We are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers for the Forum:
Professor Desmond Manderson
ANU College of Law and ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Please register for Desmond Manderson's keynote address and public lecture here
Dr Christine Black
Griffith Center for Coastal Management, Griffith University
Dr Stephen Turner
Department of English, The University of Auckland
This year the forum will explore how the challenge of ‘grounding' law could offer a critical and political engagement with and responsibility for law. What are the challenges of a ‘grounded' jurisprudence? How can law be reflexively constituted by the demands of contingency?
To ground, as a verb, could mean to connect something to the ground - to the surface of the Earth, the terrain, the humus. It could mean to connect to the immediacy of the present moment through affect and the senses. Grounding law may be a process of finding law in, and making law more responsive to, the question of particularity and immediacy, to the imperatives of being and dwelling.
Workshop Program can be accessed here
Call for Papers can be accessed here