The third Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSNet) conference is a collaboration between the Law and Society Trust, Colombo, the Department of Law, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and LASSNet's anchor institution, the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. It will be held at the University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, from December 14-16, 2012. More details about the conference themes can be found in the original call for papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts was 30th June, 2012.

This page is no longer being updated. Please consult the LASSNet blog for the schedule, information about the venue, and information about transport arrangements.

The LASSNet 2012 organising committee can be contacted at lassnetsri [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Previous LASSNet conferences
  1. Law and Social Sciences in South Asia (inaugural conference, Delhi, January 2009)
  2. Siting Law (second conference, Pune, December 2010)

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about the conference: call for papers [MS-Word]

The inaugural LASSnet conference was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi in 2009. A subsequent conference was held at the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME) in Pune in 2010. These conferences identified a number of priorities for the research, study and practice of law in South Asia. A key concern was to interrogate how law is conventionally taught, practiced, and researched as an autonomous and self-sufficient phenomenon...more

The deadline for abstracts is 30th June, 2012.

The idea of LASS

The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi) has initiated the establishment of the "Law and Social Sciences Research Network" in order to bring together scholars, lawyers and doctoral researchers engaged in research and teaching of issues of law in different social sciences in contemporary South Asian contexts...more

If you would like to be part of LASS, please send your contact details and short bio to lassnet [at] gmail [dot] com. A list of current members is available on the LASSNet blog.