On March 10 and 11, the Kent Critical Law Society will host its first annual conference, ‘Equality – Are We There Yet?’ at Keynes College, at the University of Kent at Canterbury. The conference is student-led and will attract practitioners, law students, academics and interested members of the public from all over the UK. In line with Kent Law School’s tradition of critical legal education, the purpose of the conference is to explore current issues in equalities law and to place them in their social and economic context. The conference will feature plenaries on race, gender and the economic crisis. Plenary speakers will include advocates of alternatives to the economics of austerity such as James Meadway of the New Economics Foundation and Karen Chouhan of Equanomics, as well as lawyers who have been involved in recent important protests such as Matthew Varnham of Occupy LSX and Keith Lomax, solicitor for the residents of Dale Farm. Other speakers include Hicham Yezza, now of Ceasefire magazine, Mark Stephens (lawyer for Julian Assange), Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers, Corinna Ferguson of Liberty, Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters, Ann Furedi of BPAS and Lord Navnit Dholakia. The conference promises two days of debate, topical discussion and a great KLS welcome.
Tickets are £7 for students and £15 for professionals. 33 subsidised accommodation places have been reserved for student delegates. For further details, and to book a ticket or a bed, email email@example.com.
The call for papers is open until February 1. Proposals for papers (200 word abstracts) and panels should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.