CFP: Challenges to the Rule of Law, Lessons from & for Asia

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The AALS East Asian Law & Society Section issues a call for papers to be presented at the 2020 AALS Annual Conference. The topic is “Challenges to the Rule of Law: Lessons from and for Asia.” The deadline for abstracts is July 14, 2019. 

The AALS East Asian Law & Society Section invites submissions for a panel being organized to present at the 2020 AALS Annual Conference. The topic of the panel is “Challenges to the Rule of Law: Lessons from and for Asia.” Like other parts of the world Asia is experiencing serious challenges to the rule of law, one of the main pillars of liberal democracy. The panel will explore what can be learned from the Asian experience, and how events elsewhere in the world might inform our understanding of the challenges in Asia. Those interested in presenting a paper or a work in progress relevant to this topic are invited to submit an abstract (between 400-500 words long), to Judith McMorrow ( and Craig Martin (, by July 14, 2019. A selection committee will consider submissions and notify those selected in early August. It is anticipated that the panel will consist of four speakers.

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