Call for papers for Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law

A call for papers has been issued by the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) for a Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law.

BACL, which includes Kent Law School among its member institutions, will be holding the workshop on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2019 at Lancaster University’s School of Law.

The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the two-day workshop will address both the benefits and methodological problems of postgraduate research in comparative law. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present their own work and thus gain useful feedback from their peers, as well academics in the field.

The workshop will begin at lunchtime on Thursday 11 April. It will include plenary sessions, but the emphasis is on student presentations and group discussion.

Students interested in participating in the workshop should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical note using the BACL form. The organisers welcome abstracts considering all aspects of comparative law. Applications should be sent to Dr Mary Guy by Friday 15 February 2019. Successful applicants will be informed shortly after.

BACL is subsidising the costs of this event, which is also sponsored by Intersentia, but a student contribution will be required. The contribution will be £35 for students from BACL member institutions and £40 for students from non-member institutions. This includes participation in the workshop, lunch and refreshments as well as evening dinner on the 11 April.

Students will also be expected to pay for and organise their own transport to Lancaster, as well as their overnight campus accommodation (£49.50 B&B per night).