18 February 2014

LECTURE: Thornhill on The Sociological Origins of Global Law


Professor Christopher Thornhill
Chaired by Professor Richard Nobles

6.30pm Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts 2 Lecture Theatre
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

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The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), Queen Mary University of London is pleased to welcome Professor Christopher Thornhill to present the first annual CLSGC lecture. This event will be chaired by Professor Richard Nobles, Queen Mary University of London.

Chris Thornhill is Professor in Law at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of a number of publications on the sociological origins of constitutional law and transnational public law, and he has played a central role in promoting the sociology of constitutions as a sub-division of legal sociology. His works on legal sociology and jurisprudence have been translated into many languages. He is currently researching for a book on the sociology of transnational constitutional law. His research is funded by the European Research Council.

The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) is a home for multidisciplinary research into the global dimensions of law and society. At its core, the CLSGC aims to work towards a better theorisation of law in its changing social contexts, exploring the challenges posed for this endeavour by law’s increasingly important global dimensions. This as an open collaborative project, welcoming the insights of socio-legal and doctrinal scholars working in any area of law. The Centre understands ‘global context’ broadly, encompassing transnational, international, regional, supra-state, and (where relevant) sub-state phenomena.

The aim is to combine both contemporary and historical approaches, recognising that the global dimension of law and society is, in many respects, not a new phenomenon. Apart from undertaking collaborative research, we also supervise post-graduate research, and regularly host workshops, seminars and conferences.

» This event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all attendees are invited.

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