Institutional organizers: University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law and the Sofia Legal Science Network

Topic: Law and Revolution

Venue: University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dates: 27 and 28 March 2020


The participants are expected to deliver a presentation and submit a paper related to:

  • The impact of information and technology revolution on the legal and constitutional orders;
  • Unconstitutional constitutional amendments;
  • Comparative constitutional change and constitutional transitions;
  • Revolutionary constitutionalism – the tension between liberal and radical democratic constitutionalism;
  • Law, revolution and constitutional populism
  • Sovereignty and revolution
  • Different approaches to law and revolution – methodology and conceptual analysis
  • Secession and revolutionary territoriality politics (including Brexit)
  • Inequality and its revolutionary impact on constitutional law

We will highly appreciate theoretical research containing provocative and innovative theses proven by solid scientific arguments. Papers with comparative and interdisciplinary approach are highly welcomed. The aim is to have contributions which will provoke discussion and will be considered as contributions in the contemporary scholarly debate in Europe. However, well-elaborated case-studies and research with practical importance will also be accepted.

Selected papers will be published with prestigious publishers after double blind peer review process.

The conference language is English. The papers should also be written in English. Further requirements for the papers will be communicated to the approved participants of the Sofia Legal Science Week.

There is no conference fee. All travelling and accommodation expenses should be borne by the participants themselves. The participants from our “Erasmus” partner universities may use the “Erasmus” teaching grant for financing their participation.

If you are interested in applying for participation in the IV Sofia Legal Science Week ‘Law and Revolution’ please fill in the application form.

The presentation and paper proposals must be submitted to Prof. Dr. Martin Belov, Vice Dean of the University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Faculty of Law and president of the Sofia Legal Science Network at his e-mail: 

The deadline for submission of the application is 15 November 2019.

For more information, see the attached file.

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