Call for papers for interdisciplinary conference exploring metamorphosis and law

Kent Critical Law Society has issued a call for papers exploring the relationship between metamorphosis and law in advance of its Critical Law Conference in March.

Conference organisers are interested in research that critically examines the different ways law has evolved and changed the world. Some examples include: the adaptations of the law to suit social, political, economic, or developmental change; legal historical analyses of the evolution of law; emergences of new legal fields; regressions; and the need for and possibility of reform.

A non-exhaustive list of possible topics includes:

  • Law and social change
  • Transitional justice
  • Adaptation to crises
  • Histories of law
  • Change in the international legal order
  • The progression of human rights
  • The effects of technological advancement
  • Global development
  • The emergence of alternative dispute resolution
  • Political shifts and the change of law
  • Reform and the housing crisis
  • Sustainable development
  • Newly emerging fields of law
  • Law and metamorphosis in literature
  • The changing face of crime and justice
  • Legal psychologies

Papers are welcomed from academic staff, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and practitioners across all disciplines. Proposals from literary, scientific, socio-political, economic, historical and philosophical fields are particularly encouraged.

Contributors are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, together with a biography of no more than 50 words, to by Friday 23 February 2018. Any informal enquiries can be directed to:

Kent Critical Law Society (KCLS) is a student-led critical lawyers’ group that aims to interrogate the social, economic and political dimensions shaping legal doctrine and contemporary society.

This year’s conference on ‘Law and Metamorphosis’ will be held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March in the Grimond Building on Kent’s Canterbury campus.