2017 – PGR Workshop – Jersey – 22/23 March 2017

British Association of Comparative Law



 22-23 March 2017

Institute of Law, Jersey

Law House

1 Seale Street, St Helier – Jersey



The POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW of the BACL will be held on 22-23 March 2017 at the Institute of Law, Jersey.

The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the 2-day workshop will address both the benefits and methodological problems of postgraduate research in comparative law. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to present their own work and thus gain useful feedback from their peers, as well academics in the field.

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Law in Jersey beginning at lunchtime on Wednesday 22 March. The workshop will include plenary sessions, but the emphasis is on student presentations and group discussion.

Organisers welcome abstracts considering all aspects of comparative law.

Students interested in participating in the workshop should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biographical note using the attached form by 21 February 2017. Please note that submissions will only be accepted by email to David.Marrani@lawinstitute.ac.je. Successful applicants will be informed shortly after.

BACL is subsidising the costs of this event, which is also sponsored by Intersentia, but a student contribution will be required. The contribution will be £35 for students from BACL member institutions* and £40 for students from non-member institutions (payable at the event in cash or by transfer to the British Association of Comparative Law). This includes participation in the workshop, lunch and refreshments as well as evening dinner on the 22 March. (Your institution may be able to assist with the costs.)

Participants will be expected to organise and pay for their own transport to and from Jersey. Jerseys is easily reached by plane from London and most UK cities. Participants will also be expected to pay for their overnight accommodation. A number of B&Bs and small hotels are to be found in the city centre within a few minutes’ reach of the Institute and some single rooms have been reserved at the Mornington hotel for £39.50 per person on B&B basis (more details about the hotel will be available to successful applicants).

Students invited to join the workshop may want to consider attending the Institute annual conference on ‘The Future of financial Law’ at the ‘early bird’ rate, tickets for the conference can be purchased on Eventbrite**.

Please note that if you are applying from outside of the EU, you may require a visa to enter the UK and the visa process may take up to 6 weeks.

Link to Jersey Immigration document (you need to scroll to part 3)


* Current BACL member institutions include: Aberdeen, Bangor, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, City, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Essex, Glasgow, Hull, Kent, King’s College London, Kingston, Law Institute Jersey, Leicester, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, LSE, Manchester,  Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle, Northumbria, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary University, School of Advanced Study University of London, Sussex,  Strathclyde, UCL, UEA, Warwick, Westminster

** Eventbrite link