Category Archives: Conferences Seminars and Lectures

The Value of Personal Rights of Action: Hanoch Dagan and Avihay Dorfman, University of Toronto and Zoom, 17 May 2024

The paper claims claim that contemporary champions of personal rights of action do not explain why and when these rights matter. Moreover, contemporary critics of these rights do not explain why all such rights should be replaced with other alternatives to the traditional system of common-law litigation, such as collective litigation. Their core thesis is […]

‘Postgraduate Law Conference of the Centre for Private International Law, 6 May 2024’

The Second Postgraduate Law Conference of the Centre for Private International Law will be taking place on 6 May 2024, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT. This is a virtual event bringing together early career scholars working in the private international law field or fields with an intersection to private international law such as EU Law, Human […]

Call for Papers: Private and Commercial Law Annual Conference, University of Western Australia Law School, 9-10 December 2024

The annual Private and Commercial Law Conference will be hosted at The University of Western Australia Law School from 9-10 December 2024. The aims of the conference are to provide academics with an informal and supportive environment in which to present work in progress, and to facilitate a collegial discussion of issues related to teaching […]

Call for Papers: ‘The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform’: Westminster Law School, 25 October 2024

Papers are invited until 15 August 2024. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words to either of the convenors. Special themes in 2024 are: (1) sustainable finance and emissions disclosure and their impact on commercial contracts; (2) standard forms and terms in construction contracts – comparative aspects; (3) supply chain and contractual ethics – […]

‘Announcement of Conference Symposium and Call for Proposals – Inheritance Inequality’

We are pleased to announce a conference on ‘Inheritance Inequality’ (the Fifth Biennial Conference on Critical Trusts and Estates). The conference will take place on Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28, 2024 at Drexel University’s Thomas R Kline School of Law, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will be sponsored by the Drexel Law Review. The […]

‘Who’s Afraid of Punitive Damages? – Conference in Augsburg, Germany’

On 8 and 9 March, scholars from more than a dozen different jurisdictions followed the invitation of Tobias Lutzi to discuss recent trends in punitive damages at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Despite an unfortunate combination of rail and flight strikes, only a small number of participants were ultimately unable to make it to Augsburg. […]

Call for Abstracts: ‘Empirical Research Methods in Advancing Legal Knowledge’: Conference, Northumbria Law School, 17 September 2024

Northumbria Law School invites submissions of abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations for this free one-day event generously funded by the Society of Legal Scholars Events Fund. Studies incorporating empirical methods are a growing feature of legal research today. Yet, the development of empirical research methodological literature is in its relative infancy. This event will explore […]

Call for Papers: ‘New Trends in Teaching Contract Law’, University of Sussex, Brighton, 12 September 2024

This conference brings together legal educators to showcase innovative approaches to teaching Contract Law, a core module with large student numbers. This conference aims to highlight and explore issues and topics that will be of interest and importance not only to those that teach Contract Law, but also to the wider teaching community. The organisers […]

‘What is a Nuisance Anyway?’ – Allan Beever, University College London, 18 April 2024

The recent and controversial decision of the UK Supreme Court in Fearn v Tate Gallery has caused many to question the nature of the law of private nuisance. To many commentators, it has seemed that Fearn expanded the law into new territory, opening up a wide sphere of potential future liability. Many have also felt […]

Sarah Swan, ‘Plaintiff Police’, University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Zoom, 22 March 2024, 12:00 EST

‘Plaintiff Police’ explores the recent trend of local police officers increasingly bringing civil lawsuits against those that they police, particularly in high-profile situations where the police have been accused of wrongdoing. For example, police officers have initiated multiple lawsuits suing Black Lives Matter protestors, police officers have sued rapper Afroman for using footage of their […]