CFP: “Law on the Edge” CLSA/​LSAANZ Joint Conference, July 2013, UBC Vancouver

Law on the Edge is jointly presented by the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand and will be hosted on-​campus at the beau­tiful University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1 — 4 July 2013. Proposals for con­fer­ence ses­sions must be e-​mailed to lawontheedge@​law.​ubc.​ca by 10 December 2012.

The concept of living on the edge is not simply geo-​political. While it is a politics of the edge, per­petu­ally re­sponding to and writing back at the centre, it is also a re­cog­ni­tion that law it­self con­sti­tutes bound­aries and edges, cre­ating same­ness, dif­fer­ence, Others and al­lies. The con­fer­ence plan­ning em­phas­izes the fol­lowing themes:

— Law in times of crisis, tragedy & un­cer­tainty;
— Indigeneity, plur­alism & dif­fer­ence;
— Law on the geo­pol­it­ical edge;
— Connections, de­par­tures, mo­bil­ities; and
— New legal spaces on the edge.

The con­fer­ence or­gan­isers have planned a mix of pro­gram­ming to allow par­ti­cipants an im­mersive ex­per­i­ence with:

— con­sid­er­able ex­posure to the best and most in­nov­ative law and so­ciety schol­ar­ship;
— a sense of the local con­text and rel­ev­ance of law and so­ciety in situ; and
— a sus­tained op­por­tunity to meet and ex­change ideas with par­ti­cipants who have shared in­terests and who di­verge dis­cip­lin­arily, con­cep­tu­ally, and methodologically.

We en­courage so­ci­olegal and in­ter­dis­cip­linary con­tri­bu­tions that ex­plore law on the edge in a variety of spatio-​temporal con­texts as well as other law and so­ciety schol­ar­ship. The con­fer­ence pro­gram has been care­fully de­signed to max­imize op­por­tun­ities for dia­logue. The con­fer­ence plan­ning com­mittee in­vites a variety of pro­posals in­cluding, but ex­tending well beyond, tra­di­tional papers.

1. Paper and panel proposals

2. Graduate stu­dent workshop

3. Research work­shops

4. Field trips

5. Chairing panels

All pro­posals must be e-​mailed to lawontheedge@​law.​ubc.​ca by 10 December 2012. We will ac­know­ledge receipt.

Keynote and plenary speakers The con­fer­ence plan­ning com­mittee is ex­cited to have ar­ranged a leading group of key­note and plenary speakers including:

— Leah Bassel “Paradoxes of Protection: Gender at the Borders“
— John Borrows “Ningiiwitaa-​inaakonige: Walking Around the Edges of Indigenous Law“
— “Belonging on the Edge” with Catherine Dauvergne & Jenni Millbank, Shaunnagh Dorsett, Julie Evans and Sherene Razack.
— “Law, Space and Boundaries” with Nick Blomley, Davina Cooper, Lee Godden and Valmaine Toki.
— “Looking out from the Salish Sea” with Douglas Harris, Aaron Wilson and Bruce Miller.

More in­form­a­tion about these speakers will be posted on the con­fer­ence web­site <http://​www​.law​.ubc​.ca/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​l​a​w​_​o​n​_​t​h​e​_​e​d​ge/> soon.

Law on the Edge
1 – 4 July 2013
Proposals due by 10 December 2012

  2 comments for “CFP: “Law on the Edge” CLSA/​LSAANZ Joint Conference, July 2013, UBC Vancouver

  1. Bernard Muhindo
    17 December 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Dear Sir/​Madam,
    I have just came across this link and I wonder whether late sub­mis­sion for those in­ter­ested may be ac­cepted. If yes, I would love to submit mine by end 31 December 2012. Please advise.



    • Admin
      18 December 2012 at 10:50 am

      Dear Bernard,

      Please email your re­quest to lawontheedge@​law.​ubc.​ca

      Best wishes,


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