Law and Culture 2013: Compatibility or Conflict

The University of the South Pacific School of Law Emalus Campus hosted the 4th Law and Culture Conference from 9 - 11 September 2013. Thank you to all our participants!

To view the presentations from the Conference, visit Archive of Papers.

The theme for 2013 is Compatibility or Conflict. This theme raises a number of questions, including: what sites of conflict are there between State law and Pacific cultures and/or customary law; what examples of harmony between State law and Pacific cultures and/or customary law currently exist; and what measures could be taken to increase compatibility between Pacific cultures and/or customary law and State law?

We invite papers and session proposals on any aspect of this theme. The conference organisers are committed to the development of young Pacific scholars and students. Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to participate. Understanding the interaction between law and culture is inherently interdisciplinary and scholars from subject areas other than law are also encouraged to submit papers. The conference also welcomes applied research, including case studies informed by development practice and encourages CSOs, NGOs and government representatives to attend.

In addition to inviting conference papers and sessions, there will be a number of demonstration moots. Universities who are interested in joining the mooting programme should check out the infomation on the mooting page of this website.