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Amicus Journal Call for Papers 

The Amicus Journal is a leading reporter on the significant issues affecting capital punishment worldwide, and provides a forum for dialogue on issues concerning the death penalty and related topics. The Journal includes articles written by academics and practitioners on current legal issues and on the death penalty from the perspective of disciplines other than law. There is a section of the journal dedicated to selected articles, which are peer reviewed. The
journal also features news from around the world, case reports, book reviews, and front line reportage from interns working in capital defense offices.

Main Articles: Between 5,000-8,000 words
Shorter Articles and Case Commentaries: Between 2,000-3,000 words
Book Reviews: Up to 1,000 words per book
Letters to the Editor: Up to 800 words
Please send letters or other contributions to either of the Joint Editors, Randall Coyne at rcoyne@ou.edu or Thomas MacManus at thomas.macmanus@kcl.ac.uk

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Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law Review 

The International Human Rights Law Review is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal. It aims to stimulate research and thinking on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies. It is particularly interested in soliciting papers, whether in the legal
domain or other social sciences, that are unique in their approach and which seek to address poignant concerns of our times. One of the principal aims of the Journal is to provide an outlet to human rights scholars, practitioners and activists in the developing world who
have something tangible to say about their experiences on the ground, or in order to discuss cases and practices that are generally inaccessible to European and North-American audiences. The Editorial Board and the publisher are keen to work hands-on with such contributors and to help find solutions where necessary to facilitate translation or language editing in respect of accepted articles.

Articles for consideration should be written in English submitted as an email attachment (Word or Word compatible) to Dr Manisuli Ssenyonjo, email: manisuli.ssenyonjo@brunel.ac.uk.

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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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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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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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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 shortlidge.2@osu.edu. See Style Guidelines at www.raceethnicity.org.

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: shortlidge.2@osu.edu. See Style Guidelines (www.raceethnicity.org/styleguide.html) 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 http://www.raceethnicity.org/coverart.html for submission guidelines.

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2012 International Journal of Transitional Justice Special Issue -- Call for Papers 

The International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ) invites submissions for its 2012 special issue entitled "Transitional Justice and the Everyday: Micro-perspectives of justice and social repair" to be guest edited by Pilar Riaño Alcalá (Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Liu Institute for Global Studies, University of British Columbia) and Erin Baines (Assistant Professor, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia).

In this special issue, the IJTJ will consider how people seek and experience justice after mass atrocity in the context of everyday life.

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