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The Commercial Law Research Network Nigeria Conference

Friday, 13 September, 13:00 to 18:00 pm & Saturday, 14 September 09:00 am to 18:00 pm, Chancellors Building, Whiteknights Campus

The Commercial Law Research Network – Nigeria (CLRN_N) has been created to address the challenge of ineffective commercial law reform and policy in the emerging world. It brings together researchers interested in the development of commercial law and policy in the emerging world, and uses Nigeria, the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, as a case study.

The three main objectives of the CLRN_N are:

  • to promote high quality research on commercial law reform in emerging economies (with Nigeria as a case study),
  • to influence commercial law and policy by enabling engagement between researchers and stakeholders,
  •  to promote the development of the next generation of researchers through research methodology training.

Participation is open to everyone interested in engaging with these issues.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Networking Scheme, the CLRN_N will host its inaugural conference on the 13th and 14th September 2019, at the University of Reading. It invites submissions on commercial law and policy reform in Nigeria, and/or how Nigerian commercial law and reform policy may engage with international principles in the following areas:

  • Company Law, Insolvency Law and Secured Transactions Law
  • International Trade Law and International Economic Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Oil and Gas/Energy Law
  • Commercial Law broadly-speaking

Early Careers Methodology Workshop

Friday, 13 September,  09:00 am to 18:00 pm, Chancellors Building, Whiteknights Campus

CLRN_N will also host its inaugural free to attend Early Careers Methodology Workshop on the 13th of September 2019, at the University of Reading. We encourage participation from doctoral and early career researchers. For more details on attending or presenting at the conference and workshop, please email Dr. Bolanle Adebola:

The Hamlyn Lecture – ‘The Age of Common Law and the Age of Statute’

Thursday, 21 November, 18:00 pm, Palmer 109, Whiteknights Campus

 The lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir John Baker (St Catherine's College Cambridge) on the subject of the history of English Law. It will be followed by a wine reception. Free admission. For further information, or to book, please contact Dr Charlotte Smith (


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