In recent years, religious violence and extremism have become an increasingly present phenomenon on the public stage, not only growing in impact, but also spreading to many new parts of the world. In this conference, we seek to discuss these phenomena from a variety of legal perspectives, considering the role of law, religion and state both in facilitating violence and extremism and countering it as well. Our intention is to explore the legal origins and consequences of these phenomena in a broad sense, assessing not only state law and religious law, but also the social conditions and goals that the law reflects or emerges in response to.
CONDITIONS AND PUBLICATION: Participants will be offered three days of hotel accommodation and board during the conference. Participants will be required to submit a first (full) draft of their papers by May 1, 2018. After the conference, authors will have the opportunity to revise and finalize their papers in order to submit them for publication in JLRS. The articles will be published in the Journal of Law Religion and State subject to peer review.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: An abstract of 400 (max.) words should be sent to jlrs[@]biu.ac.il no later than December 22, 2017. Please indicate academic affiliation and attach a CV.
The Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia will host a conference titled “Vulnerability and the Social Reproduction of Resilient Societies” on May 29–31, 2018. Sponsored by the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Health Research in the SouthEast, and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University,
[t]he conference will consider the way our laws, norms, values, and policies shape societal institutions and social relationships, and ultimately function to reproduce society as a whole. We are interested in exploring how the reproduction of society itself rests upon the perpetuation of interlocking institutions and relationships between individuals, social institutions, and the state. We hope that by foregrounding the development and continued operation of these relationships, we may rethink fundamental questions of law and policy and toward the goal of creating resilient societies.
To register, please see the conference website.
The 2nd annual Natural Resources Law Teachers Workshop, will immediately follow the adjournment of the the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Annual Institute, July 21, 2018, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Deadline for submissions for the workshop is May 31, 2018.
The workshop will include presentation of abstracts, partial, or full papers from full-time and adjunct faculty in the fields of natural resources law and policy; legal academic research on subjects pertaining to natural resources law and policy is welcome. The goal of the workshop is to provide helpful feedback on works-in-progress, in addition to building relationships and increasing the sense of community among natural resources law scholars. Participants are responsible for any related travel expenses.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions should be emailed to Monika Ehrman at mehrman[@]ou.edu with the subject line “2018 NRLT Workshop Submission.” The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 31, 2018. Please include in the text of the email a cover note listing your name, institutional affiliation, 1-2 page bio, the title of your paper, and a brief abstract (max. 500 words).
The Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), Faculty of Law, at the University of Copenhagen invites papers for its conference The Nordic Fight Against Corruption on September 27-28, 2018 in Copenhagen. Abstracts (500 words max) are due May 31, 2018. Submissions with a comparative and pragmatic perspective are particularly welcome. Please see the conference website for additional details. For more information, please contact Alexandra.horvathova[at]jur.ku.dk.
Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence invites submissions for a special issue on “Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets”.
The following is a list of suggested topics (non-exhaustive) on which papers are invited:
- Upstream petroleum law and contracts in low-carbon energy supply scenarios
- Identifying the costs and benefits of transitional energy markets (international and national contexts)
- The role of energy law and policy in the rise of renewable energy and emerging technologies
- Policy implications of transitional energy supply markets (international and national contexts)
- The evolving international gas market and transitional ‘low-carbon’ energy markets
- The resilience and reliability of energy supply networks in low-carbon economies
- Implications of decarbonisation for energy industry contracts and project financing
- Instruments of regulation (e.g. carbon tax) in transitional energy markets
- Energy Law for the Transition
Abstracts are due to the editors by May 31, 2018.
More information is available on the website.
The second Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) will be held at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law, Leuven, Belgium, May 31–June 1, 2018. Paper submissions are due Feb. 15, 2018.
Hat tip: SSRN.
The Centre for Enterprise Liability at the University of Copenhagen invites papers on The Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age – International and Nordic Perspectives on Consumer Financial Protection. The conference will be held May 31-June 1, 2018.
The conference aims to provide a forum where leading academics and practitioners, researchers, and enforcement officials from multiple jurisdictions join to present and discuss the most recent trends and challenges related to consumer financial protection in the digital age, as they stem from the latest normative developments and court cases.
The conference has a strong focus and emphasis on Nordic perspectives and solutions. Nordic markets have their particularities and Nordic countries adopt joint solutions, which are not sufficiently advertised to other jurisdictions. The conference panels and the ‘Nordic Round Table’ event will make these perspectives widely known and will facilitate dialogue and share of ideas between Nordic jurisdictions and the rest of the world.
The conference call is open to papers addressing topics that range from the emergence and expansion of digital currencies and cyber-fraud, the effects of the Mortgage Directive and the new concept of “responsible consumer,” investments and capital markets, enforcement policies and initiatives, to risks and liability related to consumer debtor protection and abusive debt collection practices. The conference particularly welcomes papers addressing consumer financial protection from a Nordic and comparative perspective.
The Law, Environment and Development Journal invites submissions for its special issue titled “Designing Law and Policy for a Zero Plastic Circular Economy”:
We welcome papers that address (but are not restricted to) any of the following themes:
- Law and policy reform related to waste, plastics pollution, and the circular economy;
- Environmental and sustainability aspects of waste and plastics;
- Community and public participation in waste reduction and recycling initiatives;
- Labour and livelihoods dimensions of the waste economy;
- The use of technology and materials in designing zero-waste economy;
- Environmental justice, pollution and waste management;
- Sustainable Development Goals and the zero-waste circular economy;
- Liability and responsibility for plastic pollution and waste under international and domestic legal regimes; and
- North-South relations, development, international trade and waste.
Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics will hold its 2018 annual conference on June 1, 2018 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.
Historically and across societies people with disabilities have been stigmatized and excluded from social opportunities on a variety of culturally specific grounds. These justifications include assertions that people with disabilities are biologically defective, less than capable, costly, suffering, or fundamentally inappropriate for social inclusion. Rethinking the idea of disability so as to detach being disabled from inescapable disadvantage has been considered a key to twenty-first century reconstruction of how disablement is best understood.
The “mere difference” vs. “bad difference” debate can have serious implications for legal and policy treatment of disability, and shape strategies for allocating and accessing health care. For example, the framing of disability impacts the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, and other legal tools designed to address discrimination. The characterization of disability also has health care allocation and accessibility ramifications, such as the treatment of preexisting condition preclusions in health insurance. The aim of the conference is to construct a twenty-first century conception of disablement that resolves the tension about whether being disabled is merely neutral or must be bad, examines and articulates the clinical, philosophical, and practical implications of that determination, and attempts to integrate these conclusions into medical and legal practices.
Registration is free, but space is limited. For more information (including the conference agenda), or to register, please see the conference website.
The AALS Section on Remedies invites papers for its program on “Intellectual Property Remedies at the Supreme Court and Worldwide” at the AALS Annual Meeting (Jan. 2-6, 2019, in New Orleans). Abstracts (and if available, draft papers) are due June 1, 2018. Please see the Call for Papers for details.
Hat tip: IP & IT Conferences
The AALS Sections on International Human Rights and Law and the Social Sciences invite papers for their program “Empirical Approaches to Human Rights Law and the Rise of ‘Indicators’” at the AALS Annual Meeting (January 2-6, 2019, in New Orleans, LA). Concept notes of 5-15 double-spaced pages with a summary of key ideas are due June 1, 2018. For more information, please see the call for papers.
This biennial interdisciplinary retreat brings together faculty and graduate students from the region’s diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The 2018 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with colleagues in the region. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on these topics or to just come to the Retreat to join in the discussion.
To register or submit a proposal, please complete the Registration Form by June 15, 2018.
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School will host its annual conference on the subject of Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics on June 1, 2018.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law hosts Conference on Teaching and Learning in Law –’Directions in Legal Education 2018′ June 1-2, 2018. Abstracts are due by April 30, 2018.
Hat tip: SSRN
Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice cordially invites you to attend its sixth biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills, “To Teach is to Learn Twice: Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education.” The conference will be held at Emory Law, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, and ending at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
We welcome you to share your experiences teaching any aspect of transactional law and skills, focused primarily on what general approaches, teaching methods, and specific exercises have been the most effective. Additionally, we want to know how you have implemented the ABA’s standards on learning outcomes and assessment and whether your teaching has changed as a result.
A formal request for proposals will be distributed in the fall.
The University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law will host a symposium on Trademark Law on June 2, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre’s Forced Migration Review issues a call for papers for the Oct. 2018 issue, Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Details are found here. The deadline is June 4, 2018.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Twenty years ago also saw the (re)launch of Forced Migration Review – its predecessor, Refugee Participation Network Newsletter, having been renamed in order to reflect the growing international focus on internal displacement. Having celebrated the launch of the Guiding Principles and having marked their 10th anniversary with a special issue of FMR, we now plan to publish an issue focusing on ‘Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles’.
In the twenty years since they were launched, the Guiding Principles have assisted many States in their responses to internal displacement, and have been incorporated into many national and regional policies and laws. The thirty Guiding Principles apply across the displacement cycle: preventing displacement; protecting during displacement; upholding the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs); supporting IDPs in return, local integration or in-country resettlement; and, in cases where restitution is not possible, providing assistance to recover property and possessions.
This issue of FMR will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and displaced people to share experience, debate perspectives and offer recommendations. In particular, the FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions, reflecting a diverse range of experience and opinions, which address questions falling into the categories of reflection, durable solutions and sustainable development, data and analysis, IDP participation, and looking to the future.
Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania invite submissions for the annual meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, on June 4–5, 2018.
The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities. In addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, we welcome critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. Based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary selection committee, between five and ten papers will be chosen for presentation at the June Workshop. At the Workshop, two senior scholars will comment on each paper. Commentators and other Workshop participants will be asked to focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly projects, with respect to subject and methodology. The selected papers will then serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity itself.
Papers must be works-in-progress that do not exceed 15,000 words in
length (including footnotes/endnotes); most papers selected for inclusion in recent years have been at least 10,000 words long. An abstract of no more than 200 words must also be included with the paper submission.