Call for Panel Proposals: South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop

CaptureThe University of Wisconsin Global Legal Studies Center and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group invite panel proposals relating to any aspect of the  study of law and South Asia for the South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference. The Pre-Conference will take place Oct. 17, 2013.

We understand“law” in its broadest sense to encompass not only state law, but also norms emanating from non-state sources and actors. “Law” may therefore  describe customary, religious and international normative orders, as much as rules produced by government institutions. We welcome panel proposals featuring speakers based in different countries, and from a diverse array of disciplines and career paths, including law, the social sciences, humanities, business, medicine and the sciences. In previous years, panel themes have included: corruption; Indian legal education; the rule of law in Afghanistan; the Pakistani lawyers’ movement; South Asian diasporas and law; cultural accommodation and legal pluralism; gender and sexuality; and environmental legal questions.

Deadline: March 1, 2013.

Include the panel title, an abstract of no more than 300 words, names of speakers and chair, including institutional affiliation, position, phone number, e-mail address, and website (if any), and and abstract for each speaker’s talk (max. 300 words each).

Propsoals should be emailed to Mitra Sharafi (sharafi[@] and Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu[@]

The Annual Conference on South Asia takes place Oct. 17-20, 2013. im