Roman Law Network








The Roman Law Network

The Roman Law Network began in 2014. Current membership includes academics, teachers and legal practitioners. The Network has a broad interest Roman Law. Current areas of research interest include the 'Rule of Law' Project (Eleanor Cowan, Michael Sevel, Andrew Pettinger, Kit Morrell). For further information on the Roman Law Network, its meetings and other activities, please contact Eleanor Cowan.

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A Symposium on the Rule of Law in Ancient Rome

8–9 February 2017
The University of Sydney

The Roman Law Network, along with the Department of Classics and Ancient History, is proud to be hosting its inaugural symposium on the theme of the rule of law in ancient Rome. Some questions to be considered include: Was there a 'rule of law' in ancient Rome? Did the Romans themselves believe that their community lived under the rule of law? Contributors will be invited to reflect on these and other key questions through the lens of different 'case studies'.

The symposium has received generous funding from the Faculty of Arts and the University of Sydney. Key speakers include Professor Catherine Steel, Professor Andrew Riggsby, Professor Paul du Plessis, Professor Jeff Tatum, Dr Valentina Arena, Dr Amy Russell, Dr Michael Sevel, Dr Kit Morrell, Dr Andrew Pettinger and Dr Eleanor Cowan. The Symposium will be held in CCANESA, University of Sydney on February 8th and 9th, 2017. A reading group will be held during the afternoon of the 8th February on Cicero's de Legibus.

Final programme
Online Registration
Registration form (Word .docx)

Registration is $25 per day ($15 for students/unwaged) and includes morning and afternoon tea.

The conference dinner is $60.