The Public Life of Private Law, Seminar 1/4

Location: University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NS. Google map of CT2 7NS.
Date: 18 January 2013, 9.30-17.30
Theme: Theories and strategies

This seminar is an ESRC research seminar. Find out about our other research seminars.

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Our series explores private law's role in shaping political struggle; by turns enhancing and restrict political engagement between opposing groups and between the citizen and the state. Many scholars worry that our politics are hollowed out by over-reliance on litigation and regulation.

The series investigates the role which private law plays in governing social conflicts which we might not expect it to touch. This seminar considers the terms, strategies and theoretical frameworks that we will rely upon and develop throughout the series.


  • Emilios Christodoulidis
  • Alan Norrie
  • Davina Cooper
  • Melanie Williams
  • Adam Gearey
  • Sarah Keenan
  • Matt Stone
  • Kristen Rundle.

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