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Juris Apocalypse Now! Law in End Times.

Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia’s conference

2-4 December 2019

Survive, Thrive, Die. Law in End Times.

Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference

5-7 December 2019

School of Law and Justice

Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus

About the Conferences

Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice is proud to convene and organise, together with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the 2019 LLHAA conference and the 2019 LSAANZ conference, respectively titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, and Survive. Thrive. Die. Law in End Times.

The two conferences, although distinct and separate, are nonetheless connected by a shared overarching theme, and are articulated around a shared Postgraduate Day. Scholars are invited, in a profoundly interdisciplinary manner, to participate in either or both conferences.

LLHAA 2-4 December 2019 // LSAANZ 5-7 December 2019 // Postgraduate Day 5 December 2019

The conference will explore the intersection of legality, temporality and eschatology, the normatively uncertain and yet inherently creative space originated by the conflicting encounter between the orderly desire of law and the entropic tendency of apocalyptic narratives, with both forces cast against the backdrop of the ever-­deferred notion of time itself.

Social upheaval, political uncertainty, the end of history, or climate collapse: increasingly, such narratives seem to justify the state of exception in a plethora of contexts, slowly eroding the idea that social, political, and environmental stability can ever be achieved through the rule of law. The conference invites socio-legal scholars to re-imagine the question of law in the face of the ‘end times’.


Deadline for Abstracts and Registration

Submission of Abstracts has now closed.

Registrations are now closed. 

(If you have any questions, please contact us)

About Us

School of Law and Justice

Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice (SLJ)’s overarching mission is the academically rigorous education of highly skilled and inclusive legal professionals who are critical thinkers, practice ready, and informed by the highest ethical standards of conduct. As global thought leaders in their respective fields, the SLJ’s intellectually diverse faculty members create and disseminate innovative legal knowledges that have interdisciplinary breadth, analytic depth and social relevance. In so doing, the SLJ instils its students with a passion for the Rule of Law, human rights and the realisation of social justice. As a sustainable and engaged educational organisation, the SLJ makes a significant and lasting wider contribution —both practical and theoretical— to the serious legal issues confronting twenty first century Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

The SLJ aims to be a leader in critical, cultural and clinical legal studies, both nationally and internationally. The School of Law & Justice at Southern Cross University: a law school with a difference that makes a difference.

Organising Committee

Dr Alessandro Pelizzon
Committee Chair

Professor William MacNeil
Dean and Head of School

Associate Professor John Page
Deputy Head of School (Research)

Ms Ellen Kronen
Conference logistics


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At the Gold Coast

Getting here

Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta, adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport.

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The Gold Coast and Kirra Beach offer a wide range of hotel accommodation to suit all budgets. 

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At the Campus

The School of Law and Justice is located in Building ‘C’, opened in 2017, with state-of-the-art facilities. 

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