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Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services - June 2014 at UCL

The Centre for Empirical Legal Studies, in conjunction with the Centre for Ethics and Law and Centre for Access to Justice, will host the first UCL International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services on the 19th and 20th June 2014 on the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, Central London.

The global financial crisis, technological advancement, processes of democratisation and market transformation are fuelling rapid change in the funding, availability and delivery of public legal services across the world. The conference will provide a UK centred focus on the rapidly changing legal aid and public facing (principally social welfare) legal services market, to allow for knowledge exchange between stakeholders in the funding, availability and delivery of public legal services. In England and Wales, legal services and legal aid are in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, following the Legal Services Act 2007 and Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and legal services professionals from across the world to share new findings, ideas and innovations in the access to justice sphere.

The need to reflect on and feed robust evidence into processes of change is paramount, and the UCL International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services will provide a forum for this to happen.

The call for papers is now open.
Paper proposals should be submitted using the conference paper proposal form, which includes details of the call and can be downloaded here (word doc).

Proposals must be submitted by 31st January 2014.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organising committee. Notification as to whether proposals can be accommodated in the conference programme will be provided at the earliest date possible, and no later than 28th February 2014.

‘Early bird’ registration is now open
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