Conferences

2020 Online Conference

In substitution for our usual annual conference (which has been Covid cancelled) we are holding an exciting program of online sessions held over a week (30 November – 4 December 2020). These sessions reflect a diverse range of topical and timely areas of socio-legal research and activities. The programme can be accessed here: LSAANZ Annual Conference 2020. All sessions are require registration but are free of charge – please register here.

Message from the LSAANZ President on behalf of the organising committee

In previous years, before the Covid pandemic, members of the socio-legal community in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand would now be looking forward to the LSAANZ annual conference. The conference has been the key activity in our calendar for many years. It provides a valuable opportunity for us to share our ideas, research and scholarship, listen to and engage in discussions about others’ work and meet old and new colleagues. Unfortunately, as with so many activities this year, the conference that was planned to be held at the University of Technology Sydney, could not be held in the usual way.

As an alternative, members of the conference organising committee are delighted to present an exciting program of online sessions held over a week (30 November – 4 December 2020). These sessions reflect a diverse range of topical and timely areas of socio-legal research and activities. There are three panel sessions covering the areas of Linguistic Diversity as a Challenge for Legal Policy; Covid19 and Sites of Confinement; and Covid19, Immigration and the Intensification of Borders. All sessions are convened by members of the conference organising committee.

Each year, LSAANZ awards three publication prizes for outstanding contributions to the field of law and society by an Australian or New Zealand scholar, across three categories. This year, we had a record number of submissions and the winners will be announced at a session, together with an author-meets-reader conversation with the book prize winner. The LZAANZ Annual General Meeting will also be held at this time.

There are two publication launch events. The report ‘No Straight Lines’: Self represented litigants in family law proceedings involving allegations about family violence, sponsored by ANROWS, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety and written by members of the UTS Faculty of Law, will be launched.

We are also very excited to announce the launch of a new journal, Legalities, the official journal of the LSAANZ, and the premier journal for socio-legal studies in Aotearoa, Australasia and the Global South. Legalities is co-sponsored by LSAANZ, Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice and published by Edinburgh University Press. Please join us to meet the managing editors and members of the Editorial Board.

Full details of all sessions can be found in the attached document and are available on the website. All events are open to everyone and free of charge. However, we request that you register your attendance for each event at the registration site: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/lsaanz-conference

We look forward to seeing you online soon.
Warm wishes

Trish Luker (LSAANZ President) on behalf of the convenors of LSAANZ 2020

Past Conference

Survive, Thrive, Die. Law in End Times

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 5-7 December 2019, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus.

Inclusion, Exclusion & Democracy

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 12-15 December 2018, University of Wollongong, Australia. Hosted by the Legal Intersections Research Centre.

A Meeting Place for Interdisciplinary Explorations of Justice

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 6-9 December 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hosted by the The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre – Te Pokapū Take Ture and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre for Research Excellence

Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Futures of Law & Society Scholarship 

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
30 November – 3 December 2016
Hosted by the Law Futures Centre and the Griffith Law School in conjunction with the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice

Inside Out

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 30 November – 3 December 2015
Hosted by the Flinders Law School, Flinders University

Public and/or Private Lives

Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand,  3-5 December 2014
Hosted by the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

Law on the Edge

Joint Conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 1-4 July 2013
Hosted by the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Ceremonies of Law: Doctrine, Ritual, Ceremonial

Joint Conference of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia and Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
7-9 December 2011
Hosted by the Legal Intersections Research Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong

Critic and Conscience

27th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 8-10 December 2010
Co-hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington and Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, Waikato University

Trans(l)egalite

Joint Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia and Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2-5 December 2009
Hosted by the Griffith Law School and the Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University.

W(h)ither Human Rights?

25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 10-12 December 2008.
Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, in collaboration with the School of Law, University of Western Sydney.

Markings – sites of analysis, discipline, interrogation

2007 International Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
29-30 November 2007
Hosted by the University of Melbourne Law School, its Centre for Media and Communications Law and Institute for International Law and the Humanities.

Right or Racket? The Protection of Law

23rd Annual Law and Society Conference, 13-15 December 2006
Hosted by the Legal Intersections Research Centre and the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong.

Re-Collections: Official Knowledge and the Memory of Unofficial Practices

22nd Annual Law and Society Conference, 13-15 December 2004
Hosted by the Socio-Legal Research Centre and Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Mapping Law at the Margins through the Lenses of Postcolonial Theory

Law and Society Symposium, 12 December 2004
Hosted by the Socio-Legal Research Centre and Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Brisbane and the Centre for New Zealand Jurisprudence, Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, Waikato University.

Societies and Laws: (Re)act? (Re)create? (Re)form?

21st Annual Law and Society Conference
Hosted by the Justice Policy Research Centre, University of Newcastle.

Opening Law: Making Links – Crossing Borders

20th Annual Law and Society Conference
Hosted by the  Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong.