America’s public finance system is largely in uncharted territory. Congress has abandoned its own budgetary process, major cities have declared or considered bankruptcy, and public pension systems and the viability of other unfunded liabilities is becoming an increasing source of concern. Healthcare spending is occupying a significant share of both state and federal non-discretionary spending.
The UCLA School of Law's Empirical Legal Scholars Association (ELSA) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies Conference, on March 7, 2015, at the UCLA School of Law.
The third annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 26-28, 2015.
CALL FOR PAPERS
With the focus on Boko Haram and similar insurgent movements across Africa, papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following themes:
1. Cross- border Insurgencies as New Threats and Challenges to Peace and Security in Africa
(i) The classification and typology of armed conflicts under IHL and its relevance to insurgent groups like Boko Haram and other organised armed groups with links to terrorism and/or trans-border operations;
The student chapter of the American Constitution Society at Barry University School of Law is hosting the First Annual Constitutional Law Scholars Forum at the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Campus, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807.
The Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organises a Conference titled 'Regulating ‘Irregular’ Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility’. The conference is part of a research project, which is implemented within the framework of the Action «Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers» of the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State.
The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL)and Hart Publishing welcome submissions for the Journal’s 4th annual conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8–9 May 2015. Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice.
Patent holders are increasingly making voluntary, public commitments to limit the enforcement and other exploitation of their patents. The best-known form of patent pledge is the so-called FRAND commitment, in which a patent holder commits to license patents to manufacturers of standardized products on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory.” But patent pledges have been appearing in fields and environments well beyond technical standard-setting, including open source software, green technology and the biosciences.
The International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property will hold its 7th annual workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, July 22-24, 2015.
We are pleased to announce that the London International Boundary Conference 2015, which will take place on 21-22 April 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society in London, has launched a call for papers.