The Dickson Poon School of Law
Call for papers
International Graduate Legal Research Conference
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Lessons Learned from the Dissolution of and Secession from Political Unions
The twelfth International Graduate Legal Research Conference will take place on 24th April
2018 at King’s College London. The conference gives graduate students and academics early
in their careers a unique opportunity to engage with the academic community, to discuss their
work with other researchers in their fields, and to receive feedback from eminent scholars and
practitioners. A selection of the best papers will also be published in a following edition of the
King’s Student Law Review.
The news is filled with public debate about international organisations, national alliances and
nation states dissolving. Brexit is just one example of this phenomenon. This conference
focuses on the lessons to be learned from experiences of past dissolutions and secessions
applicable today. Specific modern examples of where these lessons may be applied include
(but are not limited to) Brexit, Catalonian independence, the Scottish referendum, Kurdish
independence, South Sudan, the US’s withdrawal from the Transpacific Partnership, the
denunciation of ICSID Convention by some South American states, and the renegotiation of
the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Participants are invited to reflect on any moral, political, social, legal, or economic aspect of
the dissolution of and secession from political unions, and to draw conclusions relevant to
some contentious modern day events.
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words in length. Please note that submissions should
be sent to email@example.com. The subject of the e-mail must be IGLRC 2018. Finally,
please be aware that submissions from applicants without a valid university or institution
email address will be rejected.
The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 14th February 2018. Successful applicants will be
informed by 20th February 2018. The authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be
expected to submit completed papers (maximum length 6,000 words) by 9th April 2018.
Conference presenters will be grouped into subject-based panels within which each panellist
will be presenting their paper. Shortly after April 9th, panellists will be notified in which
panel they have been placed, and will receive a copy of their co-panellists’ papers.
Further information can also be found via our website https://iglrc2018.wordpress.com or on
Facebook and Twitter @IGLRC. Please address enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.