8 January 2019

The School of Law, Lancaster University, will host the 2019 BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law on 11th-12th April 2019.

The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the 2-day workshop will address both the benefits and methodological problems of postgraduate research in comparative law. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present their own work and thus gain useful feedback from their peers, as well academics in the field.

The workshop will take place on the Lancaster University campus, beginning lunchtime Thursday, 11th April. The workshop will include plenary sessions, but the emphasis is on student presentations and group discussion.

Students interested in participating in the workshop should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical note using the BACL PG Workshop Application Form  The organisers welcome abstracts considering all aspects of comparative law. Applications should be sent to Dr Mary Guy - m.guy2@lancaster.ac.uk - by Friday, 15 February 2019.   Successful applicants will be informed shortly after.

BACL is subsidising the costs of this event, which is also sponsored by Intersentia, but a student contribution will be required. The contribution will be £35 for students from BACL member institutions* and £40 for students from non-member institutions. This includes participation in the workshop, lunch and refreshments as well as evening dinner on the 11th April. (Your institution may be able to assist with the costs.)

Students will also be expected to pay for and organise their own transport to Lancaster, as well as their overnight campus accommodation (£49.50 B&B per night).

* Current BACL member institutions include: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, City, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Jersey Institute of Law, Kent, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, SOAS, Strathclyde, UEA, Warwick.