Call for Papers – POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW – 2-3 May 2023, Warwick



2-3 May 2023

University of Warwick

Call for Papers

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The Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, is pleased to host the 2023 British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) annual postgraduate workshop. The workshop is open to PhD candidates at any stage of their research, from any part of the world, who work on any aspect of Comparative Law. The event will be held over two half-days: the afternoon of Tuesday 2 May, and the morning of Wednesday 3 May. The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to present work in progress, receive feedback on their work from leading comparative scholars, engage in networking activities, and learn more about the pathway from PhD to publication from Intersentia Publishing. 

We are very pleased that Dr Alex Schwartz (Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Glasgow) will give a keynote address entitled, “Comparison in Empirical and Computational Legal Studies” on Tuesday 3 May. A workshop dinner will be held on Tuesday evening.

Any PhD candidate wishing to present a paper at the workshop should submit an abstract (of 250 words) and a CV to both Dr Daniel Matthews ( and Professor Jacqueline Hodgson ( Please include “[your name] – BACL postgraduate workshop abstract” as the subject line for the email. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 1 March 2023.

Papers are welcome in any area of law, and using any methodology or approach, but papers must have a clear comparative focus. Students selected to present at the workshop will be advised on or before Wednesday 15 March 2023. A workshop programme, and registration information for presenters and other attendees, will be released shortly thereafter.

Registration fees: £35 (for those with affiliation at BACL-member institutions); £45 (all others).

The Warwick Law School has reserved a number of rooms within our on-campus accommodation at a discounted rate for workshop participants. Further information about how to book a room will be released in March.

Any inquiries about the workshop can be directed to Dr Daniel Matthews (