Cardiff-Warwick PhD Workshop on Law and Development | 11 – 12 May 2018 | Warwick University, UK

The law schools at Warwick and Cardiff universities will hold a PhD workshop on the theme “Law and Development.”

The workshop is organised by doctoral students from the two schools and is the first in a series of annual gatherings. This year’s workshop will take place at Warwick University on 11-12 May 2018

Fifteen PhD candidates from both universities will participate in the workshop though the submission and presentation of 4,000 word articles, sharing their experiences of being PhD researchers. The workshop proceedings are expected to be published through an issue-specific newsletter or blog after the workshop.

Law and Development: Theory and Practice | Humboldt University, Berlin | 6 – 7 July 2018

The Law and Development Institute, Humboldt University Faculty of Law, and Walter de Gruyter will host the conference “Law and Development: Theory and Practice” at Humboldt University, Berlin, on July 6 and 7, 2018.

Seventeen leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America will present papers over two days on:

– The Current Status of Law and Development scholarship
– General Theory of Law and Development and Its Application
– Enhancement and Protection of Economic and Social Interests
– Development Governance and the Role of Development Agencies in the Development Process

The conference is open to the general public, but registration is required.

For further information, please see the conference schedule and registration page.

Call for abstracts: Reassessing Poverty and Inequality: Theories, Representations and Approaches | Global Research Priorities on International Development Postgraduate Conference | University of Warwick, UK | 15 June 2018

The Global Research Priority (GRP) in International Development at Warwick University is organising its second postgraduate conference themed broadly around Inequality and international development. The conference will take place on 15 June 2018.

All postgraduate students are invited to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is 15 April 2018.

 See the conference website for the call for papers, submission guidelines, registration and updates.

 A limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduate students travelling from other parts of UK and from abroad. Please contact Miss Nina Slokar Boc (n.slokar-boc[at]warwick.ac.uk) for details. The organizers also intend to live stream the conference.

About the GRP in International Development, Warwick University:

International development is one of the University of Warwick’s research priorities. The University is addressing global challenges through our world-class multi-disciplinary research. The GRP in International Development seeks answers to urgent problems of poverty, inequality and social and economic change through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Scholars ranging from engineering to social science focus on themes such as gender, health, human rights and the role of the private sector, technological innovation and grassroots empowerment. It is through critical analysis that the GRP in International  Development extends the theoretical and empirical boundaries that shape our understanding of international development.

Photos available from LDRN 2017 Conference

See photos from the 2nd annual LDRN Conference, hosted by the Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law – including the Localizing Human Rights Roundtables, the methodology workshop and the launch of the Law and Development Research Network.

LDRN Conference 2017 Antwerp

(All photo credits: University of Antwerp/Lani Fourie)

See here for more on the upcoming 2018 LDRN conference in Leiden

Call for Papers: Customary Law and Legal Pluralism in Africa: Panel in Honour of Professor Gordon Woodman – African Studies Association UK Conference | 11 – 13 September 2018 | Birmingham

Cardiff Law and Global Justice invites contributions to this panel which honours and reflects on the work of Gordon Woodman, a pioneering and world-renowned scholar of law in Africa and legal theory. 

Proposals for papers are invited which address all areas of Gordon Woodman’s work and the general themes which he engaged with over his distinguished career: Ghanaian Law, Land Law, Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Social Change, and Legal Philosophy.

Proposals from scholars working on or based in West Africa, including early career scholars, are particularly welcome.

Further information and the full call for papers available here.