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Call For Papers 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law  

The University of Connecticut School of Law announces a writing competition for junior legal scholars, called the 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law. The competition is open to law faculty with less than six years of teaching experience. The competition is open only to papers that explore topics in financial services law. Appropriate paper topics include, but are not limited to:
- Banking, securities, insurance, and commodities regulation;
- Regulatory issues concerning the shadow banking system;
- Consumer financial services and the regulation of those services;
- Payment systems and other topics of commercial law related to commercial banking;
- Legal implications of bank-based versus capital-markets-based systems of finance; and
- Systemic financial risk.

We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to empirical analysis, law and economics, law and anthropology, and law and sociology.

Papers will be chosen by faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a conference with senior legal scholars, which will be held at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday June 14, 2013. All participants are asked to pay for their own travel expenses except for meals. In special cases, requests for reimbursement of travel expenses will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Submissions will be accepted from legal scholars with less than six years of teaching experience. Papers with more than one author are accepted so long as all of the coauthors have less than six years of teaching experience respectively. Only unpublished papers will be considered, although papers may be posted on SSRN, bepress, or as part of a similar working paper series. Authors must commit to participating in the full day-long conference in Hartford on June 14, 2013.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received in full by Friday, March 8, 2013 at midnight. Authors will be notified of the results of the competition in late March 2013. For authors who submit only a precis, full papers are due by Friday, May 31, 2013 at midnight.

SUBMISSIONS: Either a full paper or a precis of 800 to 1200 words will be accepted for purposes of the March 8, 2013 deadline. Short abstracts are not sufficient. Submissions should be made by email attachments in MSWord or pdf. Submissions should include: 1) a full draft of the paper, if available, 2) a precis of 800 to 1200 words in all cases, and 3) the author's curriculum vitae. Acknowledgement of the submission will be sent (please follow up by telephone if you do not receive an acknowledgement). Submissions and inquiries should be directed to: Professor Patricia A. McCoy, University of Connecticut School of Law, Tel.: 860-570-5056, patricia.mccoy@law.uconn.edu

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: Presenters are free to publish their papers wherever they wish. The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal will welcome submissions and offer a $1000 honorarium for any accepted paper that is published in the Journal.

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Call for Papers 2013 Financial Stability Conference 

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research

May 30-31, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research invite the submission of research- and policy-oriented papers for the 2013 Financial Stability Conference to be held on May 30-31, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The objective of this conference is to highlight research and advance a dialogue on financial stability and policies affecting the financial services industry. The conference theme is "Financial Stability Analysis: Using the Tools, Finding the Data."

To develop this theme, the conference will focus on two dimensions of discussion: (1) research and experience in the practical use of tools that measure potential threats to financial stability, and (2) the problems related to including confidential (supervisory and other) data into these tools. Accordingly, the conference will feature research and policy sessions including both presentations and discussion panels on related agenda topics.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and market participants to discuss research dimensions and policy dimensions of financial stability and potential threats.
- Research Forum - This program will follow the format of an academic workshop and comprise submitted papers centering on the development of tools that measure potential threats to financial stability, and the required data for these tools, particularly the problems associated with using confidential data.
- Policy Discussions: This program aims to provide a platform for speakers and panelists from industry, regulatory agencies, policymaking, and academia to share their insights on the policy application of information from forecasting tools to preserve financial stability. These discussions will be highlighted in the form of a luncheon keynote address and a concluding panel discussion.

TOPICS: We welcome submissions of high-quality research on topics related to financial stability, potential threats, and related public policy. A list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:
- Incorporation of risk measures into supervision, capital and liquidity requirements, deposit insurance pricing, and designation of firms for heightened supervision.
- Benefits of use of confidential supervisory information in financial stress measurement and forecasting tools.
- The aggregation, anonymization, and safeguarding of confidential supervisory information for use in financial stress measurement and forecasting tools.
- The modeling of potential threats to financial stability, computational and statistical techniques for financial stability analysis.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Please send completed papers or a detailed abstract by e-mail to: jhaubrich@clev.frb.org and include "FINANCIAL STABILITY CONF" in the subject line. Final conference papers will be due on May 1, 2013. Questions about the Call for Papers or the 2013 Financial Stability Conference can be directed to Joseph Haubrich at jhaubrich@clev.frb.org or Stephen Ong at song@clev.frb.org

From SSRN.
Link to pdf.
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Conference on Innovation and Communications Law — Michigan State College of Law 

The Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law Program (IPIC) at the Michigan State University College of Law will host the fifth annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) from May 14-17, 2013, in Traverse City, Michigan. The Homestead Resort on Lake Michigan, adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, will serve as the conference’s location.

The Conference is a cooperative effort of Michigan State University College of Law, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, the University of Turku Faculty of Law (Finland), and Drake University Law School. The conference committee seeks proposals for presentations from members of academia, government, non-profits, and industry.

The theme for this year’s conference is Intellectual Property, the Internet, and Computational Transformation. Focusing on how the ever greater power of computation drives changes in the practice of law and the doctrines of intellectual property rights (IPR), we seek papers and presentations examining how this transformation affects both the doctrines of intellectual property and communications law as well as the practice of law in both domestic and international settings. We hope participants will examine the continued and developing interaction between the internet and the ever expanding power of digital communication and the development of copyright, trademark and patent law. We seek both theoretical papers that examine the reasons and normative bases for these developments—as well as more descriptive and doctrinal papers that gather, collect, and analyze information about these changes both from a domestic and international perspective. Finally, we seek papers examining how technology is changing the way law is practiced, such as developments in predictive algorithms in patent and copyright cases, computer-assisted visualizations of IPR issues, and computer-guided practice of law.

Please send abstracts or proposals, or inquiries, to Adam Candeub, IPIC director, candeub@msu.edu; Katja Lindross, katja.lindroos@abo.fi, Sean Pager, IPIC associate director, spager@law.msu.edu, or Jenny Carter-Johnson, jcj@law.msu.edu. For more information, check out the website: http://www.law.msu.edu/ipic/innovation/
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Call for Papers: Fordham Law VSR Workshop on Human Rights and the International Law of Drones 

Deadline for Abstract: February 18, 2013

Fordham Law School Visiting Scholars and Research Section on International Law will be holding a workshop on Human Rights and the Use of Drones in International Law. The workshop will be an exchange of scholarly views pertaining to the legality of the use of drones and its impact on human rights.

The international war on terror has shifted in recent years to other “non-state actors, which is increasingly being executed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS). This new form of attack takes the shape of an invincible war with significant implications on the local population and for international law. This new art of warfare raises a number of legal issues. Are drone strikes a form of use of force in International Law? If so, who are legally responsible for drone warfare? Should there be standard rules of warfare that include drone strikes? What are the rules of modern warfare? What is the impact of drone strikes on human rights? Should the law be concerned about drone strikes and human rights? These and other questions will be addressed in this workshop.

Participants chosen for the workshop will be informed by February 28, 2013, and expected to submit their full papers by March 29, 2013. The workshop will take place on April 19, 2013 at Fordham Law School.

For submissions and other information:

Sean Morris
Chair, Fordham Law VSR Section on International Law
Email: smorris22@law.fordham.edu

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Bioethics and Humanities — Tradition, Innovation, Moral Courage — Atlanta, GA 

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities holds its annual meeting Oct. 24-27, 2013, in Atlanta. Abstracts are due by March 4, 2013. The call for papers includes a student paper award.

The theme for the 2013 ASBH meeting, “Tradition, Innovation and Moral Courage,” encourages participants to respond to the ways bioethics and the health humanities are inspired and shaped by various moral traditions, beliefs, and methodological approaches, as well as how these very traditions and practices become the foci of contemporary bioethical and humanities work bearing on moral progress and moral “innovation.” This year’s ASBH theme invites members to reflect on the dialectic among moral traditions, moral inquiry, and moral innovation, and the ways that cultures identifying themselves as morally progressive might conceptualize the meaning and role of moral courage in realizing that progress. With bioethical work being received with ever increasing public scrutiny and impact, the 2013 ASBH conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, whose cultural roots and evolution reflect the ways tradition and innovation propelled and shaped a history in which moral courage played and continues to play a quintessential role.
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Law & Economics of IP and Competition Law — Workshop for Jr. Scholars — Schloss Ringberg, Germany 

The International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation and the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich will jointly organize their Fourth Workshop for Junior Researchers on the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property and Competition Law June 10-12, 2013, at Ringberg Castle(one hour south of Munich). The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2013.

Hat tip: SSRN.
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Australian And New Zealand Society of International Law Annual Conference – Canberra 

The 21st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (‘ANZSIL’) will take place from Thursday, 4 July 2013 to Saturday, 6July 2013 at The Australian National University, Canberra. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for International and Public Law, ANU College of Law. The Conference Organising Committee now invites proposals for papers to be presented at the conference.
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Call for Proposals: Multidisciplinary Symposium on Blinding as a Solution to Institutional Corruption – Boston, MA 

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Christopher Robertson (James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona), and Aaron Kesselheim (Harvard Medical School), present a Multidisciplinary Symposium on Blinding as a Solution to Institutional Corruption on November 1- 2, 2013.

There are many potential solutions to institutional corruption, but we are particularly interested in practical mechanisms that acknowledge the existence of potential influences, but prevent that biasing information from reaching a decision maker. Such mechanisms may include blinding, masking, placebos, strategic ignorance, information aversion, veil of ignorance rules, blind trusts, walls of separation, or similar concepts. We are interested in reviews of relevant literature, and new laboratory, empirical, historical, and theoretical research that explores the functions, modalities, costs, benefits, and limitations of concealing a source of information to improve decision making. We are interested in established uses of blinding, and potential new applications.

Deadline: To apply, please send a one-page abstract describing your proposed contribution by February 15, 2013, as a PDF attachment, to Professors Robertson and Kesselheim (chris.robertson[@]law.arizona.eduand akesselheim[@]partners.org). Include a link to or copy of your CV.
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Global Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: Public & Corp. Governance — Toronto, ON  

Corporate Governance: An International Review seeks submissions for a special issue, Global Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: Public and Corporate Governance. A conference will be hosted by the April 25-26, 2013, Schulich School of Business, York University, April 25-26, 2013. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 2013. The Guest Editors are Rajesh Chakrabarti, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, and Douglas Cumming, York University, Toronto, Canada.
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Economic Governance and Organizations — Tilburg, Netherlands 

The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) organizes a two-day Workshop on “Economic Governance and Organizations” at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on June 6-7, 2013. We aim to assemble scholars from law, economics, and management studying organizations that mitigate economic governance problems and invite submissions of theoretical, empirical, and experimental work, as well as case studies. We aim at creating an open atmosphere that stimulates interdisciplinary discussions, in particular to understand where perceived discrepancies across disciplines are the effect of substantive differences/scientific approaches or where they are merely the result of different definitions of terms.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to TILECgovernance@tilburguniversity.edu. Long abstracts are accepted but full papers are preferred. In case of questions, please contact the workshop organizers (see below). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 15, 2013. Speakers might be asked to discuss a paper. Completed drafts of accepted papers are due by May 26, 2013, and will be made available for download on the conference website.

Link to the call.
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