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Call for Papers: Journal of Law and Courts 

The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts invites submissions from all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy.

The chief aim of the JLC can be expressed simply: to publish outstanding articles that most students of law and courts will want to read, regardless of the theoretical and methodological perspectives from which they approach their own research. The scope of the journal is very broad. We welcome papers about law and legal actors of all types, at all levels, and in all places, from trial
courts in Asia to high courts in Latin America, from family law to constitutional law to international law, from litigants to lawyers to jurors to judges. Theoretical and empirical studies are equally
welcome. Empirical studies may be descriptive or causal and may employ any rigorous method, qualitative or quantitative.

Submissions will be evaluated on three chief criteria: 1) the importance of the questions or ideas addressed; 2) analytical rigor; and 3) success in crossing boundaries that often divide scholars from different disciplines or even segments of the same discipline. It is this third criterion that will distinguish articles published in the JLC most markedly from those published elsewhere. Authors must identify implications that matter to scholars with different perspectives and write in a style that encourages a broad readership, keeping jargon to a minimum and, where appropriate, acknowledging reliance on assumptions that would likely be contested by other scholars.

Theoretical clarity is expected of all articles, and methods in empirical pieces will be required to be as transparent as possible.
Articles should be succinct, with theoretical discussions and literature reviews limited to central issues and closely related works. Brief papers – empirical research notes or sharply focused and tightly argued essays – will be looked on favorably. Papers should not exceed 10,000 words, except where extra length is essential to the integrity of the article, as, for instance, in a work of qualitative research where fairly extensive descriptions are required to allow readers to evaluate the evidence.

Submit your manuscript on the website at
http://www.editorialmanager.com/jlcourts
Editor:
David E. Klein, University of Virginia

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Call for Papers: European Association of Law and Economics 

Call for Papers: European Association of Law and Economics

The 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 20-22, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholm University in Aula Magna.

Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit electronically the paper (at least in its draft form) and a short abstract following the link at the bottom of this page. Priority in the selection will be given to completed papers.

Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including:

Antitrust and Regulation - Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance - Behavioural Law and Economics - Comparative Law and Economics - Contract Theory and Contract Law - Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law - Environmental Law and Economics - Experimental Law and Economics - Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination - Health Law - Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy - International Law, International Trade, and Immigration - Labour and Employment Law - Law and Development - Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process - Market and Non-market Regulation - Mergers and Acquisitions - Political economy and public choice – Property rights, property law and growth - Public and Administrative Law - Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation - Taxation and Social Welfare - Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) - Tort Law and Compensation Systems.

Emphasis on European laws, systems and institutions is welcome.


Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2012
Communication of Acceptance: June 15, 2012
Early registration by: June 30, 2012
Final papers due by: July 30, 2012

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1st Middle East International Congress: New Politics and Society in the Middle East 

New Politics and Society in the Middle East

Sakarya University, Institute for Social Sciences

October 9-11, 2012

Sakarya, Turkey

Institute for Social Sciences of Sakarya University is pleased to announce “1st Middle East International Congress: New Politics and Society” which will be held between 9 and 11 October, 2012 in Sakarya, Turkey. The Middle East is once again under spotlight thanks mainly to the Arab Awakening. The latter refers to a ground breaking chain of events that require radical reworking not only in the Middle Eastern politics but also in the groves of academe, which have largely been caught off guard and oblivious of the new social dynamics of the region. This congress invites observers and students of the region to reconsider and rework not only the highly topical events of the day but also several related phenomena that include citizenry, political action, state building, democratic politics, social legitimacy of authority, social justice, social media, new political consciousness, national self-determination and the post 9/11 international politics of the Middle East. It is vital for the participants to consider that while Europe and the US needed several centuries to develop modern political governance and civil society, the challenge for the Middle Eastern peoples is to press on the means of democratic politics in a much shorter time frame and under perilous conditions. Sakarya University, Institute for Social Sciences invites scholars, public figures and activists of all stripes to join the panels and colloquiums for advancing our understanding of the new dynamics of the region. The language of the Congress will be English, Arabic and Turkish with simultaneous translations provided.

Some of the major topics of the congress are as follows:

Arab awakening: Revolutions in the Middle East, social media, the role of women in the revolutions, international responses.

Middle eastern politics: fall of the dictators, rise of new social movements, Islamic political parties, elections and problems of democracy-building.

Economy: Energy politics, financial crisis, economic development.

Islam and Society: the rise of new Islamic movements, social Islam vs. political Islam.

Turkey and the Middle East: New Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East.

Palestinian Question: the rise of Jewish radicalism, Palestinian politics after the Arab awakening.

Iran in the regional context: politics of nuclear weapons, Iran in the Middle East

International Politics of the Middle East: the rise and fall of the US projects and vision in the region, Arab Union, European Union and the Middle East.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 7 May 2012

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: 4 June 2012

Deadline for Submitting Final Version of Papers: 3 September 2012

Congress: 9 - 11 October 2012

Congress Contacts:

E-mail: middleeastcongress@gmail.com , ortadogu@sakarya.edu.tr

Website: http://www.ortadogu.sakarya.edu.tr

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CFP: Global Constitutionalism 

CFP: Global Constitutionalism

Cambridge University Press invites proposals for the new journal Global Constitutionalism - Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (GlobCon). The journal seeks to promote a deeper understanding on the foundations, limitations and principles of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. As it aims at developing interdisciplinary discourse about global constitutionalism, it welcomes submissions from scholars of International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy. For manuscript submissions please see the call for papers. The journal's website provides a preview of the articles in the inaugural issue and an exclusive free download of the editorial.

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Criminalizing Contagion: Ethical, legal and clinical challenges of prosecuting the spread of disease and sexually transmitted infections 

Call for Papers

Criminalizing Contagion: Ethical, legal and clinical challenges of prosecuting the spread of disease and sexually transmitted infections

The BMJ Group journals Sexually Transmitted Infections and Journal of Medical Ethics, in conjunction with academics at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (University of Manchester) and the Health Ethics and Law Network (University of Southampton), would like to publish a collection of articles on the criminalization of disease and sexually transmitted infections. We invite article contributions to be published as part of this themed collection.

Funding has also been sought from the ESRC for a seminar series on the same theme and, if successful, authors contributing to this collection may also be invited to present their papers at one of the seminars (which will take place in winter 2012/13 and summer 2013 in Southampton, and winter 2013/14 and summer 2014 in Manchester).

Themes

The use of criminal law to respond to infectious disease transmission has far-reaching implications for law, policy and practice. It presupposes co-operation between clinicians and criminal justice professionals, and that people who infect others can be effectively and fairly identified and brought to justice. There is a potentially difficult relationship between criminal justice and public health bodies, whose priorities do not necessarily coincide. We are interested in receiving papers of broad interest to an international readership of medical ethics scholars and practicing clinicians on any of the following topics:

· Legislative and policy reform on disease and sexually transmitted infections

· Health services and the police: privacy, state interference and human rights

· Evidence and ethics: prosecuting ‘infectious’ personal behaviours

· Clinicians and the courts: the role of health professionals and criminal justice

· The aims of criminalization and public health: a compatibility problem?

· International comparative studies on disease and criminalization: policy, practice and legal issues

More details below the fold.

Publication

1. Up to eight articles will published in a special section in an issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections in 2013.

2. Two articles will be published in a special section in an issue of Journal of Medical Ethics in 2013.

All articles will be blind peer reviewed according to each individual journal’s editorial policies. Final publication decisions will rest with the Editors in Chief: Professor Jackie Cassell (STI) and Professor Julian Savulescu (JME).

Important Dates

Please submit your article to either journal no later than December 14th 2012.

Submission Instructions

For Sexually Transmitted Infections:

Articles for STI should be a maximum of 2,500 words and submitted via the journal’s website: http://sti.bmj.com/. Please choose the special issue ‘Criminalizing Contagion’ during the submission process.

For Journal of Medical Ethics:

Articles for JME should be a maximum of 3,500 words, and submitted via the journal’s website: http://jme.bmj.com/. Please choose the special issue ‘Criminalizing Contagion’ during the submission process.

Further submission instructions are on the journals’ respective websites. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your submission, including possible topics and the journals involved, please contact the guest editors in the first instance: Dr David Gurnham (David.Gurnham@manchester.ac.uk), Dr Catherine Stanton (Catherine.Stanton@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr Hannah Quirk (Hannah.Quirk@manchester.ac.uk).

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The 2012 IAITL Legal Conference Series 

• 7th International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI)

• 6th International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC)

• 3rd International Private Law Conference (IPL)

• 2nd International Public Law Conference (IPLC)

Date: October 2-4, 2012
Place: Athens, Greece

The 7th International Conference on Legal, Security, and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI), 6th International Law and Trade Conference, 3rd International Private Law Conference and the 2nd International Public Law Conference will be held in Athens, Greece under the auspices of the International Association of IT Lawyers, an organization devoted to promoting research and development in the field of Law and with members throughout the world. This year the IAITL Conference is being held in cooperation with the Hellenic American University.

The IAITl - organised Conference series is the first international conference of its kind, gathering experts from academia, government and industry to discuss key legal issues related to Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT, Private and Public Law and the intersection between economics and law.

This is the only Conference where:

• All papers are blind reviewed by 2-3 experts and the result of the reviews are given within a week;
• All papers are edited to ensure quality before book publication;
• All papers are also published in top international journals after a second round of editing;
• Authors participate in panel sessions, aside from giving an individual presentation;
• Policy debates and workshops are conducted and the Conclusions are published in top journals;
• Social and entertainment events are organized every night;
• Buffet meals are provided;
• University Partnership Agreements and Exchanges are forged and;
• Cooperation and projects are organized and developed

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National Business Law Scholars Conference Call for Papers 

National Business Law Scholars Conference Call for Papers

National Business Law Scholars Conference
June 27-28, 2012
University of Cincinnati College of Law

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), formerly known as the Midwest Corporate Legal Scholars Conference, will be held on Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th at University of Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the third annual meeting of the NBLSC, which has been renamed this year to reflect its national scope and the widely varied interests of its participants. We welcome all on-topic submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate. We will also attempt to assign a commentator for each paper presented. Junior scholars are especially encouraged participate, and we will hold a special “how-to” panel for prospective business law scholars discussing the job market and transitioning into the legal academy.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at echaffee1@udayton.edu with an abstract or paper by April 15, 2012. Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”. If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance”. Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator. A conference schedule will be circulated in early June.

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Call for Papers -- 2012 Toward a Multipolar Administrative Law a Theoretical Perspective 

Toward a Multipolar Administrative Law a Theoretical Perspective

New York, September 9-10, 2012

The Seminar “Toward a Multipolar Administrative Law – A Theoretical Perspective” will be held in New York onSeptember 9-10, 2012.

In order to launch this initiative, some scholars have already confirmed their participation: they are professor Joseph H.H. Weiler (NYU School of Law) and Sabino Cassese (Judge of the Italian Constitutional Court), Luisa Torchia and Giulio Napolitano (University of “Roma Tre”), and Lorenzo Casini (University of Rome “Sapienza”).

Submissions from both junior and senior scholars are invited on the themes outlined above. An abstract of max 800 words should be sent (in .pdf or .doc format) to administrativelaw@irpa.eu by March 31, 2012. Abstracts must include a statement of the issue area of the paper, as well as an indication of the major arguments to be made, a proposed title, and postal, email and telephone contacts for the author.

Because the overall aim of the Seminar is not only to assess the consistency of the analytic categories adopted to date, but also to develop more effective and forward-looking tools and theories of administrative law, papers challenging traditional schemes as well as adopting multi-disciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged.

A selection panel will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline, and notify applicants of paper acceptance by April 30, 2012. The submission date for full papers accepted for presentation is July 31, 2012. The final version of the paper must be no longer than 15,000 words (footnotes included) and must be sent (in .pdf or .doc format) to administrativelaw@irpa.eu.

Each participant will receive USD 1,000 from the NYU Jean Monnet Center and IRPA, which can be used to finance travel and accommodation expenses, for which they are otherwise responsible.

Papers will be presented at the Seminar and they will be assigned to discussants or commentators invited. Each session of the seminar will be structured as follows: the authors will give a short presentation of the papers (10-15 minutes each); each discussant will comment the papers, addressing the main issues raised and highlighting the relevant cross-cutting questions (15 minutes each discussant); the floor will then be open to general discussion among all seminar participants and the authors, who will be given the opportunity to reply to the comments. Discussants and participants will include leading academics in the field.

Final versions of the paper will be published, after the refereeing process, in the NYU Jean Monnet Working Papers Series. The best contributions may also become part of a symposium dedicated to the “New Theories of Administrative Law”, to be published in The International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-Con), in this case too after the refereeing process.

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Call for Papers: Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law 

Call for Papers: Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

The Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law is soliciting articles on a range of topics related to environmental and administrative law for its upcoming volume. Submissions will be accepted throughout the spring and into the early part of the summer. Please submit articles directly to Editor-in-Chief Susie Shutts (shutts@umich.edu) or Managing Articles Editor, Brian Connolly (cobrian@umich.edu).

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Call for Papers -- Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources 

Call for Papers -- Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources

Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University is pleased to announce the launch of the Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources (JELR), a new journal intended for all scholars with an interest in energy law. The journal will publish in print and electronic formats beginning Fall 2012, and warmly invites submissions for its inaugural issue.

The Journal of Energy Law and Resources aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for those who study or practice in the various sectors of energy law, encouraging a variety of topics from legal scholars as well as scholars in related fields. JELR seeks to promote intellectual communication across traditional boundaries, keeping abreast of the ideas of those who share our broad interests but approach them differently. In the same spirit, the journal’s pages are open to scholarship that enriches our understanding of not only the epicenter of energy law, but also the peripheries both nationally and internationally. To that end, the editorial team seeks submissions from within the legal community as well as from other communities. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals are highly encouraged to submit their academic articles.

The Journal of Energy Law and Resources welcomes both qualitative and quantitative empirical studies as well as purely theoretical essays. In addition to providing full length scholarly articles, JELR will maintain a blog of shorter pieces regarding changes or developments in energy law, providing practitioners effective resources in energy law.

The student editorial board works in conjunction with an expert editorial board of highly accomplished scholars, practitioners, and other professionals, who are representative of the journal’s theoretical and methodological diversity.

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