Conference on 50th Anniversary of the Law Commissions @KCL_Law & @cambridgelaw. UK Supreme Court, 10-11 July 2015

The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge are delighted to announce a conference to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Law Commissions Act 1965. The Conference has been organised in partnership with the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. It has been generously supported by the Modern Law Review Seminar Series, the Society of Legal Scholars, the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Hart Publishing and the Clark Foundation.

The aim of the Conference is to reflect upon fifty years of institutional law reform in the United Kingdom, embracing the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, as well as the Northern Ireland Law Commission. The significance of various specific reforms and proposals from the Commissions will be examined by academics, practitioners, judges and members of the Commissions.

The Conference features keynote addresses by Baroness Hale of Richmond, Deputy President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court, and Sir Kenneth Keith, Former Justice of the International Court of Justice.

The full programme can be seen here

Delegate Rates and Booking

There are a limited number of open places for delegates to attend the conference, at the following rates:

Practitioner £200
Academic £150
Student (limited number) £100

The booking fee includes attendance at both days of the conference, with lunch and coffee/refreshments on each day.

The Conference is accredited for 13 CPD hours, for both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Paying delegates can additionally book to attend the conference reception and dinner, at a subsidised rate of £50.

To book for the conference, please click here

British Society of Criminology Conference 2015 30 June – 4 July. Abstracts Deadline 25 May

British Society of Criminology Conference 2015

State interests in cyber-security: language, policies and action

Venue: Plymouth UK
Date: 30 June – 4 July
Deadline for abstracts: May 25th 2015

If you would like to participate please contact nicholas.gervassis@plymouth.ac.uk  by mid-May.

Please see https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/faculties/business/british-society-of-criminology-annual-conference-2015 for more details and booking.

Also see https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/CALL_FOR_EXPRESSIONS_OF_INTEREST.docx

Lecture and webinar : Australian Personal Property Securities Act 2009: Statutory Review, 27 May 2015

Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Lecture and webinar : Australian Personal Property Securities Act 2009:
Statutory Review

Speakers: Associate Professor David Brown, University of Adelaide,  Professor Louise Gullifer, University of Oxford.
Chaired by Professor Hugh Beale, University of Warwick. 
Date:  5pm, Wednesday 27th May 2015.
Venue: The Cube, Oxford Law Faculty and online at www.law.ox.ac.uk/clc/webinar.  Questions to be emailed to clc@hmc.ox.ac.uk

Law and Society Events at Lancaster

Lancaster University  Centre for Law and Society

a)  Constitutional Conventions Symposium

Date: 8th July 2015
Call for Papers
Abstracts no later than 6pm Monday 1st June 2015
Website and details: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/law/event/5271/

b)   A Jurisprudence of Complexity? Rethinking the Relationship between Law and Society

Date: 24-25th September 2015
Venue: Centre for Law and Society, Lancaster University
Call for Papers:  Abstracts by 6pm 15th June 2015
Website and details:   http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/law/event/5272/

Immigration seminar: Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law, Lancaster, 7 July

Lancaster University  Centre for Law and Society

Immigration seminar: Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law
Date:  Tuesday 7th July  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)
Venue:  Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster
Details of speakers already booked: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/Contemporary_Issues_in_Refugee_Law_poster.docx

“The Future of Registered Partnerships”, A Joint Durham / Cambridge Family Law Conference, 10-11 July 2015

Durham Law School & the Faculty of Law, Cambridge

A Joint Durham / Cambridge Family Law Conference
The Future of Registered Partnerships

This conference will bring together experts from over 14 jurisdictions to analyse the function and future of opposite and same-sex registered partnerships in Europe.  Speakers from the UK include Professor Robert Wintemute (Kings College London), Peter Tatchell (The Peter Tatchell Foundation), Professor Helen Fenwick (Durham) and Professor Kenneth Norrie (Strathclyde).

Date:  Friday 10th – Saturday 11th July 2015
Venue:  Faculty of Law, Cambridge and Gonville and Caius College.

As a fully CPD-accredited event, it will be of interest to practitioners and academics.

For further details and registration, visit the conference website http://www.family2015.info

Call for Papers: “Adrift in the European Crisis: Interrogating the Impact of global and regional legal reforms on economic rights.” Westminster, Deadline: 1 August

University of Westminster: Conference

Adrift in the European Crisis: Interrogating the Impact of global and regional legal reforms on economic rights.

Date: Thursday 17th September 2015
Venue: University of Westminster, 4 -12 Little Tichfield Street London W1W 7BY
Call for Papers Deadline: 1st August 2015

All details attached at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/UniWestminster_Law_Conference_2015.pdf

2nd Annual Housing Law Symposium, Housing Law Research Network, Portugal

Housing Law Research Network

2nd Annual Housing Law Symposium

Human Rights, Housing and Dispute Resolution.

Date: Friday 26th February 2016
Venue: University of Coimbra, Portugal
Call for Abstracts deadline: 1st January 2016

Please see flyer for details: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/Coimbra_Call_2016_.pdf

Calling Members at Aberystwyth Department of Law & Criminology – Representative Needed

We currently do not have a Society of Legal Scholars Council representative for the Aberystwyth Department of Law & Criminology, and we should like to invite volunteers from members at that Department. If you are interested and willing, please contact our Honorary Membership Secretary, Professor Anthony Bradney (a.bradney@keele.ac.uk).