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SLS Annual Seminars

SLS Seminar 2012

Runner up – exceptional grant of £3000 made

Organisers: Dr Cathryn Costello, Worcester College, Oxford

Mark Freedland, Oxford

Karen Eveleigh, Oxford

Theme: “Philosophical Foundations of Property Law”

Date: Friday 22 June 2012

SLS Seminar 2013

Organiser: Dr Marie-Luce Paris University College, Dublin

Theme: “Changing Landscape – Comparative Reflections on Rights-Based Constitutional Review”

Venue: Dublin

Date: Tuesday 2nd & 3rd July 2013

A report is available here

SLS Seminar 2014

Organisers:  Professor Douglas Brodie, University of Stirling, Professor Nicole Busby, University of Strathclyde, Dr Rebecca Zahn, University of Stirling

Theme: “The Future Regulation of Work: New Concepts, New Paradigms”

Date: Two day seminar at the Universities of Strathclyde and Stirling on 30 and 31 October 2014.

A report is available here

SLS Seminar 2015

Organisers: Professor Richard Goldberg and Professor Shaun Pattinson, Durham

Theme:    “Incentivising Innovation and Higher Standards in Regulation and Liability Relating to Medicines”

Date: 30 and 31 October 2014.

SLS Seminar 2016

Organiser: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor (IALS)

Theme: Re-imagining labour law for development: informal work in the global North and South”,

Date: September 2016 at SOAS, London

SLS Seminar 2017

Organisers: Professor John Linarelli and Associate Professor Orkun Akseli

Theme: ‘The Future of Commercial Law: Ways Forward for Harmonisation’

Date: 27 & 28 February 2017

A report is available here

SLS Seminar 2018

Organisers: Kate Grady and Russell Buchan

Theme:  ‘The Legal Legacies of the 2003 Iraq War’.

Date: 26 & 27 March 2018 at SOAS, London

SLS Seminar 2019

Organisers: Dr Fergal Davis (KCL) and Dr Mark Coen (UCD)

Theme: The Offences Against the State Act at 80: Omni-Act or Omni-Shambles?

Date: 29th & 30th October 2019

A report is available here

SLS Seminars 2020

Seminar One – CANCELLED

Organisers: Professor Erika Rackley and Professor Rosemary Hunter (Kent)

Theme: ‘The legal life and jurisprudence of Lady Hale’

Date: 26th & 27th March 2020

We are sorry to announce that due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus, the conference – the Legal Life and Jurisprudence of Lady Hale – has been cancelled.

Seminar Two – Seminar was rescheduled in 2022

Organiser: Professor Merris Amos (QMUL)

Theme: ‘The Human Rights Act After 22 Years: Evolution, Impact, Future Directions’

Date: Thursday 3 November and Friday 4 November 2022

Merris Amos Annual Seminar Report_Nov 2022 Seminar

SLS Seminars 2021

Seminar One

Organisers: Dr Fabiana Bettini, Mr Martin Fischer, Professor Charles Mitchell and Dr Prince Saprai (UCL)

Theme: New Directions in Private Law Theory

Date: 11th & 12th November 2021

A report is available here.

Seminar Two – CANCELLED 

Organiser: Dr Peter Dunne (University of Bristol)

Theme: P v S at 25: Exploring LGBT rights at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Date: 18th & 19th November 2021

SLS Seminars 2022

Seminar One

Organiser: Dr Shreya Atrey (Oxford)

Theme: ‘Beyond Crises: The Future of Equality Law’

Date: June 2022

A report is available here.

Seminar Two

Organisers: Dr Victoria Barnes (Max Planck, Frankfurt) and Dr Jonathan Hardman (Edinburgh)

Theme: ‘The Origins of Company Law’

Date: November 2022


Organisers: Dr Joshua Jowitt (Newcastle) and Dr Rachel Dunn (Leeds Beckett)

Theme: ‘The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 1 year on: Does legally recognising sentience help protect animal interests?’

Date: June 2023

A report is available here.


Organiser: Dr Ian Turner (UCLan)

Theme: ‘The future for liberal ideals: how far should political rights of free speech and public protest tolerate intolerance?’

Date: November 2024