Calendar

Jul
19
Thu
Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference @ University of Georgia School of Law
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day
Women's Leadership in Academia Conference @ University of Georgia School of Law | Athens | Georgia | United States

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the inaugural Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference on July 19-20, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. The conference is sponsored by the Law School Admission Council.

Sustainable Metropolitan Development @ Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day
Sustainable Metropolitan Development @ Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) | Mexico City | Mexico City | Mexico

The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) holds its international conference, with the theme Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development, July 19-20, 2018. Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and posters are due Feb. 7, 2018.

Jul
21
Sat
Natural Resources Law Teachers Workshop @ Victoria Conference Center
Jul 21 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Natural Resources Law Teachers Workshop @ Victoria Conference Center | Victoria | British Columbia | Canada

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).

Jul
24
Tue
Faculty Training Conference—Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day
Faculty Training Conference—Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University College of Law‘s International Consortium for Global Legal Education will hold its 2018 Faculty Training Course (entitled “Engaging, Advising & Assessing Students”) July 24–27, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For additional information, please contact Shahabudeen Khan at shahabud[at]nova.edu.

Jul
25
Wed
CFP: Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law
Jul 25 all-day
CFP: Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law @ Fukuoka | Fukuoka Prefecture | Japan

The International Academy of Comparative Law invites papers for the Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law at the 20th International Congress in Fukuoka, Japan, July 25, 2018.

Workshops

Each Workshop will be conducted as a discussion group structured around accepted papers. Each Workshop will feature two Moderators and a Distinguished Provocateur-Discussant. The moderators will select up to 25 participants for a wide-ranging discussion that will run for the duration of the three-hour session. The Distinguished Provocateur-Discussant will comment on remarks made by participants, draw connections among the points made by the participants, seed the discussion with new points and questions, as well as challenge, reinforce and/or complicate the comments made by the participants. Discussions will be conducted in both English and French. Each of the Workshops follows below with an abstract identifying the Moderators and Distinguished Provocateur-Discussants.

Speakers’ Corner

The Speakers’ Corner will feature 15 to 18 TED-style 9-minute oral presentations on a scholarly subject related to a topic of the speaker’s choice in comparative law. All presentations will be recorded live in front of an audience at the Forum and uploaded on YouTube for larger dissemination with the global community of comparative law.

Deadline: By September 15, 2017, younger scholars (scholars with no more than ten years of tenure-track faculty experience) should email an abstract between 150 and 500 words to the Corresponding Moderator of the Workshop in which they would like to participate. For those interested in participating in the Speakers’ Corner, younger scholars should email an abstract between 150 and 500 words to the Director of the Speakers’ Corner. Moderators and Directors are identified in the call here.

CFP: Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law
Jul 25 all-day
CFP: Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law @ Fukuoka | Fukuoka Prefecture | Japan

The International Academy of Comparative Law invites papers for the Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law at the 20th International Congress in Fukuoka, Japan, July 25, 2018.

Workshops

Each Workshop will be conducted as a discussion group structured around accepted papers. Each Workshop will feature two Moderators and a Distinguished Provocateur-Discussant. The moderators will select up to 25 participants for a wide-ranging discussion that will run for the duration of the three-hour session. The Distinguished Provocateur-Discussant will comment on remarks made by participants, draw connections among the points made by the participants, seed the discussion with new points and questions, as well as challenge, reinforce and/or complicate the comments made by the participants. Discussions will be conducted in both English and French. Each of the Workshops follows below with an abstract identifying the Moderators and Distinguished Provocateur-Discussants.

Speakers’ Corner

The Speakers’ Corner will feature 15 to 18 TED-style 9-minute oral presentations on a scholarly subject related to a topic of the speaker’s choice in comparative law. All presentations will be recorded live in front of an audience at the Forum and uploaded on YouTube for larger dissemination with the global community of comparative law.

Deadline: By September 15, 2017, younger scholars (scholars with no more than ten years of tenure-track faculty experience) should email an abstract between 150 and 500 words to the Corresponding Moderator of the Workshop in which they would like to participate. For those interested in participating in the Speakers’ Corner, younger scholars should email an abstract between 150 and 500 words to the Director of the Speakers’ Corner. Moderators and Directors are identified in the call here.

Jul
31
Tue
CFP Deadline – Critical Legal Conference 2018 – Regeneration – Milton Keynes, England @ Open University
Jul 31 all-day
CFP Deadline - Critical Legal Conference 2018 - Regeneration - Milton Keynes, England @ Open University | Milton Keynes | England | United Kingdom

The 2018 Critical Legal Conference will be held on 6-8 September 2018 at The Open University in Milton Keynes, with a postgraduate workshop taking place on the afternoon of 5th September.

We invite proposals for papers, panels or other interventions to the 2018 Critical Legal Conference hosted by the Open University Law School within the theme of regeneration. The streams include:

  • Art/Law
  • Blockchain as neoliberal regeneration?
  • Complex financial systems: re-generation (autopoiesis) and the role of law in systemic failures
  • Critical legal education
  • From Unitary urbanism to community without propinquity
  • Gender, sexuality & law
  • General stream
  • Law, aesthetics, and Critical Legal Studies
  • Law and literature
  • Law in the Anthropocene: regulation as regeneration?
  • Legal regeneration: rebirth, revolution and reform
  • Property and power
  • (Re)generating ‘European’ space through experiences of exile
  • Senses of belonging, identity, and participation in a unsettled world
  • The end of humanity: resisting the catastrophic impact of the transformative technological imaginary

More information is available on the conference website. Abstracts are due on July 31, 2018.

Aug
3
Fri
CFP: Commentary on Carl Schmitt’s Die Buribunken
Aug 3 all-day
CFP: Commentary on Carl Schmitt's Die Buribunken

It is little known that one of Carl Schmitt’s first publications was the Die Buribunken published in SUMMA in 1918. Indeed many readers otherwise familiar with Schmitt’s Weimar writings would be surprised. The Die Buribunken can only be described as a piece of speculative fiction. In it Schmitt discusses the future emergence of a specific posthuman – die Buribunken – humans who have become integrated into a global system of continuous diary writing and dissemination. The Buribunken are creatures that live by the motto of ‘I think, therefore I am; I speak, therefore I am; I write therefore I am; I publish therefore I am’ and consider themselves ‘a letter on the typewriter of history.’

This cynical, irreverent and ironic text presents an information culture out of control; where individuals
are reduced to data and time is compressed into
‘rat seconds’ that need to be organised, managed and possibly exterminated. With Trump, social media, audit culture, the neoliberal university and the tyranny of continuous connection from our digitally accelerated existence, it seems to be a text that has become resonant, if not prophetic.

In recognition of the centenary of publication, Griffith Law School and the Law Futures Centre have produced the first full English translation of Die Buribunken. To further develop critical reflection on the text and what it means for understanding Schmitt and his legacy, informational existence, speculative fiction as critique, the power and politics of data, the tragedy of the posthuman and much more, we are inviting contributions for consideration in an edited volume.

Project timeline

• Proposals, including abstracts (300 words) and a brief one page CV: 15 August 2018
• Full papers (5000-8000 words): 28 February 2019
• Review process for papers: March to July 2019
• Planned submission of full manuscript to publisher: September 2019

For more information, submissionof proposal or for a copy of the English translation of
Die Buribunken, please contact Kieran Tranter: k.tranter@griffith.edu.au

CFP Deadline: Real Estate Transactions – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
Aug 3 all-day
CFP Deadline: Real Estate Transactions – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

The AALS Section on Real Estate Transactions invites papers for its program “Access + Opportunity + Choice: Housing Capital, Equity, and Market Regulation in the Trump Era,” to be held during the AALS Annual Meeting (January 2-6, 2019, in New Orleans, LA). Submissions are due August 3, 2018. For more information, please see the call for papers.

Aug
5
Sun
ATRIP conference – Fairness, Morality, Ordre Public in IP
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
ATRIP conference - Fairness, Morality, <i>Ordre Public</i> in IP @ Helsinki | Finland

ATRIP (International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property) holds its 37th annual congress Aug. 5-8, 2018, in Helsinki, hosted by Hanken School of Economics and IPR University Center. The conference “will examine the role of fairness, morality and ordre public in Intellectual Property (IP) law and policy.” Proposals are due by Jan. 27, 2018.

Aug
9
Thu
Intellectual Property Scholars Conference @ Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day
Aug
14
Tue
Sustainable Development @ Queen's College
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day
Sustainable Development @ Queen's College | London | England | United Kingdom

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 London will be held Aug. 14-18, 2018. It is jointly presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) and the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University, the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA), and the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University. The last day to submit abstracts is July 14, 2018. Abstracts will be considered on a rolling basis.

USENIX FOCI 18 – Internet Communication & Censorship @ Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Aug 14 all-day
Aug
15
Wed
CFP Deadline: Biosecurity Law – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
Aug 15 all-day
CFP Deadline:  Biosecurity Law – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

The AALS Section on Biolaw invites papers for its program “Biosecurity Law: Keeping up with Biotechnology,” co-sponsored by the Section on National Security, to be held during the AALS Annual Meeting (January 2-6, 2019, in New Orleans, LA). Papers of 7,000-8,000 words are due August 15, 2018. For more information, please see the call for papers.

CFP Deadline: Judicial Diversity in Transnational Cts.
Aug 15 all-day
CFP Deadline: Judicial Diversity in Transnational Cts.

The AALS Sections on European and African Law presents Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts, on Jan. 2-6, 2019 at the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. To be considered for the panel, submit a title and abstract (300 words max) to Mathilde Cohen at mathilde.cohen@uconn.edu & Fernanda Nicola at fnicola@american.edu by Aug. 15, 2018.

Program Summary: Why do so few women and people of color serve on transnational courts and tribunals? Given the paucity of seats available to each nation on the international bench, it should be easy for states to nominate, vote, or appoint them in greater numbers. Yet, despite a series of initiatives to increase gender parity, women, particularly women of color, continue to be conspicuously underrepresented on these courts. Why does it matter? There is now an extensive body of scholarship discussing the reasons why domestic judiciaries might strive for more diversity, including increased legitimacy, dispelling stereotypes, higher quality decision-making and outcomes, and internal institutional change. Are there additional, specific benefits to greater judicial diversity to be expected at the transnational level? Convening leading scholars in the fields of equality law and transnational courts, this panel will address these questions with a special focus on European and African regional courts.

Aug
20
Mon
CFP Deadline: Lockett v. Ohio at 40
Aug 20 all-day
CFP Deadline: Lockett v. Ohio at 40

The Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Akron School of Law has issued a call for papers on the topic of Lockett v. Ohio at 40. Articles will be published in the written symposium issue of the Akron Law Review’s online journal ConLawNOW. Articles are due August 20, 2018.

Aug
22
Wed
10th Intl. RAIS Conference on Soc. Sci. & Humanities @ Erdman Center
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day
10th Intl. RAIS Conference on Soc. Sci. & Humanities @ Erdman Center

The Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies presents the 10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, on Aug. 22-23, 2018 at the Erdman Center in Princeton, NJ. Submissions will be accepted from a variety of fields, including law and jurisprudence. Find details here. The submission deadline for abstracts is July 8, 2018. 

Aug
27
Mon
CFP Deadline: Family Law & Sexual Orientation – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
Aug 27 all-day
CFP Deadline: Family Law & Sexual Orientation – AALS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

The AALS Sections on Family and Juvenile Law, Children and the Law, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues invite papers for their program “Parents’ and Children’s Rights in a Post-Obergefell World” at the AALS Annual Meeting (January 2-6, 2019, in New Orleans, LA). Draft papers of at least 10,000 words are due August 27, 2018. For more information, please see the call for papers.

Aug
31
Fri
CFP Deadline: Int’l Law & Conflict at Sea @ US Naval War College
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Int'l Law & Conflict at Sea @ US Naval War College

The Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College hosts the workshop International Law and Conflict at Sea, Nov. 27-28, 2018 in Newport, RI. Director of Research John Hursh invites paper submissions related to naval warfare, law of the sea, maritime security and other related areas; see details in this PDF. The submission deadline is Aug. 31, 2018. 

Sep
6
Thu
@ Open Univsersity
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
 @ Open Univsersity | Milton Keynes | England | United Kingdom

The 2018 Critical Legal Conference will be held on 6-8 September 2018 at The Open University in Milton Keynes, with a postgraduate workshop taking place on the afternoon of 5th September.

We invite proposals for papers, panels or other interventions to the 2018 Critical Legal Conference hosted by the Open University Law School within the theme of regeneration. The streams include:

  • Art/Law
  • Blockchain as neoliberal regeneration?
  • Complex financial systems: re-generation (autopoiesis) and the role of law in systemic failures
  • Critical legal education
  • From Unitary urbanism to community without propinquity
  • Gender, sexuality & law
  • General stream
  • Law, aesthetics, and Critical Legal Studies
  • Law and literature
  • Law in the Anthropocene: regulation as regeneration?
  • Legal regeneration: rebirth, revolution and reform
  • Property and power
  • (Re)generating ‘European’ space through experiences of exile
  • Senses of belonging, identity, and participation in a unsettled world
  • The end of humanity: resisting the catastrophic impact of the transformative technological imaginary

More information is available on the conference website. Abstracts are due on July 31, 2018.