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Law On Trial 2021: Law, Pandemic and Crisis

The School of Law launch their annual 'Law On Trial' series of events

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From 14-18 June the School of Law at Birkbeck will host 'Law On Trial: Law, Pandemic and Crisis' a week of events reflecting on law’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and how the pandemic has left a lasting effect on various aspects of our society including the Black Lives Matter movement, global concerns with racist policing, climate protests and insurrection in Colombia.

All of the events are open to the public and free to join without charge. Booking is required using the links below:

Professor Stewart Motha, Executive Dean at the School of Law, said "The School of Law's annual 'Law on Trial' series of talks and discussions addresses the urgent problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic: the transformations in biopolitical power; effectiveness of constitutional structures in the face of authoritarianism; public health and private wealth; and the networks of resistance to racialised violence and differentiation which multiply in times of 'crisis'. We hope you can join some or all of these conversations"

The 'Law On Trial' series has been running since 2010, past themes have included 'Religion', 'The European Union' and 'Punishments and Rights Violations'.

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