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WRDTC Socio-legal and Legal PGR Conference 2017: ‘Law and justice in a post-truth society’ – Call for papers

Date - Thursday, 20th April 2017 (All Day)

Socio-Legal and Legal PGR Conference 2017


We are pleased to announce that the second annual PGR conference for any postgraduate research student doing research in the legal and socio-legal fields will take place on Thursday, the 20th of April 2017 and is organised with the help of the White Rose Doctoral Centre. This year’s theme is ‘Law and Justice in a post-truth society’

This conference is open to all postgraduate research students from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, regardless of funding. We strongly encourage you to participate, as this is an opportunity to share your work with your peers and make valuable contacts. In addition to a call for papers, we are also looking for volunteers to chair the panels or help out on the day itself.

First years are especially encouraged to submit an abstract, as this is an excellent chance to present your work in a constructive and supportive environment. Other year PGRs are, however, also more than welcome.


The conference will be completely free. It will be held at the University of Sheffield, in the School of Law, Bartolome House, Winter Street, Sheffield. S3 7ND on the 20th of April. The final program will be posted online: Facebook – WRDTC PGR Conference 2017 Twitter – @WRDTC2017.

Submitting an abstract

Anyone who is interested in giving a paper should submit an abstract by 24th February 2017. Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and should be sent by email to the conference committee at wrconference2017@gmail.com. The papers to be presented should broadly correspond to one of these three research streams:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Business and Economic Law and Practice

Please specify in the subject of your email to which research stream your paper can be attributed.