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SCOTLIN Conference

Each year SCOTLIN will organise a paper-based conference for fostering the debate and knowledge exchange on law and innovation

The annual SCOTLIN conference is structured a a 2-day forum for discussion. Each partner organisation and individual members will be encouraged to present their works, which can have an academic, educational, and practical relevance. Contributions might consist of draft papers or accepted papers.

The diversity in the participants will be ensured by means of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion bursaries to incentivise participation of colleagues from underrepresented groups. Participants from each institution should be balanced in terms of gender and stage of career.​

Our 2nd Annual Conference "SCOTLIN 2023" will be held at the University of Aberdeen from Monday 27th March 2023 to Tuesday 28th March 2023.

The theme of this year is "Law and the Future: Managing the Increased Resort to Technology."

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IP law and competition law as regulatory forces in the technological world,

  • Dispute resolution in the New Brave World,

  • An “i” for an “eye” – the regulation of biometric data,

  • Artificial intelligence: To ethically be or not to be?,

  • Legal technologists as the future of the legal profession,

  • Digital governance as the first line of defence in the dystopian world,

  • Right to work and employment in the technologically progressive world,

  • Mapping out technological innovation through design law,

  • Technology and resource development in previously off-limit environments.


Submission Guidelines 

Abstracts shall be submitted by the deadline indicated below (maximum 500 words) with a biography indicating the applicant’s research interests and affiliation (maximum 100 words). Accepted speakers can contribute with a draft paper, a full paper, or a recently published paper. 


The call is open only for the SCOTLIN members.


Please also indicate, in case your abstract is accepted, whether you agree to have your abstract published on a website before the conference is held.


Accepted applicants agree to submit and circulate in advance their papers and/or drafts. Their work will be uploaded to a closed folder accessible to the selected conference’s participants only. This will allow for in-depth discussions and valuable feedback at the conference.


All abstracts, papers, and slides should be emailed to:



Organizing Committee

· Qiang Cai (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Irène Couzigou (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law)

· Rossana Ducato (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Lorna Gillies (Edinburgh Napier University)

· Tristan Henderson (University of St. Andrews)

· Guido Noto La Diega (Stirling Law School, CRISP)

· Nevena Jevremović (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Private International Law)

· Matt Jewell (Amiqus)

· Cheryl Warden (Stirling Law School)

· Burcu Yüksel Ripley (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Patricia Živković (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Private International Law)

· Arletta Gorecka (University of Strathclyde/ University of Stirling)

Our 1st annual conference was held on 21st-22nd April 2022 at Stirling Highland Hotel, on the theme:

 "Sustainable Innovation, Law, and Policy in a Post-COVID World"

We are delighted to share some presentations of our speakers. They can be watched on our YouTube channel.