Call For Papers Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting 

Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting

October 12-13, 2012, Washington University School of Law

The Center on Law, Innovation and Economic Growth (CLIEG) of Washington University School of Law will organize the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Law and Economics Association (MLEA) on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October, 2012 at the law school. Participation (including meals) is free, but participants should finance their own travel and hotel costs. For those who have not been to MLEA before: you need not be a Midwesterner, and there is no MLEA membership fee.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers can be on any topic as long as an economic approach is used to analyze a legal issue. To apply, send a paper or abstract to: Professor Gerrit De Geest, no later than June 30, 2012.

FURTHER INFORMATION: The final program will be posted in mid-July. There will also be an 'early bird' submission round: those who submit their paper or abstract before March 31st, will receive a decision in mid-April. Early submission increases acceptance chances. For questions please contact the Administrative Coordinator of CLIEG, Judy Rohwedder at: , Tel: (314) 935-4494.

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7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association: IP in Motion -- Opening Up IP? 

7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association: IP in Motion -- Opening Up IP?

University of Leuven, Belgium
September 27-28, 2012


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The EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association will hold its 7th Annual Conference on September 27-28, 2012 in Leuven (Belgium). Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without paper presentation.

The conference aims to explore and stimulate debate regarding open innovation and creation, and to examine the interaction between open innovation and proprietary IP mechanisms. Is the IP rationale under pressure in view of these changing innovation dynamics? Are IP strategies ‘in motion’ in response to these emerging trends of increased openness?

The plenary sessions will be centered around the major theme of ‘IP in motion’. Leading economists, renown legal scholars, industry representatives and policy makers will take the floor as keynote speakers to share their insights and views on recent developments in the innovation and IP landscape. More in particular, the plenary sessions will address:

Open innovation and IPRs
Open source, open access and IPRs
Open standards and IPRs

Within the EPIP tradition, we are now issuing a call for papers to be presented in the parallel sessions. Submission is open to papers of general interest in the area of IP law and policy. Papers may address topics such as:

Open innovation, new business models and the role of IPRs
Patent pools, patent clearinghouses and open source models
Crowd sourcing and IPRs
Platform technologies and IPRs
Commons and IPRs
Standard setting and IP
Markets for IPRs
IPRs, entrepreneurship and growth
Green innovation and IPRs
Governance and IPRs
Trade secrecy and know how
Mobility of inventors
Networks of inventors
Disambiguating inventors' names and addresses (methodological papers)
IPRs in science
Economic/financial valuation of IPRs (methodological and practical challenges)
University patenting

Papers will be reviewed by the experts of the Scientific Committee. In the parallel sessions feedback on the papers will be provided by keynote speakers, members of the Scientific Committee and senior scholars.

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Call For Papers and Presenters Honoring Patients' Treatment Choices at the End of Life: New Tools, New Challenges, New Limits 

Honoring Patients' Treatment Choices at the End of Life: New Tools, New Challenges, New Limits

Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN, November 8-9, 2012

The Health Law Institute at Hamline University and the Hamline Law Review seek proposals for presentations and papers for our all-day fall CLE/CEU Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2012. Our Symposium will examine the problems and solutions to issues currently arising at the intersection of medical law and end-of-life care.

TOPICS: Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Legal and medical issues concerning the use of POLST orders, especially in Minnesota;
- Institutional and community responses to medical futility disputes;
- Legal issues involved in end-of-life planning, including advance directives, health care proxies, DNR orders, living wills and the initiation and cessation of artificial support systems (such as artificial nutrition and hydration);
- A view of the decision-making process in end-of-life cases from the perspective of the parent, the family and the medical provider;
- Decision-making for the "unbefriended" patients without surrogates;
- Role of lawyers, guardians ad-litem and the courts in end-of-life cases;
- Applicable legal and medical standards in end-of-life cases;
- Ethical issues related to the roles of attorneys, medical providers and family members in end-of-life decision-making; and
- Any other related topics.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Anyone interested in speaking at the Symposium and/or publishing in the Hamline Law Review's Symposium issue should submit both a CV and a 500-word abstract to: by March 30th, 2012.

A committee will review the abstracts and will invite applicants to speak at the symposium and/or publish in the Hamline Law Review. The committee will base invitations on the relevancy, quality and originality of the abstract. Potential symposium speakers include both scholars and practitioners in law, medicine, and other disciplines. Symposium contributors will be provided with both travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a modest stipend.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For questions, please contact Hamline Health Law Institute Director and Law Professor Thaddeus Pope at Also, please visit our website at: for information about attending the Symposium.

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Call for Papers Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Goods 

Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Goods

Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, 2012, Hong Kong
Submission Deadline: April 20, 2012

OVERVIEW: The conference aims to explore intellectual property protection of luxury goods from inter-disciplinary perspectives, such as law and economics, cultural studies, psychology, consumerism, and social justice. The context of the conference is very interesting: Hong Kong is an international hub for merchandising luxury goods and China has become the world's largest luxury market. This interdisciplinary conference will feature presentations by a group of leading intellectual property scholars from the USA and Europe and leading practitioners in Hong Kong and mainland China.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: If you are interested in participating, please send your paper or abstract to: by April 20, 2012. We will make decisions by April 30, 2012.

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Call For Papers Seventh Edition - Finlawmetrics 2012 

Seventh Edition - Finlawmetrics 2012

21-22, June, Bocconi University, Italy

The Tailor Rule at the Crossroads: Monetary Policy, Prudential Issues and Central Banking

AIM: After six editions, Finlawmetrics has established itself as a unique forum for scientific and policy analyses and discussions of the most relevant issues related to the evolution of thinking, judgment, and practice in the fields of monetary policy and financial regulation and supervision.

The initiative is scientifically promoted by three leading research centres: The Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation (Bocconi University), the European Banking Center (Tilburg University) and the Center on Central Banks and Financial Institutions (New York University).

The crisis started in 2007 has raised important questions about the design of monetary policy, which was well established on three intertwined pillars: Taylor Rule (strategy), interest rate policy (tactics) and central bank independence (setting). How the increasing role of prudential issues can change the three pillars? The 2012 edition wishes to address the key issues that are emerging for the design of post-crisis policies and institutions.

The Steering Committee welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that shed light on the shape of the Taylor Rule before and after the crisis, on the different causes of change in, and their consequences, both in the developed and emerging countries.

STEERING COMMITTEE: Coordinators: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University), Sylvester Eijffinger (Tilburg University and CEPR), Geoffrey Miller (New York University), Steven Ongena (Tilburg University), Marc Quintyn (IMF Institute, International Monetary Fund), Tommaso Monacelli (Bocconi University)

Economics: Jerry Caprio (Williams College), Kevin Davis (University of Melbourne), Jakob De Haan (University of Groningen), Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics), George Kaufman (Loyola University Chicago), Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University), Ross Levine (Brown University), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI Madrid and CEPR), Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University), Stijn Claessens (International Monetary Fund), Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University and CEPR)

Law: Kern Alexander (Queen Mary University of London), Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Benjamin Geva (York University, Toronto), Rosa Lastra (Queen Mary University of London), Fabio Recine (European Central Bank), Hal Scott (Harvard University), Joe McCahery (Tilburg University and EBC)

TOPIC: The Conference will focus on the relationships between monetary policy, prudential issues and central banking - economics and political economy - in developed and emerging countries.

FORMAT: Papers will be presented in session presentations of 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of plenary discussion. No more than 10 papers will be presented and overall participation at the workshop will be limited to 30 people.

PAPER SELECTION: Authors are invited to submit completed papers electronically (MS Word or PDF format). The first page of the paper should contain the title; name of the author(s), complete address, telephone, fax numbers and E-mail addresses. All submitted papers must be accompanied by an abstract of at least 250 words, but no more than 400. Authors may also be asked to serve as session chair and/or discussant.

This year, a selected number of papers will be considered for possible publication in the Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) for a special issue to be edited by Donato Masciandaro following normal review process. One should clearly indicate their preference for being considered for possible publication in the JFS or not in a cover letter.

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Empire State Legal Writing Conference Effective Strategies for Teaching Legal Writing and Research 

The University at Buffalo Law School is pleased to host the Third Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference. The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 23, 2012, at the law school's campus in Buffalo, New York.

The Call For Proposals has now been circulated, and you'll find a link to a PDF file below. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, January 12, 2012.

We encourage proposals on a wide-range of topics relating to legal writing and research, and welcome both first-time presenters and panel presentations. And because instruction in research and writing are entwined, we encourage proposals from law school librarians.

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Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe 

Ninth Biennial International Conference -- Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice and Research

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor
Ljubljana, Slovenia,
September 19-21, 2012

The primary aim of the ninth biennial conference is to exchange views, concepts, and research findings among scientists, researchers, and practitioners from the broad area of criminal justice practice, research and developent thereof in the last two decades. The conference will highlight new ideas, theories, methods, and findings in a wide range of research and applied areas relating to criminal justice issues.

Proposals to be submitted by May 15, 2012 must include a cover sheet containing the presentation's title and full particulars of the author: first and last name, affiliation, complete return address, telephone, fax, and the e-mail address to which relevant correspondence will be sent. In the proposal, the track and the presentation options of your choice should be clearly indicated. For a panel presentation, submit a 500-word abstract of your paper. For a poster session, submit a 300-word summary of the poster. For a workshop, submit a proposed title and a 400-word description of the topic. You should also indicate or suggest the names of other presenters in the workshop. For a roundtable, submit a proposed title with a 400-word description of diverse viewpoints that the roundtable is to address and indicate or suggest the names of other discussants at the roundtable.

To create a high-quality program reflecting state-of-the-art ideas and results in a particular field, the Program Committee shall evaluate the proposals received according to the criteria of originality, quality, significance, relevance to a broad audience of police researchers and/or practitioners, and clarity of presentation. The Program Committee's final decision regarding acceptance of proposals will be mailed to authors no later than June 15, 2012.

The authors should be prepared to personally present their papers/posters/workshops at the Conference, while the authors of proposals for a roundtable are expected to assume the role of the moderator.

All authors will receive the information regarding their participation at the conference (travel information, hotel options, social events, etc.), and/or this information will be published on the conference home page in June 2010 at the latest. All abstracts will be published on the conference web site.

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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts -- Call for Paper 

Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony

Papers must be received by September 15, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.

Please send manuscript publications to the managing editor: Leslie Shortlidge See Style Guidelines at

Submission of artwork for the cover that relates to the theme of the issue is welcome. See website for submission guidelines.

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts encourages and welcomes contributions by scholars, researchers, grassroots activists, policy advocates, and organizations

Submissions are invited to explore the politics of contention and social movements in the postcolonial world (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), with particular regard to the ways in which race and ethnicity relate to identities and claims revolving around class, gender, nationality, and religion. Comparative discussions of social contestation in different societies are welcome.

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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts -- Call for Papers 

"Racism, Colonialism, and Law”

Papers must be received by April 1, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.
Please send manuscript submissions to the editor: See Style Guidelines ( to prepare your document in accordance with the style guidelines of Race/Ethnicity.

Submission of artwork for the cover that relates to the theme of the issue is welcome. See website at for submission guidelines.

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UCD School of Law Constitutional Studies Group -- Conference on “The Irish Constitution Past, Present and Future.”  

The Conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland between June 28 and 30th 2012. The conference line-up will feature a range of distinguished speakers from Ireland and other jurisdictions.

Call for Papers:

The conference organisers welcome proposals from all disciplines on any topic relevant to Irish constitutionalism. Proposed papers are not required to focus on Irish law alone. The organisers particularly welcome submissions comparative, conceptual or inter-disciplinary perspective.

The organisers also welcome submissions from early career researchers. A small number of bursaries are available to cover the travel costs of researchers who have been conferred with their most recent qualification in the five years before June 1, 2012 and whose proposals are innovative research.

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