Jindal Initiative for Research on IP & Competition (JIRICO), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), invites young scholars (Ph.D. candidates and junior faculty) to the 1st JIRICO Global Writing Workshop & Research Colloquium for Young Scholars, Aug. 17–23, 2017. Registration closes on July 15, 2017 (Saturday) 23:59 hrs IST. Selected participants will be offered scholarships in terms of partial/fully sponsored travel, hospitality and research support.
JIRICO aims to promote research on relevant areas (not limited to India) at the intersection of IP laws, competition/antitrust law, economics, policy and business
The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in collaboration with The Centre for Law, Medicine & Life Sciences of The University of Cambridge and The Ethox Centre of University of Oxford and Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists will host a conference on the ethics and law of compulsory mental health treatment entitled “Compulsory Mental Health Treatment: Which Way Forward?” in HKU, Hong Kong. The event will take place on Friday & Saturday, August 25-26, 2017. Register here: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=49484
For further information, please contact the Centre’s secretary Ms YL Au at cmel[@]hku.hk.
The Centre for International Law Research and Policy invites papers for its upcoming conference, “Philosophical Foundations of International Criminal Law,” in New Delhi, India on Aug. 25-26, 2017. Papers must be submitted to calls[@]cilrap.org by Mar. 21, 2017. Visit here for more information on this call for papers.
Seattle University School of Law hosts the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference Aug. 25–26, 2017. Proposals are due March 24, 2017.
The theme of this year’s conference, Connections, includes possible topics such as
connecting your legal writing classes with students’ other foundational courses;
connecting and collaborating with other faculty to improve your students’ ability to transfer what they have learned to clinics, externships, and jobs;
connecting legal writing classwork with clinics or external nonprofits;
connecting with alumni and practitioners;
connecting with other legal scholars; and
connecting with others to help improve legal writing faculty status.
We are soliciting proposals on any of these topics or your own ideas re. connections. We invite both individual and panel proposals.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 24, 2017. To submit, please send the following information in a Word document to Janet Dickson (dicksonj [at] seattleu.edu):
Name(s) and contact information of presenter(s)
Title of presentation
Brief (one or two paragraph) description
Time needed (25 minutes or 50 minutes)
In the email subject line, please include “Western Regional Conference Proposal.” We hope to complete program selection by April 14. Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your proposals!
Janet Dickson (on behalf of the legal writing faculty at Seattle U)
The Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta presents the 15th Annual West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship Aug. 30–Sept. 1, 2017. Paper submissions are due June 2, 2017.
Prospective participants for a panel titled “Innovations in Teaching Access to Justice Across the Law School Curriculum” are invited to apply. The panel—to be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, 8:30 AM –10:15 AM at AALS 2018 in San Diego, CA, will discuss
how law school faculty can innovate in the classroom to create future attorneys who are concerned about access to justice and playing a role in solving the access to justice crisis. Each panelist will speak
about a recent experiment incorporating access to justice into the law school curriculum. We hope to identify an additional panelist who has (or will in the Fall 2017 semester) integrated access to justice concepts in a first-year or core law school course.
If interested, send a “short (1-2 paragraph) statement of
interest and description of your recent or upcoming effort to teach access to justice in the
classroom” to colleen.shanahan[at]temple.edu by September 1, 2017. For more information, please see the Call for Panelists.
The Akron Law Review invites papers regarding the application and impact of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for a symposium to be published in the 2017–18 academic year. Proposals are due by May 15, 2017.
Possible topics include “proportionality and the scope of discovery; protective orders regarding cost-shifting in discovery; sanctions for failing to preserve electronically stored information; measures to promote just, speedy, and inexpensive litigation; court application of the amended discovery rules; and the impact of the rule amendment process on rule content.” For more information, see Akron Law Review Discovery Symposium Call for Papers .
The AALS Section on Property Law invites papers on the topic of “Structural Facilitation of Property Markets” for a program on January 4 during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6). Please see the Call for Papers for more information.
We invite submissions from scholars interested in presenting at the program. One or more speakers will be selected from this Call for Papers. There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of papers. Although abstracts will be accepted in this Call for Papers, preference will be given to papers that are substantially complete and that offer novel scholarly insights. Untenured scholars in particular are encouraged to submit their work.
Deadline: Submissions are due by September 1, 2017. Individuals interested in presenting are encouraged to send letters of interest and an abstract as soon as possible (with expectation of a paper to follow), even if you will not submit a final paper for consideration until closer to the deadline. Please email your submission, in Word or PDF format, to the Property Section chair Donald Kochan (kochan[at]chapman.edu) with “Submission: AALS Property CFP” in the subject line. All submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Property Section’s Executive Committee. The individuals selected to present papers will be notified no later than September 28, 2017.
Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) invites submissions for special issues:
- Judicial Measures and Investment Treaty Law. Abstracts due Sept. 1, 2017.
- China’s One Belt, One Road: Economic Changes, Power Shifts and Prospects / Consequences for the World of Arbitration. Papers due June 30, 2017.
The Warwick Law School hosts the 2017 Critical Legal Conference at the University of Warwick September 1-3, 2017. Organizers first invite panel and stream proposals to clcwarwick[@]gmail.com. Proposals should address some aspect of particular critical thinkers or particular aspects of critical theory or critical legal studies, “in other words, in the best traditions of the CLC, whatever you would like to think about with others.
Deadline for panel and stream proposals: February 28, 2017. The call for papers will open after that. For a panel proposal, please provide a title, the contributers and a brief description. For a stream proposal please send a description no longer than 300 words.
The 2017 Critical Legal Conference calls for streams, panels, and papers that “reflect upon ‘catastrophe’; on the catastrophes of our time and upon their interrelations; upon the questions of appropriate behaviours that might emerge and sides that might be taken.” Specific suggestions include the following:
– Increasing brutality and violence of the carceral and security state;
– War, migration, and refugee crises;
– Racism, xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia and countless forms of day to day violence;
– On the atmospheres of violence under regimes of Modi, Temer, Trump, Brexit or Erdogan
– Natural disasters and the effects of climate change in the anthropocene;
– Forms of colonialism, neocolonialism and economic imperialism driven by capitalism and neoliberal ideologies;
– Crises of care and depletion of the social reproductive capacities under global capitalism;
– Rampant fear-mongering and the political exploitation of deprivation.
– Catastrophe, disaster and crisis as modes of biopolitics, governance or accumulation
The Warwick Law School and Social Theory Centre present the 2017 Critical Legal Conference Sept. 1–3, 2017. (Alternate website here.) The theme is Catastrophe. Stream proposals are due by Feb. 28, 2017 (to clcwarwick [at] gmail.com). The call for papers will open after that.
Ten years ago, the so-called ‘Invisible Committee’ urged that ‘It is useless to wait…. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.’ Over a decade before, Leonard Cohen had written; ‘This is the darkness, this is the flood. The catastrophe has already happened and the question we now face is what is the appropriate behaviour.’ The 2017 Critical Legal Conference thus calls for streams, panels and papers that reflect upon ‘catastrophe’; on the catastrophes of our time and upon their interrelations; upon the questions of appropriate behaviours that might emerge and sides that might be taken. In particular we hope to encourage streams on:
- Increasing brutality and violence of the carceral and security state;
- War, migration, and refugee crises;
- Racism, xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia and countless forms of day to day violence;
- On the atmospheres of violence under regimes of Modi, Temer, Trump, Brexit or Erdogan
- Natural disasters and the effects of climate change in the anthropocene;
- Forms of colonialism, neocolonialism and economic imperialism driven by capitalism and neoliberal ideologies;
- Crises of care and depletion of the social reproductive capacities under global capitalism;
- Rampant fear-mongering and the political exploitation of deprivation.
- Catastrophe, disaster and crisis as modes of biopolitics, governance or accumulation
The AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research (LWRR) invites participants for its “New Scholars Showcase” session on January 4, 2018 during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6).
During this session, three newer scholars who teach legal writing and who have been selected through a competitive process…will present their works-in-progress or recently completed article. Each scholar will have approximately 10-12 minutes to present, and the remainder of the session will be spent on questions and comments from the audience. The LWRR Section is seeking participation from both newer scholars and more experienced legal writing faculty.
Applications must be submitted to Scott Fraley, Program Committee Co-Chair, at scott_fraley[at]baylor.edu by 11:59 PM Central, September 1, 2017. For more information, please see the Call for Participation.
This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore, analyse, and debate the relationship between crime, narrative, and history. We invite proposals of 200 words for 20-minute papers relating to the conference theme. We welcome proposals for traditional presentations and those which approach the theme in an innovative way. Possible topics include but are not limited to
- Historical crimes
- Crime fiction as history
- The figure of the detective
- The figure of the criminal
- Gangs and underworlds
- Morality and deviance
- Gender, sexuality and queerness
- Generic tropes and development – e.g. the country house
- Haunted crimes and revelations – anniversary events, cold cases, secrecy, psychological trauma
- Time travel
- Medieval mysteries
- Sensation fictions
- The Newgate Calendar
- The roaring 1920s
- Translation, politics, and historicity
- Crimes, histories, and narratives from around the world
- Pastiches, parodies and rewritings
- Crime and history on-screen
- Alternative histories
- Non-fiction novels
- National heritage and heritage in law
- Publication technologies and reading habits
Please send abstracts and a brief biographical note to Fern Pullan and Jamie Bernthal at email@example.com by Friday 30 June 2017.
The European Society of International Law (ESIL) holds its 13th Annual Conference Sept. 7–9, 2017, hosted by the University of Naples Federico II. The theme of the conference is Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law. Pre-conference ESIL Interest Group events will be held Sept. 6, 2017. The call for papers has closed.
The Centre for Law and Culture, St. Mary’s University Twickenham, London, presents Anarchy, The Law and Culture Conference, Sept. 7–8, 2017. Proposals are due by May 14, 2017. “We welcome proposals for traditional papers and panels, as well as more anarchic suggestions: performances, experimentations, artistries, sense-events, inter alia, et cetera, in anarchia…”
What does it mean to break the world? What is legitimate resistance to state power? When does authority spill over into repression? What happens when a sovereign loses control? What is an anarchic act? Is anarchic thought possible? What is anarchy’s relationship to chaos and disorder? What is its relationship to order and regulation? How are such concepts represented—if they can be—in legal, social, political, moral, and critical philosophies? Can anarchy be a duty?
The Law and Culture Conference 2017 aims to stimulate a topical discussion that crosses disciplinary, geographic, academic, and conceptual boundaries (inter alia), on the significance of anarchy in relation to law, culture, and theory.
For details, see LCC2017 Anarchy CfP.
The Law and Development Institute and the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town invite submissions for the 2017 Law and Development Conference, “Law and Development: From the African Perspective,” on Sep. 7-8, 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa. Please submit a one-page abstract to Professor Y.S. Lee at info[@]lawanddevelopment.net with a cc to Dr Ada Ordor at info-ccla[@]uct.ac.za by Jan. 1, 2017.
The Law and Development Institute and the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town invite submissions for the 2017 Law and Development Conference, “Law and Development: From the African Perspective,” on Sept. 7-8, 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa. Abstracts are due by Jan. 1, 2017.
The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) holds its first international conference of legal linguistics, Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts, Sept. 7–9, 2017, at the University of Freiburg. The deadline for the general call for papers and panel proposals has passed. Abstracts for the junior researcher panel are due Feb. 28, 2017.
Under this general topic we especially want to discuss the following issues:
(1) The current state of research in the field of legal linguistics in the context of increasing social conflicts in globalized, multilingual and digitalized societies. Here it is also necessary to bring together the particular research traditions of legal linguistics in different countries – for example in Germany, the United States, Russia and China.
(2) Defining the most important tasks for the young discipline of legal linguistics in different cultural, linguistic, and (inter)national contexts. It will not only be beneficial in the legal domain itself, but it will also generate extensive applicational insights at large, by searching for answers to the following questions: How can research results be transferred into the education of future lawyers both in existing programmes and in new international Master’s degree programmes? How can models of legal linguistics be useful for rethinking methodological problems in the context of transnational and multilingual law in a globalized and digitalized world? How can legal linguistics contribute to understanding and resolving social conflicts? And how can we approach legal linguistics as a “theory of practice” (Bourdieu 2009) and as a practice of courts and legislation?
(3) The foundation and restructuring of ILLA, its future guidelines and organisational framework.
TPRC45—Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy—takes place Sept. 8–9, 2017, at Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University. The submission deadline is March 31, 2017. A Capitol Hill event and Graduate Student Consortium take place Sept. 7.
TPRC45 is interested in your expertise as a moderator for a session, as a participant in our Birds of a Feather tables, as a mentor for our graduate student consortium, and as a discussion panel member. If you are a student, we have a special student call for papers and a Graduate Student Consortium to which you can apply. You will find specific details of each of these options in the full Call for Papers.
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.