Barry University School of Law Environmental and Earth Law Journal: Call for Papers
The Barry University School of Law Environmental and Earth Law Journal seeks papers that advance the application and practice of Environmental Law.
Call for Participation
For our Fourth Volume, we seek a broad range of participants - including scholars, practitioners, elected officials, activists, community leaders and students. Paper topics should address the following areas of academic inquiry:
• Environmental Justice
• Earth Law
• Earth Jurisprudence
If you would like to be considered for publication in our Spring 2014 Volume, please submit your article through the Environmental and Earth Law Journal Digital Commons page locate at http://lawpublications.barry.edu/ejejj/.
Once you have accessed the link provided, please click on “Submit Article.”
The Article Submission Deadline is March 1, 2014.
We will notify all selected participants by mail or email, depending on the submission information provided. We request that all participants provide both an email address and a mailing address.
Selected contributors must submit their finished papers to the Journal no later than May 1, 2014. If selected, Final Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 50 pages, in a double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch page format with 12-point font (10-point for footnotes). You will receive a confirmation by e-mail.
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Environmental and Earth Law Journal, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Environmental and Earth Law Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Environmental and Earth Law Journal, please contact Chris Parkinson at email@example.com
Submitted articles will be judged on the following criteria: relevance to the practice of law in the specified areas, timeliness and importance of selected topic, organization, quality of legal analysis, quality of legal research, and quality of the overall writing.
For More Information Please Contact:
Lead Articles Editor
Environmental and Earth Law Journal firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers: Consequences of the Responsibility of Non-State Actors in International Law — Vancouver
International Conference, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (Greater Regional District of Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada, June 2013
The Committee of Non-State Actors of the International Law Association (ILA), The Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Oxford Brookes University, in collaboration with the ILA-Canada, the Flemish Scientific Research Fund (FWO, ‘the network’), and the Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch invite papers on the responsibilities of non-state actors in international law for a conference in Vancouver on 27-28 June 2013.
Link to the Call
CALL FOR PAPERS SPRING 2013 ISSUE ON MEDIA LAW
The University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP), celebrating its 25th anniversary, is organizing a special issue on media law for spring 2013.
Papers submitted for consideration in this issue may include articles, essays and book reviews and should focus on topics related to media law, including First Amendment, defamation, privacy or intellectual property.
Submission guidelines: Please submit any papers you would like to be considered for publication in our special issue in Word document format to email@example.com
by January 15, 2013.
For more information about our Journal and our submission requirements, visit our page on the submissions guidelines.
Symposium: Authors invited to publish in the special issue on media law may also be invited to participate in the spring 2013 media law symposium, hosted by the Journal at the UF Levin College of Law.
Call for Papers: New Voices in Comparative Law – Indianapolis, IN
The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law invite submissions for its April 18-19, 2013, conference at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 750 words no later than November 4, 2012, to the following address: yccsubmissions[@]gmail.com. Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the conference. Abstracts should also include 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. Graduate students should identify themselves as such.
Please direct all inquiries to Richard Albert, Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, by email at richard.albert[@]bc.edu or telephone at 617.552.3930.
CALL FOR PAPERS Expanding the Gaze: Gender, Public Space, and Surveillance
Deadline: September 15, 2012
The past decade has witnessed an explosion of scholarship covering the broad area of surveillance studies. Surveillance, or the ability to engage in what David Lyon (2003) calls ‘social sorting’, is understood by social scientists to be key to neoliberal governance, in large part because of its capacity to reconfigure both public space and forms of citizenship. And yet, to date, very little scholarly work systematically considers the gendered dimensions of, and experiences with, surveillance. The little research that does exist indicates the need for more in-depth study. This edited collection seeks to engage with contemporary studies on surveillance by expanding the gaze to include a critical analysis of gender and public space.
The aim of the collection is to capture a wide range of gendered experiences, identities, and subjectivities, including, but not limited to, those of ‘women’. By public space we are referring to those places to which the public has reasonable expectations of access. This space might be privately owned, public space, or a hybrid; it may be physical (e.g. shopping malls, city streets) or virtual (e.g. public on-line profiles and social media platforms). Surveillance itself may be technological (e.g. CCTV) or informal (e.g. ‘eyes on the street’). The key uniting theme of ‘Expanding the Gaze: Gender, Public Space, and Surveillance’ is the ways that the dimensions of gender, public space, and surveillance interact to produce particular configurations that have yet to be fully explored.
This call for papers seeks innovative feminist and/or intersectional scholarship for an interdisciplinary edited collection of original works. We welcome submissions from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines, including: communication studies, criminology, geography, law, sexuality studies, socio-legal studies, sociology, and/or women’s and gender studies. Papers may be theoretical or empirical in nature.
Topics may include (but are not limited to)
- Surveillance, bodies, and forms of citizenship
- Sexuality/ies and surveillance
- Masculinity/ies and surveillance
- Gendered resistance to surveillance
- Gender and urban CCTV
- Surveillance and the intersectionality of gender, race, and class
- Media/cinematic representations of surveillance
- Relationships between the watchers and being watched
Interested contributors should send a 300-500 word abstract and 200 word
bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than September 15, 2012.
Those invited to contribute to the collection will be notified in October 2012 and full papers will be due in April 2013.
Please direct questions to collection editor:
Emily van der Meulen,email@example.com
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Link to Posting
Call for Submissions: Special Issue of the International Community Law Review
Call for Submissions: Reservations to Treaties
The editors of the International Community Law Review are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the journal on ‘Reservations to International Treaties’.
The International Community Law Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal, published quarterly by Brill/Nijhoff. The journal addresses all aspects of international law and the international community, and aims to explore the implications of various traditions of international law and how the international community uses and adapts international law to deal with new and emerging challenges.
Submissions are invited for the special issue on all aspects of the topic, particularly those commenting on the International Law Commission’s 2011 Guide to Practice on Reservations to Treaties, and the report of Special Rapporteur Mr Alan Pellet. Areas of interest may include:
The effect of impermissible reservations
Temporal limitations on the lodging of objections to impermissible reservations
The impact of interpretive declarations
Reservations to human rights treaties
All those with an interest in the subject are invited to contribute articles for publication in the special issue. Proposals for papers should be should be no more than 15000 words, and be submitted to the editors here by 31st January 2013. Publication is expected in the third quarter of 2013.
For further information please contact Sarah Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org
From International Law Reporter
Sustainable Development and International Investment Law: Bridging the Divide
We have seen a significant increase over the past decade in the number of investment treaties and treaty-based disputes, each contributing to the vast and evolving international investment regime, and each with important implications for sustainable development.
The proliferation of treaties stems from host states wanting to attract foreign investment and all of its potential associated benefits for development (i.e. job creation, broader tax base,
improvement in infrastructure, technology and skill transfer etc.); the assumption has been that the investor protections afforded in these treaties will facilitate the flow of investment and the
associated benefits. However, the rapid growth in the number of treaty-based claims filed by investors reflects investors’ increased willingness to safeguard their investments from any
adverse state conduct. In addition to cases based on states’ wrongful conduct, a wide variety of domestic measures relevant to sustainable development, such as legitimate fiscal and industrial
policy, environmental protection, and access to essential services, have also been challenged under the agreements. Such claims by investors, whether successful or not, can cause a state to
think twice before adopting legitimate regulations, suggesting that treaties may in fact impede states’ policy space to promote sustainable development domestically. Investment treaties,
therefore, can be seen to represent both a tool and a challenge for sustainable development.
The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC) is issuing this call for papers to explore how to “bridge the divide” between achieving necessary protections of foreign investors while promoting the sustainable development of the host state. In this regard, the call for papers aims to foster analysis and ongoing discussion on ways in which sustainable development norms (broadly defined) can and/or do manifest themselves in international investment law. Topics that might be addressed by submissions include:
• An assessment of the investment treaty standards in relation to sustainable development
• The application of international law generally to investment disputes, and its implications
for sustainable development
• Different approaches to investment treaty drafting to accommodate and further sustainable development
• Treaty interpretation techniques which encourage integration of norms related to sustainable development (including, but not limited to Article 31(3) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties)
• Standards of review in investment law
• A comparative analysis of investment law with other legal regimes that face similar issues relating to sustainable development (e.g. trade, human rights)
• The application of stabilization clauses in investment law
• Approaches to determining jurisdiction and admissibility of claims as they relate to the sustainable development
• Legal mechanisms for creating more sustainable partnerships between foreign investors and host states
Submissions are also welcomed on other topics not addressed above, but that otherwise relate to the theme of the call for papers.
Papers submitted will be considered for publication in the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy. Those interested in making a submission should submit an abstract no longer than
500 words. Finished papers and drafts are also welcome.
Abstracts should be emailed to Rahim Moloo, Senior Research Fellow, VCC (email@example.com), and Lise Johnson, Lead Investment Law & Policy Researcher, VCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2012. Finished papers will be due by October 31, 2012.
Link to the Posting
From International Law Reporter
Transnational Dispute Management -- Call for papers "Corruption and Arbitration"
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM special issue on "Corruption and Arbitration."
Edited by Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler (Shearman & Sterling LLP) and Carolyn B. Lamm (White & Case LLP) this special issue will analyze new trends, developments, and challenges respecting the intersection between on the one hand allegations, suspicions or findings of corruption and on the other hand decisions by arbitral tribunals regarding jurisdiction, admissibility and the merits of commercial and investment disputes.
It has been some 40 years since an acute focus was placed, perhaps for the first time, on how an arbitral tribunal can, should or must conduct itself in the face of suspected or manifest illegality of the parties. The award in ICC Case No. 1110 (1963), rendered by Gunnar Lagergren, cast a sharp focus on issues of arbitration, including competence-competence and severability of the arbitration agreement, in the face of a suspected or manifestly illegal contract.
Against this background, the Special Issue intends to identify, critique and reconcile the different strands where possible and desirable, both from the arbitrator's and the party's perspective. The potential scope of the subject is indeed vast and possible topics for submission might include:
How can, should or must an arbitral tribunal act in the face of suspected corruption in a contract or an investment underlying the parties' dispute? How should a tribunal act in the face of corruption which is admitted or otherwise manifest?
Should the nature of the would-be illegality make a difference to the tribunal's assessment of its own jurisdiction? Of the separability of the agreement to arbitrate? Of arbitrability?
When should the issue of jurisdiction hinge on whether the corrupt act arguably tainted the contract or investment ab initio, as opposed to an illegality arising or becoming apparent only in the course of later performance?
Given suspected or manifest corruption, which standards of substantive law should apply as to whether and how to proceed respecting jurisdiction, admissibility, separability, arbitrability and the merits of the dispute? How should tribunals address differences in national law respecting the activities of agents, intermediaries and lobbyists? How should they reconcile national law with possibly competing "transnational public policy" or "international public policy"?
What challenges exist in terms of attribution of corrupt actions or knowledge of such actions to a state party in commercial arbitration, in investment arbitration, including in the context of the 2001 ILA Draft Articles on Responsibility of States?
How should burden of persuasion, burden of proof and the standard of proof be approached when faced with allegations or suspicions of corruption? What standard or standards should apply when and why? -- Can the rights and duties of the arbitrator to investigate corruption, including on his or her own initiative, be meaningfully identified? What about when such action collides or might collide with investigative efforts already undertaken or which might still be undertaken by national criminal authorities?
What justifications, excuses and defenses may exist to estop a party from invoking corruption on the part of the other party? What of the "unclean hands" doctrine and similar approaches?
What should be the legal consequences of a finding of corruption in commercial arbitration, in investment arbitration? When is it a question of jurisdiction, when of admissibility and when of the merits?
At the enforcement stage, what tensions may exist, where corruption has been alleged or proven, between the (un)enforceability of an arbitral award at the seat and the (un)enforceability of the same award in a foreign court? What limits should apply to de novo review by the foreign reviewing court?
What tools do arbitrators have, or not have, to investigate allegations of corruption, particularly when third parties may be involved? Publication is expected in January 2013. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by July 31, 2012.
Link to Full Posting
From International Law Reporter
Call for Papers: The Tax Lawyer — The State & Local Tax Edition
From Brandee Tilman, Editor-in-Chief of the State and Local Tax edition of The Tax Lawyer (via Alice Abreu (Temple), incoming Vice Chair, Publication, for the ABA Tax Section):
We are pleased to announce a call for articles for the Summer 2013 Edition of the ABA’s The Tax Lawyer – The State and Local Tax Edition (SALTE). The SALTE features legal scholarship devoted to state and local taxation and is distributed to the nearly 18,000 members of the ABA Tax Section as well as other subscribers. Though not limited to academic and/or tax policy articles, this publication provides an excellent venue for these types of articles, while simultaneously providing authors with a wide readership of state and local tax professionals.
Articles submitted for publication should be at least 40 double-spaced pages (or 10,000 words) plus footnotes, and should be submitted no later than November 15, 2012. The SALTE is a peer-reviewed publication, and publication decisions will be made by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, both of whom are practicing tax lawyers. Offers of publication will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the submission.
Brandee A. Tilman
Editor-in-Chief (effective 7/1/12)email@example.com
Managing Editor (effective 7/1/12)JReed@mayerbrown.com
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Call For Papers: Affordable Care Act
Call for Papers:
Public Affairs Quarterly
is seeking abstracts for a special issue which will cover the various issues surrounding the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); the decision is expected later this month. We are seeking papers that are philosophical in nature, but, in keeping with the purpose of the journal, we are primarily interested in papers that engage in a meaningful way with the Court’s decision. The aim of the special issue is to move beyond the generic debate over universal health care and to engage critically with the various legal and normative issues at stake in the Affordable Care Act, specifically, the potential legal fallout from the decision, and legislative/political paths forward.
The Court has granted review of the following issues with respect to the ACA:
Is it appropriate to decide the case before any individual has been forced to pay the penalty which is at issue; i.e. does the Anti-Injunction Act apply?
Can the expansion in Medicaid proposed by the ACA be justified?
Can the individual mandate be constitutionally justified?
If the individual mandate is deemed unconstitutional, what ramifications ought this to have for the rest of the provisions in the ACA; i.e. is the individual mandate severable?
We hope that authors will engage meaningfully with one or more of these issues as well as the normative and legal consequences that follow.
Abstracts should be between 500 and 750 words in length and should be submitted within one month of the decision. If selected, authors will then have an additional six months to submit final manuscripts for the issue. The special issue will be edited by Nathan Stout (Tulane University) with oversight from PAQ’s Editor-in-Chief, Fritz Allhoff (Western Michigan University). We welcome submissions not just from philosophers, but also from our colleagues in the legal and medical communities.
Abstracts should be sent in .doc or .docx format to Nathan Stout at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. All manuscripts are to be submitted in accordance with the style guidelines of the journal which may be found at the following address: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/paq.html
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