1. The McCoubrey Centre for International Law at the University of Hull will host a two day conference on 2 and 3 July 2015 on the topic of customary international law entitled “Making International Custom More Tangible”. The conference will be held at the University of Hull (UK) and will include panels chaired by leading academics and a key note speech by Sir Michael Wood, ILC Special Rapporteur on the Identification of Customary International Law. The conference is particularly aimed at research students and early career academics. Interested participants should provide an abstract of 500 words by 15 February 2015. Further information including the call for papers and facility for the online submission of abstracts are available here.
2. Benefits and EU Law – Round table discussion. The City Law School is delighted to invite you to a debate organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law. The topic is Benefits and EU law – the law behind the story. The round table will be chaired by Panos Koutrakos (Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law). Speakers will be Professor Damian Chalmers (LSE), Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne (University of Edinburgh), Mrs Jacqueline Minor (Head of EU Commission Representation in UK), Professor Philippa Watson (City Law School and Essex Court Chambers). The event will be held at City University London, College Building, St John Street, Room A130 on Monday, 26 January 2015 at 18:00. The event will take the form of a round table discussion with questions from the Chair and the floor. It will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may sign up here.