American University Washington College of Law is hosting a poverty law conference, “Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts,” on March 23-24, 2018.
This conference will focus on the interplay between federal, state, and local anti-poverty efforts and programs. This conference is a gathering for all whose work focuses on poverty and inequality. There are three main lines to the conference:
(1) Federalism (the relationship between the federal and state governments)
(2) State and Local Level Anti-Poverty Efforts (what is working and what is not working, including state constitutional rights, access to justice initiatives, supplemental state programs, etc.)
(3) General Poverty Law Works-in-Progress (subject matter not limited in any way)
Deadline: If you would like to present, please submit a title and abstract by September 15, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at: www.economicjusticeprogram.com
The Innocence Scholarship Committee of the Innocence Network is seeking high quality social science and legal scholarship for presentation at the 2018 Innocence Network Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on March 23-24.
Areas of research are open but should touch upon the multifaceted causes, implications, and/or remedies of wrongful conviction.
Title and paper proposals should be submitted to: email@example.com by January 16, 2018. Proposals should be no more than 600 words and a complete draft must be submitted by March 17, 2018.
The Eighteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference will be held March 23–24, 2018, at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. While the theme of the conference is “Wellness for You, Your Students, & Your Career,” the Program Committee invites the submission of presentation proposals on “any subject of interest to those teaching legal writing and research.” Proposals must be sent Wendy-Adele Humphrey at wendy.humphrey[at]ttu.edu and Samantha A. Moppett at smoppett[at]suffolk.edu by December 8, 2017.
For more information, please see the conference website.
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law will hold an annual work-in-progress symposium for internet law scholarship on March 24, 2018, at New York Law School.
This conference series provides an opportunity for authors and scholars to improve their papers and projects, regardless of how well-developed or polished their theses or drafts may be. To achieve that goal, all comments to authors are made in the spirit of collaboration. We are a helpful, supportive, and noncompetitive community, and we believe in and respect all of our colleagues. These norms are at the core of why many of us love this conference.
Stay tuned for a Call for Papers/Projects! Please email ari.waldman[@]nyls.edu with any questions.
The International Law and Human Rights Unit at the School of Law and Social Justice of the University of Liverpool invites submissions for its Second Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights, to be held at the University of Liverpool on March 26–27, 2018.
The theme of the conference is: ‘The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights’. The theme is to be conceived in the broadest possible sense. Issues may range from the role that international law and/or human rights plays in facilitating change, whether international law in fact provides a barrier to change, particular fields that are facing or likely to face changes (e.g. migration, secession) or worldwide phenomena (e.g. climate change). Papers outside these areas that still fall under the broad theme are also welcomed.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography of no more than 100 words, should be sent to ilhrucon[at]liverpool.ac.uk by January 12, 2018. For more information, please see the conference website.
The Socio-Legal Studies Association presents Graphic Justice: Law, Comics, and Related Visual Media March 27-29. 2018.
Critical interest in the comics medium has exploded in recent decades, and is steadily growing within the legal academy. Indeed, comics and graphic fiction—and their related visual emanations, including film, video games, and wider ‘geek culture’—are of huge and on-going significance to law, justice, and legal studies.
On a socio-cultural level, comics are historically embroiled in debates of free speech whilst today they inspire countless pop culture adaptations—from television to cinema to video games, as well as performance activities such as cosplay—and can be seen to reflect and shape popular visions of justice, morality, politics, and law. On the level of content, from mainstream superhero narratives tackling overt issues of justice, governance and authority, to countless themes related to morality, justice, and humanity in stories within and far beyond the mainstream, comics are rich with legal material. On the level of form, the comics medium’s unique and restless blending of different media and types of representation (text, image, visuality, aesthetics, inter alia) radically opens up discourse beyond the confines of the word, enabling greater critical engagement amidst our increasingly visual age. On the level of production, comics are a complex art-form, with multiple creators working in individual, group, commercial, and industrial contexts, raising questions of ownership and exploitation—issues exacerbated by comics’ transmedia proliferation.
The University of Groningen, Netherlands, is hosting their fourth workshop on Sustainable Development Goals: Gender, Health & Sustainable Development: The Role for International Human Rights Law, on May 7, 2018. The call is for papers that address how international human rights law can be used to challenge and improve sustainable development goals for gender equality and health to truly ‘leave no one behind’ on the path to sustainable development. Proposals are due by March 28, 2018.
The American Constitution Society and the National Consumers League present Unfinished Business: The Fair Labor Standards Act 80 Years Later, March 28, 2018.
The International Association of Constitutional Law presents the 10th World Congress on Constitutional Law, June 18-22, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean Organizing Committee will open four Organizers’ Workshops on the theme of “Futuristic Constitutionalism and Sustainability.” The workshop topics are: 1) Sustainability and Political Autonomy in the Digital Age; 2) Global Right to a Sustainable Life and Basic Income, 3) Deliberative Democracy as a Solution for Constitutions and Representative Democracies in Crisis; and 4) The Future of Federalism & Decentralization in the Era of Globalization. These workshops are designed to enable constitutional scholars to delve into the four cutting edge issues that challenge traditional ideas about the scope and content of constitutional law. For more info see this post. The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2018.
The University of Québec in Montreal presents Borders and Border Walls, a New Era? (In)security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities Sept. 27-28, 2018. Paper proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2018.
The Exeter Law Review issues its final call for papers. Any topic of interest to the legal community from any field of law is welcome. Essays should range from 5,000 – 7,000 words, and articles from 8,000 – 20,000 words. For additional detail, visit the Exeter Law Revew website for submissions. The deadline is March 31, 2018.
Washburn University School of Law presents the 5th annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, July 27-28, 2018. Please submit scholarship that is at any stage – idea outline, work-in-progress, or nearly complete and ready to submit. To submit please email Joseph Mastrosimone at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2018.
The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal at Santa Clara University School of Law presents the symposium Legal Bootstrapping: The AI Tools Lawyers Need, April 4, 2018.
University of New Hampshire School of Law invites papers for the upcoming IP Scholarship Redux conference April 6-7, 2018.
Any intellectual property scholar who has published a significant work of intellectual property law scholarship three or more years ago in a law review is invited to revisit this article at the Intellectual Property Scholarship Redux Conference! Pick a scholarly work you are very proud of, and convince conference participants that you were prescient! Or choose one you wish you’d written differently, and explain to conference participants where you went wrong. Did your piece get cited a lot? Were those citations positive? What response did the article get from law professor colleagues, and why? Have circumstances changed since your original publication that alters the way you analyze the problem? Did a judge “borrow” your analysis? We think this will be a really interesting conference. Help us make sure that it is! We also invite you to submit a related short essay (10,000 words maximum) for publication consideration by IDEA: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property.
Deadline for submitting Presentation Proposals is January 31, 2018.
All proposals to present (and any questions you have) should be emailed to Ann.Bartow[@]law.unh.edu and lauri.connolly[@]law.unh.edu. Reimbursement of reasonable travel and lodging expenses is available for intellectual property law scholars whose presentation proposals are accepted.