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Commission on Legal Pluralism

Pre-conference Course and International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism

India, December 2015

Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India

Dates: 9-15 and 14-16 December 2015

The Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organize the next biennial pre-conference course on Legal Pluralism from 9 to 12 December 2015 in Mumbai, India. The course will be followed by the biennial international conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, which will take place from 14 to 16 December 2015.

The pre-conference course offers young scholars the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the main theories, themes and methodologies of legal pluralism in a three and a half-day intensive course taught by academics and practitioners who are experts in the field. For more information about application, lecturers and topics, please see the course flyer: Course flyer 2015

Course participants are warmly encouraged to participate in the international conference that follows the course. For more information about possibilities to still present a paper at the conference please send an email to Yuksel Sezgin at ysezgin@maxwell.syr.edu.

The international conference entitled ‘Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn’ will pay particular attention to emerging areas that have gained momentum due to globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. These include debates on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights and their relationship with legal pluralism. The conference will also address older themes, such as conflicts and contestations over property, land and natural resources; governance; religion, culture, custom and ethnicity; gender, patriarchy and kinship; human rights; development cooperation; as well as migration, mobility and transnationalism.

The conference programme will be available soon. For more information about conference tracks and panels, please see the following links:

Description of the tracks: clp themes 2015

List of Panels per track: clp panels 2015

Call for Papers: clp call forpapers july 2015

RELAJU Congress

The Latin American Network of Legal Anthropology (RELAJU) is holding its ninth congress from 30/09/15 to 02/10/15 in Pirenopolis, Brazil with the title “Plural Societies and National States: limits and challenges for the effectiveness of rights”.

For more information see the website of RELAJU (in Portuguese).