Call For Papers
22 May 2012, Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Conference 2012: Taking Risks and Challenging Legal Thought
Venue: Joseph Rotblat Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. In the Guardian's University 2011 Guide the School of Law was ranked third overall in the UK and first in London for law. The Times Good University Guide 2011 ranks the School of Law sixth overall in the UK and third in London for law.
The School of Law invites all PhD students across the UK to present at the conference, which is supported by the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). It is organised and chaired by School of Law PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London. The conference is a unique opportunity for presenters and participants to exchange ideas and knowledge on contemporary legal issues.
TOPICS: We invite papers from all subject areas of law, including but not limited to:
- Public International Law
- Intellectual Property
- Human Rights
- Competition Law
- Commercial and Corporate Law
- Criminal Law
- Banking and Finance Law
- Information Technology Law
- European Union Law
- Constitutional Law
- Tax Law
- Arbitration and Litigation
- Medical Law
- Legal History
PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE If you would like to present a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract of your paper (300 words maximum)and a brief biography (100 words maximum).
For poster presentations, please submit an abstract of the topic (200 words maximum), and a brief biography (100 words maximum). Please send abstracts to email: email@example.com
SOAP BOX SESSION: New 'Soap Box Session' - Are you willing to take a risk? Stand up for five minutes and air your risky/controversial legal view. Please submit a brief abstract (100 words maximum) and a brief biography (100 words maximum).
The 'soapbox session' is a new concept for 2012. Participants are invited to stand for five minutes and outline the crux of their research with particular emphasis on any risk that they are taking or any controversial idea that it pursues. This session is designed to challenge to both the audience and the speaker (since the audience will be invited to respond and the speaker may have to defend their proposition) but should not require as much preparation as the other conference sessions. This will be a good opportunity for those interested in getting feedback on their research but do not wish to present a full paper.
Interest in this session should be notified with a short abstract (maximum 100 words), outlining the area and flavour of your contribution. Please mark your entry as intended for the 'soapbox session'.
DEADLINES: The deadline for the submission of abstracts for all sessions is 22 February 2012.
Successful applicants (paper presentations and poster presentations) will be informed by the 12 March 2012.
The selected applicants are expected to submit an outline of their presentation (or the power point slides) by 1 May 2012.