Call for papers exploring law & sustainable development

A call for papers exploring the role of law in overcoming challenges posed by global sustainable development has been issued to postgraduate students across the social sciences and humanities faculties by Kent Law School’s Graduate Conference committee.

This year’s two-day interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, ‘Law and Millennium Goals: No-one left behind’ will be hosted at Kent Law School on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June. The call for papers has been extended to Friday 4 May – posters and suggestions for round-table discussions are also welcome.

The conference seeks to engage early career scholars in an informal, critical discussion of the legal and theoretical framework underpinning diverse themes within the sustainable development agenda; themes can include (but are not limited to):

  • Environmental issues
  • Global policymaking and strong institutions
  • Human rights
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Law and development
  • Gender inequality
  • Access to healthcare and medicine
  • Economic and social change
  • Transnational law
  • International trade

Abstract submissions, no longer than 250 words, should be sent to by Friday 4 May 2018. Contributors who would like their paper to be considered for the best internal paper prize, the best external paper prize and/or the best poster prize are asked to submit full paper submissions no later than Wednesday 25 May 2018.

As well as offering an important opportunity for postgraduate students to gain feedback on dissertation research, the conference also includes the annual Clive Schmitthoff Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture on Monday 4 June will be delivered by Dr Celine Tan, the Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) based at Warwick Law School.

All students are welcome to attend the conference which will be held on Kent’s Canterbury campus. Further details are available via email from the Graduate Conference Committee. Follow the committee’s Facebook page and/or their @KLSPGConference Twitter account for the latest updates.