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BILETA hosts an annual conference in March/April each year. It is hosted by a law school and has taken place in a variety of locations: England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands and Malta.

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Annual Conference

Queen's University Belfast will be hosting the 2019 BILETA conference.

The University of Aberdeen, School of Law hosted the annual BILETA conference on Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th April 2018.  Full details at:
The theme of this conference was:  Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data.

Call for Papers

BILETA Conference 2018 warmly invites individuals to attend and participate in its critical and topical discussions on the future of law, technology and legal education. Papers are welcome from academics, researchers, practitioners, postgraduate students, those in business or practice, activists and anyone else with an interest. Participants are welcome from any country to enjoy the scholarly, social and cultural experience of BILETA. In 2018 we will meet at the University Aberdeen - one of Scotland's ancient universities, established by Papal Bull in 1495.

Digital technology provides an increasing number of opportunities, which bring with them legal and regulatory challenges. Can the pre internet analogue solutions, and intellectual property and human rights frameworks, continue to be stretched? Can Internet based approaches be applied to the cloud and contemporary security challenges? Does technology remove social and cultural norms and practices, or does it create new ones, while preserving and developing the old? Does and can legal education drive technology and social attitudes? Does and can technology and social attitudes drive legal education and student and academic experiences? 

The BILETA Conference 2018 encourages new and creative explorations of these and other contemporary law, education and technology questions, including through the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and innovative research and pedagogic methods.  This year a particular emphasis will be placed on energy, sustainability, cultural, rural and development challenges.           

Key themes include:

We will forward to receiving proposals for papers and for posters.  For either pathway, abstracts of around 400-500 words should be submitted to  by 26 January 2018.  

Taylor and Francis Prize
All conference participants are welcome to enter for Taylor and Francis prize (on behalf of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology). Please submit a full paper (6-10,000 words) to  by 23 March 2018

Postgraduate Prizes
This year there are two prize opportunities - the Google Prize (for a written paper) and the BILETA Prize (for a poster). 
To be considered for the Google prize, please submit a full paper (6-10,000 words) to  by 23 March 2018;   three papers will be chosen to compete for the Google award, which will involve defending the work in a conference session, and a conference vote.    
To be considered for the BILETA prize, please send your poster (details will be provided as to format) to   by 23 March 2018.  The submitted papers and posters will be uploaded to the conference website before the conference. 

Expressions of interest to hold future conferences are typically received at the Annual General Meeting, that takes place during the Annual Conferences.  If you are interested in hosting a BILETA conference, please contact a member of the executive.

Past Conferences

The University of Minho, Braga, Portugal hosted the 2017 conference from the 20th-21st of April. Email Anabela Gonçalves with any queries: ýasgoncalves@direito.uminho.ptý

The University of Hertfordshire hosted the 2016 conference on the 10-12 April 2016. Email Edina Harbinja for any queries: Please see the conference website for more details

The University of the West of England hosted the 2015 conference on the 14-16 April 2016 Email Martina Gillen for any queries:

The Liverpool Law School hosted the 2013 conference on 10-12 April 2014. Email Joseph Savirimuthu for any queries:

The Northumbria University Law School hosted the 2012 conference on 29-30 March 2012. Email Paul Maharg for any queries:

The Manchester Metropolitan University Law School hosted the 2011 conference on 11-12 April 2011. Email Catherine Easton for any queries:

The Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics hosted the 2010 conference on 29-30 March 2010. Email Erich Schweighofer for any queries: 

The University of Winchester Law School hosted the 2009 conference on 21-23 April 2009. Email Helen James for any queries: 

Glasgow Caledonian University Law School hosted the 2008 conference on 27-28 March 2008. Email Michael Bromby for any queries:

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