberal resistance: the experience of China’s human rights lawyers
- 24 April 2018 CLSGC Ad Hoc seminar with Associate Professor Keisuke Kondo
- 22 November 2017 Erasmus-CLSGC Dialogues
- 16-17 November 2016 'Arbitration and Legal Reasoning, co-hosted with the School of Arbitration', organised by Maks Del Mar and Stavros Brekoulakis
- 16 March 2017 The 3rd Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence by Anthony Appiah. Watch the full lecture.
- 17 May 2017 CLSGC Annual Lecture by Lauren Benton. Watch the full lecture.
- 30 November 2016 Policy lecture by Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im. Watch the full lecture.
- 2 December 2016 'Holding the UN to account for Cholera in Haiti: Are lawyers the real problem?' by Professor Philip Alston.
The seminar series will be on 'Global Jurists: Past, Present and Future', and is co-hosted with CEILA.
- 2 November 2016 Global Jurists Seminar One - The Idea of the Global Jurist
- 14 December 2016 Global Jurists Seminar Two - Global Jurists in History
- 25 January 2017 Global Jurists Seminar Three - Comparisons, Transplants, Migrations
- 22 February 2017 Global Jurists Seminar Four - Radical/Activist visions
- 22 March 2017 Global Jurists Seminar Five - Adjudication and Global Jurists.
- 23 November 2016 Diversity and Legal Reasoning (co-hosted with LEAD)
- 7 December 2016 Comparative History of Legal Reasoning
- 12 January 2017 Civil War, Intervention and International Law
- 8 March 2017 Comparative Methodology
- 15 March 2017 Literature and the History of International Law
- 19 May 2017 Law and Normativity: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues on a Troubled Relation
New book symposia
- 23 September 2016 'Whaling in the Antarcric: Significance and Implications of the ICJ Judgment' by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice.
- 19 October 2016 'The Power of Process: The Value of Due Process in Security Council Sanctions Decision-Making' by Devika Hovell
- 10 November 2016 'Controlling Administrative Power: A Comparative History' by Peter Cane
- 6 December 2016 Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society
- 13 January 2017 'Civil War: A History in Ideas' by David Armitage
- 25 May 2017 'Rage for Order: British Empire and Origins of International Law' by Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2017
Lauren Benton will visit as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from 15-28 May 2017
Her visit is organised by Dr Maks Del Mar, and is co-hosted by the Departments of Law, History and Geography.
- 17 May 2017 CLSGC Annual Lecture
- 18 May 2017 Lauren Benton Masterclass with postgraduate students (law, history and geography)
- 23 May 2017 Workshop on the Search for Sovereignty (organised by Miles Ogborn, Department of Geography)
- 25 May 2017 New Book Symposium on new book co-authored with Lisa Ford.
- 25 November 2016 CLSGC – Erasmus Rotterdam Dialogue.
- 22 November 2017 CLSGC-Erasmus Dialogue
Ad Hoc Seminars
- 12 October 2016 'Alterity, Gender Equality and the Veil' by Ratna Kapur
- 21 November 2016 'The Return of the Corporate Lawyer-Statesman?' by Professor Robert W. Gordon
- 30 November 2016 'Risk-Based Governance of Terrorism Financing and the Fate of Legal Responsibility' by Dr Nathanael Ali
- 31 January 2017 'Official Point of View and the Official Claim to Authority' by Dr Nicole Roughan
- 3 May 2017 'Fourth Annual Scandinavian Legal Realism Seminar'
- 19 May 2017 'Law and Normativity: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues on a Troubled Relation' by Professor Stuart Toddington.
- 18 May 2017 Postgraduate Masterclass by Lauren Benton.
- 16 March 2016 The Second Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence: Professor Eve Darian-Smith. Watch the full lecture.
- 31 March 2016 Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne) will deliver the 2015-16 CLSGC Annual Lecture titled 'Mare Nostrum: International Law, Spatial Order, and the Mediterranean'. Watch the full lecture.
Policy Lecture Series
- 28 January 2016 'Sexual, Gender and Bodily Diversity in the Inter-American Human Rights System' by Tracy Robinson. Watch the full lecture.
- 23 March 2016 'The Politics of Climate Change Negotiation’ by Dr Dan Bondi Ogolla. Watch the full lecture.
- 27 January 2016 Half-Day Workshop on 'Adjudication and Indigenous Peoples'
- 20 May 2016 Half-Day Workshop on 'Imperialism and Orientalism in Global Legal History'.
Seminar series on 'Jurisdiction'
- 19 November 2015 Histories of Jurisdiction: Ancient, Imperial, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern
- 3 December 2015 Public / Private Dimensions of Jurisdiction
- 21 January 2016 Universal / Regional / Individual Jurisdiction
- 18 February 2016 Health and Jurisdiction
- 17 March 2016 Cyberspace and Jurisdiction
- 28 April 2016 Roundtable: Jurisdiction in a Pluralist World - History, Theory, Challenges.
New book forum seminars
- 25 November 2015 New Book Forum: 'Intimations of Global Law' by Professor Neil Walker
- 2 December 2015 New Book Forum: 'Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review - Taking Jurisprudence Seriously' by Dr Katayoun Baghai
- 10 December 2015 New Book Forum: 'Justice in the EU' by Dr Floris De Witte
- 11 February 2016 New Book Forum: 'Allowing for Exceptions - A Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law' by Dr Luís Duarte d’Almeida
- 2 March 2016 New Book Forum: 'Sovereignty in a Post-Sovereign Society' by Professor Jiri Priban
- 30 March 2016 'Understanding the Nature of Law' by Professor Michael Giudice
- 6 April 2016 New Book Forum: 'Whaling and International Law' by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice
- 23 September 2016 New Book Forum: 'Whaling in the Antarcric' by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice.
Ad Hoc Seminars - A Bite of Theory Series
- 3 February 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Dr Jonathan Crowe
- 19 February 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Dr Chloe Kennedy. Watch the full workshop.
- 23 March 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Klara Polackova van der Ploeg
- 12 April 2016 Annual Seminar on 'History and Theory of Property Law'
- 13 April 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Professor Oren Perez
- 14 April 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Dr Matthias Goldmann
- 20 April 2016 Third Annual Seminar on Scandinavian Legal Realism
- 27 April 2016 Ad Hoc Seminar by Professor Steven Wheatley
- 25 May 2016 ‘What is International Law?’ by Professor Brian Tamanaha.
- 30 March 2016 'Critical method and legal writing' - CLSGC Postgraduate Masterclass with Professor Anne Orford
- 24 May 2016 Postgraduate Masterclass: The Rule of Law
- 14 June 2016 CLSGC PhD Masterclass with Professor Paul Schiff Berman
- 20 June 2016 CLSGC PhD Masterclass with Professor Laura Dickinson.
20 April 2015: CLSGC Annual Lecture: Professor Peer Zumbansen
Annual Seminar Series
CLSGC’s 2014-15 Seminar Series is on the theme of 'Beyond Pluralism? Co-Implication, Embeddedness and Interdependency between Public International Law and EU Law'. It is co-convened by two members of the Centre, Dr Paul Gragl and Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax.
- 15 October 2014: Introductory Roundtable: General Aspects of the Interrelationship between the Law of the European Union and Public International Law
- 12 November 2014: Dialogue on Context 1: Aspects of Monetary Policy
- 3 December 2014: Dialogue on Context 2: Environmental Law / Energy Law
- 21 January 2015: Dialogue on Context 3: Crime, Justice and Terrorism
- 18 February 2015: Dialogue on Context 4: Human Rights
- 18 March 2015: Dialogue on Context 5: Common Foreign and Security Policy
- 25-26 June 2015: CLSGC Annual Seminar Series Two-day Workshop
Half Day Workshops
- 22 October 2014: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'
- 11 February 2015: 'Transnational Federalism'
- 25 March 2015: 'Thinking about Law Comparatively'
- 13 May 2015: 'Mapping Law Globally'
New Books Series
- 29 October 2014: Professor Wibren van der Burg, The Dynamics of Law and Morality: A Pluralist Account of Legal Interactionism
- 20 April 2015: Professor Mariana Valverde, Chronotypes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance
- 27 May 2015: Dr Stephen Allen, The Chagos Islanders and International Law
'A Bite of Theory'/Ad Hoc Seminars
- 1 October 2014: Brunch with Professor Martin Krygier, University of New South Wales
- 19 November 2014: Second Annual Seminar for Scandinavian Realist Studies
- 29 April 2015: Second Seminar on Private Law Theory and History: Reasoning in Tort Law
- 28 November 2014: Cycles of Care: ReValuing the Possibilities of Connection
Some of these events were held under the auspices of the Research Group in Legal Theory and Legal History.
- 19 September 2014
Book Launch - Law, Society and Community: Socio-Legal Essays - a work in honour of Professor Roger CotterrellThis book launch was preceded by a workshop involving many of the authors discussing their chapters in the context of an overall assessment of the current standing of socio-legal theory, and the significance of Professor Roger Cotterrell's oeuvre in it.
- 5-6 June 2014
Rancière and the Possibility of Law
- 26 March 2014
CLSGC Annual Lecture: 'The Sociological Origins of Global Law'
- 8-9 November 2013
Modern Law Review Seminar: Authority in a Transnational Age
- View photos of this event on Flickr: QM School of Law
- 7 November 2013
Inaugural Meeting of the International Network on Transnational Legal and Political Theory
- November 2013
Mental Health and the Law: Global Perspectives
- 12-13 April 2013
UK IVR Conference 2013 - hosted by the Legal Theory and Legal History Group
Listen to podcasts from the UK IVR Conference: Legal Theory and Legal History: A Neglected Dialogue?
- 20 March 2013
Taking Account of Post-Colonial Legal Theory (co-hosted with the Centre for Ethics and Politics)
- 21 November 2012
Professor Eric Heinze's Inaugural Lecture - What is Injustice? Political, Legal and Literary Perspectives
- 7 September 2012
Systems Theory Workshop: Socio-legal conversations across systems in a world in crisis
Research Seminars 2013-14
The theme for the Seminar Series in 2013-14 was ‘Transnationalism in History and Theory’:
- 23 October 2013: Professor John Linarelli, Law, University of Swansea 'On the Philosophy of Transnational Law'
- 27 November 2013: Professor Saul Dubow, History, Queen Mary University of London, 'Rights, Constitutionalism, and Political Transition in South Africa'
- 26 February 2014: Dr Charlotte Smith, Law, University of Reading, , 'A Tale of Two Bishops: Colenso, Gray, and the attempt (or not…) to export English ecclesiastical law across the British Empire'
- 19 March 2014: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Law, University of Oxford, 'The Brave New World of Transnational Law: From Legal Autonomy to Turbulent Beauty?'
'A Bite of Theory' Seminar Series 2013-14
- Friday 25 October 2013, 11am to 1pm: Brunch with Professor Stuart Toddington and Professor Henrik Palmer Olsen
- Thursday 16 January 2014, 1pm to 3pm: Lunch with Dr Nick Sage, Dr Charlie Webb and Dr Sandy Steel, on 'The Methodology of Private Law Theory'
- Thursday 27 February 2014, 1pm to 3pm: Lunch with Professor Larry Solum