Our graduate workshop will take place at Emory University School of Law on June 15, 2022. The graduate workshop offers graduate students an intimate venue in which to discuss their research projects with senior scholars in the field.
We mourn the passing of Peter Fitzpatrick, Anniversary Professor of Law and Birkbeck Law School, one of the Association’s founders, and a central figure in law and humanities scholarship globally. We plan to hold a plenary session in honor of Peter’s work and legacy at the 2022 annual meeting at Emory Law School. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/about-us/obituaries/obituary-professor-peter-fitzpatrick
Peter joined Birkbeck Law School in 2000 having already established himself as one of the world’s leading legal philosophers at Kent Law School, and at Queen Mary. His arrival at Birkbeck helped to consolidate the School as one of the leading centres of critical legal studies, postcolonial legal studies, and law and the humanities. An early proponent of the significance of poststructuralist theory, Peter helped to introduce the work of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy to generations of students and legal scholars. Engaging closely with the laws and legal systems of numerous postcolonial settings – including Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa – he wrote powerful accounts of how racial othering constituted modern law. Through countless articles, books, and edited collections, he inspired research that de-centred the torpid repetition of analytic jurisprudence. Peter leaves an immense scholarly legacy that will inform legal research for decades to come.
Happenings in our association’s ambit
After a year’s pandemic hiatus, LCH reconvenes at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16-17, 2022. Join us to see old friends and make new ones! Some events will also be virtual. You can find more information here: