Call For Papers The Future of Law School
Thursday 26 September - Saturday 28 September 2013, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
In 2012-13, the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta will be celebrating its centenary. A remarkable hundred years of service to the profession and the public it has been. Our graduates have served the profession provincially, nationally and internationally; they have become academic lawyers in a host of law schools throughout the common law world; and they have staffed the judicial branch both here in Canada (The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, is one of ours) and abroad.
Our Centenary Year will culminate with the two and a half day Conference, The Future of Law School that will take place from Thursday evening 26 September through to the end of day Saturday 28 September 2013. This Conference is ideally timed to solicit a wide professional, judicial, academic and public response and to have a lasting legacy. Witness the 2007 Carnegie Report Educating Lawyers which issued strong criticism of professional legal education and which has had a profound and continuing impact throughout the common law world; the 2009 Federation of Law Societies of Canada's Report on the Common Law Degree in Canada; and the installation of the 2020 Consultation Panel by the UK Centre of Legal Education: the Law School and the Profession it supplies are being criticized from without and contested from within as never before and their futures are now, as never before, very much up for grabs. Indeed, it wouldn't be hyperbole to state, as many have, that this unprecedented contest has risen to the status of crisis, within the law school and the profession and among the wider public, over the future of law school, of lawyers, and with that, of the law itself.
SPEAKERS: This Conference is dead set on contributing loudly and meaningfully to this cultural contest. It will bring together leading legal thinkers - Canadian and international, and academic, professional, judicial, and regulatory --to state the case against the present and for the future, before members of the common law legal community and before the public at large. Confirmed speakers include:
- Dean Irwin Chemerinsky, School of Law, University of California, Irvine
- Dean Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School
- Professor Deborah Cantrell, Colorado Law School
- Professor Roderick MacDonald, Faculty of Law, McGill University
- Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, School of Law, California Irvine
- Professor Alice Woolley, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
The Future of Law School will be structured around the following four plenary panel sessions, each comprised of four speakers:
- Foundations: Theories of Contemporary Professional Legal Education
- Circumstances: Law Schools, Regulators, and the Market for Legal Services
- Challenges: Reflecting Changes in the Practice of Law
- Practices: Innovating the Content and Delivery of Legal Education
The Conference's legacy will reside primarily in kindling a passionate public and professional debate concerning what's wrong and what must be righted in professional legal education and with that, the profession of law. This legacy will take shape, in part, and linger in time, through the publication of an edited collection of Conference papers, presentations, debates, and decisions.
REGISTRATION: Details on registration will appear shortly on our Faculty Website: (http://lawschool.ualberta.ca) and in a future announcement on LSN Professional Announcements. Questions may be directed to: email@example.com
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Proposals for papers are now invited. If you would like to offer a paper, please submit a working title, an abstract (of no more than 350 words), and a current c.v., and indicate which of the four panels your proposed paper falls under. Paper proposals should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by 30 October 2012.
The working language of the Conference will be English. Selected presenters should be prepared to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Questions should be submitted to email@example.com
The Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2013
GW Law is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2013.
The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW's Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French collection. Special Collections also is distinguished by its holdings in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and its many incunabula.
The grant is awarded to one doctoral, LL.M., or S.J.D. candidate; postdoctoral researcher; faculty member; or independent scholar. The successful candidate may come from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, law, history, religion, philosophy, or bibliography.
Potential grant candidates residing more than 100 miles from Washington, DC, whose projects require onsite consultation of materials in Special Collections, are eligible.
Applicants must submit the following:
a cover letter, not to exceed 600 words, which includes the project title, a brief summary of proposed research, and estimated dates of onsite research;
a curriculum vitae;
a research proposal, not to exceed 1000 words, outlining the scope of the project, and specifying those materials from Special Collections that are relevant to the proposed research;
two letters of support, preferably from academic colleagues; for student applicants, one of the letters must be from a dissertation or thesis advisor.
These documents may be submitted electronically or in hard copy via mail.
During his or her visit, the grant recipient will deliver a presentation to interested faculty of the research completed at GW, and at the conclusion of the visit will submit a summary of research conducted during the visit.
All applications and supporting materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal, and letters of support, must be submitted on or before October 15, 2012. Inquiries and application materials should be sent to:
Dean Scott B. Pagel
Director, Jacob Burns Law Library
The George Washington University
716 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
For information regarding the scope of the collection and its potential pertinence to individual research needs, please contact:
Jennie C. Meade
Director of Special Collections
Jacob Burns Law Libraryjmeade@law.gwu.edu
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Northern Kentucky Law & Informatics Symposium CFP
The Northern Kentucky Law Review and Salmon P. Chase College of Law seek submissions for the Law + Informatics Symposium on February 15, 2013. The focus of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary review of issues involving privacy, data aggregation, security, communications, social media management and related topics affecting the legal and business practices involving labor and employment law.
Law Review Published Article: The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2013 Spring Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the October 1, 2012 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.
Presentations (without publication) based on Abstracts: The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the October 1, 2012 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.
The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, and students to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues in informatics law as it applies to working conditions and employment practices. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics such as the following:
• Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Federal/state employment regulations regarding privacy
• HIPAA, FERPA, COPPA, GLBA & other sector-specific privacy issues
• EU & global privacy laws & policies
• Bioinformatics in the workplace
• Data mining of employee information
• Social media and political change
• Use of informatics tools for collective bargaining
• Collective bargaining positions on internet usage, data aggregation and social media
• Online dispute resolution
• Ownership of databases & data
• Contracting & enforcement of agreements over sharing of data
• Assessment of significant commercial expansions of informatics practices affecting public expectations & norms
• Employee discipline for internet and social media use
• NLRB responses to social media
• Use of social media in employee screening
• Implications for privacy and discrimination lawsuits
Training and Security
• Gamification in training
• Computer security
• Data protection & obligations regarding data breaches
• Data reliability, including people’s rights to review & correct collected data
• Retraining and employee obsolecense
• Discrimination and access to public and semi-public information
• Employee ownership of intellectual property and data information
• Post-termination obligations of employers and employees
• Employee contracting and end user license agreements
• Global issues for similarly situated employees in multiple jurisdictions
Submissions & Important Dates:
- Please submit materials to Nkylrsymposium@nku.edu
- Submission Deadline for Abstracts: October 1, 2012
- Submission Deadline for Articles: February 1, 2013
- Symposium Date: February 15, 2013
For More Information Please Contact:
- Professor Jon Garon, Symposium Faculty Sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lindsey Jaeger, Director of Centers and Institutes Administration: JaegerL1@nku.edu
- Brad Andress, Symposium Editor: email@example.com
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Call for Papers: Trade Governance: Integrating Africa into the World Economy Through International Economic Law
Second African International Economic Law Network Conference
7 – 8 MARCH 2013
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Whereas people in developing countries are becoming richer, about a billion others, mostly found in Africa and Central Asia, are being thrown deep into poverty. While there is a plethora of reasons for why this phenomenon is occurring, one of the key factors is isolation. Put more precisely, the argument is that poverty is rife in Africa because Africa is isolated and not integrated into the world economy. Consequently, most African countries are not able to enjoy the benefits of international economic law, whose main objective is to make people live better through open and fair markets and deeper integration into the world economy.
It is against this background that the conference seeks firstly to bring together academics, intergovernmental organisations, governments, policy makers, economists, private sector and NGOs to discuss the ways in which African states’ economies can be integrated into Africa (intraAfrica) and the world.
Secondly, it is the objective of the conference to determine the role that intergovernmental organisations, governments, private sector and NGOs can play to integrate African states into the world economy and within Africa.
To this effect, the question is – how do we insert Africa into the global economy on the key issues, that is, what are the key issues that need to be addressed for Africa’s development?
In addressing this question, what can be the role of intergovernmental organisations, states, private sector and NGOs in integrating Africa in the world economy and within Africa on the following issues:
Trade in goods and agriculture
Trade in services
International finance and monetary policy
Competition law and policy
Intellectual property rights and technology acquisition
Infrastructure development and economic integration (especially transportation and energy)
Multilateral economic governance and African economic integration
Thirdly, on a comparative note, how have other regions such as Latin America and Asia, which were once isolated, become integrated into the world economy? What can be the lessons for Africa and how can such lessons be applied to Africa?
Papers discussing global economic integration and development will be welcome as well. It is planned to publish selected papers presented at the conference in a book.
The Mandela Institute at Wits School of Law and the AfIELN conference committee invite submissions of abstracts on the general theme, ‘Trade Governance’. The theme reflects the importance of integrating Africa in global trade and investment. The theme also calls for the fact that Africa’s development is tied to integration into the world economy through international economic law. Abstracts on the aforementioned issues are particularly invited.
Abstracts should be submitted by email to Julie.Dunsford@ wits.ac.za by 7 September 2012. Submissions should include an email with the author’s name and full contact information, and a Word attachment with an anonymous abstract of no more than 300 words. Abstracts will be considered by a process of double-blind reviews and decisions on proposals will be sent by 5 October. Selected presenters will need to submit their papers (maximum 8 pages) for inclusion in the conference package by 1 February 2013.
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Call for Papers: Applied Feminism and Families
Call for Papers: Applied Feminism and Families
Posted on August 14, 2012 | Comments Off
Call for Papers:
The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.
This conference seeks to explore how feminist legal theory affects families in the United States and abroad. We are interested in including both family law experts and experts who consider issues facing families from other legal perspectives. Papers might explore the following questions:
What have been the accomplishments or shortcomings of feminist legal theory for families?
How might feminist legal theory respond to the challenges facing families?
What sort of support should society and law provide to families?
Does feminist legal theory support state interventions into family life? In what circumstances?
How do law and feminist legal theory conceptualize the roles of family members, including mothers, fathers, caretakers, children, and others?
How does feminist legal theory help us understand changes in the institution of marriage and family structure?
How do the needs of families vary across cultural, economic, religious, and other differences?
Are theories of essentialism and intersectionality necessary or helpful in shaping laws that impact families?
In what areas outside of family law could or should feminist legal theory be applied to assist families?
To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by 5 p.m. on October 26, 2012, to Professor Michele Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org
. In the subject or “re” line of your submission, you must type: CAF conference submission. It is essential that your abstract contain your full contact information, including an email, phone number, and mailing address where you can be reached. Abstracts should be no longer than one page. Practitioners’ and activists’ papers need not follow a strictly academic format, but all paper proposals should address the conference theme. We will notify presenters of selected papers in mid-November. We anticipate being able to have twelve paper presenters during the conference on Friday, March 8, 2013. All working drafts of papers will be due no later than February, 15, 2013. All abstracts and drafts will be posted on the Center on Applied Feminism’s conference website to be shared with other participants and attendees.
Prof. Michele Gilmanmgilman@ubalt.edu
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Call for Papers: International Review of Law Journal
Call for Papers:
The International Review of Law Journal is seeking articles for a special issue on domestic violence to be published in Spring 2013. The journal’s goal is to showcase papers that address practical and theoretical accomplishments and challenges worldwide in the area of domestic violence. Provided that the focus of the article is law-related, the definition of domestic violence will be construed broadly.
The International Review of Law Journal is a peer-reviewed, bi-lingual (Arabic and English) international law journal at Qatar University College of Law. All content in the journal is ‘open access,’ meaning articles are free-to-read on the web and authors retain copyright on the print and electronic versions of their work. From its base in the Middle East, the journal aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. Submissions are accepted in both English and Arabic.
The domestic violence special issue will be edited by Professor Mary Pat Treuthart, Gonzaga University School of Law. A section of this issue will be reserved for student submissions. Selected authors will be invited to Qatar University College of Law in Doha to conduct a guest lecture
on their area of research.
Contributors are requested to submit manuscripts of no more than 30 double-spaced pages including footnotes. Shorter pieces are welcome. Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, the final deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012.
Contact Information:http://www.qscience.com/userimages/Cont ... idance.pdf
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Call for Papers: Title IX and Transgender Rights
The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society will present its 2013 symposium, Transcending Gender Lines: Title IX and Transgender Rights, in Feb. 2013. Abstracts for the call for papers are due Oct. 15, 2012.
The 1972 Education Amendment prohibiting sex-discrimination in federally funded education programs, Title IX, has reached its 40th anniversary this year. We are seeking original scholarship, from both scholars and practitioners, addressing the current state of Title IX application in relation to the rights of transgender individuals.
Ideally, proposals would highlight:
An analysis of the effectiveness of current Title IX implementation in prohibiting sex-discrimination of transgender individuals.
Recommendations as to how Title IX implementation could be improved to address issues particular to the needs of transgender individuals.
Topics could include: judicial decisions opening the door for Title IX’s application to transgender individuals, the current scope of Title IX’s application to harassment of transgender individuals (including sexual harassment, bullying at schools, on athletic teams, and online, sexual abuse); the effectiveness of measures state and local governments have enacted to protect the transgender rights under Title IX.
nterested parties should send an abstract to WJLGS.Symposium@gmail.com
by October 15, 2012. Those selected for the Symposium will be notified by November 2012. The Journal’s Symposium issue will be published in Fall 2013.
Questions may be addressed to Symposium Editor Jill Parikh at email@example.com
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DMCA Retrospective at Santa Clara
15 Year Retrospective of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Santa Clara University School of Law
March 15, 2013
Similar to our extremely popular 15 year retrospective on 47 USC §230 in 2011, the conference will look at the past, present and future of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We are still adding speakers. A few of the confirmed speakers:
Prof. Ed Felten
Rob Kasunic (Deputy General Counsel at U.S. Copyright Office; runs the 1201 rule-making)
Jeffrey Mausner (outside counsel for Perfect 10)
Jay Monahan (principal architect of eBay’s VeRO program)
Michael Robertson (founder of MP3.com and MP3Tunes.com)
Judge Ronald Whyte (author of Religious Technology Center v. Netcom)
Co-sponsored with the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus.
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Internet Law Works-in-Progress at Santa Clara
Third Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference
Santa Clara University School of Law
March 16, 2013
This conference is the place to present your Internet Law works-in-progress conference and get feedback from your Internet Law scholar peers. We will circulate a Call for Papers/Participation later in the year, but mark off the time on your calendar now! Co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.
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Past, Present, and Future of Appellate Briefs — AALS Meeting — New Orleans, LA
The AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research invites submissions on the topic of The Past, Present, and Future of Appellate Briefs for a program at the AALS annual meeting Jan. 4-7. 2013. The submission deadline is Aug. 15, 2012.
The AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research is pleased to announce that one of the programs that it will sponsor during the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans is on the topic of The Past, Present, and Future of Appellate Briefs.
Listed below are the committed moderator and speakers. The Section is now seeking paper submissions to fill the speaker slot that will address Trends in Briefing. For this topic, the Section is looking for papers that will focus on the present status of appellate briefs by addressing topics like how briefs have changed in recent years, what innovative practices today’s advocates deploy, and what orthodoxies law students are taught that may not reflect the way appeals are actually litigated in practice. These are not the only topics that may be addressed, however; the Section encourages submission of papers on topics broadly associated with the present status of appellate briefs.
Moderator: Noah Messing, Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing, Yale Law School
The Origins of Appellate Briefs in the American Court System: R. Kirkland Cozine, Counsel, Lazard Middle Markets LLC
Revisiting the Brandeis Brief: Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Trends in Briefing
Tensions between What the Legal Writing Community Teaches and What Top Lawyers Actually Do: Noah Messing, Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing, Yale Law School
The Future of Appellate Briefs: Lucille Jewel, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
Submissions should be of scholarship relating to the topic of Trends in Briefing.
There is a maximum 25,000 word limit (inclusive of footnotes) for the submission, although the section encourages shorter, essay length submissions as well. Each professor may submit only one paper for consideration.
The Section will review the paper anonymously. A cover letter with the author’s name and contact information should accompany the paper. The paper 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. Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the annual meeting.
To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Professor Samantha Moppett, Suffolk University Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org
. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, August 15, 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 at a member law school faculty), and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit. Faculty at fee-paid non-member schools are also ineligible.
Papers will be selected after review by an ad hoc committee composed of Section Executive Committee members and Section Program Committee members.
Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to: Professor Samantha Moppett, Suffolk University Law School, email@example.com
, or 617.573.8135, or Kirsten Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Program Committee looks forward to receiving your papers.
Kirsten Davis, Stetson (co-chair)
Samantha Moppett, Suffolk (co-chair)
Mary Algero, Loyola New Orleans
Anna Hemingway, Widener
Ellie Margolis, Temple
Joseph Mastrosimone, Washburn
Kathryn Mercer, Case Western
Noah Messing, Yale
Kristen Tiscione, Georgetown
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