Convene Seminars

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.

Marston Bates

LSE Law School is one of the world’s leading research institutions. Join us to talk about our current work, and to discuss topical legal issues with home and invited speakers. Our seminars assume no prior knowledge of technical or specialist issues, all you need is your sense of enquiry. All seminars begin with a presentation followed by a Q&A. Where a paper is available, you will find the link in the relevant listing.

Our Convene events fall into two types:

Showcases: from social theory and human rights to the post-Brexit legal landscape and FinTech, we’ve got you covered. LSE experts and invited speakers present their recent work and work-in-progress.

Masterclasses: A special series of lectures by our Visiting Professors in Practice and other experts, applying their expertise to analyse contemporary legal issues in depth. 

For full details of individual events, please check our Calendar page.


  • 27 January 2022: Company Law in Practice: Corporate Governance
  • 27 January 2022 Cloud computing agreements
  • 1 February 2022 Private Equity, Venture Capital and Impact Investing Convene Masterclass:  Introduction
  • 8 February 2022 Private Equity, Venture Capital and Impact Investing Convene Masterclass:  Corporate governance and responsible investment in private equity
  • 15 February 2022 Private Equity, Venture Capital and Impact Investing Convene Masterclass:   Impact investing 
  • 1 March 2022 Derivatives Clearing Today 
  • 3 March 2022 Ukraine: A discussion with the international law group
  • 8 March 2022 Issues in Modern Derivatives Clearing 
  • 9 March 2022 The invasion of Ukraine & the European Union
  • 10 March 2022 Ukraine and the Effectiveness of Financial Sanctions
  • 10 March 2022 Cybersecurity and systems resilience
  • 15 March 2022 Disclosure of Inside Information by Listed Companies
  • 16 March 2022 FinTech Policy and Regulation (1 of 3)
  • 17 March 2022 Company Law in Practice: BTI v Sequana in the Supreme Court
  • 18 March 2022 The Practice of US Tax Law
  • 23 March 2022 Nicola Lacey in Conversation with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti
  • 23 March 2022 Crypto-assets and regulation (2 of 3)
  • 30 March 2022 How to regulate artificial intelligence in finance (3 of 3)
  • 31 March 2022 The regulation of AI and machine learning