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Re-Imagining Critical Socio-Legal Research: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & SYMPOSIUM

York University’s Socio-Legal Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Event : Thursday, April 27th 2023 – 9.30 AM-4.30PM (In-person and virtually)
Location: AC 003 (Accolade Building)

Please send submissions to and include the following:
• The title of your paper or project
• 250 (maximum) abstracts (brief explanation about your paper)
• Up-to-date CV
• Presenter’s name, email address, institutional affiliation
• Email Subject line: Last Name, First Name – Proposal Submission SLST Symposium 2023

The Socio-Legal Studies (SLST) Program at York University is proud to invite graduate students
from all disciplines to participate in the SLST Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium to be held on
April 27th, 2023. This will be a hybrid event (in-person and virtually) at York University, Toronto, Ontario.

The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students in all levels to present and showcase their
research, discuss ideas, receive feedback, and network with faculty and peers. We invite and
encourage abstracts that align with our theme for this year, “Re-imagining Critical Socio-Legal
Research”. Please interpret the theme broadly.

Re-imagining Critical Socio-Legal Research is referring to pushing the boundaries of the discipline
and its research parameters. This could mean adopting different methods (for example
decolonizing academia, participatory action research, or community-based research). It could also
mean having an alternative final output (for example a policy report or artistic representation of the
research rather than a formal research paper). Reimagining Socio-Legal research focuses on an
interdisciplinary approach, allowing researchers within the Socio-Legal field to incorporate science
and technology studies, history, engineering, medicine, psychology, and so on in their research
methods and knowledge production.

We encourage abstracts from any discipline and fields including but not limited to: Socio-Legal
Studies, Legal Studies, Law, Criminology, Sociology, Social Justice, Criminal Justice, Gender
Studies, Health Studies, Environmental Studies, and related fields. Registration is free.


Hourly Schedule

Submission Deadline

March 8


April 27 from 9.30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In-person & Zoom event
In-person venue: AC 003 (Accolade Building)


Mar 08 2023


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