Modern Law Review Seminars

Since 1998, The Modern Law Review has allocated funding to support scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. This is a list of awards made. It should be noted that there is no funding competition in 2016.

Seminars supported by The Modern Law Review:

July 2015 Dickson Poon School of Law Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform Now, Then and Next
2015 University College London Philosophical Perspectives of Labour Law
June 2015 University of Nottingham Transnational Law and Social Justice
2015 University of York The Criminal Law’s Person
June 2015 Birmingham University Controlling Crypto-currencies
September 2014 Birmingham City University School of Law Judicial Recusal – 21st Century Challenges
June 2014 University of Warwick Constitutionalism(s) post 2008
May 2014 University of East London Land Grabbing, Land Rights and Human Rights
May 2014 University of Leicester The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?
March 2014 Durham Law School Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice
March 2014 Northumbria University Consent, Compulsion and Sexual Offenders: The Compulsory Treatment of Sex Offenders
Summer 2013 Hertford, Oxford The Changing Face of Collective Labour Law: A Celebration of the Scholarship of Bob Simpson
February 13 & June/July 2013 The University of Lancaster Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Offences, Offenders and Victims
December 2013 University of Leicester The Legal Challenges of Social Media to Freedom of Expression
November 2013 Queen Mary, University of London Authority in a Transnational Age
October 2013 The University of Sheffield Falling Crime Rates and Criminal Law Reform
April 2013 Durham University Trusts of the Family Home and the Frontiers of Family Property: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives
January 2013 The University of Sheffield Doing Law beyond the State: Research Methodologies in Comparative, European and Public and Private International Law
October 2012 University of Sussex Childrens Act 1989 21 years on
September 2012 University of Cambridge Environmental crimes
June 2012 University of Glasgow Private Law in Multilingual Contexts
May 2012 University College London Right to Work
April 2012 Durham University Role of Judges in Conflict Resolution
April 2012 University of Southampton Insurance Law Reform
March 2012 LSE JAG Griffith and Admin Law
November 2010 Queen Mary, London The Permanent Court and International Law
September 2010 Kent University Welfare to Work
May 2010 Newcastle University International Standards on Secured Transactions, Facilitation of Credit and Financial Crisis
May 2010 London School of Economics & Political Science Hobbes and the Law
March 2010 Cambridge Socio-Legal Group Birth Rites and Birth Rights
February 2010 Northumbria Law School Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
January 2010 Newcastle University Human Rights – A Drop of Liberation or a Fig Leaf of Legitimation
September – Novermber 2009 Glasgow University Constitutionalizing Employment Relations
September 2009 EUI, Florence The Foundations of European Private Law
August 2009 Sheffield University Global Justice and Sustainable Development
June 2009 Sussex University Securing Insecurity: Law and the Foundations of Contemporary Social and Economic Insecurity
May 2009 Leicester University The Financial Services Authority – The First Ten Years and the Future Ahead
December 2008 LSE Citizenship and Criminalisation in Contemporary Perspective
June 2008 Newcastle University Contemporary Judicial Human Rights Challenges of Security Council Mandated Action
June 2008 Queen Mary London Extraterritorial Immigration Control: Legal Challenges
May 2008 Sussex University Developing Solidarity in the European Union: Citizenship, Governance and New Constitutional Paradigms
April 2008 Leicester University A Comparative Perspective on the Right to Strike
April 2007 Kings College London Regulating Technologies
April 2007 The University of Glasgow Judicial Review of International Economic Sanctions
June 2007 The University of Birmingham Contract Damages: Domestic and International Perspectives
July 2007 The University of Durham Property Law in Comparative Perspective
Summer 2007 The University of Lancaster Legal and Ethical Issues surrounding the Involvement of Children in Health Care Research
September 2007 Queen Mary, The University of London Individual Freedom, Autonomy and the State: the Limits of Intervention in Private Life
10-11 November 2006 Kent Law School Gender and Human Rights
11 May 2006 University of Leicester The Regulation of Sport
May 2006 University of Leicester Health, Law, Faiths and Beliefs: New Dilemmas - New Perspectives
13-14th January 2006 University of Bristol Gustav Radbruch and Contemporary Jurisprudence
January 2006 LSE International Symposium on Reconstructing Employment Contracts
17th and 18th June 2005 University of Warwick Gender and Land Reform in International Perspective
27th May 2004 University of Liverpool New Directions in Mental Health and Mental Incapacity: Law, Policy And Practice'
14th May 2004 University of Leicester Worker Participation: National and European Trends
6 Jun 2003 University of Glasgow Globalisation & Constitutionalism
28 Feb 2003 Queen's University Belfast Racism in Ireland
29-30 Nov 2002 LSE Commecial Law & Commercial Practice
22-24 Nov 2002 University of Edinburgh Privacy, Property & Personality
5 Oct 2002 University of Cardiff Roskill Revisited
26 Oct 2001 University of Cardiff The Implicit Dimensions of Conflict
Jul 2001 University of Leeds Constitutionalism in Transition
2001 University of Leicester Competition Law in the New Economy
29 Jun 2001 St Hilda's College Oxford Law & the Possibilities of Counter-Hegemonic Globalisation
25 Jul 2000 University of Nottingham Theory & International Law
Dec 1999 LSE Juridicial Technologies
6-7 Nov 1999 University of Birmingham Criminal Law Doctrines of General Part
14-15 Sept 1998 King's College London Foundations of Charity


Guidelines on Modern Law Review Seminars

  1. The Modern Law Review makes available up to £42,000 each year to fund the organisation of scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. The Review would like to encourage applications which facilitate scholarly European and international dialogue, and also those which are innovative in their approach or objectives. A proposal might involve a single paper and discussion, or more than one paper. While the amount of any award made will be at the discretion of the Review; it is envisaged that awards will generally be no more than £6,000.

  2. The scheme will be advertised in the May, July and September issues of the Review each year. Applications for funding should be submitted by post or electronically (by e-mail attachments) to the Secretary of the Review no later than 15 November at the address below. There is no prescribed form for applications. Decisions on applications will be made by the Modern Law Review Committee on the advice of a sub-committee and notified to applicants by mid-January. The sum awarded will be available for expenditure at any time during the following year.

  3. Awards will only be available to persons in full time employment on the academic staff of UK higher education institutions.

  4. Applications must set out details of the proposed seminar/s, themes to be addressed, details of proposed speakers (together with an indication of whether the speakers have been approached and given any commitment to participate), and a budget for the event.

  5. Budgets should include details of planned expenditure on:

    • catering
    • booking of room(s)
    • copying and pre-circulation of paper/s
    • travel, accommodation and per diem allowances only for those presenting papers or acting as discussants. Travel should normally be second class rail fare or economy apex airfare. Accommodation costs should not normally exceed £100 per person night. A per diem allowance of up to £30 per day may be paid. Receipts must be submitted for all such expenditure.
    • any other items with details of why they are necessary.

  6. Note that the Review is a registered charity and will not include in its awards any element for overheads or profit generation. The intention is to fund seminars which could not otherwise take place. It follows that other sources of funding must be brought into account, and that the Review is unlikely to fund the usual type of Departmental seminars.

  7. Awards will usually be paid to the higher education institution which employs the applicant/s or the institution where the seminar is being held if this is different.

  8. In addition to the application, applicants should also provide a letter, signed by both the applicant/s and the Finance Office of the institution where the applicant(s) is/are employed, which must undertake to administer the award, if given, following approved procedures.

Applications and the letter in respect of financial administration should be sent by email to:

Modern Law Review
Law Department
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE