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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Is this the future of law? The Aspen Center for Social Values and The Jewish Law Association June 8-10, 2014 Location: The Aspen Center for Social Values  

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2013

The Conference seeks to engage scholars of Jewish studies, and Law & Religion, on the theme "Alternative Dispute Resolution: Is this the future of law?", with a particular focus on religious courts of arbitration. Our approach is interdisciplinary, and we welcome proposals for papers from scholars of all fields, including history, law, cultural studies, and the social sciences. We envision panels on some of the following themes, and we welcome submissions that have a historical perspective as well as a contemporary one:

Recent Developments in ADR
Marriage, Divorce, & ADR
Enforcing Religious Arbitration
Islamic Law in America
ADR: Are Jewish Courts a Good Model for Success?
Comparative perspectives are also welcome.

We invite submissions for individual papers and/or panels. Submissions for individual papers should consist of a title and 250-word abstract, contact information, and short bio of the speaker. Proposals for a panel should include a 100-word description of the overall panel in addition to a 250-word abstract of each paper on the panel as well as contact information and a short bio of each speaker.

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