Call for Papers: 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913 – New York, NY 

The New York Law School is pleased to announce a call for papers to be published in connection with its upcoming October 4, 2013 symposium, The 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913: Marking a Century of Income Tax Law in the United States.

On October 3, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913. This symposium and the companion issue will examine a century of change and continuity in federal income tax law, tax policy, and the practice of tax law, highlighting the pressing technical and policy issues that are yet to be resolved. The Law Review is currently accepting abstracts for papers to be considered for publication in fall 2014. Included below is a list of topics expected to be addressed at the symposium by prominent tax practitioners, scholars, and policymakers. The Law Review will also consider papers on other topics relating to the theme of the symposium.

Deadline: September 3, 2013. Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words in MS Word format, accompanied by a CV, to Editor-in-Chief G. William Bartholomew ’14 at george.bartholomew[@]law.nyls.
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Central States Law Schools Association 2013 Scholarship Conference  

The Central States Law Schools Association 2013 Scholarship Conference will be held October 4 and 5 at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We invite law faculty from across the country to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress.

The purpose of CSLSA is to foster scholarly exchanges among law faculty across legal disciplines. The annual CSLSA conference is a forum for legal scholars, especially more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles on any law-related topic in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. More mature scholars have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work.

Please visit our website ( to register and view the tentative schedule and planned activities.

The deadline for registration is September 2, 2013. After registration has concluded an updated schedule complete with presentation times will be made available online.

In keeping with tradition, CSLSA is able to pay for one night’s lodging for presenters from member schools. Dues invoices are mailed to member schools on an annual basis in late August. Representatives of schools interested in joining CSLSA should contact Carolyn Dessin at in September to request an invoice.

We look forward to seeing you in Fayetteville!


The 2013 CSLSA Board

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Call for Papers: AALS Internet and Computer Law Section 

2014 AALS Annual Meeting, New York
Section on Internet and Computer Law
Call for Papers: The Disruptive Rise of the Mobile Internet

The AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law invites short papers or extended abstracts for its program on “The Disruptive Rise of the Mobile Internet” at the Annual Meeting, to be held on Friday, January 3, 2014, from 10:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M in New York.

Link to for further information
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Call for Papers: International Law-Making and the United Nations  

The Section on International Law of the Association of American Law Schools has issued a call for papers for its program at the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City. The topic is "International Law-Making and the United Nations." The call is here.

From International Law Reporter
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Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law 

Earlier today Anne Orford of the University of Melbourne Law School, JHH Weiler of the NYU School of Law, and Dino Kritsiotis of the University of Nottingham School of Law launched the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. The Forum is designed to assist junior faculty, i.e. those within the first six years of their academic careers, with their research by staging an annual competition in which six to nine individuals will be selected and asked to make presentations to the Forum in a given year: these presentations will then be paired with senior international legal scholars, who will comment on each of the presentations given to the Forum, so that the papers are eventually worked up and prepared for publication in the European Journal of International Law.

The third Forum will be convened at the University of Melbourne on July 7, 8 and 9, 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2013. Further particulars of the process are now available here.

From International Law Reporter
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Call for Proposals: Empirical Methods in IP at Chicago-Kent 

Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property
October 11-12, 2013

We are pleased to announce the first Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The workshop will take place in Chicago, IL on October 11-12.

The workshop is intended to give scholars engaging in empirical and experimental studies of IP a chance to receive feedback on their work at an early stage in their research. Accordingly, the workshop will be limited to a small cohort of scholars discussing projects that are still in their developmental stages. Projects that will have substantially begun data collection by the time of the workshop are inappropriate. Pilot data collection is, however, appropriate.

The workshop will be organized around a modest number of projects. Each project presenter will be expected to circulate a description of the project of no more than 10 pages by October 1. Each project will be assigned to an expert commenter and will be allotted 45 minutes of discussion by the attendees.

We welcome applications from scholars in the social sciences and law. Travel and lodging support for presenters will be provided by the workshop's host institutions.

To apply to present at the workshop, please email Christi Guerrini ( with the following information:

Institutional Affiliation
Title of Project
Description of Project (<750 words) including the issues to be
addressed and the empirical methods to be employed
Acknowledgement that the project will not have reached data collection by the time of the workshop

Applications are due by August 24. Decisions will be made by September 2.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

Christopher Buccafusco, Co-Director CESIP Chicago-Kent
Alan Marco, Acting Chief Economist USPTO
David Schwartz, Co-Director CESIP Chicago-Kent
Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Expert Advisor USPTO

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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

Link to Call.

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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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