Katherine Biber to give the Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology


The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence Katherine Biber Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney This lecture examines the cultural afterlife of criminal evidence. It explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of the trial. Formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence within the trial, beyond the trial this material has … [Read more...]

MDFLT: Locating the law: place and space in relation to legal theory


The organisers of the 2015 Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory are pleased to announce plans for the 8th annual Forum, to be held 7th and 8th December 2015. The Forum is a welcoming, collegial and supportive environment that aims to foster intellectual and personal relationships between researchers and to help build a community of new scholars engaging with interdisciplinary approaches to law … [Read more...]

Cultural Legal Studies: Law’s Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law


A great new book on Cultural Legal Studies, edited by Cassandra Sharp and Marrett Leiboff, has just been launched. Order online here. Details below. What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice? This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the … [Read more...]

Time Labour and Law


The Regulating Time network aims to advance interdisciplinary scholarship on the relationship between law and dominant concepts of time. The network is funded for 2 years by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council and is a collaboration between the Universities of Kent and York. Please see attached our call for papers: Regulating Time: New Perspectives on Law, Regulation and … [Read more...]

‘Perverts’, ‘Terrorists’ and Business as Usual: A Genealogy of Indefinite Detention


Date: 13 – 14 August 2015 Location: UNSW School of Law This symposium takes as its starting point an account of the practices of indefinite detention both before and since 9/11, focusing on the subtly but distinctively different ways in which different jurisdictions have legislated for the so-called ‘preventive’ and distinctively indefinite detention of ‘suspected terrorists’ and expanding the … [Read more...]

RHD Bursaries for Complicities, 2015


The Association is pleased to announce the provision of a four (4) bursaries each values at $250AUD to assist PhD and Research Masters candidates to attend Complicities’, Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 9 – 12 December 2015. APPLICATION Applications for Bursaries close 5:00pm 21 August 2015. Bursaries will be awarded by the Management Committee of the Law, … [Read more...]

Literature, Labor, and the Law: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Foreign construction workers in Doha, Qatar

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law.  This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law. The conference will take place at John … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Law Text Culture Vol 20 – Due 30 May

The Editorial Board of Law Text Culture is seeking proposals for the 2016 special edition of the Journal (Volume 20), due for publication in December 2016. Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which aims to produce fresh insights and knowledges about law and jurisprudence across three interconnected axes: Politics: engaging the relationship of force … [Read more...]