Conference: ‘Public and Private International Law: Strengthening Connections’

University of Lincoln, UK, 24 June 2016

Developing coherent and consistent discourses whilst avoiding fragmentation in public and private international law is amongst the challenges of these disciplines in present times. The conference is the final event of a two-year research project led by academics in Edinburgh and Lincoln with a view to highlight the convergence that exists between private and public International Law.

Through the presentation and discussion of papers exploring these connections, the one day conference will engage experienced private and public international lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions as well as dynamic early-career academics. Focusing on engagement and ‘translation’ between the two sub-disciplines of international law, the speakers will map existing connections and explore further linkages between these disciplines across a range of interdisciplinary topics.

Topics covered include jurisdiction, State immunity, corporate social responsibility, arbitration, and trade in medical services,


The conference is aimed at academics, students and practitioners with interests in, inter alia, public international law, private international law, legal theory, global conceptions of law, and comparative law.