Law and the New World Order

2020 Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference

3 – 4 February 2020, University of Edinburgh


Call for Papers

Unprecedented technological developments and the prospect of the current legal order heading towards uncertainty call for original and insightful analysis. This year’s Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference (EPLC) aims to provide such analysis and look into how the law influences and responds to these challenges.

The theme of the 2020 EPLC is ‘Law and the New World Order’. This broad theme encompasses the whole range of issues that the modern legal order faces in the context of increasing political uncertainty. We therefore welcome submissions from postgraduate students of any legal discipline. We particularly welcome abstracts which fall under the following areas of law:

International Law

Private Law


Criminal Law and Criminology

Legal Theory

EU Law

Public Law

Legal History

Human Rights Law

Astracts of no more than 750 words should be submitted to by Monday 14 October 2019 at 23:59. Abstracts should also be accompanied by a short biography of the author, including name, email address, institution, year and level of study. Notification of acceptance will be delivered by Saturday 1 November 2019 and we would ask for completed papers by Monday 16 December 19.

Accepted papers must be submitted in the Edinburgh Student Law Review’s ‘House Style’. The word count of papers must be between 6,000 – 8,000.


Papers which are selected will then be grouped into panels for presentation and discussion with conference participants, who will include postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners.

For further information please visit the EPLC Facebook, email (at the above address) or the EPLC Website.


Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2020

2020 Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference Call for Papers