Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Public Lecture with Author Shankari Chandran

Thursday 18th October 2018

Previously a Social Justice Lawyer, Shankari has recently written the successful book 'The Barrier', a fast-paced literary thriller set in a world destroyed by a virulent strain of Ebola and religious wars.

The Barrier explores how the history of our species is the history of war and contagion. It asks: what would happen if both attacked us at the same time? What kind of future would we be left with?

Brexit and the Law School 

15 October 2018

With Lisa Webley, Tamara organised a half day workshop on Brexit and the Law School. The workshop was held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London on 15 October 2018, with the support of the Association of Law Teachers, Routledge, Society of Legal Scholars and Sheffield Law School.

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Banking in the Shadows

3 September 2018

The event will feature speakers from prestigious US, Chinese and UK institutions. The day will focus upon progress made since the 2008 financial crisis, in particular in the areas of shadow banking, cryptocurrencies, financial technology and emerged financial markets, especially China. Places are limited and registration is open until 27 August 2018 

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Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference

4-5 June 2018

The Centre for Criminological Research and the Law & Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of Law held a two-day research symposium exploring implicit bias and how it impacts policing policies and policing outcomes.

The symposium examined issues including:

What is the current state of implicit bias research?
What does empirical evidence on implicit bias mean for policing?
How can implicit bias research impact policing policies and policing outcomes?

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New Perspectives on Criminological Questions

24 May 2018

This workshop showcased some of the diversity of the research at Sheffield that bears on criminological questions.

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The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector: Emerging Scholarship

9 January 2018 - Early Career Researcher meeting (invitation only)

10 January 2018 - An open event for all those interested in the Criminal Justice and the Voluntary Sector.

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Desistance: Agency, structures and policy - an international seminar at the University of Sheffield

11 and 12 January 2018

Drawing on new empirical research on desistance from around Europe, the seminar will bring together researchers and practitioners to consider the processes involved in offenders stopping committing crime and potential policy implications. The conference will look at desistance in both men and women, focusing particularly on structural elements and how they might be ameliorated.

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UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, Rationality and the Market

Friday 17th -Saturday 18th November 2017

This two day conference invites contributions from a wide range of perspectives that consider the relations between law and markets, and the distinct conceptions of rationality that each expresses. Keynote speakers will be:

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'Death in Punishment'

Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 October 2017

This two day international interdisciplinary conference will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to deaths in prison, probation and police custody. It will be particularly relevant to scholars and practitioners from criminology, law, health, politics and social policy.

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'Law, Finance and Sustainability'

Monday 11th September 2017

The Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL), in collaboration with the project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART), held an international conference on 'Law, Finance and Sustainability', on 11th September 2017. This was the third in our series of highly-successful "Law and Money" conferences. 

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Consumers as Sustainable Market Actors

Thursday 6 July 2017

The conference intends to think critically about the role which consumers can play for the promotion of greater sustainable development. It invites papers that discuss how consumers already contribute to the promotion of sustainable development and how consumers could do this better if, for example, amendments to the law were made.

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Brexit and the (Northern) Law School

14 June 2017 

This one day workshop held in Liverpool will explore the potential impact of Brexit on legal education and research. With a focus on the north of England and our shared interests.

Co-Organisers: Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool; Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield; Charlotte O’Brien, University of York

Sponsored by: Society of Legal Scholars; EU Law @ Liverpool; Sheffield Centre for International and European Law

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The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda

Monday 5 - Tuesday 6 June 2017

This workshop seeks to establish the 'state of the art' in criminal justice voluntary sector research, identifying gaps in academic, practitioner and policymaker research capacity and needs, and developing our research agendas and network.

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The Role of International Courts in Today’s World

Friday 28 April 2017

Sir Michael Wood, member of the UN International Law Commission, delivered the Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture on The Role of International Courts in Today’s World on Friday 28th April 2017.

International courts and tribunals play a range of different roles in international relations, beyond the settlement of particular disputes. Sir Michael drew on his experience of advising the UK and other Governments, in order to assess the potential contribution of international courts and tribunals in the world of 2017.

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Crime, Punishment and Society Conference

Monday 10 - Tuesday 11 April 2017

The Centre for Criminological Research invites you to a two-day conference exploring the interrelations between crime, criminal justice, politics, and citizenship. We will host three keynote lectures, as well as a series of panels for paper presentations across the two days of the conference.

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The Tallinn Manual: Responding to Hostile Cyber operations under International Law

Wednesday 8 March 2017

The School of Law welcomed Professor Michael Schmitt, from the University of Exeter, to give an interesting public lecture on The Tallinn Manual: Responding to Hostile Cyber operations under International Law on Wednesday 8th March 2017.

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Contemporary Issues in Communal Property: Dialogues and Debates

Thursday 2 - Friday 3 February 2017

This workshop brought together experts experienced in practices, projects and experiments involving the development of communal property, along with property theorists who look at property beyond the traditional, individualist and exclusive ownership model.

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Legal Status of Single Persons in Fertility Treatment in the UK

7 December 2016

This Workshop, which forms part of project funded by a BA/ Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant, offered an opportunity to discuss the findings of the project, conducted by academics from Sheffield and Cardiff University. The purpose of the project was to evaluate the extent to which single persons have access to publicly funded fertility treatment in the UK.

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Experimental Justice Reform: Lessons from the World Bank and Beyond

10 November 2016

The School of Law welcomed Dr Michael Woolcock from the World Bank's Development Research Group who gave an interesting public lecture on Experimental Justice Reform: Lessons from the World Bank and Beyond on Thursday 10th November 2016.

Michael Woolcock is Lead Social Development Specialist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, where he has worked since 1998. For eleven of those years he has also been a (part-time) Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on strategies for enhancing state capability for implementation, on crafting more effective interaction between informal and formal justice systems, and on using mixed methods to assess 'complex' development interventions.

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Working with the Police on Policing

12-14 October 2016

The conference focused on the ways academics and the police do and can work together, drawing on real-world collaborations between academics and the police from different countries. In terms of format, each panel session at the conference involved academics talking alongside police practitioners about specific research projects where they have worked closely together. Both reflected on things like the research process and its challenges, the outputs and outcomes of the research, and models of partnership relations and how well they work, as well as exploring any lessons that can be drawn from these experiences.

Cities, Crime and Disorder: A Dialogue between Urban Studies and Criminology

14 and 15 September 2016

The symposium offered an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of critical analyses of social conflict, harm, disorder and crime that foreground the urban context (its spatialities, economies, social structures and divisions). The critical point of this symposium was to facilitate an exchange between critical criminology and critical urban studies

Keynotes included:

  • Eamonn Carrabine, Essex University (author of Crime, Culture and the Media)
  • Alexandra Hall, Teesside University
  • John Lea, University of Leicester (author of Crime and Modernity)

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Child Sexual Exploitation: Learning from Rotherham and Beyond

Friday 8th July 2016

The Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield hosted a one day symposium on child sexual exploitation on "Learning from Rotherham and Beyond"

Keynotes included:

  • Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Dr Carlene Firmin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire
  • Esella Hawkey, Producer, BBC Panorama

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The ZIKA Outbreak – Lessons and Way Forward?

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016

Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics (SIBLE) held a one day workshop bringing together a diverse range of expert academics researching issues on the ZIKA outbreak.

The Workshop aimed to address the problems as well as discuss the wider implications for other geographic areas and global health law and governance. It focused on three main aspects of the Zika outbreak, including, reproductive rights and reproductive health, global health governance and public health and Medical research and intellectual property rights.

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Policing, Race and Legitimacy Symposium

Date: 24-25 May 2016

The University of Sheffield’s School of Law, Law & Diversity Working Group and Centre for Criminological Research delivered an exciting research symposium on Policing, Race and Legitimacy.

The two-day symposium assembled scholars at all career stages interested in or conducting innovative research on the impacts of unconscious bias, race, and intersectionality on policing and police legitimacy in the United Kingdom, United States and beyond.

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Legal Strategies for the Development and Protection of Communal Property

Date: 23-24 May 2016

Sheffield Centre for the Study of Law and Society (CLIS) successfully held a two day workshop bringing together a diverse range of expert academics researching issues on communal property.

The workshop invited scholars working in the fields of property law, environmental law, comparative law, governance and development, sociology, and anthropology. It also included practitioners experienced in practices, projects and experiments involving the development of communal property such as co-operatives and co-housing projects.

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Refugees in our Time: The Challenges of Protection and Security

Date: 11 May 2016

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford delieverd the Annual James Mruiri International Law Lecture. Over the past two years or so, Europe has been challenged, like many countries in the ‘south’, by what to do when faced with large numbers of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, many in desperate need of protection and assistance. This lecture looked over the past, and madedsome suggestions for the future.

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Other People's Money: A lecture by Professor John Kay

Date: 18 April 2016

Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) hosted a successful public lecture by Professor John Kay, economost, author and journalist.

John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. His interests focus on the relationships between economics and business. His career has spanned academic work and think tanks, business schools, company directorships, consultancies and investment companies.