Southampton Law School


Graduate Conference on Corruption and Anti-Corruption

12 - 13 January 2015

Corruption is not a new phenomenon, but it has only become a concept of systematic study in the social sciences in the past twenty years. In recent times many efforts have subsequently been made to build theoretical and analytical approaches to understand and explain why corruption takes place, what causes it and what can be done to counteract it. A variety of social science disciplines have made contributions, with political scientists, legal scholars, economists, sociologists and anthropologists being to the fore. Yet, interdisciplinary research on corruption and cooperation between various disciplines is still rather limited. This conference is an attempt to bring together researchers from across these disciplines and to consolidate interdisciplinary approaches to the study of corruption.

Conference: International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism

17 - 19 April 2015

This conference will be the first of its kind and constitutes a ground-breaking historical event on the road towards justice and enduring peace in historic Palestine. It is unique because it concerns the legitimacy in International Law of the Jewish state of Israel. Rather than focusing on Israeli actions in the 1967 Occupied Territories, the conference will focus on exploring themes of Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism; all of which are posed by Israel’s very nature.

Challenges and opportunities

Enrolling internet intermediaries in the law enforcement process - Challenges and opportunities

17 - 18 September 2015

The first iCLIC conference to be held at the Southampton Law School aims at bringing together researchers, legal practitioners, industry actors, digital rights advocates and NGOs to debate key issues for the development of the Internet