Rethinking Law’s Families & Family Law?

The ISFL 2023 conference extends to a wide and diverse range of topics and methods by sharing insights in more than 310 papers from 57 jurisdictions in 67 sessions. Panels will be clustered alongside their topic (partners; parents & children; the extended family) or method (international and comparative approaches; interdisciplinary approaches; and approaches pertaining to conflict handling). 

As the 2023 World Conference also marks the ISFL Golden Jubilee, a Jubilee stream will cover the past and future of family law.

The conference will only take place physically, online participation is not possible.

Work visits

As part of the programme, it is possible to participate in two work visits (on Wednesday 12 July and on Friday 14 July 2023). Discover the organisations that have confirmed their participation in the work visits here.

The keynote speakers are

  • Prof Masha ANTOKOLSKAIA, VU Amsterdam (Netherlands) and President of the ISFL
  • Prof June CARBONE, University of Minnesota (USA)
  • Baroness Ruth DEECH (UK)
  • Prof Columba DEL CARPIO RODRÍGUEZ, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa (Peru)
  • Prof Alison DIDUCK, UCL Faculty of Laws, London (UK)
  • Prof John EEKELAAR FBA, Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Prof dr hab Piotr FIEDORCZYK, University of Bialystok (Poland)
  • Prof Robin FRETWELL WILSON, University of Illinois College of Law (USA)
  • Prof Federica GIARDINI, University of Padua (Italy)​
  • Dr Qingmin GUO, Lecturer of Southwest Petroleum University (China), post-doctoral fellow of the University of Oxford (UK)
  • Professor Ruth HALPERIN-KADDARI, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
  • Adesuwa OMOZUSI, Legal Consultant, ForestHill Law Practice, Lagos (Nigeria)
  • Prof Barbara STARK, Hofstra University, NY (USA)
  • Senator Hazel THOMPSON-AHYE (Trinidad and Tobago).
  • Prof Jinske VERHELLEN, Ghent University (Belgium)