I’m very happy to pass on reminders and notices re the following three conferences with a particular focus on emerging/early-career/young researchers, starting with one this weekend coming in Dublin:

The second Law Student Colloquium will be held at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 20th February 2010. This year’s event will be chaired by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness of the Law Reform Commission. Once again, the Colloquium’s title is “Rethinking Law”.

Sessions range from childrens’ rights to new media & IP via constitutionalism, new perspectives and medical law, with a wide range of Irish and other law schools represented, including – most welcome – a number of undergraduate students presenting alongside their postgraduate counterparts. More information from the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. Be there!

Not happening for a while yet, but with a call for papers about to close, is the Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights’ postgraduate conference at UCC (Cork), 29th April 2010:

The theme for this year’s event is “Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition.” The aim is to reflect upon how reactionary law making and the related rhetoric of crisis impact negatively on fundamental rights protection and the criminal law. We hope that this theme will encourage debate on the challenging and complex questions which arise when defining the remit of the law in changing and turbulent times.

And finally, over in Scotland, the call for papers for the Scottish Young Legal Researchers Colloquium is available, with a closing date of 21st March. It takes place at Dundee and you can download the call (PDF) right here.

Best of luck to the organisers of these three wonderful events.