Monday, November 27, 2023
17th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCON XVII)
University of Bristol Law School
June 20–21, 2024
The University of Bristol Law School is pleased to host the 17th Annual International Conference on Contracts (KCON XVII) on June 20–21, 2024. KCON is the largest annual international academic conference dedicated to contract law and related areas of commercial law. It brings together contract law scholars, practitioners, and graduate students from around the world. Junior scholars are encouraged to participate, both as presenters and commentators.
KCON affords an opportunity to present and discuss ideas on a wide range of topics at every level of development, including recently published articles, articles accepted for publication but not yet in print, works in progress, thought experiments, preliminary ideas, and pedagogical innovations. It also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential collaborators or mentors from other parts of the world.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart (right) will receive the conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the conference dinner on June 20, 2024. The Award honours individuals whose careers have been spent in legal academia and who have made major contributions to legal education, contract law scholarship, and the practice of commercial law. Professor Chen-Wishart is the fifteenth person to be so honoured.
Call for papers and abstracts
We cordially invite your submissions for the conference. The conference theme is intentionally broad. Proposals relating to any aspect of contract law are welcome. Presentations at past conferences have included studies from doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, historical, economic, critical, international, comparative, pedagogical and interdisciplinary perspectives. All are welcome once again. We also welcome papers and presentations comparing civil law and common law treatment of contract issues. Papers that focus on a single civil law jurisdiction should be put in a wider context.
Expressions of interest in presenting, along with draft titles and abstracts should be submitted to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an abstract is Thursday, February 15, 2024. Proposals submitted earlier will be accepted on a rolling basis. Speakers whose papers are accepted will be expected to present in person. Participants, including speakers, will be required to register for the conference and to pay the conference fee of £160.
Getting to Bristol
Bristol Airport is located eight miles (13 km) south of the city and has scheduled flights to many UK and European cities. Bristol is also easily reached from London Heathrow airport, either by a direct National Express coach service, or by rail.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna (left) at [email protected].