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Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Conference 2012: Taking Risks and Challenging Legal Thought

22 May 2012

Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Venue: Joseph Rotblat Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London invites postgraduate law students and academics to the Queen Mary PhD Conference. The conference will host presentations from doctoral researchers across Europe in traditional paper and poster sessions, as well as an exciting new ‘soapbox’ session.

Scales of justice


Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #QMLawConf

Paper Presentations

Each 1.5 hour session will include three papers in a range of subject areas:

Arbitration, Asylum and Refugee Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law and Legal History, Criminal Law, European Union Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Law, International Law and Medical Law.

Poster Session

Poster Presentations will be displayed during lunchtime.

Special Sessions

  • The ‘soapbox’ session is new to the Queen Mary PhD Conference and will provide a dynamic forum for short presentations on risky ideas or controversial legal views.
  • Plenary session: ‘After the PhD: Academia or Legal career?’

Chaired by:

Merris Amos, Professor Richard Ashcroft, Dr Nick Bernard, Dr Stavros Brekoulakis, Professor Alan Dignam, Professor Malgozia Fitzmaurice, Dr Paresh Kathrani (SAS), Amber MarksDr Mario Mendez, Professor Chris Reed, Professor Guido Westkamp.

Organised by:

Hélène Tyrrell and Ana Alba Betancourt
(Law PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London)


Download the full programme for the QM Postgraduate Law Conference 2012 [PDF 1,562KB].

Book a place

Register online via the Queen Mary e-shop by 17 May 2012.


Download detailed directions to the Joseph Rotblat Building in Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6BQS [PDF 2,208KB] or view an online map.

Further information

For more information email: or find us on Facebook ‘QMUL Postgraduate Conference 2012’.

Read about the 2011 and 2010 Postgraduate Research Conferences.

Conference Papers

Some presenters have made materials available ahead of the event:

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