Law School Academics present at annual Legal Scholars Society Conference

Law School Academics present at annual Legal Scholars Society Conference

A number of academics from the Law School presented papers at the recent Society of Legal Scholars Conference.

The School of Law was well represented at this year's Society of Legal Scholars Conference, which was hosted by Queen Mary University London from 4th to 7th September.

The Society’s Annual Conference is the largest gathering of academic lawyers in the UK and Ireland. This year’s conference addressed “Law in Troubled Times”. This topic was discussed in 28 specialised sections representing all areas of law, from private to public law, as well as in plenary sessions held by key speakers.

Professor Paul Beaumont and Jayne Holliday presented their unorthodox paper entitled ‘Habitual residence of the child can become too child centred for the child’s own good!’ at the recently re-established Conflicts of Laws section at the conference. Professor Andrew Dickinson, University of Oxford chaired the session and a lively discussion followed.

In the section about Public International Law,Dr.Irene Couzigou analysed how fundamental principles of International Law, like the principle of sovereignty, is challenged by the use of the Internet.

The Society of Legal Scholars has around 3,000 members, mostly working in law schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but also in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Find out more about it here.

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