Call for Papers: AALS Securities Regulation Section  

Call for Papers
AALS Securities Law Section
2014 AALS Annual Meeting, New York

The AALS Section on Securities Law invites papers for its program on “Global Securities Fraud” for the Annual Meeting, to be held on January 2-5, 2014 in New York.

Topic Description: The panel will explore the procedural and substantive law, as well as settlement practices, for individual suits, class actions and SEC enforcement proceedings alleging fraud in the events leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and thereafter. Topics can include, among others, the LIBOR rate fixing by major banks, alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, and other scandals. Participants will explore litigation over securities fraud inside the United States and elsewhere, and it is hoped that at least one paper will address securities fraud from a global perspective. Papers comparing securities fraud laws in two or more jurisdictions are also encouraged, as are papers focusing only on a single jurisdiction.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Please note that all faculty members presenting at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Submission: 3-4 papers will be selected from this call for papers. There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of proposals. Preference will be given to proposals that are substantially complete papers. However, shorter proposals will also be considered.

Papers will be selected by the Section’s Executive Committee in a double-blind review. Please submit only anonymous papers by redacting the author’s name and any references to the identity of the author. The title of the email submission should read: “Submission 2013 AALS Section on Securities Regulation.”

Please email submissions to the Section Chair Richard Painter at: on or before August 25, 2013
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Innovation Law Beyond IP: Call for Paper Proposals 

Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Innovation Law Beyond IP

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School invites paper proposals for its upcoming conference, Innovation Law Beyond IP, to be held in New Haven on Sunday, March 30, 2014 (with a conference dinner on Saturday, March 29).

Submission: A limited number of selected presenters will be given an opportunity to present their papers and to engage with one or two commentators. Please email proposals of 1-3 pages to Heather Branch ( no later than August 1, 2013.

Topic: Intellectual property law is only one of many legal institutions that can help promote, stifle, or govern knowledge production. For example, government also transfers rewards to innovators through tax incentives, grants, and prizes; regulates innovation through the administrative state (the EPA, FTC, SEC, CPFB etc.); creates legal rules and infrastructures that can help sustain or undermine commons-based production; and influences innovation through law and institutions related to immigration, tort law, education, and more. How do forms of law and governance beyond IP promote innovation, as well as values such as equity, privacy, and democracy? How should these systems be combined, both with one another and with IP law?
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Call for Papers: The Ethics of War in the 21st Century 

Inaugural Conference of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace

24 – 25 May 2014

This conference marks the opening of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, which is based in the Philosophy Department at Stockholm University. The Centre is funded by the Wallenberg Foundation and directed by Dr. Helen Frowe. The theme of the inaugural conference will be the Ethics of War in the 21st Century, with an emphasis on how just war theory has evolved since 9/11. The conference will be preceded by a public lecture by Professor Jeff McMahan.

Papers of no more than 5000 words (exc. references), suitable for a 30 minute presentation, should be submitted to by the 1st of December 2013. Papers that exceed the word limit will not be accepted. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and be prepared for blind review - please include name, affiliation and contact details in the body of the email. Please also indicate in the submission email whether you would be willing to act as a respondent if your paper is not accepted for the conference. There are plans to put together a journal special issue from selected papers. Please indicate in your email whether you would like your paper considered for publication as part of this issue.

Please note that, excluding graduate bursaries, authors of submitted papers are responsible for all their own expenses.

Suggested paper topics include:

* Theoretical approaches to just war theory, such as cosmopolitanism, reductivism, collectivism, and pacifism
* Humanitarian intervention
* Civil war and arming uprisings
* Weapons and technology
* Terrorism and just war theory
* Legitimate authority
* The moral status of non-state combatants
* War and international law
* Conscientious refusal
* Preventive war, especially with respect to nuclear proliferation

Any enquiries should be emailed to

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Calls for Papers: International Human Rights Law in Refugee Status Determination 

We write to share news of the forthcoming conference on ‘International Human Rights Law in Refugee Status Determination: Comparative Practice and Theory’ that will take place at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, on 13 and 14 November 2013.

This 1½ day conference brings together leading experts to reflect comparatively on the practical and theoretical impact of international human rights law upon refugee status determination. Three panels will explore comparative practice from around the world and one will be addressed to broader cross-cutting thematic issues. Some further details can be found in the outline below.

For the final thematic panel, we are keen to receive additional contributions, particularly on the following broad topics and their implications for our understanding of the scope of refugee definitions: sexual and gender identity; combatants and military service; permissible limitations to rights (such as the freedom to manifest one’s religion); and internal protection/flight alternative.

If you wish to propose a paper to be presented on this panel, please submit a short abstract of up to 300 words to<> and<> by Friday **5 July 2013**.
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Call for Papers: Public Policy, Government, Markets 

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is calls for papers for its ongoing series of Mercatus Working Papers. Submissions should be related broadly to one of the following topics.

Government Spending and Budgeting. The Mercatus Center’s Spending and Budget Initiative supports policy-focused research and scholarship on taxation, entitlements, budget process, pensions, and the effects of government spending, deficit, and debt on economic growth and prosperity. Papers may examine these subjects at the local, state, and/or federal level(s). Please send submissions to, ATTN: James Broughel.

Regulation and Regulatory-Process Reform. The Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Studies Program supports policy-focused research and scholarship on subjects related to the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of regulation. Areas of particular interest include health and safety, financial markets, technology policy, and regulatory-process reform. Please send submissions to, ATTN: James Broughel.

Capitalism, Government, Politics, and Economic Freedom. The Mercatus Center’s Project for the Study of American Capitalism supports policy-focused research and scholarship that examine the relationship between free markets, government intervention, and political influence. Areas of particular interest include: measuring the magnitude, consistency, and distribution of the effects of government interventions in the local, state, or national economy (both general and industry specific); and institutional and policy reforms that would enhance economic freedom and opportunity for all. Please send submissions to to, ATTN: Rob Raffety.

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Challenges of International Environmental Law—Ljubljana, Slovenia 

The Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana is organizing the Second Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law Conference, to be held June 5-6, 2014. The call for papers deadline is Sept. 5, 2013.

This is an opportunity for interdisciplinary academic debate among legal scholars and scientists from various disciplines addressing issues of environmental protection. The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:

Climate Change
Air Pollution
Protection of Oceans
Access to Water
Sustainable Development
Human Rights and Environment
Protection of Environment in Armed Conflicts
Environment and Indigenous Peoples
Green Energy
Waste Management
International Trade and Environmental Protection

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Call for Proposals: Centaur Jurisprudence: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law – Montreal, Quebec 

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism announces a call for proposals for the upcoming conference Centaur Jurisprudence: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law, which will be held February 21, 2014. “This one-day conference will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse.”

Deadline: July 15, 2013. Paper proposals must be between 300-500 words in length and should be accompanied by a short resume. Please submit your documents to centaur.conference[@] Questions may be directed to Professor Rene Provost, rene.provost[@] im
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Call for Papers: The Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting  

The Midwestern Law and Economics Association annual meeting will be October 11-12, 2013, at the University of Illinois College of Law.

For those who have not been to MLEA before, you need not be a midwesterner, nor an economist; the event consists of law professors and economists presenting papers with varying degrees of law and economics content, ranging from empirical analyses and formal economic modeling to legal philosophy and doctrinal papers infused with economic thinking. There is no membership or registration fee.

Deadline: To submit a presentation, email Robert Lawless at rlawless[@] with an abstract or paper by August 1, 2013.
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Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa – Cape Town, South Africa 

Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa – Cape Town, South Africa

The Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa and the 3rd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will be held December 9-13, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa

The interwoven Open A.I.R. Conference and Global Congress events are designed to offer delegates distinct but complementary experiences. The first part of the week will expose participants to insights on IP and innovation in Africa, generated by the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project…. The second half of the week will contextualise African approaches within the larger paradigms of global public interest IP, and build momentum towards sustainable, coordinated engagement with these crucial issues.
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Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop—East Lansing, MI 

Michigan State University College of Law‘s Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program (IPIC) presents the 6th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop Oct. 4–5, 2013. Submissions are due July 31, 2013.

The JSIP Workshop offers a unique opportunity for junior scholars* writing in the areas of intellectual property, communications, and cyberlaw to receive detailed commentary on their work from established scholars in a focused workshop setting. Articles will be chosen through a blind-review selection process. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs and commit to attend the entire Workshop. Hotel accommodation and meals will be provided by MSU Law.

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