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Research Seminars in Sociology of Law

All open to the public

The Sociology of Law Department arranges a series of research seminars inviting both local and international researchers who are conducting state of the arts research within various areas of law and society.

Reza Banakar presenting in front a students.

Spring 2021

Commemoration Seminar Series for Reza Banakar

On August 27th 2020 our beloved colleague Reza Banakar passed away. Reza’s passing is a painful loss for his family and friends. It is also a tremendous loss to the scholarly community of sociology of law, where Reza was internationally revered and respected as an accomplished scholar.

Throughout his academic life Reza engaged with investigation of the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology of law as a discipline. His lifework remains an inspiration and a guiding light for scholars and students interested in law and society more broadly.

As we at the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University come to terms with the loss of Reza, we have decided to commemorate and celebrate his scholarship by holding an online seminar series throughout the coming two semesters. Our hope is that these seminars can be inspiring and provide us all with new ideas and discussions in the spirit of Reza.

All seminars will be conducted digitally. Zoom links and individual event reminders and posters will be distributed separately.

The schedule for the spring semester is still being established.

February 17

Max Travers
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

"Engaging with Reza Banakar"

Information about the seminar with Max Travers.

March 3

John Flood
Professor of Law and Society, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research

"The machine stops: law and lawyers in a time of weak globalisation"

Information about the seminar with John Flood

March 17

Roger Cotterrell
Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

"The Place of the Stepchild: Thoughts on the Establishment of Modern Sociology of Law"

Information about the seminar with Roger Cotterrell

March 31

Radha D'Souza
Doctor of Geography and Law, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster

"A Radical Turn in International Law and Development? Corporations, States and Imperial Governance"

Information about the seminar with Radha D'Souza.

April 14

David Nelken
Professor of Comparative and Transnational Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

"Comparison, Commensuration and Covid indicators"

Information about the seminar with David Nelken

May 12

Agnieszka Kubal
Lecturer in Sociology, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

"Hollow human rights? The dissenting consciousness of migrant-applicants from Russia before the European Court of Human Rights"

Information about the seminar with Agnieszka Kubal.