Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law -- Modelling Policy-making – a Call for Papers 

Paper Submission Deadline: May 28, 2012

We invite submission of papers on modelling policy-making. Below, we outline the intended audience, context, the topics of interest, and submission details.

We live in an age where citizens are beginning to demand greater transparency and accountability of their political leaders. Furthermore, those who govern and decide on policy are beginning to realise the need for new governance models that emphasise deliberative democracy and promote widespread public participation in all phases of the policy-making cycle: 1) agenda set-
ting, 2) policy analysis, 3) lawmaking, 4) implementation, and 5) monitoring. As governments must become more ecient and e ective with the resources available, modern information and communications technology (ICT)are being drawn on to address problems of information processing in the phases. One of the key problems is policy content analysis and modelling,particularly the gap between on the one hand policy proposals and formulations that are expressed in quantitative and narrative forms and on the
other hand formal models that can be used to systematically represent and reason with the information contained in the proposals and formulations.

Special Issue Theme
The editors invite submissions of original research about the application of ICT and Computer Science to the rst three phases of the policy cycle agenda setting, policy analysis, and lawmaking. The research should seek to address the gap noted above. The journal volume focuses particularly on using and integrating a range of subcomponents information extraction, text processing,
representation, modelling, simulation, reasoning, and argument to provide policy making tools to the public and public administrators. While submissions about tool development and practice are welcome, the editors particularly encourage submission of articles that address formal, conceptual, and/or computational issues. Some specific c topics within the theme are:

 information extraction from natural language text
 policy ontologies

formal logical representations of policies

transformations from policy language to executable policy rules
 argumentation about policy proposals

web-based tools that support participatory policy-making

tools for public understanding of arguments behind policy decisions

visualising policies and arguments about policies

computational models of policies and arguments about policies

integration tools

multi-agent policy simulations

Submission Details
Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished, research paper of up to 30 pages pertaining to the special issue theme. The paper should follow the journal's instructions for authors and be submitted online. See the dropdown tab under the section FOR AUTHORS AND EDITORS.

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Each submitted paper will be carefully peer-reviewed based on originality, signi cance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition and relevance for the journal.

Contact the special issue editors with any questions.

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Charleston Law Review – Supreme Court Preview 

The Charleston Law Review is inviting submissions for its annual Supreme Court preview volume which previews cases before the Court during its October term. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2012.

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Friday, October 26, 2012,
Elon University School of Law

Greensboro, North Carolina

The editors of the Elon Law Review invite article proposals and requests to present from scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals on topics relating generally to current First Amendment issues involving government and religion. The goals of the symposium are: to analyze how the legal landscape has changed due to recent legal decisions, legislation, and other governmental actions regarding the interaction between religion and the state, and to examine the impact and future of pending issues involving the interaction of government and religion in the First Amendment context.
Desired substantive areas of interest include, but are not limited to: conscience clause exemptions, the government speech doctrine, and legislative prayer. Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words by attachment to Symposium Editor John Warren at by July 15th.

All proposals should include the name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of the intended author/presenter, and should address matters relating to the legal implications of the interaction between government and religion in the First Amendment context. Authors are welcome to submit a CV. The Elon Law Review expects to make offers to speakers and authors by at least August 1st and will cover the participants’ expenses. Completed articles/essays will be due December 1, 2012 for publication in the Spring 2013 Symposium Edition of the Elon Law Review.

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American Journal of Legal History -- Call for Papers: Teaching Legal History 

The American Journal of Legal History will publish a symposium issue on teaching legal history in its October 2013 issue. If you are teaching a legal history course in a United States law school, you are invited to contribute a piece by May 1, 2013.

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Valparaiso University Law School - Exploding Prison Populations and Drug Offenders: Rethinking State Drug Sentencing Call For Papers 

Valparaiso University Law School on November 9, 2012

Frequently, state sentencing approaches to drug offenses fail to distinguish between serious traffickers and low-level violators. For example, in Indiana, a person selling $40 worth of crack cocaine faces the same sentence (i.e., 20 to 50 years in prison) as a major drug dealer. Indiana’s framework presents an extreme example of this phenomenon, but Indiana is not alone in its approach; many other states are experiencing unintended consequences of similar policies. Long-term sentences for low-level drug offenders have contributed to the exponential growth in many states’ prison populations. Frequently, commentators question whether the expenses of this non-differentiating methodology are warranted in human and other costs. Among other topics, the conference will examine (1) whether the current system can be justified; (2) the deterrent effect on drug usage of long-term incarceration and widespread imprisonment; and, (3) whether the likelihood of apprehension and conviction affects the market for drugs. Submissions relating to drug sentencing are welcomed, especially submissions on the following subjects:

The costs and benefits to taxpayers of incarcerating low-level drug offenders
The impact of drug sentencing laws on minority groups and other affected communities
Whether the science of addiction can inform decisions regarding optimal responses to drug use and sales
Legislative approaches to the challenges of incarceration for drug offenses

Selected conference papers will be published in a special issue of the Valparaiso University Law Review. To submit a paper for presentation at the conference, please provide an abstract of you work by email submission no later than Monday, August 27, 2012. It should be addressed to Melissa Mundt, Associate Director of Academic Services, Valparaiso University Law at Melissa.Mundt AT

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AALS call for papers on Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public 

The AALS Section on Criminal Justice will hold a panel during the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans entitled: Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public.

We are soliciting papers to consider for presentation in conjunction with this panel. Current confirmed speakers on this distinguished panel include Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt University Law School, Tracy Meares, Yale Law School, and Orin Kerr, George Washington University School of Law. The panel will be moderated by Andrew G. Ferguson, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

Panel: Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public

New mass surveillance technologies are changing Fourth Amendment protections in public. Enhanced video cameras, GPS location devices, license plate readers, mobile body scanners, backscatter x-ray vans, facial recognition technology, drones, and satellite imaging, in combination, can all be directed at targeted geographic areas. Combined with, or replacing, traditional “stop and frisk” or police surveillance tactics, these technologies have the potential to alter Fourth Amendment protections. At the same time, intelligence-led policing strategies involving crime mapping and analysis have allowed law enforcement to identify areas of crime for targeted police intervention. This panel looks at the constitutional implications of these developments on the expectation of privacy.

Eligibility and Due Date:
Faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting and adjunct faculty members, graduate students and fellows are not eligible to submit. This call for papers is limited to those who have been teaching for six years or fewer as of July 1, 2012. The due date for submission is August 15, 2012. Any paper that has not yet been the subject of an offer of publication by August 15, 2012, is eligible for submission.

To facilitate anonymous review, please submit papers in electronic form to Professor Giovanna Shay ( The paper should have identifying information contained on a cover sheet only; the cover page will be removed before the paper is distributed for review. The cover sheet should also include the year you began law teaching and a statement that the paper has not yet received any offers of publication.

Registration Fees and Expenses

Call for Papers participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Paper Review and Notification of Acceptance

Papers will be selected after review by members of the Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 1, 2012.

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BlackRock and the National Association of Corporate Directors' Call For Papers -- Innovation in Corporate Governance 

BlackRock and the National Association of Corporate Directors' invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers and university faculty to participate in a global challenge to apply the latest in academic theory to develop innovative corporate governance practices. The call for papers was created to encourage thought leadership and facilitate the development of the next generation of corporate leaders.

Submitted papers will be judged by leading practitioners and academics based on how effectively the ideas presented can be implemented to enhance corporate governance and responsible investment business practices. In addition to cash awards, winners will be recognized at NACD’s 2013 Spring Forum where they will have an opportunity to present their winning ideas to corporate directors and other business leaders.

"The call for papers gives students and faculty a rare opportunity to directly reach corporate leaders in developing innovative business practices and shaping the future of corporate governance," said Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, who is chairing the evaluation committee.

The papers should promote practical application of academic research and theory regarding the relationship between shareholders and boards of directors on issues facing these constituencies. Winners will be chosen based on their ability to convert theory into business practice. Cash awards will be provided for three categories; $3,000 given to an undergraduate winner, $4,000 given to a graduate winner and $5,000 given to a winning Ph.D. or faculty submission.

"This is a great opportunity for the next generation of corporate leaders – college students and faculty – to articulate their ideas to strengthen corporate trust and confidence," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD.

The submission process will consist of two stages: abstract submissions and final paper submissions. Abstracts are due by June 1, 2012 to Those selected to submit a full paper will be notified by July 1, 2012, and final paper submissions are due by Sept. 30, 2012.

Papers must be academically sound, as determined by a panel of academic experts, and the winners will be selected based on the applicability and usefulness of their idea from a practitioner perspective. To learn more about the program, please or submit any questions to

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Call For Papers -- Institutional Responsibility for Sex and Gender Exploitation 

AALS Section on Women in Legal Education
AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Submissions should be of scholarship relating to the topic of Institutional Responsibility for Sex and Gender Exploitation, but they can be on any dimension or strand of the general topic. There is a maximum 25,000 word limit (inclusive of footnotes) for the submission. People submitting papers for consideration must be willing to have the paper published as part of the symposium, if the author is selected as the fifth speaker for the panel. Each professor may submit only one paper for consideration. The papers will be published as a Symposium in the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.

Papers will be reviewed anonymously. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter with the author’s name and contact information. The manuscript itself, including title page and footnotes, must not contain any references that identify the author or the author’s school. The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.

To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Professor Kirsten Davis, Stetson University College of Law, The deadline for submission is Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The author of the selected paper will be notified by October 1, 2012. The Call for Paper participant will be responsible for paying his or her own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting (and not full-time on a different faculty), and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit.

Papers will be selected after review by an ad hoc committee composed of Section Executive Committee members.

Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to: Professor Kirsten Davis, Stetson University College of Law, , or 727-562-7877.

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Call For Papers CELS 2012 - Seventh Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 

Seventh Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Stanford University Law School on November 9-10, 2012

Paper Submission Deadline: Sunday July 8, 2012, midnight (PST)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: SELS works with the Social Science Research Network to provide online paper submission. To submit a paper for consideration, please go to the CELS 2012 Conference page on SSRN - (Do not go through the regular SSRN paper submission system.) There is no charge for submissions. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For information about the Society for Empirical Legal Studies please visit:

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Call for Participation Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Inaugural Conference 

Law, Society and the Social Good
October 19-20, 2012
Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Our theme is purposely broad and encompassing. But we are especially interested in considering the manner in which knowledge obtained from socio-legal research can be used to understand and engage with the social good. Other law and society topics are welcome.

The DEADLINE for submission of paper proposals and other forms of participation is August 1, 2012.

We seek papers, panels, and roundtables aimed at stimulating conversations that will build bridges across the range of law and society topics. We anticipate organizing different kinds of presentations, including both traditional panels for completed papers and workshops for projects and ideas still in development; we welcome proposals that let participants share and respond to intellectual projects in thoughtful and enjoyable ways. We are particularly interested in proposals that cross national, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries.

Graduate students and junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply and the conference will provide targeted opportunities for networking and feedback for early career scholars.
We look forward to receiving your submissions via email to:

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