Lancaster University Law Conference: Call for Abstracts


Lancaster University, U.K.
3rd June 2022

Call for Abstracts

After the grand success of our three annual international conferences in 2019, 2020 and 2021 we are happy to announce that we will be organizing this year’s annual international conference (virtual) on the broad theme ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’.

It is believed that law acts as a powerful tool for social change. In today’s world, most aspects of human behaviour are regulated by legal rules and principles. From policies affecting the poor to regulating economic and political agendas between powerful nations, law plays an important role in shaping the future for coming generations.

In addition, contemporary criminological issues question some of today’s most pressing social issues, from interpersonal violence, drugs misuse, to crimes against the environment. An unprecedented rise in exclusionary and punitive state policies and practices has produced high levels of contemporary issues in both law and criminology.

In the context of changing socio-political scenarios around the world, there is a need to reevaluate our understanding of applicability of legal rules that can bring about real change and provide opportunity for the betterment of everyone. The question of how to apply ‘law’ is now once again open for debate and we intend to discuss it from broad perspectives.

Lancaster University Law School invites proposals for individual contributions under the broad theme of ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’. The Conference invites academics, Masters, PhD students, early career researchers and practitioners for a one-day virtual conference.

Suggested topics under the theme ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’ for the
conference include, but are not limited to:

Law and Ethics in Business, Finance and Banking

Digital Justice

Social justice and Equality

The Environment and Eco systems

Gender and Sexuality

Drugs Policy, Practice and Usage

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short bio of 50 words should be sent to by 31st March 2022.

Selected presenters will be notified by 15th April 2022.

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