Calendar

Oct
18
Wed
Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries @ Case Western Reserve University
Oct 18 @ 2:16 am – Oct 20 @ 3:16 am
Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries @ Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

Case Western Reserve University hosts the annual conference of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries October 18-20, 2017. This year’s theme is Creating Winning Strategies.

Oct
19
Thu
Mid-American Law Library Conference
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Mid-American Law Library Conference @ Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Several chapters of the American Association of Law LibrariesMAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL— hold a Joint Annual Meeting, “Better Together,” Oct. 19-21, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. Program proposals are due by April 18, 2017.

Oct
20
Fri
CFP deadline: IVR German Section — Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law
Oct 20 all-day
CFP deadline: IVR German Section — Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law

The German Section of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) invites submissions for its biennial conference, September 27-29, 2018, in Freiburg, Germany. The topic of the conference is “Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law: Conceptions and Misconceptions.” The conference—which will be offered with the cooperation of the University of Freiburg’s Faculty of Law—will be in German and English. Abstracts should be submitted to to ivrtagung2018[at]jura.uni-freiburg.de no later than October 20, 2017.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

Call for Papers: Inaugural Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop
Oct 20 all-day
Call for Papers: Inaugural Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School invite submissions for the Inaugural Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop. Topics are welcome on a variety of privacy-related topics and from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, social science, computer science, engineering, communications, and public policy.

Email Ari Waldman at ari.waldman[@]nyls.edu.

Deadlines: Abstracts/Applications to have a paper workshopped due August 20, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern. Selections made no later than September 3, 2017. Papers due September 20, 2017.

 

Airline Regulatory and Antitrust Conference
Oct 20 all-day
Airline Regulatory and Antitrust Conference @ Warsaw | Masovian Voivodeship | Poland

The Airline Regulatory and Antitrust Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland at Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw on October 20, 2017.

The aim of the conference is to discuss current problems and legal trends related to economic regulation and antitrust policy in international air transport. The debate is meant to reveal and reconcile distinct perspectives characteristic for different regions of the world. CARS has thus invited renowned academic experts from most important aviation markets. The conference is aimed at aviation managers, consultants, attorneys, economic analysts, academic scholars, PhD candidates, students and professionals who are interested in the relations between different legal determinants shaping the international airline business.

Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation @ UCLA Law
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation @ UCLA Law | Los Angeles | California | United States

UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law, invites submissions for the Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation. This workshop will be held on October 20-21, 2017, at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California.

This annual workshop brings together scholars focused on corporate and securities litigation to present their scholarly works. Papers addressing any aspect of corporate and securities litigation or enforcement are eligible. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, securities class actions, fiduciary duty litigation, or comparative approaches to business litigation. We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, as well as both completed papers and works-in-progress at any stage.

Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a workshop hosted by UCLA School of Law on October 20-21, 2017. Hotel costs will be covered. Participants will pay for their own travel and other expenses.

Deadline: May 26, 2017. Email your paper or abstract to corpandseclitigation[@]gmail.com. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by late June.

Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to the organizers: Jim Park (James.park[@]law.ucla.edu), Jessica Erickson (jerickso[@]richmond.edu), David Webber (dhwebber[@]bu.edu) and Verity Winship (vwinship[@]illinois.edu).

Florence Competition Programme Annual Conference @ European University Institute
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
Florence Competition Programme Annual Conference @ European University Institute | Florence | Tuscany | Italy

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies announces the second Florence Competition Programme Annual Conference, which will take place at the European University Institute October 20-21, 2017. “The event aims to gather academics, practitioners, official from National Competition Authorities (NCAs) and representatives of the industry in order to discuss the future of antitrust enforcement in the light of the growing anti-globalisation movements around the world.”

The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law @ Chicago Kent Law
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law @ Chicago Kent Law | Chicago | Illinois | United States

On October 20–21, 2017, the Chicago-Kent’s Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property (CESIP) will host a conference on “The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law.” The conference includes a public session on Friday, October 20 that will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss issues related to PTAB’s expanded role. The conference continues on Saturday, October 21 with a half-day scholars’ roundtable to discuss emerging PTAB issues.

For more information, contact Professor Ed Lee (elee[@]kentlaw.iit.edu) and Professor Greg Reilly (greilly1[@]kentlaw.iit.edu).

Energy & Environment – Grad Student Conf. @ U. Calgary
Oct 20 @ 1:45 am – 2:45 am
Energy & Environment - Grad Student Conf. @ U. Calgary | Calgary | Alberta | Canada

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary presents its 2017 graduate student law conference, Energy and Environment in the 21st Century, Oct. 20, 2017. Abstracts were due July 31, 2017.

The conference is intended to provide a supportive atmosphere for graduate students to present ideas, receive constructive feedback, engage in useful discussion and network with other graduate students.

The conference theme is legal aspects of energy and the environment in the 21st century, broadly construed. These legal aspects encompass our transition to a low carbon economy, mining law, renewable energy law, water law, administrative law, adapting to climate change, regulating GHG emissions, regulatory theory, taxation, corporate law, economics, contract law, international trade and investment law, indigenous peoples’ law, tort law, environmental ethics, pollution control, waste management, environmental impact law, intellectual property, human rights law and legal theory. Other related topics are welcome!

Call for Papers: Young Comparativists Comparative Business and Financial Law @ Fordham Law
Oct 20 @ 2:15 am – 5:00 pm
Call for Papers: Young Comparativists Comparative Business and Financial Law @ Fordham Law | New York | New York | United States

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) invites submissions for its fourth workshop on comparative business and financial law to be held on February 2-3, 2018, at Fordham School of Law.

To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 1000 words by 5:00 P.M. EST, October 20, 2017, to the following address: nolfo[@]law.fordham.edu. Please title the email “YCC Business Law Workshop – [Name]” and attach a file named “FirstName.LastName.ASCLworkshop.” Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the workshop. Abstracts should include a cover page with the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar as defined above.
Scholars may make only one submission. Both individual and co-authored submissions will be accepted. For co-authored submissions, at least one author must qualify as an eligible younger comparativist.

Oct
21
Sat
Capital Area Legal Writing Conference @ Regent University School of Law
Oct 21 all-day
Capital Area Legal Writing Conference @ Regent University School of Law | Virginia Beach | Virginia | United States

The Capital Area Legal Writing Conference will be held at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 21, 2017. A call for proposals will be forthcoming.

Oct
23
Mon
Call for Articled Deadline — Migration Review — Displacement in the Middle East
Oct 23 all-day
Call for Articled Deadline — Migration Review — Displacement in the Middle East

Forced Migration Review invites the submission of articles on the subject of “Displacement in the Middle East” for an issue to be published in February 2018.

The Middle East currently is both the source and recipient of the largest numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons globally. While Syria and Yemen are at the core of the largest-scale displacements at the moment (with the Syrian crisis now in its seventh year), there is significant displacement in and from other countries too, as well as situations of protracted displacement throughout the region. Whether they bring costs or opportunities, all those who are displaced are in need of protection.
This issue of FMR will look at what can be learned from the region’s experience, the question of responsibility sharing, and the relationship between addressing displacement and securing sustainable peace. It will examine the challenges that need to be met in order to protect internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people.
The editors ask that you send an email to fmr[at]qeh.ox.ac.uk if you are interested in contributing. The deadline for submission of articles is October 23, 2017. For additional information, please see the call for articles.
Oct
26
Thu
Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later

The George Washington Law Review, along with co-sponsor Dean Roger Fairfax of The George Washington University Law School, announces its Fall 2017 Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later, which will take place Oct. 26–27, 2017.

This Symposium marks the 50th Anniversary of the Report by President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” Led by Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, the Commission compiled comprehensive data on crime in the United States, discussed the salient issues confronting the criminal justice system, and provided recommendations to address these problems.

Fifty years later, our American society continues to face many of the same obstacles to an effective and fair criminal justice system. At a time when there is bi-partisan consensus that criminal justice reform is necessary, revisiting “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society” will provide insights into how to address those questions. Inspired by the focus of the Report, the Symposium will examine the essential issues of courts and procedure, technology, policing, corrections and sentencing, prosecution, the War on Drugs, and juvenile justice. The focus will be the future of the criminal justice system and what steps can be taken to achieve reform. This Symposium is particularly timely given the recent bi-partisan legislation proposing a new National Criminal Justice Reform Commission modeled on the Johnson Commission.

The Symposium will convene leading criminal law scholars, including Devon Carbado of UCLA School of Law, Angela Davis of American University Washington College of Law, Brandon Garrett of the University of Virginia School of Law, Paul Marcus of William & Mary Law School, Tracey Meares of Yale Law School, Nancy Leong of University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Adam Gershowitz of William & Mary Law School, Ron Wright of Wake Forest School of Law, and Song Richardson of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

We hope you will join us for what will be a landmark event in the development of national criminal justice reform. If you have questions about attendance or participation, please contact The George Washington Law Review at gwlr@law.gwu.edu.

Conference: 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Conference: 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Center for Economic Analysis and the Journal of Accounting Research (JAR) are hosting their 2017 Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets on Oct. 26-27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The conference is invitation only. Those wishing to receive an invitation may try to contact CEA[@]pcaobus.org.

Those wishing to submit a paper for the conference must submit a working paper to CEA[@]pcaobus.org by Aug. 4, 2017.

Conference: South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop
Oct 26 all-day
Conference: South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop @ Madison | Wisconsin | United States

The University of Wisconsin Law School Global Legal Studies Center & South Asia Legal Studies Working Group invite panel proposals relating to any aspect of the study of law of South Asia for their 11th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop on Oct. 26, 2017 in Madison, WI. Proposals consisting of the panel title, a 300 word panel abstract, the names of the speaker and the chair, and an abstract for each speaker’s talk must be submitted to mitra.sharafi[@]wisc.edu and sumudu.atapattu[@]wisc.edu by Apr. 14, 2017.

Internet of Things, Smart Contracts, Intelligent Machines @ Singapore Management U.
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Internet of Things, Smart Contracts, Intelligent Machines @ Singapore Management U. | Singapore

The Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (CEBCLA) at Singapore Management University presents the 1st Future of Law Conference: The Internet of Things, Smart Contracts and Intelligent Machines Oct. 26-27, 2017. Interested scholars should contact futureoflaw@smu.edu.sg (contact information, bio, abstract) by April 15, 2017.

More information at IP and IT Conferences. The conference website should be available by March 31.

Oct
27
Fri
Legal Writing Conference — Hartford, CT
Oct 27 all-day
Legal Writing Conference — Hartford, CT

The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers (NECLWT) will hold its annual conference on October 27, 2017, at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut. The NECLWT invites proposals for the conference on the theme of “Tricks and Treats”:

Topics can cover a broad spectrum of classroom and teaching challenges and issues that you have faced (“tricks”) and effective strategies for resolving them (“treats”), or any other subject that relates to engaging students in legal research and legal writing.

Proposals should be sent to Jessica Rubin (jessica.rubin[at]uconn.edu) by September 8, 2017.

For more information, and to register for the event, please see the conference website.

A Festschrift Honoring Professor Michael Meltsner @ Northeastern University
Oct 27 all-day
A Festschrift Honoring Professor Michael Meltsner @ Northeastern University | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

On October 27, 2017, Northeastern University School of Law will host A Festschrift Honoring Professor Michael Meltsner. Professor Meltsner is a national leader in the fight for civil rights and the abolition of the death penalty.

Call for Papers: A Workshop on Professionalism and Vulnerability @ University of Leeds School of Law
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
Call for Papers: A Workshop on Professionalism and Vulnerability @ University of Leeds School of Law | England | United Kingdom

The University of Leeds School of Law and Emory Law are convening a workshop on October 27-28, 2017, in Leeds, United Kingdom, titled A Workshop on Professionalism and Vulnerability. For this initial workshop the conveners are particularly interested in three bedrock professions – law, medicine, and business.

This workshop will use the lens of individual and institutional vulnerability to examine historic, comparative, and contemporaneous depictions of professionalism. This new approach is proposed at a point at which core features of professionalism have been undermined by the pressures of neo-liberal market imperatives, alongside a post-modern cultural skepticism about professions’ claims to expert knowledge. The workshop will explore the ways in which contingent and complex conceptions of professionalism may be understood and enacted by professional actors within a range of organizations. Thus, is it possible to conceive of a vision of professionalism which can serve as a form of “protection” or source of resilience for professionals as managing the diverse, often conflicting, demands of those who employ them, institutional norms, codes of conduct, and the law – at the very moment when notions of ‘professionalism’ are challenged and undermined?

For more information contact Rachel Ezrol, rezrol[@]emory.edu.

CFP Deadline: Int’l Conf. on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law @ Masaryk U.
Oct 27 all-day
CFP Deadline: Int'l Conf. on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law @ Masaryk U. | Brno | Czechia

The Department of Legal Theory (Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno) presents the biannual International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law Oct. 27, 2017. Abstracts are due July 31, 2017.

The conference consists of four workshops/streams each specialized in a specific and unique method of studying legal argumentation:

  • Formal Methods in Legal Reasoning
  • Law and Literature
  • Law and Language
  • Visualization of Law