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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 focuses 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

Comparative Methodologies and Global Law

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)

Regional Approaches to International law

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

How global is cyber law regulation?

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

Past Events 2016/2017

Past Events 2015/2016