Kent Law School Graduate Conference 2021: call for papers!

‘Crisis, sustainability and justice: The road to equity’

Abstracts for papers addressing themes of crisis, sustainability and justice are invited for the ninth annual Kent Law School Graduate Law Conference

This year’s conference will take place online on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July 2021. Its focus will be on the role of law in defining, responding to, and sustaining crises (broadly conceived), and its related potential in securing sustainability and justice. The Keynote speaker will be Dr Sam Adelman, Reader in Law at School of Law, University of Warwick.

The conference is organised each year by student members of the Graduate Conference Committee and offers an excellent opportunity for postgraduate taught students and research scholars to exhibit their work, practice presentation skills and receive feedback.

In their Call for Papers, the Committee says: ‘The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing humanitarian, economic, and political crises have worsened global economic and social inequalities and presented an opportunity to revisit law’s role in securing justice and sustainability: What are the legal and policy challenges to a sustainable future? Are the legal and policy responses adequate and sustainable? How efficient is the law in securing justice for the marginalised?’

Papers are welcomed from postgraduate students studying social sciences and humanities subjects, researchers and academics. The Committee is also keen to hear from early-career scholars who may wish to showcase a research paper, a working paper/work-in-progress, or take part in the conference panels and debates.

Key dates:

  • Monday 3 May: deadline for submission of abstracts (250 words max) to:
  • Friday 14 May: notification of acceptance
  • Friday 11 June: draft paper submission deadline

Full paper submissions will be considered for two prizes that are available: ‘Best Internal Paper; and ‘Best External Paper’

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