The 2013 Law Via the Internet Conference will take place on the island of Jersey, Channel Islands, from 26-27 September 2013. The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Free Access to Law in a Changing World’.
It is 11 years since the Declaration on Free Access to Law was signed at Montreal and the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM) was founded. Since then the movement has grown to include organisations from more than 50 countries and recent Law Via the Internet conferences have been held in Africa, Asia and North America.
Actually ‘paradise’ is just my interpretation 🙂 – Language and the Law – Bridging the Gaps is the first international conference to be jointly sponsored by ALIDI (the newly formed Association for Language and Law for Speakers of Portuguese) and the IAFL (International Association of Forensic Linguists). The official languages of the Conference will be English and Portuguese.
The conference will be hosted at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.
A call for papers, posters, themed colloquia and roundtables is currently being made – topics include the following indicative but not exclusive list:
The Open University in the UK offers OpenLearn, giving free access to some of their learning resources. You’ll find materials on a range of subjects. Try as many as you like for free. Some are ‘tasters’ of longer courses for which you need to register and pay, and some are standalone offerings. A variety of multimedia are used – some are written only, while others include audio and/or video material.
Below is just a small selection that caught my eye:
The Third International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture (LTC3), organized by Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, is to be held in Hangzhou, China from 31 May to 2 June 2013.
Speakers will come from divergent cultural and language backgrounds, from different disciplines and across jurisdictions. The themes include but are not limited to the following strands:
The Third International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse (LLD3), associated with Multicultural Association of Law and Language, invites theoretical studies, applicational cases, and relevant work-in-progress papers related to the theme – “Legal Discourse: Forms and Functions”, including, but not limited to: