Birmingham Law School’s Annual Summer PGR Conference Call for Papers
“Law’s Impact in the Real World”
Organised by: Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Date: 9th June 2015
Speakers: Skills sessions focussed on “Law’s impact” provided by Professor Rosie Harding, Professor Erika Rackley, Dr Rosa Freedman and keynote speaker TBC
Research impact is increasingly important across academia. It is defined by Research Councils UK as ‘the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy.’ The conference topic ‘Law’s Impact in the Real World’ aspires to promote thought from doctoral researchers about the impact that their research might have. This theme runs through the entire conference, with our external speaker and skills sessions focussed on impact, engagement and dissemination of research. We seek contributions from all postgraduate students which engage with the following questions:
Why does your research matter?
- Who does your research matter to?
- What is the potential impact of your research for different user groups?
- What impact has your research already had?
- How have/do/could you measure the success of your impact?
- How do you plan to ensure that your research has the maximum impact it can?
Birmingham Law School is particularly interested in people showing how their work can have impact in different ways and welcome abstracts from those working with doctrinal, socio-legal, comparative, theoretical or other legal approaches across all areas of law.
We will provide a supportive and friendly environment for postgraduates to present their work, meet fellow researchers and benefit from interdisciplinary exchange.
The Conference will provide the opportunity to take part in skills sessions aimed at furthering the skills and talents needed for a successful academic career, with the conference theme of impact in the real world guiding them. These sessions will focus on research collaboration, funding and publication.
Submit your abstract
If you would like to present at the conference, please send an abstract of 200-300 words, along with a short biography (50 words max.) and contact details to birminghamlawPGRconf@outlook.com by 22nd May. Successful applicants will be notified by 27th May and will need to have registered for the conference by 3rd June.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the conference and it will conclude with a wine reception.
Key Note Speaker: To be confirmed