International Conference on Legal Pluralism

Knowledge, Power and the Politics of Difference - Looking at Legal Pluralism “from Down-under”

  • 10–13 July 2020
    Pre-conference Legal Pluralism Workshop

  • 15–17 July 2020
    Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference

  • WhereThe University of Queensland, 

  • DateRegistrations now open

Panel proposals

Download details of proposed panels.

Download panel proposals (PDF, 298.1 KB)


Call for papers

Download the Conference call for papers

Download call for papers (PDF, 237.3 KB)


Key dates


30 August: call for Panel Proposals

7 October: deadline for Panel Proposals

31 October: extended deadline for Panel Proposals

November: call for papers


31 January: deadline for papers

15 February: registrations open

15 June: registrations close

10–13 July: pre-conference Legal Pluralism Workshop

15–17 July: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference

Pre-conference workshop

For PhD students, more senior scholars and practitioners, this 4-day course on current international debates and insights provides a comparative perspective and enables you to rethink your own research and practical work. Download the workshop overview (PDF, 186.8 KB).

Applications for the pre-conference workshop have now closed. Please email to join the waitlist.

Ticket Prices

Member: $170

Non-member: $240

Concession: $100

Only a limited number of concession tickets are available. If you wish to apply for a concession ticket, please contact Dr Carolien Jacobs with your supporting details at

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Accommodation options for conference delegates

Conference delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. UQ Colleges are an excellent on-campus option within easy walking distance of all university facilities.

A number of single rooms, with shared bathrooms, are available on campus at The Women’s College. Contact Ms Anne Kuskopf by email at

Some single rooms are also available at Emmanuel College from the 15th of July. Conference attendees can book by contacting Lynette Jackson by email at or phone +61 7 3871 9360. Delegates should mention they are attending the Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference.

Other accommodation options

Accommodation options close to campus in the neighbouring suburbs of Toowong and Milton include:

Jephson Hotel. 63 Jephson St, Toowong. 2.3km to St Lucia campus; bus routes available.

Milton Hotel. 55 Railway Terrace, Milton. 5.2km to St Lucia campus; bus routes available.

Evolution Apartments. 18 Tank St, Brisbane. 6.2km to St Lucia campus; bus routes available. 

We also have an extended list of accommodation options for delegates and guests visiting UQ.  


Visa Information

Overseas visitors without an Australian passport will require a visa. Explore your visa options for conference attendance.  

For further information regarding a particular visa, contact a Home Affairs’ offshore office near you.

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