Kent Critical Law Society

Kent Critical Law Society Annual Conference 2019: Call for papers

Kent Critical Law Society has issued a call for papers exploring the theme of ‘Division, Difference and Democracy’ and their relationship with the law in advance of its flagship annual conference in March 2019.

The one-day conference will be held in in the Grimond Building on Kent’s Canterbury campus on Saturday 16 March.

A non-exhaustive list of possible themes for discussion at the conference include:

  • Brexit & the European Union
  • The Rising Right Wing vs The Fighting Left Wing
  • Global Divergence
  • Adaptation to Crisis
  • Law & Social Change
  • Law & Economy
  • Gender, Sexuality & Law
  • Race, Religion & Law
  • Human Rights & Progress
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Justice
  • Technological Advancement, Power & Law
  • Immigration & Asylum
  • Environmental Law & Climate Change
  • Mental Health Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Legal History
  • Division & Time, Old vs New
  • Properties of Difference, Public vs Private
  • Reading Law through Literature
  • Employment & Labour
  • Equity
  • Media Law, the Social & the Anti-social

In addition to student papers, the conference will host a number of keynote sessions (with keynote speakers to be confirmed in the new year).

Papers (including interdisciplinary papers) are welcomed from students across all stages (undergraduate and postgraduate). Contributors are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, together with a short biography, to by Monday 21 January 2019.

There will be a small conference fee to cover costs, refreshments and lunch.  A limited amount of funding will be available to subsidise travel to the University of Kent from within the UK – KCLS relies on a small amount of funding and cannot guarantee it will cover all costs, but will strive to accommodate speakers’ needs where necessary.

Enquiries about the conference can be directed to: