The Twentieth British Legal History Conference will be held in Cambridge from Wednesday 13 July 2011 to Saturday 16 July 2011. The conference theme will be “Law and Legal Process “
The conference addresses the intersection between law and legal process, the ways in which the processes of courts and other tribunals, the practices of judges and lawyers, and the needs of litigants, influence each other and shape the development of the law; and the influences in turn of legal doctrine upon the practices of those coming into contact with the law.
The conference organisers welcome papers concerning all jurisdictions, branches of the law and historical periods. Ideally, papers should reflect the conference theme. Papers reflecting the results of innovative legal history research are most welcome. Submissions from doctoral students are encouraged.
Proposals for papers (up to 500 words) are invited, to reach the organisers - preferably by email attachment (in Word or pdf format) sent to the address below - by 31 August 2010. If potential contributors are unsure whether their proposals suitably reflect the theme, the organisers are very happy to be contacted informally by email (again to the address below).
A draft programme and details of registration and accommodation will be circulated early in 2011. The conference email is LawBLHC@hermes.cam.ac.uk The conference organisers are Professor Sir John Baker, Professor David Ibbetson, Dr Neil Jones, Dr Isabella Alexander, Dr Matt Dyson.