North East PGR Law Forum Conference

Northumbria University

The North East PGR Law Forum, organised by Northumbria Law School and Newcastle Law School, is pleased to announce the fifth annual North East PGR Law Forum Conference following the success of previous conferences.

The conference provides a great opportunity for postgraduate students, Masters or PhD, to present their research work in a friendly and supportive research environment. This conference is for any PGR students, from any institution, whose research is connected to the law.  We encourage abstracts for one, or more, of the following:

    • Paper Presentations

      Papers will be in the traditional conference paper format, with or without the aid of PowerPoint, handouts or other visual aids. They will be 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions. Abstracts for paper presentation should be no longer than 300 words.

    • Pecha Kuchas

      Pecha kuchas consist of 20 slides, with 20 seconds for each slide, meaning each presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Each presenter of a pecha kucha will be given a 10 minute slot to allow for any questions after their presentation. Pecha kuchas will most likely present new and emerging research ideas, a specific method or some data or findings from the field. To learn more about pecha kuchas and watch examples please follow this link. Abstracts for Pecha Kuchas should be no more than 200 words.

    • Poster Presentations

      Posters should be A3 in size and printed by the presenter. Please bring your poster with you on the day to be displayed. Abstracts for poster should be no more than 200 words. Please get creative! Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, and there will be walking tours and discussions during lunch time and breaks.

The conference unites the postgraduate community in a celebration of collaboration and diversity, with prizes for winning papers, pecha kuchas and posters. The aim of this conference is to facilitate a dialogue and exchange ideas on contemporary legal and research issues with other researchers and leading academics, through presentation of research together with plenary sessions.

All forms of presentations will be judged by academics from Northumbria and Newcastle Law Schools, who will provide valuable feedback on the presentation, content and delivery. This Forum is an excellent opportunity to present and challenge your research, whether it be your first paper or not! Lunch will be provided and there will be a drinks reception at the end of the conference. This is a further opportunity to meet fellow PGRs and to network with academics from various institutions.

This is a call for papers for the North East PGR Law Forum Conference 2017 which is to be held at Northumbria University Law School on 30th June 2017. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Intersections between law and research: how legal research is being done and its impact’.

We welcome abstracts in all areas of law including but not limited to:

  • International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Refugee and Asylum
  • Company Law/Corporate Governance
  • Human Rights
  • EU Law
  • Criminal Law/Criminal Justice
  • Family Law
  • Legal Education
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • Socio-legal Studies
  • Research Methods
  • Philosophies and Paradigms

If you are interested in presenting a paper, pecha kucha or a poster please email an abstract to by no later than 17th April 2017. You will be informed of acceptance no later than 15th May 2017. Registration opens on 18th April 2017 and closes 5th June 2017.

All abstracts must include (not included in the word count): your name, the title of your paper, name of your institution and your email address. If there are any other questions please feel free to email us and we hope to see you on June 30th in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Registration is now open, please register below

Event Details

Northumbria University
Northumbria Law School
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne