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6 - 8 July 2023

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand

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While the traditional narrative positioned the legislature, and to a lesser extent the courts, as the main sources of law, it has long been known that the sources of and influences on law are far more varied. In recent times, more recognition has been given to sources such as indigenous laws and customs, social and cultural factors, and the economy, all of which actively or passively impact the creation of laws and the structure of our legal systems.
This ALAA conference celebrates the variety of legal sources and influences and poses the questions of how this legal pluralism will shape legal scholarship, systems, and teaching over the next decade.

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The 2023 ALAA Conference, hosted by the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is calling for abstracts. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Legal Pluralism in 2033’ and welcomes paper submissions broadly covering these and other related topics.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. The due date for abstracts is 28 April 2023.

Please send all submissions to and we encourage early career researchers and PhD candidates to submit (please indicate on your abstract whether you are an early career researchers or not).

Further information on the conference and its themes can be found on both the ALAA-ANZ and University of Canterbury websites.

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