Complexity and the Law Workshop, Friday 30 May 2014, University of Sussex

Complexity Workshop

 ‘Complexity and the Law’ workshop on Friday 30 May at Sussex University.  The day seeks to explore the fitness (or otherwise) of complexity for our understandings of law in relation to the environment, networks, resistance and ways of knowledge itself, across the disciplines.  The day is funded by the Sussex Research Network fund fostering connections between departments at Sussex, organised by a loose group of scholars interested in complexity at Sussex Law School.

If you are interested in attending please email me at, registration is free and there is lunch available.


9.30-5.30, Friday 30 May 2014

Room 203, Fulton Building, University of Sussex

 9.30                  Welcome and Coffee

10.00-11.30       Session One:  Complexity, Networks and Law

Anil K Seth, University of Sussex (Informatics)

Dominic Kniveton, University of Sussex (Geography, Centre for Migration Research)

Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex (Law)

Chair:    Lucy Finchett-Maddock

 11.30-12.00       Coffee Break

12.00-1.30         Session Two:  Complexity, Law and Environment

Emanuela Orlando, University of Sussex (Law)

Stuart Harrop, University of Sussex (Law)

Jamie Murray, University of Lancaster (Law)

Chair:    Tom Webb

1.30-2.30           Lunch

2.30-4.00           Session Three:  Complexity, Epistemology and Resistance

Ben Fincham, University of Sussex (Sociology)

Tom Webb, University of Lancaster (Law)

Charlie Blake, University of Brighton (Film) & Lucy Finchett-Maddock, University of Sussex (Law)

Chair:    Jamie Murray

4.00-4.30           Coffee Break

4.30-5.30           Closing Plenary:  Complex Futures

Debra Benita-Shaw, University of East London (Arts & Digital Industries)

Nathan Moore, Birkbeck College, University of London (Law)

Chair:    Lucy Finchett-Maddock