The 2020 annual conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy will be hosted from 2-3 July at the University of Queensland.  The Conference will feature Keynote Addresses from Professor Rae Langton (University of Cambridge) and Dr Dylan Lino (University of Western Australia). The book symposium will be on Professor Arlie Loughnan’s forthcoming Self, Others and the State: Relations of Criminal Responsibility.  The commentators on the book will be Associate Professor Penny Crofts (UTS), Professor Heather Douglas (University of Queensland) and Professor Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide). The conference will also feature the winner of the ASLP Essay Competition 2019, Marat Shardimgaliev (University of Reading), who will present his winning paper, “Common Ground and the Grounds of Law”.

Call for Papers

The call for abstracts is now available here.  The ASLP welcomes philosophical or theoretically-oriented papers from any field of legal inquiry. The aim of the ASLP Conference is to provide a forum for the discussion and debate of a range of issues in legal theory, broadly defined. It is by no means restricted to analytic legal philosophy, and the ASLP strongly encourages the involvement of participants from other disciplines and the inclusion of topics from outside mainstream legal theory.


Postgraduate Workshop

A Postgraduate Workshop for PhD students will be held before the conference. The workshop provides PhD students with the opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress on any topic in legal theory in a supportive and collaborative environment.


ASLP Members at the 2018 Annual Conference at Bond University.