CFP -Bodies of Law / Law and the Body

Bodies of Law / Law and the Body

 An interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and early-career academics in the area of law, gender and sexuality

 Friday 30 March 2012

School of Law, University of Westminster, London, UK

Law mediates various power structures and is interwoven with numerous other knowledges that participate in the construction, normalization and regulation of bodies, such as medicine, social media, religion and the nation-state. Numerous feminist legal scholars have commented on law’s intimate relationship to, for example, medical discourses, arguing that the shape of legal power has changed to more regulatory and disciplinary forms. Inevitably law’s relationship to bodies/states of embodiment alters as it takes on these increasingly pervasive roles. One might conclude that the notion of a space where the law will not intervene is a liberal fantasy, out of step with the reality of law’s operations. How, then, should law be evaluated and/or harnessed?

 Our interdisciplinary one-day workshop aims to cover these and other issues pertaining to law and the body.

Event Details

 Draft Programme and further information

Venue: Room CLG.09, New Cavendish Site, 115 New Cavendish St, University of Westminster

Registration and Fees

Conference fees – £15

Includes lunch and refreshments

To register please click link and follow on screen payment instructions

Registration closes 20/03/12.  Places are limited.

For further information, please see our website at or contact Nikki Godden at

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