Recordings of Seminar Presentations, courtesy of Backdoor Broadcasting.

Seminar 1

Adam Gearey – Towards a Critique of the Pension Trust

Emilios Christodoulidis – On the Politics of the Public/Private Law Distinction: What Does It Mean to Sustain the Politics of a Lost Distinction?

Alan Norrie– Criminal Justice and the Public/ Private Distinction

Anne Barron – The Public Life of Copyright Law

Kristen Rundle – Legality in the Contracting Out State: Cues from the Case of Jimmy Mubenga

Melanie Williams – Imagining Freedoms, Public and Private – Feminist Science Fiction and Ideological Symbolism

Davina Cooper – Social Property and Political Struggle

Matthew Stone– Private Law and Public Subjectivity: The Case of Biopolitics and Property

Sarah Keenan – Holding Up Subversive Property

Seminar 2

Andrew Williams – Personal Injury Claims in the context of Systemic Human Rights Violations: the case of Britain in Iraq


Catherine Gilfedder –  Private Law Litigation: Reprieve’s Practice


Nikki Godden – Tort Law, Human Rights and Rape: Beyond the Enforcement of Criminal Justice


Carolina Olarte – New property regimes and the function of (corrective) constitutionalism


Tsachi Keren-Paz –  Private law in the service of human rights: the sex trafficking case study


Seminar 3

Aina Khan – Agreements in Islamic Family Law – Perspectives from Practice

Christine Schwoebel – The Public and Private in Public International Law 

Emmanuel Voyiakis – Private Law in Public Places

Daniel Monk – Inheritance Law, Pleasures and Perils

Emmanuel Melissaris – Framework Responsibility for Remote Consequences

Mairead Enright – Beyond Strategic Agency – Towards a Political Conception of Religious Contracts



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  1. […] “Private law is associated with the possibility of individual and group self regulation. It allows citizens to depart from and supplement public norms. Our focus in this seminar will be on the developing religious use of private law to depart from the norms of state family law. Should we be troubled by ‘privatized diversity’ and the spectre of ‘law without a state’? Does the emancipatory adage ‘from status to contract’ entirely capture the use of private law by minority groups to defend and sustain territory apart from the state? Does the channelling of religious disputes through private law depoliticize and marginalise them? …” (more) […]

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