Annual seminars

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.

The 2017 seminar is organised in cooperation with the Irish Society of Comparative Law. It will be held at the University College Dublin, on 5th September. The chosen theme is: ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’. The programme is available here.

The 2016 seminar was held on 6th September during the Society of Legal Scholars conference at the University of Oxford. Its theme was: ‘Bernard Rudden – Comparativist, Legal Scholar, Polymath’. Professor Gilliker, Chair of BACL, wrote an account of the seminar, that can be read here.

The 2015 seminar was held on 1 September during the Society of Legal Scholars conference at the University of York.  Its theme was “Comparative Law, the Courts, and the Influence of Europe”.

The 2014 seminar was held on 9 September during the Society of Legal Scholars conference held at the University of Nottingham. Its theme was “Transnational judicial conversations”. More details on the programme can be read here.