Durham Law School will host the Critical Legal Conference 2023. Since its first annual meeting in 1986, the Critical Legal Conference (CLC) has been a key site for the critical study of legal and political questions both in Britain and internationally. It attracts a wide range of radical legal and political thinkers from across the globe.
In contrast to most annual conferences there is no committee or scholarly association behind it, and it has no formal existence outside the 3 days of the conference itself. Instead, conference delegates meet each year to collectively decide where it will be hosted the following year. The host chosen by the conference then decides on the themes and specific details for the next CLC. This minimal structure seeks to promote and maintain a communal and anti-establishment ethos, in line with the critical focus of the conference itself. Henry Jones and Johanna Jacques will be leading the organisation of the conference.
The call for streams will open 6 months prior to the beginning of the event.
The call for papers will be 4 months prior to the beginning of the event.
A provisional programme will be released 2 months prior to the event.