Call For Papers–Law and the New World Order

Law and the New World Order


2019 Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference


30th – 31st May 2019, University of Edinburgh


Call For Papers


The world is on the brink of a new era. Unprecedented technological developments and the prospect of the global legal order heading towards a period of uncertainty call for original and insightful analysis. This year’s Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference (EPLC) aims to provide such analysis and to look into how the law influences and responds to these challenges.


The theme of the 2019 EPLC is ‘Law and the New World Order’. This broad theme encompasses the whole range of challenges facing the modern legal order in the context of increasing political uncertainty. We therefore welcome submissions from postgraduate students of any discipline which address these challenges. We particularly welcome abstracts addressing the theme which fall under the following broad headings:


  • International Law
  • Private Law
  • IT/IP Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Legal Theory
  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Legal History
  • Human Rights Law


Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to  by Friday 8 March 2019 at 23:59. Abstracts should also be accompanied by a short biography of the author, including their name, email address, institution, and year and level of study. Notification of acceptance will be delivered by Friday 29 March 2019 and we would ask for completed papers by Thursday 9 May 2019.


Papers which are selected will then be grouped into panels for presentation and discussion with conference participants, who will include postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners.


For further information please visit the EPLC Facebook, email (at the above address) or the EPLC Website.