Research seminars

Every Wednesday during term, the Birmingham Law School faculty and graduate students meet for an informal seminar, reflecting on issues relating to our research, teaching innovation and excellence.


These internal seminars complement the research seminars and activities that are carried out throughout the year, from guest lectures to major conferences and smaller research seminars, and at which external speakers are invited to join, provoke curiosity and reflection, and engage with the academics and graduate students at BLS. Wednesday afternoon seminars are held in the Senior Common Room in the Law School from 1-2 pm..

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11th December - Interface China: Can it Integrate into the World Trading System?

11th December - Christmas themes in Law

11th December - Flexibility Provisions in Multilateral Trade Agreements

5th December - The Strategic Use of Public Procurement for Industrial Purpose in Emerging Economies

5th December - Law PGR Career Development and Networking Event

4th December - Theme event - Human Rights, Development, and Global Legal Studies

27th November - Law and Language: Translating the EU Acquis for accession

27th November - Law in Translation – the case of the Balkans

27th November - Gender and Law Research seminar - Dr Kathryn McNeilly

20th November - Global Patient Safety Law, Policy and Practice

14th November - The EU, Eurasia and their Trade Relations

13th November - Making / Protecting Time for Research and Scholarship

13th November - Gender and Law Research seminar - Dr Flora Renz

6th November - Theme event - Care, Relationships, Health

30th October - Gender and Law Research seminar - Dr Katherine Brown

25th October - Bal Sokhi-Bulley (Sussex) - Rights as a Relational Ethics of Friendship

23rd October - Theme event - Violence, Crime, Justice with Rob Cryer and Carol Jones

16th October - Exploring Inspirational Teaching within BLS and how to get recognition for the same

14th October - Reflections on reproductive rights in Ecuador

9th October - Theme event - Law, Technology and Ethics

2nd October - Special measures and humane treatment: The lost leg of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (1999)

29th May - Damages before the European Court of Human Rights

15th May - Dynamic Justice Problems

8th May - On teaching International Law

13th March - Left to figure it out for themselves: the formation of a hybrid or synthetic civic identity among undergraduate students at a university in the UK

6th March - Cultures of Interpretation. The Case of International Humanitarian Law

27th February - Accountability for Counter-Terrorism

27th February - Grenfell: from crime to social harm

20th February - The French implementation of the EU CSR Directive

6th February - Balancing Freedom of Conscience and the Right to Non-Discrimination on the Ground of Sexual Orientation: Beyond Ongoing Culture Wars

23rd January - Race and the Law


12th December - Key pitfalls of requiring recourse to the criminal law through human rights: reflections on ECtHR doctrine

12th December - Global Legal Studies Reading Group - December

5th December - Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development: Law and Governance Innovations for Integrated Decision-Making

5th December - Our research and Birmingham: past, present and future

28th November - Minorities and the Ideology of the Postcolonial State in Indian Constituent Assembly Debates 1946-1950

28th November - EU citizenship as meaningful citizenship

21st November - Transnational Counter-Terrorism: The Urgent Need for Constitutionalist Attention

14th November - The problem with companies, sustainability and 'gender empowerment'

7th November - Multi choice examinations

7th November - Global Legal Studies Reading Group - November

31st October - Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Locus of Constituent Power in the United Kingdom

31st October - Concepts and Theories

24th October - Pebblepad and personal tutees

17th October - Tangled Webs and Distal Horizons

3rd October - Best practice in feedback and assessment

3rd October - Global Legal Studies Reading Group - October

13th June - Being Digital Scholars

6th June - From PhD to Book

30th May - Topic to be confirmed

23rd May - Contemporary Challenges in Family Law

16th May - Are British Overseas Territories modern day Colonies? A case study of Gibraltar

9th May - Potluck & 'academic community' discussion

2nd May - #MeToo, discussing sensitive issues in classroom settings

25th April - LGBTQI Employment Discrimination Rights in the United States

28th February - Making a difference in the age of the neoliberal university

21st February - Normative Agency, Law, and Moral Holidays

14th February - Anatomies of an Academic Career

7th February - Nationalist Discourse and the Paradoxes of Postcolonial Statehood

31st January - Methodological Reflections on Law as a Social Science

24th January - Rethinking Vulnerability in Legal Research

17th January - Interactivity in Teaching

10th January - Interdisciplinarity in research