Ecologies of Private Law Lecture Series with Margaret Davies (Flinders Uni)


Mon Jun 12 2023 at 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm


Roeterseilandcampus, building A, Room A3.01 (Research Seminar Room) | Amsterdam, NH

Lecture with Margaret Davies (Flinders University) titled, the Co-Emergence of Law, Life and Knowledge
About this Event

About the Series

An ecological awareness is growing in contemporary law and legal thought. This is paving the way for a new legal paradigm that underscores both the inherent interconnectedness of modern society and the blurring boundaries between humans and non-humans.

Our annual theme for 2022-2023 lecture series examines the place and role of private law within this emerging legal paradigm. Through a sequence of lectures focused on key private law institutions and practices, we seek to identify, understand, and assess how private law interacts with its diverse ecosystems and contributes to shaping socio-economic and political relations among (non) humans within these ecosystems, in the context of shifting normative expectations and social needs.

About the Speaker

After studying law and English literature at Adelaide University in the 1980s, Margaret completed a doctorate in critical legal theory at Sussex University. Margaret was a foundation staff member of the Law School at Flinders University and has been a visiting scholar at Birkbeck College, Umea University, UBC, and Victoria University of Wellington, and has held a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Kent. She has been a recipient of four Australian Research Council grants, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law. Margaret is author of six books - Asking the Law Question (4th edition 2017), Delimiting the Law (1996), Are Persons Property (with Ngaire Naffine, 2001), Property: Meanings, Histories, Theories (2007), Law Unlimited (2017, winner of the SLSA Theory and History Book Prize), and EcoLaw (2022). From 2010 to 2012 Margaret was a member of the Humanities and Creative Arts Panel of the ARC College of Experts, and chaired the panel in 2011. Margaret is on the advisory boards of Social and Legal Studies, Feminist Legal Studies, and the Macquarie Law Journal.


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This lecture will be hybrid, in REC A3.01 and online via zoom. If you wish to attend in person, please email [email protected].
If you wish to attend online, please select the lecture zoom link add on upon reserving a spot. You will then receive the zoom details at the bottom of your confirmation email.
Drinks and snacks will follow in room A3.16

Where is it happening?

Roeterseilandcampus, building A, Room A3.01 (Research Seminar Room), 11 Roetersstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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