The Britain and Ireland chapter of the International Society of Public Law provides a forum for public law scholarship of relevance to this region.



ICON-S is founded on a recognition that a full explication and understanding of today’s “constitutional” cannot take place in isolation from other branches of public law or in a context that is exclusively national. The same is true for these other branches too. Public law, as a field of knowledge that transcends these dichotomies, thus deserves our renewed intellectual attention. In the same vein, the divide between law and political science has become porous too. Some of the finest insights on public law come from social scientists deeply cognizant of law; also, is there any legal scholarship that does not make at least some use of the theoretical and empirical understandings and methodologies external to the legal discipline, stricto sensu? In this spirit, ICON-S seeks to bring together all those with interests in public law to explore the many challenges and questions that face us today.  


Britain and Ireland Chapter


The Britain and Ireland Chapter was up in 2017 to bring together scholars with an interest in this region in the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration that animates ICON-S.

The 2019 annual conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde on April 24 and 25th on the theme of “The United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union (?): Domestic and European Constitutional Implications”.

A further conference will take place in University College Cork in August 2019 on the theme of: “Sovereignty, Populism, and Constitutional Politics.”

Learn more about our upcoming conferences here: