It is believed that law acts as a tool for social transformation. In today’s world, most aspects of
human behaviour are regulated by legal rules and principles. From policies affecting the poor
to regulating economic and political agendas between powerful nations, law plays an important
role in shaping the future for coming generations. However, in the context of changing sociopolitical
scenarios around the world, there is a need to re-evaluate our understanding of
applicability of legal rules that can bring about real change and provide opportunity for the
betterment of everyone. The question of how to apply ‘law’ is now once again open for debate
and we intend to discuss it from a broad perspective.
Lancaster University Law School invites proposals for individual contributions under the broad
theme of ‘Law and Social Transformation’. The Conference invites academics, Masters, PhD
students, early stage researchers and practitioners for a one-day conference to discuss the
contemporary challenges to applicability of legal rules and principles in effecting social
Suggested topics under the theme ‘Law and Social Transformation’ for the conference include,
but are not limited to:
- Law and social justice;
- Gender and sexuality;
- Refugee law;
- Social and economic rights in the third world;
- Brexit and the European Union;
- Law and democracy;
- Law and religion.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by
15th November 2018.
Selected presenters will be notified by 30th November 2018.