Murray Edwards College

University of Cambridge




The POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW of the BACL will be held on 16-17 April 2018 at the University of Cambridge.

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 Murray Edwards College, beginning at lunchtime on Monday 16 April. The workshop will include plenary sessions, but the emphasis is on student presentations and group discussion.

The 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 BACL – APPLICATION FORM by 10 March. Please note that submissions will only be accepted by email to Dr S. Turenne – (st325 at . 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 16 April. (Your institution may be able to assist with the costs.)

Participants will also be expected to pay for their overnight accommodation in Murray Edwards College at £75.00+Vat (including breakfast). Participants will organise and pay for their own transport to and from Cambridge.

* 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, Lancaster, Leicester, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Northumbria, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary University, School of Advanced Study University of London, SOAS, Sussex,  Strathclyde, UCL, UEA, Warwick, Westminster