The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) at the School of Law, University of Wollongong is proud to host the joint international Conference for 2018 of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) of the UK.
Papers or panel proposals (of three to four papers) are invited on a broad range of law and society topics relating to ‘Inclusion, Exclusion and Democracy’ within the following sub-themes:
• Navigating vulnerability, empowerment and identity of individuals, groups or communities; • Indigenous and cultural perspectives;
• Crime, justice and punishment;
• The environment;
• The rise and impact of new technologies, the internet or social media;
• Theorising, rethinking or challenging democratic constructions, principles or approaches;
• Democracy in context – local, regional, country, global or comparative perspectives; or
• The role of the judiciary, lawyers and academics in fostering democracy and inclusion, or facilitating exclusion.
Papers are also invited on all other law and society topics. The committee welcomes proposals across a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) law, humanities, social science, or the sciences.