Society of Legal Scholars Research Grants 2014 – Deadline 3rd March


The SLS supports legal research and scholarship through the Research
Activities Fund Grants. Each year the Society sets aside a fund (currently
£12,500) available for research grants in the coming year. This has
previously been called the Academic Purposes Fund.

Applications are invited each year from members of the Society. Applications
are now invited for the next round and must be received by the Administrative
Secretary, by email, no later than 5pm on the first Monday of March, 3rd
See website for Rules, Guidance Notes and Application form.

Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference

Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference – ‘Responding to Change’
is open for bookings.
Venue: Leeds
Dates: 13th -15th April 2014.
Early Bird registration closes on 1st February. There are a limited number of
bursaries available and the application deadline for those is also 1st
February. Further details, booking form for the conference and bursary
application forms are available on our website at

“Constraints on Executive Power: Explaining Variation in the Acceptance of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees” 21 Jan

School of Advanced Study
University of London
Human Rights Consortium

Tuesday 21 January, 17:30 – 19:30
Constraints on Executive Power: Explaining Variation in the Acceptance of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees
Dr. Eiko Thielemann (LSE)
Mogens Hobolth (LSE)
Venue: IALS, Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

More info at:


Lancaster University Law School

This is a free event on the 5th of March and should be of interest to:

? Academics working in the areas of technology, law and disability studies
? Policymakers focusing on public IT provision
? Website designers and project managers
? Charities

Full details can be found at:

The closing date for reservations is the 21st of February 2014.

Call for Papers: “Leaving Europe?” Institute of European Law @bhamlaw 25 June


“Leaving Europe? The Legal, Political and Economic Implications of a UK Exit from the EU”

Institute of European Law
University of Birmingham
25 June 2014, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm,

David Cameron promises an “In or Out” referendum on the UK’s EU membership in 2017 in the event that a Conservative or Conservative-led government is returned to office in 2015. This poses many legal, economic and political questions on how such an exit would be organised and its likely impact on both the EU and the UK. In 2014, after 40 years of full UK membership of the EU, these are timely questions even if exit was not on the political agenda.

The Institute of European Law and the Public Law & Human Rights Research Cluster at Birmingham Law School are hosting a one-day workshop in June 2014 to explore these questions in three interrelated sessions. Session 1 (“How to Leave?”) will explore the UK constitutional law aspects and the EU law aspects of exit. This includes discussion of why an exit is on the political agenda in the first place and what the likely scenario of an exit if the people were to vote in favour of it in 2017. Session 2 (“What is the Impact of Leaving?”) examines the impact of an EU exit on the jurisdictions of the UK, alternatives to full membership, and the impact on EU law and policy. Session 3 (“Should We Stay or Should We Go?”) discusses the arguments for and against exit. Lawyers, political scientists, economists and historians from the UK and EU are lined up to participate, including:

Martin Trybus (Birmingham Law School)
Graham Gee (Birmingham Law School)
Patrick Birkinshaw (University of Hull)
Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham, POLSIS)
Alison Young (Hertford College, Oxford)
Jo Eric Murkens (LSE)

If you would like to deliver a paper please respond to this call. Please send the title of your proposed paper along with a 200-word abstract and contact details to: Ms Hayley Yarnell, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Law School, Institute of European Law, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; Tel: 0121 414 6312; Fax: 0121 414 3585 e-mail:

Deadline: 28 February 2014. Responses can be expected by the end of March 2014.

Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economic, 18-20 Sept

The 31st Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)

The 31th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 18-20, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence, France at the Aix-Marseille University in the Main Building of the Law School.

Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit a proposal (at least in its draft form), together with a short abstract to our website ( –
The 2014 section of the website will be available soon). Priority in selection will be given to completed papers. Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including:

Property rights, property law and growth – Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Austrian Law and Economics — Comparative Law and Economics – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process – Market and Non-market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Public and Administrative Law – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems – Methodology of Law and Economics

Emphasis on analysis of the Evolution of Law in relation to globalization and new technology is particularly welcome. This will be the theme of the keynote lectures (to be announced later).

Authors who fulfill the eligibility requirements (doctors no more than 2 years from the completion of their academic education) are also invited to enter the competition to win the Goran Skogh Award for the most promising paper presented at the EALE Conference. The winner will receive €1000.

Poster sessions will also be organized during the conference.
Information on the poster sessions and the conference in general will be posted on the website of the Association starting January 10th:

Important dates:
• Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2014
• Communication of Acceptance: May 30, 2014
• Final papers due by: July 23, 2014
• Registration by: August 3, 2014

EALE Board Members
Bruno Deffains – President – (University of Paris II), Matteo Rizzolli – Secretary – (Free University of Bozen), Per-Olof Bjuggren (Jönköping International Business School), Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska (University of Warsaw), Avishalom Tor (Notre Dame Law School), Dominique Demougin (University of Liverpool)

Local Coordinator: Pierre Garello (Aix-Marseille University)

Local Organization Committee:
Elisabeth Krecké (Aix-Marseille University), Pierre Bentata (University of Paris II), Nathalie Rubio (Aix-Marseille University), Youcef Maouchi (Aix-Marseille University), Daisy Bertrand – Conference Secretary – (Aix-Marseille University)

Call for Interest: Women’s Legal Landmarks Project


Rosemary Auchmuty and Erika Rackley

2019 marks the centenary of women’s formal admission into the legal profession. This was a key legal landmark for women but, of course, it was not first. Feminists have a long history of engaging with law and law reform with the result that women’s legal history is full of landmarks – key events, cases and statutes – shaping and responding to women’s lives and (diverse) experiences.

To commemorate the centenary of women’s admission into the profession, this project aims to bring together interested feminist scholars to engage in the process of identifying and writing about key legal landmarks for women. These might be one or a series of cases, a statute or campaign, an individual, a monument or event. The landmark must be significant for feminists, even if it only had an impact on a group of women. Indeed, it may not have been positive at the time, yet turned out to be a catalyst for change. The landmark may be well-known or less familiar. We are focusing on legal landmarks in the UK and Ireland and hope to cover a broad range of substantive topics. Our goal is the production of a number of outputs celebrating women’s legal history, reaching both a scholarly and a general audience.

Possible landmarks could include: the Contagious Diseases Acts 1864-6; the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Tower Gardens; The Well of Loneliness trial; Williams & Glyn’s Bank v Boland [1981]; S41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act; the appointment of Lady Hale.

Project Outline and Outputs

This is estimated to be a two-year project (2015-2017). We envisage a series of workshops, each of which will consider a number of legal landmarks from a particular period or on related themes. It is anticipated that the participants in the project will, so far as they are able, attend each of the workshops, to be held across the UK and Ireland (we hope to secure funding to support this). The workshops will not only provide an opportunity for the development of materials, but encourage the development of a network of feminist scholars and activists.

The collected landmarks (each essay between 1000-6,000 words) will be published in an edited collection, accompanied by an extract of the relevant primary material, photograph or other source. In addition, there will be a website in the form of an online exhibition with further links to primary sources.

Expressions of Interest

We warmly welcome expressions of interests from academics across all relevant disciplines and at any stage of their academic career as well as from related third sector organisations.

If you would like to participate in the project, please write to
• Erika Rackley ( and
• Rosemary Auchmuty (,
indicating the legal landmark(s) you would like to consider and why you think they are legal landmarks (max 200 words per landmark).


7 February 2014: Deadline for expressions of interest.

25 March 2014: Initial workshop to discuss content, approach and contributions, along with guidance on doing historical research.

January 2015: Project workshops begin.

AHRC/Keele Project on Organised Crime, Dublin, 21st March

AHRC Project

“North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime”

Dissemination Conference

Friday 21st March 2014, 11:00-16:00

University College Dublin,
Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4

The research team (Principal Investigator: Professor Tom Obokata, Research Fellow: Dr. Brian Payne, and Consultant: Professor John Jackson) is hosting a conference to launch its research report of findings on the AHRC funded project: “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime.”

The event will feature a series of interactive panels and speakers, and facilitate debates on the key areas of research:

1. Investigation & Prosecution of Organised Crime (including special investigative techniques and cross-border co-operation).
2. Criminal Proceedings
3. Punishment & Asset Recovery Regime

Admission is free and lunch is provided, but places are limited so please RSVP by email to: by 21 February 2014.