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Access to Justice and Legal Services

8:30 am, 11 June 2018 to 6:00 pm, 13 June 2018

City of London

The 2nd UCL International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

UCL Laws

Location

UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House

The Centre for Empirical Legal Studies will host a second UCL International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services between the 11th and 13th June 2018 on the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Legal service delivery continues to undergo change the world over; brought about as a result technological advancement, market transformations, processes of democratisation, shifts in the delivery of public legal services, and a renewed focus on access to justice following the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.3. Set against this backdrop, the 2018 UCL International Access to Justice Conference will provide a forum for knowledge-exchange between international researchers, policy makers and legal service professionals involved in the funding, delivery, development and evaluation of legal services.

The conference provides an opportunity to reflect on recent developments and innovations and to consider how to best prepare for the emerging challenges and opportunities set to define the access to justice agenda in coming years. Amidst the digitisation of justice; growing social inequality; diminishing investment in public legal services in the UK; and the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UCL conference will provide a critical focus on access to justice in turbulent times.

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

DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME - 19/03/18

‘Early bird’ registration is also now open.

The ‘early bird’ registration period for the conference will run to 28th March 2018. Those registering for the conference during this period will receive a 15% discount.

Those who submit paper proposals or agree to act as a panel chair/discussant will also receive a further 15% discount.

The programme from the 2014 UCL International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Servicescan be viewed here. Papers from the 2014 conference can be downloaded here.

Venue

UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House