Call for Papers: International Graduate Legal Research Conference @ King’s College London [April 24]: Submit by February 14


The twelfth International Graduate Legal Research Conference will take place on 24th April 2018 at King’s College London.

The conference gives graduate students and academics early in their careers a unique opportunity to engage with the academic community, to discuss their work with other researchers in their fields, and to receive feedback from eminent scholars and practitioners.

A selection of the best papers will also be published in a following edition of the King’s Student Law Review.


This conference focuses on the lessons to be learned from experiences of past dissolutions and secessions applicable today.

Specific modern examples of where these lessons may be applied include (but are not limited to) Brexit, Catalonian independence, the Scottish referendum, Kurdish independence, South Sudan, the US’s withdrawal from the Transpacific Partnership, the denunciation of ICSID Convention by some South American states, and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Participants are invited to reflect on any moral, political, social, legal, or economic aspect of the dissolution of and secession from political unions, and to draw conclusions relevant to some contentious modern day events.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words in length. Please note that submissions should be sent to

The subject of the e-mail must be IGLRC 2018.

Finally, please be aware that submissions from applicants without a valid university or institution email address will be rejected.

Important Dates

  • Closing Date for Receipt of Abstracts : 14th February 2018.
  • Successful Applicants will be Informed : 20th February 2018.
  • Submission of Completed Papers (maximum length 6,000 words) : 6th April 2018.

Please Note : Conference presenters will be grouped into subject-based panels within which each panellist will be presenting their paper. Shortly after April 6th, panellists will be notified of which panel they have been placed in, and will receive a copy of their co-panellists’ papers.


King’s College London, UK



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