Research Seminars

Research Seminars

The School of Law Research Seminar Series aims to foster and sustain the School’s excellent research environment. They are delivered on campus and/or online by guest speakers from other universities in the UK or abroad, or members of staff on a wide range of topics. They provide an opportunity to share, engage with, and build upon a research piece, whether at an advanced or final stage of development. Research seminars usually last for approximately 60 minutes, including a 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute discussion. Everyone, staff and students, are welcome and there is no need to register.

The Convenor of the Research Seminar Series is Professor Irène Couzigou

Seminar Timetable 2023-24

Second Half-Session

Wednesday, 20 March, 1.15 - 2.15pm, Hybrid Event: ‘Law Reform in Scotland: Moveable Transactions as a Case Study’ by Professor Andrew Steven

Wednesday, 20 March, 2.30 - 3.30pm, Hybrid Event: ‘Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities’’ by Professor Christina Binder

Wednesday, 21 February, 1.10-2.10pm, Hybrid Event: ‘International Criminal Tribunals and Domestic Accountability: In the Court's Shadow’ by Patryk I. Labuda

Wednesday, 21 February, 2.20-3.20pm, Hybrid Event: ‘A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court’ by Chris Hanretty

Wednesday, 21 February, 3.30-4.30pm, Hybrid Event: ‘International Tax Law in a Changing Landscape’ by Xiaorong (Sharron) Li 

Wednesday, 24 January, 1.15-2.15pm, Hybrid Event: Climate Change and the Limits of International Fisheries Law by Mitchell Lennan

First Half-Session

Thursday, 14 September, 12-1pm - On- Campus Event (NK14): 'Is Nordic Law a Legal Family?' by Jaakko Husa

Wednesday, 18 October, 1-2.00pm - Hybrid Event (C11/Teams): 'The Purposes of Preambles in the History of Legislation in Europe' by Brage Thunestvedt Hatløy

Wednesday, 18 October, 2-3.00pm - Hybrid Event (C11/Teams): '‘Legal Doctrinal Scholarship and the Social Sciences’ by Matyas Bodig

Tuesday, 24 October, 3-4.30pm - Hybrid Event (A21/Teams): 'International Refugee Law in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities  by Sandrine Turgis

Wednesday, 15 November, 1.10-2.10pm - Hybrid Event (C11/Teams): ‘Climate Change and the European Convention on Human Rights’ by Erin Ferguson

Wednesday, 15 November, 2.20-3.20pm - Hybrid Event (C11/Teams): ‘Entrenching Human Rights Protections in the UK’s Devolved Nations’’ by Kasey McCall-Smith

Wednesday, 15 November, 3.30-4.30pm - Hybrid Event (C11/Teams): ‘Family Law Reform at the Scottish Law Commission: Civil Remedies for Domestic Abuse’ by Gillian Black

Seminar Timetable 2022-23

First Half-Session

Friday 14 October, 2-3.30pm - Teams Event: Self-defense in the Fight against Terrorism: The Enlargement of the Right of Self-defense by Dr Mélanie Dubuy

Monday 24 October, 2-3.30pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue KCF7): Don’t Worry About the Government- National Security and the Rule of Law by  Ronald Clancy QC

Thursday 3 November, 1-2.30pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue KCF7): From Validity to Valency by Professor Pauline Westerman

Thursday 17 November, 1-2:30pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue OSR):  A ‘right to deepfake’ in Europe? Assessing the regulation of deepfakes under the lens of Article 10 ECHR by Dr Mathilde Pavis & Dr Dimitrios Kagiaros

Second Half-Session

Monday 23 January, 1-3pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue KCG11): Law and policies for the digital economy. The role of comparative law by Professor Guido Smorto

Wednesday 1 February, 2-3pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue Taylor A21): Volcanic Eruptions and International Law – Lessons from Iceland by Professor Bjarni Már Magnússon

Thursday 9 February, 2-3.30pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue New Kings NK1): Challenges Raised by International Cybercrimes by Ian Whitehurst

Thursday 16 February, 10-11:30am - Online Event: The Commercialisation of Your Physical Self - An Introduction to Personal Genomics by Dr Andelka M. Phillips 

Tuesday 21 February, 1-2.30pm - Hybrid Event (On Campus Venue: C11): Promoting sustainable foreign direct investments through investment treaties: the long-awaited evolution of international investment law. by Dr. Lukas Vanhonnaeker

Friday, 17 March, 2-3.30pm - Online Event: Military Assistance to Ukraine: A Form of Collective Self-defence? by Professor Antonello Tancredi

Tuesday, 25 April, 3-4,30PM - Hybrid Event: Fair and Equitable Treatment and the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators by Fahira Brodlija

Wednesday, 24 May, 2-3pm - Hybrid Event: The Short-Lived Hungarian Floating Security and the Scottish Experience with the Floating Charge by Professor Tibor Tajti

Seminar Timetable 2020-21*

*Please note that the 20/21 School of Law Research seminars will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Links will be provided closer to the date and time on our webpage and social media. 

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Seminar Timetable 2019-20

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Seminar Timetable 2018-19

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Seminar Timetable 2017-18

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