In addition, the group also discusses innovative scholarship that does not easily fit in the traditional labels of legal academia, inviting a selected group of academics to present their innovative work. The group will meet every other week during term time to discuss a presentation on legal research that relates to public issues broadly defined under the open textured label of 'law and public affairs'. The discussion group hopes to help researchers to gain feedback on their work, whilst contributing to the Oxford law community by creating a regular opportunity for researchers across different subject areas and at different points in their research to meet each other and discuss innovative ideas. Therefore, we are open to various themes, approaches, and methodologies and welcome proposals of presentations by academics interested in discussing their work at the LPADG.
Among our recent guest speakers, we had academics coming from Canada, U.S., Brazil, Singapore, Australia, France, and even the U.K., like Mariana Prado (Toronto), Peter Oliver (Ottawa), Justice Robert Sharpe (OCA), Alvaro Santos (Georgetown), David Skeel (UPenn), Paulo Barrozo (Boston College), Marcelo Neves (Brasilia), Eduardo Jordao (FGV), Flavio Yarshell (USP), Cleber Alves (UFF), Michael Dowdle (Singapore), Lisa Burton (Monash), Denis Baranger (Pantheon-Assas), Avrom Sherr (IALS), Roger Smith (Law Society), Nimer Sultany (SOAS), and William Twining (UCL)