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Law and Culture Conference 2015: Change

Thursday 10th - Friday 11th September 2015


Law and Culture Conference 2015: Change

CLC Conference Where: St Mary's University, Twickenham When: 10th to 11th September 2015 Book nowLaw and culture are two significant forces in human life, both shaping and influencing the conduct of individuals, communities and societies, and the values they develop. The emergence of values and norms, of traditions and beliefs—of laws—is a chronological phenomenon, taking place through the evolution of history and the influential forces of the present. But these laws are not static: change is an on-going process: a restless development and dynamic interaction of legal, cultural, social, and human reality. The Law and Culture Conference 2015 will engage with this question of change: of how law and value have developed and changed in the cultures of the past; of how it might develop in the future; of the forces and changes acting and taking place in the cultures and societies around law today (locally, globally; nationally, transnationally); of how change might be effected within law, intentionally or otherwise, for good or for bad; of how law and culture could change one another, for better, for worse, or for something else… Such questioning also provides new opportunities to visualise and explore the frontiers and changing dynamics of law and culture. Confirmed plenary speakers:
  • Leslie J Moran (Professor of Law, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Fiona MacMillan (Professor of Law, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Anuj Bhuwania, ‘Legal Information as Culture: The Rise of Judicial Paternalism in Contemporary India’
  • Buol Juuk, ‘Dinka Cultural Practices and Family Law in Australia: A Clash of Legal Cultures’
  • Christopher Harding, ‘Cartooning Cartels: Changing Modes of Attacking Business Cartels in Early Twentieth Century Political Cartoons and Early Twenty First Century Cartel Cinema’
  • Clare Sandford-Couch, ‘Changes in the Artistic Representation of Hell in the Art of North-Central Italy 1250-1400’
  • Claudia Carr, ‘The Assisted Dying Bill: If not Now, When?’
  • Cristina Marinho, ‘Law and Literature Now: On Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission through L’Identité Malheureuse by A. Finkielkraut’
  • David Yuratich, ‘Doctor Who, Constitutional Values, and the Problems of Change’
  • Dawn Moore and Rashmee Singh, ‘What the Police Saw: Images Changing the Prosecution of Domestic Violence’
  • Finola Farrant, ‘Shapeshifting: The Demand for ‘Change’ in Ex-Prisoners’ Identities’
  • James C Fisher, ‘Changing Criminal Justice: The ‘Cultural Defence’ and the Jurisprudence of Multiculturalism’
  • Karine Bates, ‘The Impacts of Legal Changes on Women’s Access to Justice in India’
  • Kelly Ann Cannon, ‘The Condition of Change: Graffiti, Change and Jurisprudence’
  • Kim Barker, ‘Changing Legal #culture One Tweet at a Time?’
  • Maciej Chmielinski and Michal Rupniewski, ‘Theoretical Patterns for Change: Advantage, Community, or Cooperation?’
  • Maria Lewandowicz, ‘Legal Culture and Legal Tradition: Codification of Private Law in Poland in the Interwar Period’
  • Mohammed-Ali Rahebi, ‘Cybernetic Jurisprudence’
  • Quan Zou, ‘China, Freedom of Association, Right-Protection Culture’
  • Rafael Van Damme, ‘Long Term Changes in Criminal Law (1200-1800): A Disruption of Scapegoat Dynamics?’
  • Z Niu and G van Dijck, ‘Legal Transplants in Reality: The Impact of Culture on Chinese Judges’ Decision Making in Contractual Damages Cases’
  • Zuhmboshi Eric Nsuh, ‘Towards Negotiating an Alternative Jurisprudence in Post-Apartheid Discourse’
Papers subject to change. Programme TBA.  
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Thursday 10th - Friday 11th September 2015

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