September 7, 2020

Call For Submissions: Doctoral Forum In Law & Humanities

 Doctoral Forum in Law & Humanities

10 & 11 December 2020

University of Lucerne


The Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies - lucernaiuris invites submissions for the third meeting of the Doctoral Forum in Law & Humanities to be held at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, on 10 & 11 December 2020.


The forum is an interdisciplinary platform for PhD students and early career researchers working within and between law and the humanities. Its aim is to bring together a diverse group of young scholars for open discussion of current projects, urgent legal-political concerns, and wider theoretical and methodological issues raised by law and legal theory.


The title of this year’s meeting is Crossing Frontiers: The Law From Within and Without. We interpret the theme broadly and welcome contributions that (re-)think the law from diverse internal and external perspectives. Possible topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):


  • Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice
  • Narrative Negotiations of Law
  • Law and the Imagination
  • Metaphors in Law
  • Media Law as Technology Law
  • Diversity and Plurality in Law
  • Rights, Justice and Vulnerable/Disadvantaged Groups


Proposals for 15-minute presentations (300 word abstract plus short biographical note and contact details) should be sent to by 16 October 2020. Accepted applicants will be asked to submit a short working paper in advance of the meeting to encourage constructive discussion and feedback. Further details can be found in the flyer attached.


** COVID-19: We are planning on running the event in physical format, though virtual attendance may be possible for a limited number of participants. Should the situation with COVID-19 require it, the forum may switch entirely to a virtual mode.



Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies - lucernaiuris

University of Lucerne

Faculty of Law

Frohburgstrasse 3 | Postfach 4466 | 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland | |

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