We are excited to welcome you the University of Edinburgh's historic Old College for our fourth annual conference.
This year's theme, Law and its Boundaries, aims to consider the role of legal regulation at a pivotal point in our history when it seems that many legal, political, and technological boundaries are coming under unprecedented strain.
Two-day conference tickets are free. Optional conference dinner tickets are £20.
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott
Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Douglas-Scott holds the Anniversary Chair in Law at Queen Mary and is co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context. Before Queen Mary she was for many years Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, and before that Professor of Law at King's College, London. She has held visiting posts and delivered lectures at various institutions in Europe and the US, including Georgetown Law School, Columbia University and the University of Bonn, where she was visiting Jean Monnet Professor. She is currently a special adviser to the European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
Professor Douglas-Scott was born and educated in Edinburgh. She studied philosophy, art history and aesthetics before taking a degree in law. She works primarily in the elds of constitutional law, EU public law, human rights and legal and social theory, and is particularly interested in questions of justice and human rights in Europe, and has published widely in these elds, including the monograph Constitutional Law of the European Union.
She is also interested in sub-state independence movements in Europe and has been an active commentator on the Scottish and Catalan independence movements in the media, as well as giving expert evidence to the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments on further Scottish devolution. She is a member of the University of Edinburgh's Centre on Constitutional Change.
|Playfair Library||Elder Room||Raeburn Room|
|08:30-09:00||Registration and coffee|
|09:00-09:30||Welcome address: Prof. Richard Sparks, Head of Edinburgh Law School|
|09:30-11:30||Legal History||International law||Commercial law|
|12:00-12:30||Pre-lunch plenary session sponsored by Hart Publishing|
|12:30-13:45||Lunch session: Enhancing your research impact through social media*|
|13:45-15:45||Legal Theory||IT/IP law||Criminal law|
|16:00-17:00||Keynote address: Prof. Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, QMUL|
|18:00||Conference dinner (Ciao Roma, 64 South Bridge, Edinburgh)|
* Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh Global Justice Academy, and the University of Edinburgh Global Development Academy
|Playfair Library||Elder Room|
|09:30-11:30||Human Rights||EU law|
|12:00-14:00||Health and Family law||Legal History 2|
Sponsored by the Centre for Legal History
Law, Rhetoric and Science: Historical Narratives in Roman Law
A historical perspective on the doctrine of insurable interest
Sponsored by the Scottish Centre for International Law
Environmental law without boundaries: global risk, global harm, global regulation
Climate Change and Disappearing Island States: Statehood and Sovereignty at the Boundaries of International Law
Cross-Border Bank Insolvency Post- Brexit: Establishing the Boundaries and implementing Regulatory Structure
Arbitrators Gone Wild? The impact of arbitrator appointment mechanisms on the substantive development of the law
Sponsored by the Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory
Coercive Violence and Westphalian Sovereignty: Positioning the Rise of Private Military and Security Contractors (PMSCs)
Natural law as a supraconstitutional limitation of constitutional amendments
Death: the Law's Ultimate Boundary? Until death us do part: post mortem privacy for the ante mortem person
Digital Interventionism: Can A.I. Supplant the State in Human Rights Protection?
Freedom of panorama as a contemporary challenge to copyright law
Cultural Heritage and 3D Technology: Some of the Legal Issues
Streamlined Forensic Reporting and Legal Autopoiesis
The dysfunction of the criminal law
Reforming Indonesian Rape Law: Adopting U.S. Rape Shield Law in Excluding Prejudicial Evidence
Regulating "Revenge Porn" in England and Wales: What Can (and Should) the Law do in Response?
Freedom of Information and the Boundaries of Public Law
Re-Considering the Universal Human Rights Theory: Examining the Impact between International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law
Sponsored by the Edinburgh Europa Institute
At the Boundaries of Union Citizenship: Ultimate Responsibility of the Home Member State for the Union Citizen
Tracking austerity-based "crisis law" before the European Court of Human Rights
Shaken Baby Syndrome Science and the Judicial Response: Limits and Obligations of the Law
Terminal illness as a determinant for assisted dying eligibility
Sponsored by the Centre for Legal History
Living Beyond the Law: Some Semantic and Conceptual Considerations of Outlawry in Medieval Scandinavia
The boundaries of enforcement: a history of sovereign debt
A Swiss Jurist on the American Frontier: Republican Expansionism, Settler Revolt, and the Usages for Emer de Vattel's The Law of Nations