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“International Law and Disasters” Fourth International Four Societies Conference 

“International Law and Disasters”
Fourth International Four Societies Conference


Call for Papers

The international law societies of Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Japan and the United States of America (the “Four Societies”) have held three conferences bringing together younger scholars around a theme often resulting in a scholarly volume (Wellington, New Zealand in 2006; Edmonton, Canada in 2008; and Awajishima, Japan in 2010).
The Four Societies are organizing a Fourth Joint Conference and invite paper proposals from their members. The Four Societies Conference will be held September 27 to 29, 2012 in Berkeley, California at the Claremont Resort. The theme of the Fourth Joint Conference will be “International Law and Disasters.” The Steering Committee for the Meeting invites paper proposals from the members of these four societies.

The Deadline for Submission of Proposals is April 1, 2012

Each sponsoring society will select four papers, subject to the review and approval of the Steering Committee comprising members from the Four Societies. Preference will be given to papers by those who are in the early stages of their careers. Additional preference will be given to innovative and cutting edge proposals related to International Law and Disasters. The selected participants will be notified in May 2012. Each participant will submit a full paper to the organizers by 31 August for distribution to the other participants.

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The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: Achievements, Impact and Challenges 

The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court:Achievements, Impact and Challenges

Organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies with the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative

September 27 – 28, 2012 Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands

In 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of its entry into force. This anniversary presents an occasion to reflect on the world’s first permanent institution designed to hold individuals accountable for violations of serious international crimes. It is an opportunity to examine the law and practice of the Court, its contribution to international criminal law and policy, and its potential role in countries where such crimes have been committed. The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines and practitioners from within the broader international law community to reflect on the ICC as an institution, its jurisprudence, the impact of its activities and to critically assess future possibilities for the Court.

The conference organizers are currently seeking submissions for panel discussants. Interested participants should send a draft title and abstract of their proposal (500 words), written in English, together with a CV to pcj@cdh.leidenuniv.nl. Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Submissions should be related to one of the themes listed below, and should indicate under which theme their proposal is to be considered. Accepted submissions may be considered for publication in a volume on the Conference theme with a leading international publisher.

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ASIL-ESIL International Legal Theory Workshop Call for Papers  

ASIL-ESIL International Legal Theory Workshop Call for Papers

ASIL's International Legal Theory Interest Group, in partnership with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Legal Theory, will hold a joint works-in-progress workshop at the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law September 27–28, 2012.

The workshop’s theme is “Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory.” On many levels, the interaction between North American international legal scholarship and its European counterpart(s) is working very well. Time and again, however, one finds that the underlying theoretical or philosophical framework is radically different. In this workshop we would like to explore that difference without letting ourselves be defined by it. Contributions analyzing, criticizing, denying or celebrating the difference are welcome, as well as papers exemplifying the various theoretical approaches to international law, be they “American,” “European,” or neither. The most important function of this workshop is to intensify the transatlantic theoretical debate by bringing together scholars with diverse disciplinary, philosophical, and methodological perspectives to discuss cutting-edge research on international legal theory.

Up to 12 papers will be selected for presentation. Although discussants will be assigned to introduce the papers, all workshop participants will be expected to read all of the contributions in advance and come prepared to contribute to the discussion. Interested participants should submit an abstract (1,000 words maximum) summarizing the ideas they propose to develop for presentation at the workshop. Submissions on all topics related to international legal theory are encouraged, but preference will be given to proposals that engage the workshop’s theme. Papers that have been accepted for publication prior to the workshop are eligible for consideration, provided that they will not appear in print before the workshop.

Abstract submissions should be sent to asil.esil.theory@gmail.com by April 20, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by May 11, 2012. Papers must be fully drafted and ready for circulation to participants by August 31, 2012. Questions regarding the workshop may be directed to Evan Criddle (ecriddle@law.syr.edu ) or Jörg Kammerhofer (joerg.kammerhofer@jura.uni-freiburg.de ).

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Labor and Employment Law Colloquium 

Labor and Employment Law Colloquium

Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law are pleased to announce that they will co-host the Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on September 14 and 15, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

The Colloquium, now in its seventh year, provides an opportunity for labor and employment law scholars to present works-in-progress and receive feedback from their colleagues in the field.

Locations
Friday, September 14, 2012 - Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Northwestern University School of Law

Registration
Deadline August 10, 2012

Register

Abstracts and Papers
Deadline September 1, 2012
Submit papers to michael-cooper@law.northwestern.edu.

Conference Organizers
Kimberly Yuracko, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Michael Zimmer, Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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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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