Law on the move – Gender Law Conference 2019

Technical, political and social developments and theoretical challenges

New techniques, evolving social engagement and innovative legal practices have advanced legal gender studies and legal practice. The individuality of the legal subject has undoubtedly become perceived as more complex and diversified. Their self-determination is also a subject of controversy. It cannot be said that legal subjects have become sexless, or without nationality or ageless. And yet, what seemed obvious is questioned, challenged. What interests or desires are driving the law today? What do we expect from a legal science on the move? How can the law be mobilized in feminist legal practices? When should it be queer? Or what are the potential of historical and philosophical considerations, as artistic practices?

The symposium is interdisciplinary: It aims to stimulate and exchange theoretical perspectives on current research in gender legal studies, but also legal practice in Switzerland and elsewhere, from philosophical considerations to the activities of a group of young women lawyers.


14 February 2019 – 16 February 2019


Université de Fribourg, Auditorium Joseph Deiss, PER 22, Bd de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg



University of Fribourg(Switzerland)