Latest Virtual Issue of Legal Studies, on Law and Culture – Free Access

Legal Studies’ second virtual special issue is on Law and Culture and showcases the breadth and range of the journal. This issue draws on very different scholarship from that found in the first virtual special issue, which was on Private Law.

Industrial Law Society, 2015 Programme

The Industrial Law Society (ILS) is a ‘not for profit’ charity founded in the 1960s to promote the understanding of employment law and industrial relations and to stimulate debate in these fields.

As well as publishing the Industrial Law Journal, it regularly holds evening meetings nationally which are addressed by a wide range of leading speakers in the field of employment law (free to members but open to all) and has twice yearly conferences.

The 2015 programme has just been published.

Tuesday 20th January: Cardiff: 6 days to Blue Monday: it must be time for another TUPE update – speaker: Martin Fodder, Barrister, Littleton Chambers

For the full programme and further information on the Society and its activities please go visit

‘Beyond Pluralism? Co-Implication, Embeddedness and Interdependency between Public International Law and EU Law’, 21 Jan, QMUL

QMUL: Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context

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.

Queen Mary Law School, Mile End Campus, on 21 January, from 14h to 16h.

The dialogue will examine legal aspects of Crime, Justice, and Terrorism from both the EU perspective and the PIL angle, focusing on the risks and opportunities of the interaction of rules from each regime.

More details and registration plese go to

Seminar: “Voting Rights of Refugees”, IALS, 22 Jan

Human Rights Consortium Events

5th International Refugee Law Seminar Series: “Voting Rights of Refugees”

22 January 2015, 18:00 – 19:30

Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler, University of Reading

Venue :Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

For full details and registration plese go to

Workshop ‘Legal Education Research and Social Media: Creating a Buzz’, IALS, 28 Jan

LERN – Legal Education Research Network

Workshop ‘Legal Education Research and Social Media: Creating a Buzz’

Wednesday 28th January 2015, 12.30 at IALS, London. The event will be hosted by Professor Paul Maharg.

This highly interactive Workshop will cover;
digital research literacies scholarly peer networks using blogs, slideshare, Twitter, digital curation, bibliometrics > altmetrics and more The workshop will be highly valuable to anyone considering research into Legal Education.

Cost: £40.00 per person (Research Students £20.00 per person)
To book, complete booking form below, or alternatively, booking forms can be downloaded from the LERN website at

Symposium – 29-30 June 2015: ‘Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients’, @bhamlaw

University of Birmingham

Call for Papers

Symposium – 29-30 June 2015: ‘Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients’,

This two day symposium will explore various aspects of large law firm practice: the relationships between corporate lawyers and their clients; lawyer independence and the rule of law; legal professional privilege; law firms, businesses and human rights; legal risk; the changing role of General Counsel; bribery and corruption; lawyers’ duties etc.

Organised by Dr Steven Vaughan of Birmingham Law School, the conference is free and is generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s ‘Future Research Leaders’ scheme. Registration will open in late February 2015.

Paul Philip (Chief Executive, Solicitors Regulation Authority) will open the conference. Our keynote address on the Monday evening will be by Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Ethics at University College London. Confirmed speakers include Professor Celia Wells OBE (University of Bristol), Professor John Flood (University College Dublin), Professor Joan Loughrey (University of Leeds), Barry Matthews (Director of Legal Affairs, ITV plc), Paul Gilbert (Chief Executive, LBC Wise Counsel), Crispin Passmore (Executive Director (Policy), SRA), Dr Louise Ashley (University of London), Professor Robert Lee (University of Birmingham) and Professor Hilary Sommerlad (University of Birmingham)

Those who would like to submit a paper are asked to send to Steven by email a short abstract by 16 February:

Conference: ‘Controlling Crypto-currencies’ @bhamlaw 27 Feb

University of Birmingham

Conference: ‘Controlling Crypto-currencies’
12 June, 2015

Call for Participation and Proposals
Part of the Modern Law Review Seminar Series

Papers are welcomed from any area within law, economics, politics, anthropology and computer security. Those wishing to offer a paper should send an abstract to Tatiana Cutts at by 27th February 2015.

Symposium: “Moscow’s Hybrid War in Ukraine”, Bournemouth, 25 Feb

Bournemouth University

Moscow’s Hybrid War in Ukraine 

A one day Symposium on 25th February 2015 organised by Conflict, Rule of Law and Society in association with the Swedish National Defence College

Full details at including the call for papers

Deadline for submissions: 23 January 2015

Executive Business Centre
Bournemouth University

Dr Michael Powers, QC, Brunel Law Guest Speakers Series, 4 March

Professional Guest Speakers Series: Brunel Law School

The Brunel Law School is pleased to announce that Dr Michael Powers, QC will be visiting the Brunel University to give a talk on his professional experience on Wednesday 4th March, 2015 at 5-7pm.

Venue:  Eastern Gateway Auditorium, Brunel University London, Uxbridge,
UB8 3PH.
The event will be followed by a Q&A session and a drinks reception. Dr Powers is both a qualified medical doctor and barrister with considerable experience in medico-legal practice focusing on medical, scientific and legal causation. Dr Powers is recognised as a leading silk (authority) in his areas of expertise and has handled high profile cases. He has a major interest in advocacy training and he is ‘grade A ‘qualified to train tutors of advocacy. He is a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. He has also written extensively in the area of medical law.

Hallam Public Law Conference 2015: Public Accountability, 25 March

Sheffield Hallam University

Hallam Public Law Conference 2015:
Police Accountability –  25th March 2015

Dr Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, will be giving a key note address and taking questions. Details of the panel sessions and speakers, together with information about how to book, can be found below.