the-dickson-poon-school-of-law-1-638 Transnational Law Summer Institute: Call for Applications

Call for Applications: “Inequality: Reproduction, Alienation, Intervention”

3-8 December 2017, University of New South Wales, Sydney

The 2017 Transnational Law Summer Institute (TLSI) co-hosted by The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and UNSW Law School, UNSW Sydney, is an interdisciplinary workshop on transnational law and global governance, scholarly publishing and networking, teaching and critical pedagogy. TLSI was inaugurated in 2015 by the Transnational Law Institute (TLI) at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. TLI is home to a comprehensive LL.M. programme in Transnational Law, conferences and seminars as well as specialised lectures and training sessions. In 2017, TLI is co-hosting TLSI with UNSW Law School, Australia’s leader in progressive and rigorous legal education and research. This event comprises part of the UNSW Grand Challenges Program, tackling the challenge of inequality.

Following successful TLSIs in 2015 and 2016, TLSI 2017 will invite up to 30 “TLSI Fellows” and a number of world-renowned scholars and practitioners to Sydney for a week of workshops, seminars, discussions and collaborations. TLSI 2017 will begin on Sunday 3 December 2017 and run through Friday 8 December 2017.


The theme of TLSI 2017 is Inequality: Reproduction, Alienation, Intervention. While this clearly calls to mind widening economic inequality on the global plane, we aim to foster broad- ranging inquiry confronting the production and reproduction of inequality in many settings and modes, with a focus on both the past and our present day. We aim, too, to explore experiences of alienation and prospects for intervention that inequality occasions, and to confront contemporary revivals or new hybrids of nationalism, populism, and militarism that may be its progeny. Building on TLSI 2016’s examination of judging and lawyering from a socio-legal perspective, we invite participants to consider possibilities for action, discretion and refusalthat arise in their own work, and probe limits and blind spots that condition those possibilities. Of particular salience is the question whether commitments to equality embedded in many legal systems – and those institutions, procedures, norms and pedagogical practices that have been designed to give effect to those commitments – remain fit for purpose.

Please find the full Call for Application here: Call for Application 2017.

The deadline for applications is 15 August 2017.