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CLSGC Book Symposium on Brewing Legal Times by Professor Emily Grabham

7 February 2018

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Room 313, Third Floor, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This event is a The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) and organised by Dr Ruth Fletcher for Professor Emily Grabham’s book Brewing Legal Times (University of Toronto Press, 2016). 

A drinks reception will follow the event for those in attendance. All welcome. 

About the Book

Much socio-legal scholarship assumes that even if experiences of law and time differ, people and laws exist within an overarching, shared timeframe. In Brewing Legal Times, Emily Grabham boldly departs from this assumption, drawing on perspectives from actor-network theory, feminist theory, and legal anthropology to advance our understanding of law and time.

Grabham argues that human, material, and legal relationships constantly generate new temporalities because of human and nonhuman interactions. By engaging with the creative potential of "things" such as cells, viruses, reports, legal documents, and more, our understanding of law and time is subject to change. In challenging the scholarship on the materiality of time and law, Brewing Legal Times encourages us to confront the multiple and mundane ways in which time is enacted through legal networks.

Brewing Legal Times won the Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize 2017 awarded by the Socio-legal Studies Association. 


Emily Grabham (Kent) 
Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths) 
Kathryn McNeilly (Queens) 
Sarah Keenan  (Birkbeck).


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

How to book

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