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
This year’s Global Law Research Dialogue Series focusses upon a diversity of questions and themes but still has its ultimate goal is to focus upon methodology as to law beyond the Nation State. From human rights to globalisation to speech and Brexit. 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.
Forthcoming Events 2016/2017
Tuesday 9th May, 4pm - 6pm
This session reflects on the concept of whether UN law is global law? How do we make sense of the local and global, and the question of accountability?
Speaker: Professor Rosa Freedman, University of Reading
Speaker: Dr. Devika Hovell, Associate Professor in Public International Law, London School of Economics
Chair: Dr. Ioannis Kalpouzos, Lecturer in Law, City, University of London
Understanding, framing, naming, shaming, de-framing inter-disciplinarity and Globalisation: Book talk on the relationship between law and the international political economy
Tuesday 23rd May, 6pm - 8pm
Three authors of the recent Research Handbook on Political Economy & Law edited by John Haskell (Edward Elgar, 2016) discuss their chapters on method, followed by a discussion by Prof. Poul Kjaer on methodological approaches.
Speaker: Dr John Haskell, Manchester University
Speaker: Dr Grietje Baars, City, University of London
Discussant: Professor Poul Kjaer, Copenhagen Business School
Speaker: Dr. Antonio Andreoni, SOAS
Charting the Migration of Legal Ideas from the US to the EU: Indirect Discrimination as a Case Study
Wednesday 31st May, 1pm - 3pm
In this talk Dr Tourkochoriti discusses the way legal ideas migrate from legal system to legal system within global legal thought. Focusing on the legal concepts of indirect discrimination and disparate impact, Dr Tourkochoriti examines how US legal doctrine has influenced recent case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Speaker: Dr Ioanna Tourkochoriti (NUI Galway)
Chair: Dr Luke McDonagh (City, University of London)
The UK and the Global Reach of EU Law: The UK as Future EU Rule-Taker and the Brexit Debate. Book Talk
Monday 26th June, 1pm - 2.30pm June
Elaine Fahey, in a book talk, outlines two recent book publications, reflecting upon the global dimension to EU law and its global reach (The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016) and Framing the Subjects and Objects of EU Law (co-edited with S. Bardutzky, Edward Elgar, 2017).
Speaker: Dr Elaine Fahey, City, University of London
This event discusses Prof. Hildebrandt’s seminal Modern Law Review article, attempting to integrate from an interdisciplinary perspective, the challenge of law, information and data (Hildebrandt Mireille. (2016) Law as information in the era of data-driven agency. The Modern Law Review (1) 79(1): 1-30).
Wednesday 5th July, 6pm - 8pm
Discussants: Professor Andrew Murray, London School of Economics, Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, Newcastle Law School
Speaker: Professor Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Radboud University Nijmegen
Chair: Dr David Mangan, City, University of London
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