The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is organizing a workshop on Legislative Drafting and Language. It will be held at its headquarters in London, from July 7-8, 2020.

The purpose of the workshop is to envisage ‘a way forward’ in legislative drafting and to generate ideas that might challenge prevailing practices and beliefs. It also aims to cross the traditional boundaries of disciplines, such as law and linguistics, and eventually to make scholars from different fields interact successfully.

The main themes of the workshop are: 1) Gender neutrality and Westminster, 2) Learning from other legislative experiences, and 3) Gender, language, and the law.

Proposals should be sent to Giulia Adriana Pennisi ( or or to Costantin Stefanou (

Deadline for submission of proposals is 31 May 2020.

Proposals for each individual paper should be approximately 250 words long. Participants are also required to send a 150-word bio. 

See the full call for papers here.