2017 Australian Legal Geography Symposium


2017 Australian Legal Geography Symposium

Level 9, Room 920
Law 106
185 Pelham Street


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T: 90357717


Event begins with dinner on 16 February, followed by an 8am - 4.30pm Symposum on 17 February.

The Institute of Australian Geographers Legal Geography Study Group, supported by the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) and the Institute for International Law and Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, invites you to participate in the 2017 Australian Legal Geography Symposium.

The Institute of Australian Geographers Legal Geography Study Group has convened in a workshop setting in various cities along the eastern seaboard over recent years. This symposium is the continuation of those past summer time meetings, and the first in Melbourne.

Symposium Aims The symposium offers a collegial environment to be kept abreast of the research of study group members, to broaden our network, to support PhD scholarship, and to explore research synergies and collaborations.

Up to twenty participants will be able to present a lightly developed work-in-progress paper with the purpose of receiving constructive peer guidance, and with the aim of drawing connections with the research of others. The overarching goal of the symposium will be to form research themes for forthcoming conferences for which participants will further develop their papers, and in doing so to highlight our collective scholarly contribution.

PhD scholars are especially encouraged to contribute to the symposium.

Symposium Themes Participants’ papers should explore a topic, method or concept in the field of legal geography. Framed by the reflective keynote address from legal geography pioneer, Professor Lee Godden, the symposium will allow participants to recall the progress the Institute of Australian Geographers Legal Geography Study Group has made in less than a decade of shared scholarship and to consider future research within the field.

Program The symposium will be held over one evening and one day, beginning at 5.45pm on Thursday 16 February 2017 with the keynote address by Professor Lee Godden at Melbourne Law School. Dinner (at Kaprica Pizzeria, 19 Lincoln Square South, Carlton) will begin at 7.30pm, signifying the start of our convivial discussions.

The symposium will resume from 8am on Friday 17 February 2017 with a legal geography fieldtrip at the Queen Victoria Market before moving to Melbourne Law School for a series of 5 to 10 minute work-in-progress presentations, an additional keynote, and a collaborative session where participants will map out synergies and future research agenda. The conference will conclude by 4.30pm on Friday 17 February 2017.

The symposium will follow the conclusion of the Annual Colloquium of Environmental Law Teachers and Researchers.

Outputs Unlike past workshops and meetings, the goal of the symposium is not to develop a themed publication, rather to share work-in-progress papers that can be further developed and presented at later conferences in a shared thematic context.

Cost The cost of the colloquium will be $50 (plus GST) to cover catering, including dinner (not drinks) on Thursday 17 February 2017.

Please register and pay by Friday 13 January 2017:

Participation will be capped at 20. All attendees are expected to participate by presenting a work-in-progress paper. Some direction about work-in-progress papers will be given to participants in January 2017.