The University of Wrocław in Poland is hosting a conference on "Law, Space, and the Political" on September 3 to 5, 2015. The deadline for submissions of paper abstracts is June 30. Cribbing now from their call for papers:
In September 2015, for the first time in its history, the Critical Legal Conference will symbolically cross the frontier of the former ‘Iron Curtain’ and take place in Poland, a country of the former Soviet bloc. This will happen quarter of a century following the region’s political and socio-economic transformation from ‘actually existing socialism’ to a mix of political democracy with neoliberally flavoured capitalism. CLC 2015 will be hosted by the University of Wrocław Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics in the region of Lower Silesia in south-western Poland.
For this year’s Critical Legal Conference – the first one ever to be held in Central and Eastern Europe – we invited stream organisers to reflect upon the complex relationship between law, space and the political, encouraging a broad understanding of those three notions. Looking from our Central European perspective, we have a special interest in the centre/peripheries dialectic, and the interrelationship between economic and political peripherality on the one hand, and various cultural transfers on the other, with particular reference to legal transfers (encompassing both specific legal institutions, as well as ‘units’ of legal culture, such as legal theories, concepts and doctrines). On the other hand, we invite reflections on the role of law in forging and upholding the centre/periphery dynamic, both in Europe and in the world.