Global Law@City is an interdisciplinary research series which takes places annually in the Spring/Summer semester at City Law School. The seminars, dialogues, book talks and conferences have a broad mix of speakers approaching the idea of law beyond the State, from a variety of perspectives and approaches.
Global Law@City is additionally run as a collaboration between the Institute for International Law and Global Affairs and the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL).
Research Dialogue Series
The 2019 Global Law Research Dialogue Series focusses upon regional approaches to law-making, cyber law-making and methodology, as topical case studies, political problems or eternal legal methodology issues. It draws together an array of scholars from public and private law, governance, science and technology, political economy and practice to reflect upon our understanding of law beyond the Nation State. All events are free and open to the public and feature a diversity of guests and City scholars.
A summary of the debates has been published in a CLS Working Paper "Whose Global law? Comparative, Regional and Cyber Approaches to Law-Making"
New Events Summer 2019
18 June, 2019 6 - 7:30pm
Comparative scholarship has played a key role in identifying, affirming, or disregarding the existence and development of globally converged norms. This event reflects on that contribution from a methodological perspective. How should country samples be selected for study, and why? Should we measure similarity, or difference? This panel hears from leading scholars with experience in comparison from empirical, doctrinal, and theoretical perspectives.
Speaker: Veronika Fikfak, University of Cambridge
Speaker: Liora Lazarus, Universty of Oxford
Speaker: Jacco Bomhoff, London School of Economics
Speaker: Elizabeth O’Loughlin, City Law School (Chair)
3 July, 2019 6-7.30pm A 227 College Building
How do we understand the effect that regional approaches are having in the international legal landscape? This panel, comprising of experts on Russian and Chinese approaches to international law, will discuss these and other cross-cutting issues.
Speaker: Lauri Mälksoo, University of Tartu, Estonia
Speaker: Wim Muller, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Speaker: Mauro Barelli, City Law School
Speaker: Matthieu Burnay, Queen Mary, University of London
Discussant: Elizabeth O’Loughlin, City Law School
16 July, 2019 6-7.30pm AG01 College Building
This seminar considers the global dimension to cyber law-making and how we should understand the emerging convergences and fragmentations between systems and practices emerging.
Speaker: François Delerue, Research Fellow in cyberdefense and international law at the Institute for Strategic Research (Insitut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire– IRSEM) Paris
Speaker: Russell Buchan, University of Sheffield
Speaker: Elaine Fahey, City Law School
Speaker: Robin Sellers, Barrister, Senior Lecturer and External CPD Consultant, City Law School
Photos from Summer 2019 Series
Past Events 2018
- EU Foreign Policy, Brexit and Transatlantic Relations
- Modelling convergence of the EU with the world: taking, receiving and becoming EU law
Past Events 2016/2017
- UN Law Global law? Views from theory, fieldwork and practice
- Understanding, framing, naming, shaming, de-framing inter-disciplinarity and Globalisation: Book talk on the relationship between law and the international political economy
- Charting the Migration of Legal Ideas from the US to the EU: Indirect Discrimination as a Case Study
- The UK and the Global Reach of EU Law: The UK as Future EU Rule-Taker and the Brexit Debate. Book Talk
- A global cyberlaw? The regulation of the internet, internet of things, big data and global speech
Past Events 2015/2016
- EU-US Privacy Shield: The Status Quo of EU-US Data Protection and Privacy Laws
- Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law
- Transatlantic Relations and institutionalisation
- Just What is Global Justice through and by Law? Resisting the Global Hierarchical Structure
- Critical Legal Approaches to TTIP: On Method
- Inaugural event: Global Law, Transnational Law and Method