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BILETA hosts an annual conference in March/April each year. It is hosted by a law school and has taken place in a variety of locations: England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands and Malta.

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Funding Research

BILETA is actively seeking requests for funding from individuals from member institutions to allow projects to be undertaken or completed which reflect the goals of BILETA.

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Annual Conference

We are happy to announce that the 2016 BILETA conference will be hosted by the University of Hertfordshire School of Law on 11-12 April 2016.

Please click here for the call for papers: BILETA 2016 CFP

In addition, BILETA 2016 includes two exciting awards for PhD students:

BILETA PhD award

BILETA will award 100 to the winning postgraduate conference paper. To be eligible for the prize, a full paper must be submitted by the 25 March 2016. Papers should be e-mailed to .

Google PhD award

PhD students are invited to submit their papers and defend them in a separate PhD workshop to be considered for the Google Awards to the best postgraduate paper.
To be eligible for the prize an abstract must be submitted by 11 January 2016 and a full paper must be submitted by the 11 March 2016. Papers should be e-mailed to .

Please note that papers may be submitted for both awards, notwithstanding the deadlines for individual awards.
Please refer to the conference website for more information: BILETA 2016 PhD CFP

Expressions of interest to hold future conferences are typically received at the Annual General Meeting, that takes place during the Annual Conferences.  If you are interested in hosting a BILETA conference, please contact a member of the executive.

Past Conferences

The University of the West of England hosted the 2014 conference on the 14-16 April 2015 Email Martina Gillen for any queries:

The Liverpool Law School hosted the 2013 conference on 10-12 April 2014. Email Joseph Savirimuthu for any queries:

The Northumbria University Law School hosted the 2012 conference on 29-30 March 2012. Email Paul Maharg for any queries:

The Manchester Metropolitan University Law School hosted the 2011 conference on 11-12 April 2011. Email Catherine Easton for any queries:

The Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics hosted the 2010 conference on 29-30 March 2010. Email Erich Schweighofer for any queries: 

The University of Winchester Law School hosted the 2009 conference on 21-23 April 2009. Email Helen James for any queries: 

Glasgow Caledonian University Law School hosted the 2008 conference on 27-28 March 2008. Email Michael Bromby for any queries:


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