The BACL holds an annual symposium on a comparative law theme, usually at the time of the Society of Legal Scholars annual conference. The themes of the seminars are usually aligned with the theme of the Society of Legal Scholars conference.
- 2021 seminar (Durham/online) on the regulation of hate speech online. For a report and the recording of the presentations, click here. The papers were further discussed in a closed workshop online (February 2021), under the joint umbrella of BACL and the Cambridge Centre for Public Law, and with the support of the Human Rights Law Centre of Nottingham University. They have now been published online in the Journal of Media Law (June 2022), available by clicking here.
- 2020 seminar (Exeter/online) on Climate Change and Law: A Comparative Perspective. For the recording of the presentations, click here.
- 2019 seminar (Preston) in honour of Professor Watson: on transplants and mixed jurisdiction. For the program, click here. For a report on the discussion of transplants by Professor Kischel, click here.
- 2018 seminar (Queen Mary London) on “Comparative Law in Troubled Times”. For the programme, click here.
- 2017 seminar (in cooperation with the Irish Society of Comparative Law, at the University College Dublin) on ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’. Professor Gilliker, Chair of BACL, wrote an account of the seminar, that can be read here. The papers presented at this seminar have been published in The Common Law World Review 2018 (47:1), pp 3-102. The editorial introducing the papers is available by clicking here.
- 2016 seminar (University of Oxford) on ‘Bernard Rudden – Comparativist, Legal Scholar, Polymath’. Professor Gilliker, Chair of BACL, wrote an account of the seminar, that can be read here.
- 2015 seminar (York) on “Comparative Law, the Courts, and the Influence of Europe”.
- 2014 seminar (Nottingham) on “Transnational judicial conversations”. More details on the programme can be read here.