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Submitted by Tiffany Roberts on Wed, 07-18-2018
Long title
International Legal Ethics Conference 8 - Legal Ethics in the Asian Century
Conference location
Sponsor organization(s) or institution(s)
International Association of Legal Ethics
Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School
The Legal Professions Research Network
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Conference Description

The Legal Professions Research Network and Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School are delighted to be hosting the Eighth International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) and look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in December 2018.

The eighth biennial ILEC takes place at a fascinating time in the evolution of legal ethics, as the disruptive innovation of legal services creates ongoing challenges and perhaps opportunities for ethics and professional regulation, both locally and trans-nationally. The continuing growth of Asia’s influence as an economic force, which has instigated the discourse of the ‘Asian Century’, arguably signals profound cultural, economic and legal transformations globally, and adds a further and so far under-developed, dimension to debates regarding the future(s) of legal ethics.

From modest beginnings in 2004, ILEC has become the premier international conference on legal ethics, and the flagship event of the International Association of Legal Ethics. The conference attracts a large international audience including scholars from a variety of disciplines, legal practitioners, judges and professional regulators from developed and emerging jurisdictions. The atmosphere of the conference is open and inclusive, with presentations organised into thematic panels across multiple streams.


Proposals for presenting a paper or panel at ILEC VIII are cordially invited. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers within one of the following streams:

  1. Technology, Legal Ethics and Society
  2. Interdisciplinary and Empirical Approaches to Legal Ethics
  3. Philosophy and Legal Ethics
  4. Regulation of the Profession(s)
  5. Ethics and Legal Education
  6. Globalisation and Legal Ethics
  7. Legal Ethics and Access to Justice

The Conference will be organised into sessions of 90 minutes each. Normally, three to four papers will be presented in any one session.

Proposals for a paper should include a title and abstract of between 100 and 300 words. Please also include your name, institutional affiliation (if any) and up to six keywords describing your topic.

Alternatively, a proposal for a Panel involving discussion or other formats will be considered. If you are proposing a panel, please state the title of the panel, with a brief description, together with the names of the panellists presenting. Where possible, we would encourage panel proposals to be submitted with the full set of abstracts appended.

Proposals should either indicate the stream in which the paper or panel is to be presented or clearly identify an alternative theme within which the proposal sits. We will seek to accommodate alternative themes where viable.

In order to accommodate as large and diverse a group of presenters as possible, participants are requested to submit no more than two proposals.

The deadline date for proposals is July 31, 2018.

Proposals should be submitted by email to with the subject heading “ILEC8 paper proposal.

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