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Torts Section

The Tort Section provides a forum for scholars to meet and discuss any aspect of the law of torts. The section always meets at the SLS annual conference. The range of topics presented and discussed at recent meetings has covered areas such as the intersection of tort law and human rights, negligence liability, European tort law, causation, defences, remedies and tort reform.

The section welcomes expressions of interest from anyone working in the law of torts (or delict) and is particularly supportive of research students and early career academics. 

Section Convenor


Dr Eric Descheemaeker

Lecturer in European Private Law
Edinburgh Law School
University of Edinburgh


Dr James Goudkamp

Fellow, Keble College, Oxford
Associate Professor, Oxford Law Faculty
Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple
Senior Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
Visiting Fellow, University of Wollongong



York 2015

Further details on the Torts Section programme can be found on the Conference Website:

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Annual Conference: York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.