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Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference 2018: Inclusion, Exclusion and Democracy

Wed, 2018-03-14 15:50 -- manager

Call for papers: 

Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference 2018: Inclusion, Exclusion and Democracy


The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) at the School of Law, University of Wollongong is proud to host the joint international Conference for 2018 of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) of the UK.

Papers or panel proposals (of three to four papers) are invited on a broad range of law and society topics relating to ‘Inclusion, Exclusion and Democracy’ within the following sub-themes:

• Navigating vulnerability, empowerment and identity of individuals, groups or communities; • Indigenous and cultural perspectives;
• Crime, justice and punishment;
• The environment;

• The rise and impact of new technologies, the internet or social media;
• Theorising, rethinking or challenging democratic constructions, principles or approaches;
• Democracy in context – local, regional, country, global or comparative perspectives; or
• The role of the judiciary, lawyers and academics in fostering democracy and inclusion, or facilitating exclusion.

Papers are also invited on all other law and society topics. The committee welcomes proposals across a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) law, humanities, social science, or the sciences.


Abstracts of no more than 250 words for a 15–20 minute paper must be submitted through the conference website by 6 July 2018 ( Panel proposals must: identify a theme for the panel; nominate a panel chair; include a 250 word description of the panel; and include a 250 word abstract for each individual paper that is part of the proposed three to four paper panel.


The University of Wollongong is approximately one hours drive south of Sydney Airport or 1.5 hours by train. Visit the conference website for more information on the coastal city of Wollongong.


The Canadian Law and Society Association is a host for this conference and will be offering travel subsidies to CLSA members who attend and present their research. Please contact if you are interested.