From the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of Warwick:
On Tuesday, 16 May 2017, the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of Warwick, as part of the International Economic Law in Context Seminar Series, will host a public event on Socio-Legal Methodologies. The event will consist of a panel discussion followed by a workshop for early career researchers to discuss their own research ideas with the panelists.
For more details, visit the event page here.
A prominent feature in international legal scholarship over the past two decades has been the transformation of international economic law (IEL) from a subset of public international law into a multi-layered, highly specialised field of academic study and legal practice. Traditional, formalist legal methodologies have been challenged by the expansion and growing complexity of international economic law as a field of study. This event aims to explore how different methodological and conceptual approaches to the study of international economic law can enhance understanding of IEL’s increasingly complex landscape. Drawing on their own research experiences in the fields of international investment law, trade law and financial law, our speakers will reflect on how socio-legal and contextual approaches are contributing towards framing and understanding their domains of study. They will go on to explore how such approaches can provide vital methodological frameworks for the future development of scholarship on international economic law and its relationship to broader debates about globalisation.