Global Meeting on Law & Society

Jul 13 16, 2022

Cityscape of Lisbon

The Law & Society Association (LSA) will hold a Global Meeting on Law and Society in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 13-16, 2022. The conference will be held at ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon with organizational support from DINÂMIA’CET and CIES at ISCTE. It will be the 7th Global conference, which is held approximately every 5 years. #GlobalLawSociety2022 will also feature hybrid components for those who cannot make the trip to Portugal. The IILJ Team will be participating in two panels:

International Institutional Actors: How Do They Shape International Law?

July 13, 10:15 AM — 12:00 PM

Sedas Nunes, Auditório 0NE01 Paquete de Oliveira

Session Type: Paper Session, Session ID: 1058

It is a truism that international institutions play an increasingly important role in virtually all aspects of the everyday lives of people in every corner of this planet. But to what extent are these international institutions implicated in processes of international and transnational lawmaking – understood as the creation, diffusion, and (un)settling of international and transnational norms? This question has received only limited attention. While some international institutions focus explicitly on lawmaking, most, if not all, implicitly influence transnational and international norm-making processes. Through the close examination of a particular institution, a particular process, or a particular norm, the panelists illustrate the various ways international or transnational institutions shape law.

Stefan Salomon, University of Amsterdam, Session Chair with:

Ezgi Yildiz, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Nina Reiners, Free University Berlin

Hannah Birkenkoetter, ITAM (Mexico) (former Emile Noel Fellow)

Gabriele Wadlig, New York University School of Law (JSD Candidate)

Michele Krech, New York University School of Law (JSD Candidate)

Discussant: Angelina Fisher, New York University School of Law


Governance by, and of, Data

July 13, 12:45—2:30 PM

Ala Autónoma, AA 3.26

Session Type: Paper Session

Session ID: 1697

This panel will centre on the relationship between technological infrastructures, technical concepts, and modes of governance. It will do so by examining a variety of data-centred case studies, including how statistical concepts govern international labour law, how the laws of global data capitalism operate, how the technical design of digital computers governs data possibilities, and the alternate frameworks made possible by the notion of a data commons.

Jennifer Raso,University of Alberta & Nofar Sheffi, UNSW Law, UNSW Sydney, Session Chair with:

Liam McHugh-Russell, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Thomas Streinz, New York University School of Law, Guarini Global Law & Tech

Maciej Pichlak, University of Wrocław

Discussant: Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto