The 2018 conference, to be held at Melbourne Law School, is the third in a biennial series of major international conferences on Public Law. The series was founded at the University of Cambridge, with the first two conferences held at Cambridge in 2014 and 2016. The 2018 conference is the first to be held outside Cambridge and will be co-organised by the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge. One of the aims of the Public Law series is to enable dialogue to take place between participants from different legal systems. In order to allow this to happen within manageable parameters, the scope of the conference is limited to common law jurisdictions.
The theme of the 2018 conference will be 'The Frontiers of Public Law'. Approximately 300 people, including 70 speakers, drawn from across the common law world will attend the conference. The conference will run over two and a half days and will be based at Melbourne Law School, with delegates staying at nearby accommodation.
Further details concerning the Melbourne conference — including information about the conference theme, booking, accommodation and the call for papers — can be found on the dedicated 2018 conference website.