Toronto Group 12th Annual Conference



Our upcoming conference will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from March 28 to 29th, 2019.  The theme of the conference is “Resistance to International Law and the Global Legal Order”.

We’re very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be David Kennedy! David Kennedy is the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. We’re happy to say that he will join us for the duration of the conference.

His talk is entitled “International Law in Global Political Economy: Now you see it, now you don’t”, and will be open to anyone interested in attending. It will happen on March 28th at 5PM in room J-250 of the Jackman Law Building at 78 Queen’s Park, Toronto Ontario on the Campus of the University of Toronto.

The Conference Programme is available here.

Questions the Conference might address include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Where and when is resistance to international law and the global legal order taking place? Who is resisting? How, why and in what forms does resistance occur?
  • Is there a broader context framing expressions of resistance or is it an isolated phenomenon? In particular, how might the rise of neo-nationalist and populist movements shape broader global discussions about the ongoing role ofinternational law?
  • How do seemingly predominant narratives relate to alternative narratives emerging in particular from the Global South?
  • How do domestic constitutional and sub-constitutional responses to transnational actors and the mutations of the global legal order differ?

Please click here to register for the conference.

Please note that the Call for Papers is now closed.

About the Toronto Group Conference

The Toronto Group is a collaboration between graduate students at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Our upcoming 2019 event will be our 12th conference. The Toronto Group aims to create a forum for graduate students and early career academics to disseminate their research and engage with a broad international community of scholars. Our areas of focus include legal, social and political theory; public and private international law; and constitutional law and politics. Every year, we hold a major conference in Toronto, Ontario.

The Conference aims at creating a space where early career scholars can receive feedback on their research, so each applicant selected to present will be assigned a faculty member discussant of the participating institutions.