The Translocal Law Research Group invites you to participate in a workshop on ‘Contested Legalities: Translocal Encounters with Transnational Law’ held online, 8-9 July 2021. The aim of the workshop is to deepen our understanding and scholarship on what we term translocal legalities – emergent meanings, norms, and forms of authority constituted through grounded encounters with transnational legal claims, norms, and technologies of governance. By coining this new term, the workshop participants seek to shift the gaze of transnational legal scholarship away from a top-down mapping of the structures of global law, to pay more attention, in situated ways, to the forms of legality that are produced as legal norms from different scales and contexts and how they circulate, interact and encounter one another as well as with local actors and legal practices. The workshop will bring together researchers from different continents with interdisciplinary backgrounds in law, sociology, political science and anthropology.
8 – 9 July 2021, Melbourne Law School, online via Zoom