Format of the Forum

The forum will be run online during business hours in Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time. We will be running presentations in two formats:

  1. Theory Café
    Presenters break out into parallel rooms to lead a more intimate discussion on their paper with a smaller group of participants. After a designated period, participants move into a new breakout room, giving the presenter a chance to discuss their work across different groups.
  2. Paper Swap
    Pairs of participants exchange their papers in advance and present a summary of, and response to, each other’s general arguments, before opening the conversation up to a general discussion.

You’ll also hear from keynote speakers, and the forum planning is currently considering skill share sessions with senior faculty.

Expressions of Interest

Please submit abstracts of 300 words together with biographies of up to 100 words via this form by Wednesday 1 September 2021. Please indicate in the form which presentation format you would prefer (Theory Café or Paper Swap), or whether you are open to your paper being considered for both formats.

Any inquiries are welcome to docforum.legaltheory@gmail.com.

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