Critical Legal Conference 2017: Catastrophe (Warwick)


Ten years ago, the so-called ‘Invisible Committee’ urged that ‘It is useless to wait…. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.’ Over a decade before, Leonard Cohen had written; ‘This is the darkness, this is the flood. The catastrophe has already … [Read more...]

One-Year Kent Law School LLM in Law and the Humanities (Canterbury and Paris)

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The Kent Law School invites applications to its LLM pathway in Law and the Humanities. Applications are currently welcomed for the September 2017. This one-year program is designed to develop a robust knowledge of a critical, humanities-based approach to law and legal study. The program is designed for students who wish to confront the challenges to justice and ethics that are posed by modern … [Read more...]

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships


The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, comprises nine specialist research institutes - including the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). SAS is able to support a small number of Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships - three-year postdoctoral fellowships from the academic year 2017-18. We welcome expressions of interest from candidates wishing to conduct research in one, or … [Read more...]

Visiting PhD Scholar Program 2017: University of Wollongong


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017 The Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC for a minimum period of two weeks in 2017. The Visiting PhD Scholar Program aims to support high quality interdisciplinary PhD research in LIRC’s areas of research, to provide opportunities to PhD scholars from … [Read more...]

LawLitHum 2017: Dispositions and Revolutions (city of Melbourne)


We are pleased to announce that the LLHAA's Annual Conference for 2017 will be co-organised by La Trobe University and Melbourne Law Schools and hosted in the City of Melbourne. The organisers invite consideration of the character, craft and arrangements of relations between laws and the humanities in times of revolution, transformation and resistance…. Papers and panels on the following … [Read more...]

Publication Roundup: Recent Articles by LLHAA Members


Olivia Barr, ‘A Jurisprudential Tale of a Road, an Office and a Triangle’ (2015) 27:2 Law and Literature 199. Katherine Biber, '"Peeping: Open justice and law's voyeurs"' in Sharp, C. & Leiboff, M. (eds), Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law, Routledge, 2016, pp. 160-182. Karen Crawley, 'The Critical Force of Irony: Reframing Photographs in Cultural … [Read more...]

Recent Books by LLHAA Members


Marco Wan, Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction (Routledge, 2016) How do lawyers, judges and jurors read novels? And what is at stake when literature and law confront each other in the courtroom? Nineteenth-century England and France are remembered for their active legal prosecution of literature, and this book examines the ways in which five novels were interpreted in the courtroom: … [Read more...]

18th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law 2017


Hosted by the Cardozo Law School in collaboration with the Roma Tre- Law School May 25-28 2017 International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law CALL FOR PAPERS Singularity, Generality and Exemplarity in Legal Discourse The use and practice of exemplarity are rooted in classic rhetoric, literature, politics and law. Because of the shift from pre-modern to modern ways of thinking – as modern … [Read more...]