By Ugljesa Grusic, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham.
The Transnational Law & Social Justice project seeks to study how transnational law shapes, facilitates and challenges economic, political and cultural exclusion in a fragmented legal and political landscape. Our aim is to bring together lawyers and non-lawyers, early career scholars and PhD researchers whose work examines pervasive inequalities in the transnational context. Our first event, hosted by the London School of Economics on June 26/27 2015, will feature roundtable discussions and thematic panels exploring the methodological challenges raised by the study of transnational law and its distributional effects. The event will focus more specifically on the normative dimensions of family, marketplace and workplace regulations. In choosing these three themes our aim is to examine the effects of transnational law on individuals’ everyday life while also analyzing themes that are often neglected in the global or transnational governance debates because labelled as ‘private’.
Speakers include Graínne de Búrca (NYU School of Law), Priya S. Gupta (Southwestern Law School), Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School), Aukje van Hoek (Amsterdam Law School) and Peer Zumbansen (KCL). You can find more information on the event including the call for papers here.