Via H/Soz/Kult, we learned of a call for papers for a conference on laypersons in law, and which also welcomes legal historical contributions.
The Centre Marc Bloch and the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg organize an international conference on legal practices of laypersons to be held in Berlin from 09 to 10 May 2019.
Lay judges and jury members in criminal trials; activists establishing so-called “people’s” or “citizen’s” tribunals, or proponents of alternative law - most of them are not legal experts with state-sanctioned competences. And yet, they all practice law, contribute to its production and development. In contrast, socio-legal research on law conceptualizes norms and acts mostly in the context of legal experts and legal institutions, including parliament, courts, tribunals and international organizations.
Read the full CfP here