International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law (Aug 6 – 13)


The seventh International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 6 to 13, 2017 at Osnabrück University, Germany. It aims to encourage and further promote the interdisciplinary study and research of the interrelations between law and culture, based on the idea that the extended cultural study of the law will foster profitable scholarly exchange and … [Read more...]

Law Lit Hum Conference Dec 2017: Dissents and Dispositions (call for streams)

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Dissents and Dispositions Conference of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia City of Melbourne: La Trobe Law School and Melbourne Law School 12-14 December 2017 (Postgraduate Day on 11 December 2017) Tom Nicholson, ‘Towards a Monument to Batman’s Treaty’ (2013) 101 A0 printed sheets, pasted to the wall of the museum, and 3,520 bricks collected from citizens in and … [Read more...]

Kent Summer School in Critical Theory, Paris 26 June – 7 July

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Kent Summer School in Critical Theory, Paris 26 June – 7 July Kent Law School announces its annual Kent Summer School in Critical Theory (KSSCT), running again this year in Paris, from 26 June to 7 July. The KSSCT offers the opportunity to attend a single two-week intensive seminar with a leading critical thinker. This year, seminars will be held by Professor Timothy Campbell of Cornell … [Read more...]

Call for proposals for Law Text Culture Volume 22 (2018)

Law Text Culture is seeking proposals from potential guest editors to edit Volume 22 of the journal, to be published in 2018. Details about the application process can be found on the journal site, along with information for guest editors.    Information about the journal and its scope and purpose can be found here, along with links to current and past issues. Next Deadline for Proposals 30 May … [Read more...]

Law Text Culture Volume 20 (2016)

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The 2016 edition of Law Text Culture, ‘Lives Lived with Law’, edited by Ann Genovese, Shaun McVeigh, and Peter D. Rush of the University of Melbourne Law School has just been published.   The collection includes articles and essays by John Docker (UWA), Ann Genovese, Kim Rubenstein (Law, ANU), Marett Leiboff (Legal Intersections Research Centre, UOW), Julie Evans (Criminology, University of … [Read more...]

Law and Literature Conference 2017: Visualising Justice


John Jay College of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce its Fifth Biennial Literature and Law Conference.  The conference, themed "Visualizing Justice," will be held in New York City from October 27 - 28, 2017. This conference aims to promote interdisciplinary and critical understanding while providing a venue for intellectual exchange. The keynote speaker will be Professor Desmond … [Read more...]

Australian Feminist Law Journal – Upcoming General Issue – Call for Articles

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Volume 43.2, December 2017 Deadline of May 30th, 2017 The Australian Feminist Law Journal is seeking articles for publication for the next General Issue of the Journal, namely Volume 43.2 (December 2017). The journal focuses upon scholarly research using critical feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived. As an international Critical Legal Journal we publish research informed by … [Read more...]

The Mythology of Modern Law: At 25 Years (Melbourne Law School, 11-12 May 2017)


In the opening sentence of Peter Fitzpatrick’s seminal book, The Mythology of Modern Law, first published in 1992, the claim that “law as a unified entity can only be reconciled with its contradictory existences if we see it as myth” is described as the first chapter’s “suspiciously simple argument”. Few perhaps would regard even that sentence, let alone the argument of the chapter or the book, as … [Read more...]