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.

Autumn 2020

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 tentative schedule for this semester’s seminars is as follows:

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Westminster Law and Theory Lab, University of Westminster
October 7, 2020 – 13:00

Ole Hammerslev
The Law in Society Research Unit, University of Southern Denmark
October 21, 2020 – 13:00

Anne Griffiths
Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University
November 25, 2020 – 13:00

Max Travers
School of Social Science, University of Tasmania
December 2, 2020 – 10:00

Marcin Wróbel
Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University
December 9, 2020 – 13:00

Marina Kurkchiyan
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
December 9, 2020 – 13:00