Full Programme

Below you will find the programme for the Critical Legal Conference 2021. Unless otherwise stated, all Parallel and Plenary sessions will be streamed and accessible online or in person in Dundee. Breaks and evening events will not be online, although the online platform will remain accessible throughout the conference.

Please see this page for indicative details of the conference streams.

Access links and delegate passwords for online attendance have now been emailed out to the email address used for registration. There is one email for each day of the conference for which you are registered. Please check your junk folder if you have not received them, and get in contact if you have any issues.

Edinburgh University Press Virtual Stand

Edinburgh University Press are kindly sponsoring CLC2021. Please visit their virtual stand to check out their publishing activities in law, and for contact details to discuss working with them. Click to visit EUP Virtual Stand.

CLC Hub @ UVic

Please click here for the full programme for the CLC Hub @ UVic.

Dundee Programme

Below is the main conference programme, being held in person in Dundee and accessible online via our online platform. Please see here for details of the blended format. If you are registered to attend, you should have received further details and information on accessing the online platform to the email address under which you registered (make sure you check your junk folder). Please contact us if you have any issues gaining access or any queries about registration:

All the rooms for the Dundee sessions are in the Dalhousie Building on campus in Dundee:

Unless agreed otherwise within your stream, paper timings are as follows:

  • Panels with 2 papers = 30 minute presentations, plus discussion time
  • Panels with 3 papers = 20 minute presentations, plus discussion time
  • Panels with 4 papers = 15 minute presentations, plus discussion time

All timings below are BST (UTC+1)

You can check the time where you are using this time zone converter.
Add ‘Dundee’ as one city, and your own location as the other.

Day One: Thursday 2 September 2021

From 0830

0930 to 1000

1000 to 1130

1130 to 1200

1200 to 1330

1330 to 1430

1430 to 1600

1600 to 1630

1630 to 1800

1800 to 1810

Evening (in person)

Registration (in person)

Welcome and Housekeeping (Room: LT3)

Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2


Parallel Session 3


Plenary A: Dr Brenna Bhandar, ‘Neoliberal Legality and Racism’ (Room: LT3)

Welcome address from the Lord Provost of Dundee (Room: LT3)

Civic Drinks Reception (Verdant Works), from 1815, including the launch of Daniel Matthews’s new book, Earthbound (EUP 2021).

Day Two: Friday 3 September 2021

From 0830

0930 to 1100

1100 to 1130

1130 to 1300

1300 to 1400

1400 to 1530

1530 to 1600

1600 to 1730

Evening (in person)

Registration (in person)

Parallel Session 4


Parallel Session 5


Parallel Session 6


Plenary B: Prof WJT Mitchell, ‘The Rule of Madness’ (Room: LT3)

Conference Dinner (V&A Dundee): drinks from 1900, dinner at 2000

Day Three: Saturday 4 September 2021

From 0900

1030 to 1200

1200 to 1300

1300 to 1330

1330 to 1500


Registration (in person)

Parallel Session 7


Business Meeting: Hosting CLC2022 (Room: LT3)

Plenary C: Dr Canonical Roundtable on ‘Life, Technology, and Capital’ (Room: LT3)

Conference End

Conference Partners and Sponsors

University of Dundee
Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau