Leicester Law School organises a workshop on innovative methodologies of international law, 31 January 2018

The Law School is hosting a workshop analysing the 'Neglected Methodologies of International Law: Empirical, Socio-Legal and Comparative'. Academics from several British and European universities will discuss the methodological approaches used in their research.

Methodologies of international law remain predominantly doctrinal. However, new approaches to international legal research are emerging. The aim of this workshop is to critically assess the potential long-term implications of these methodologies for the development of international law as a discipline.

The workshop will be structured by a roundtable session in which invited speakers will discuss their papers. The afternoon session will include an early career workshop, in which current research projects applying neglected methodologies will be discussed.

The workshop will conclude with the keynote speech delivered by Prof. Eyal Benvenisti (Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge).


  • Dr Ingo Venzke (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Fiona de Londras (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Celine Tan (University of Warwick)
  • Prof. Mary Footer (University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Rossana Deplano (University of Leicester)
  • Prof. Nicholas Tsagourias (University of Sheffield)
  • Prof. John Linarelli (Durham University)

Programme (pdf) pdf file

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