MLR Seminar Funding for 2022

Applications close 8 November 2021

1. The Modern Law Review offers funding to support 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 innovatory in their approach or objectives. A proposal might involve a single paper and discussion, or more than one paper. While the amount of financial support provided will be separately assessed in relation to each successful application, the Review is prepared to provide support of up to £5,000 for one major seminar each year.

2. The Review will expect to have the first right of refusal to publish papers presented at Modern Law Review seminars. Papers presented will usually be original and unpublished, and applicants will use their best efforts to ensure that the papers are available to the Review for publication.

3. The scheme will be advertised in the May 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 8 November 2021 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 the applicants by the end of January. The sum awarded will be available for expenditure at any time during the following year.

4. Awards will only be available to persons employed on the academic staff of UK higher education institutions.

5. 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. Applicants should note that the Committee places particular emphasis on the possibility of securing articles for publication in the Review from scholars who would not otherwise be likely to publish in it.

6. 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 per night. A per diem allowance of up to £30 per day may be paid. Receipts must be submitted for all such expenditures
  • any other items with details of why they are necessary

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

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

Amanda Tinnams

MLR Administrator


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19.07 Northumbria Law School Professor Mohamed Badar, ‘Adjudicating Gender-Based Persecution as a Crime Against Humanity at the International Criminal Court and Beyond: A Monumental Step and the Challenges that Lie Ahead’
30.03 University of Cardiff / University of Kent Professor John Harrington and Dr Jessica Smith, 'Registering the Everyday: Documents, Bureaucracy, and the Social-Legal’ (SLSA)
30.01 University of Leeds Dr Jennifer Hendry, 'Hybrid Civil Criminal Procedures: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives’ (SLSA)
01.09 University of Birmingham Dr Natasa Mavronicola, ''Human Rights Penalty: The Next Decade’
08.10 University of Stirling Assoc Professor Guido Noto La Diega,'Are we owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society’


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16.06 University College London Philosophical Perspectives of Labour Law
09.06 City Law School, University of London Dominion Status at the Twilight of the British Empire: Examining National Liberation Movements & Dominion Constitutionalism


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10.07 Dickson Poon School of Law Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform, Now, Then and Next
26.06 University of Nottingham Transnational Law and Social Justice
12.06 University of Birmingham Controlling Crypto-Currencies
07.04 University of York The Criminal Law's Person


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26.09 University of Birmingham / City University School of Law Judicial Recusal: 21st Century Challenges
27.06 University of Warwick Constitutionalism(s) Post-2008
06.06 University of East London Land Grabbing, Land Rights and Human Rights
23.05 University of Leicester The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?
20.03 Durham Law School Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice
12.03 Northumbria University Consent, Compulsion and Sexual Offenders: The Compulsory Treatment of Sex Offenders


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16.12 University of Lancaster Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Offences, Offenders and Victims
06.12 University of Leicester The Legal Challenges of Social Media to Freedom of Expression
08.11 Queen Mary University of London Authority in a Transnational Age
11.10 University of Sheffield Falling Crime Rates and Criminal Law Reform
11.10 Hertford College, University of Oxford The Changing Face of Collective Labour Law: A Celebration of the Scholarship of Bob Simpson
05.04 Durham University Trusts of the Family Home and the Frontiers of Family Property: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives
18.01 University of Sheffield Doing Law Beyond the State: Research Methodologies in Comparative, European and Public and Private International Law


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12.10 University of Sussex Childrens Act 1989 21 Years On
15.09 University of Cambridge Environmental Crimes
06.06 University of Glasgow Private Law in Multilingual Contexts
25.05 University College London Right to Work
16.04 Durham University Role of Judges in Conflict Resolution
16.04 University of Southhampton Insurance Law Reform
27.03 London School of Economics and Political Science J A G Griffith and Administrative Law


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01.11 Queen Mary University of London The Permanent Court and International Law
01.09 University of Kent Welfare to Work
01.05 Newcastle University International Standards on Secured Transactions, Facilitation of Credit and Financial Crisis
01.05 London School of Economics and Political Science Hobbes and the Law
01.03 University of Cambridge, Socio-Legal Group Birth Rites and Birth Rights
01.02 Northumbria Law School Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
01.01 Newcastle University Human Rights: A Drop of Liberation or a Fig Leaf of Legitimation


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01.09 University of Glasgow Constitutionalizing Employment Relations
01.09 European University Institute, Florence The Foundations of European Private Law
01.08 University of Sheffield Global Justice and Sustainable Development
01.06 University of Sussex Securing Insecurity: Law and the Foundations of Contemporary Social and Economic Insecurity
01.05 Leicester University The Financial Services Authority: The First Ten Years and the Future Ahead


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01.12 London School of Economics and Political Science Citizenship and Criminalisation in Contemporary Perspective
01.06 Newcastle University Contemporary Judicial Human Rights Challenges of Security Council Mandated Action
01.06 Queen Mary University of London Extraterritorial Immigration Control: Legal Challenges
01.05 University of Sussex Developing Solidarity in the European Union: Citizenship, Governance and New Constitutional Paradigms
01.04 University of Leicester A Comparative Perspective on the Right to Strike


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01.09 Queen Mary University of London Individual Freedom, Autonomy and the State: The Limits of Intervention in Private Life
01.07 Durham University Property Law in Comparative Perspective
15.06 University of Birmingham Contract Damages: Domestic and International Perspectives
11.06 University of Lancaster Legal and Ethical Issues surrounding the Involvement of Children in Health Care Research
02.04 University of Glasgow Judicial Review of International Economic Sanctions
01.04 King's College London Regulating Technologies


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10.11 Kent Law School Gender and Human Rights
11.05 University of Leicester The Regulation of Sport
01.05 University of Leicester Health, Law, Faiths and Beliefs: New Dilemmas -- New Perspectives
13.01 University of Bristol Gustav Radbruch and Contemporary Jurisprudence
01.01 London School of Economics and Political Science International Symposium on Reconstructing Employment Contracts


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17.06 University of Warwick Gender and Land Reform in International Perspective


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27.05 University of Liverpool New Directions in Mental Health and Mental Incapacity: Law, Policy and Practice
14.05 University of Leicester Worker Participation: National and European Trends


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06.06 University of Glasgow Globalisation and Constitutionalism
28.02 Queen's University Belfast Racism in Ireland


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29.11 London School of Economics and Political Science Commercial Law and Commercial Practice
22.11 University of Edinburgh Privacy, Property and Personality
05.10 University of Cardiff Roskill Revisited


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26.10 University of Cardiff The Implicit Dimensions of Conflict
02.07 University of Leeds Constitutionalism in Transition
01.07 UNiversity of Leicester Competition Law in the New Economy
29.06 St Hilda's College, University of Oxford Law and the Possibilities of Counter-Hegemonic Globalisation


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25.07 University of Nottingham Theory and International Law


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01.12 London School of Economics and Political Science Juridical Technologies
06.11 University of Birmingham Criminal Law Doctrines of General Part


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14.09 King's College London Foundations of Charity
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