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The Law and Society Research Unit (LSRU) 3rd Academic Annual Conference: Reforming Criminal Justice Today

The Law and Society Research Unit (LSRU) held its Third Annual Conference on April 1 and 2 at Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Campus, as part of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy’s (GAPP) 10th anniversary celebrations. The conference offered a platform for academics, researchers, legal practitioners and judges, along with lawmakers and law enforcement professionals to engage in policy debate and analysis on the subject of “Reforming Criminal Justice Today.” 

Director of the LSRU Dr. Amr Shalakany inaugurated the conference with a welcome speech on GAPP’s behalf, along with the Senior Archive Coordinator Ms. Yasmine Shash who briefly presented the digital law archive Manshurat Qanuneya, followed by Mr Karim Ennarah who introduced the conference subject matter. With that, the conference commenced with judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and researchers presenting a diverse array of papers ranging from the strictly legal to those with sociological, economic and philosophical takes on current criminal justice concerns. 

By far the largest LSRU conference to date in terms of participants and attendants, with audience flowing from Oriental Hall to online streaming of conference sessions at next door classrooms, the LSRU once again provided the unique platform it is known for in hosting a diverse group of researchers and practitioners setting out to analyze, critique and address one another’s studies in an academic environment with the presence of a highly engaged audience of law students, professionals and judges alike.