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Events - 2012

Events - 2012

January 2012

Distinguished Lecture on 'Persons and Property'

18th January 2012

Venue: Woolf lecture theatre

Time: 18.00

Speaker: Professor Margaret Davies

As many of you will know, Margaret is the Leverhulme Visiting Professor here at the Law School, and this is her distinguished university lecture. Margaret is a world leading expert on feminist legal theory, and a wonderfully engaging speaker: this will be a perfect opportunity to join the university community to learn about her current research, and celebrate her time here.

Her bio is here:

Contact the Development Office for further information


A talk and film screening with Professor Rebecca Johnson (University of Victoria, Dept of Law)

25th January 2012

Venue: Grimmond LT2(147)

Time: 16:00 until 19:00

Speaker: Professor Rebecca Johnson (University of Victoria, Dept of Law)

Rebecca Johnson is an expert on criminal Law, business associations, legal process, and law and film. Her current research projects include a study of judicial decision making (and particularly practices of dissent); an exploration of the economic imaginary in legal and popular culture; a study of cinema as a site of intercultural legal encounter; and an interrogation of the operation of sexuality as a flashpoint in debates around religion and diversity.

Her bio is here:

She will be speaking about, and screening, a film called Whistleblower, a legal tale about the women who broke the story of the UN's complicity in trafficking in Bosnia (and got fired). The film was recently screened at the UN, and responded to by Ban Ki-moon. I wager that our debate will be more critical, more vibrant, and more engaging.

Contact Toni Williams for further information


February 2012

Rough Guide to forced marriage

1 February 2012

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Event description coming soon.

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Anglo Nordic Dialogues: A Workshop

21-22 February 2012

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

This workshop will focus on law, norms and normality in common law jurisdictions and the Nordic countries. It will provide a unique stimulus to feminist legal scholarship because it will draw upon two particular and significantly different jurisprudential traditions and understandings of the relationship between political structures and law. While the Anglo legal tradition is customarily associated with liberal individualism and norms grounded in notions of individual rights and duties, that of the Nordic countries is more closely linked to normative ideas of social citizenship, solidarity, and redistributive social justice. The objective of the workshop will be to explore and problematise these characterisations in a comparative framework.

Centre members are invited to attend, and/or to submit papers. Please see the attached description for more information.

Papers are invited which reflect upon the relationships between social, political and economic normativity across legal and non-legal contexts in Anglo or Nordic jurisdictions. Papers need not themselves be comparative, as the objective of the workshop is to bring out comparative issues for further reflection in a workshop setting.

Contact Toni Williams for further information

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