Doctoral Scholarship Conference – New Haven, CT

Yale Law School will host the 3rd Doctoral Scholarship Conference December 6-7, 2013. The conference is open to current doctoral candidates, both in law and law-related disciplines, and those who graduated during the previous academic year.

This year’s conference sets out to explore the relationship between law and uncertainty.  It examines how law and the issues it addresses are shaped by natural and man-made uncertainties.  It further sets out to explore how the law, in its many branches, attempts to regulate, restrict and manage the uncertainties that shape individual and collective life, often by constructing categories, concepts, doctrines, and theories

But can law effectively regulate uncertainty? Is uncertainty necessarily undesirable or can it be a positive force for social and political transformation? Does it facilitate the location and exploration of cracks in the edifice of law?  How do different fields of law such as administrative law, constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, international law and others deal with the issue of uncertainty? And how do different legal systems and diverse legal theories differ in their approach to uncertainty?  These are only some of the many facets of the relationship between law and uncertainty, and submissions are welcome on any related issues.

Submissions: Abstracts of 300-500 words (with your institutional affiliation(s)) should be submitted to yls.doctoralconference[@] by August 15, 2013. im