Portsmouth Law School

Past Events

Symposium on Law and Compassion

  • Date: 1 July 2015
  • Time: 09.15 am - 4.45 pm
  • Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

This symposium will provide a forum for presentations and discussion on the relationships between law and compassion, focussing on the conceptual and theoretical approaches to compassion and the relationship of compassion to litigation, judging and regulation, with particular concern to learn from critical inter-disciplinary and socio-legal approaches.

Speakers include: Keynote Professor Susan Bandes, DePaul University, USA; Maks Del Mar PhD, School of Law, Queen Mary, London; Iain Wilkinson PhD, Sociology, University of Kent; Marinos Diamantides PhD, School of Law, Birkbeck; Victoria Butler-Cole, Barrister; Professor Hazel Biggs, Southampton; Judge Anselm Eldergill, Court of Protection; Professor Jonathan Herring, Faculty of Law, Oxford.; Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Faculty of Law, University College London; Professor Bettina Lange, Faculty of Law, Oxford.


Please view the ‌‌Final Programme & Booking InformationPreliminary Programme here.


View directions on how to reach the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London WC1B 5DR.


Any accommodation must be booked by each delegate separately. A number of venues are listed in the programme.

Further Information

For more information, email: dermot.feenan@port.ac.uk

Registration Fees

SLSA Full Members: £59.00

SLSA Student Members: £30.00

Non-members: £79.00


Please book your place via the link below.

Academic Co-ordinators

Dermot Feenan LLB MA LLM Barrister-at-Law (Lead) - Research Fellow, School of Law

Daniel Bedford LLB, LLM - Lecturer, School of Law


We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, under its annual Seminar Competition, for this symposium.


Photography, video and audio recordings

Please note that the School of Law events may be recorded or photographed. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the University of Portsmouth. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email: dermot.feenan@port.ac.uk in advance of the event that you are attending.

Book Now