George Washington University Law School Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes 

February 7-8, 2014, Washington, DC.

The Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) at The George Washington University Law School is pleased to announce its fourth annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes. The Workshop and Prizes are sponsored by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. The Workshop will be held on February 7-8, 2014 at GW Law School in Washington, DC.

OVERVIEW: The Workshop supports and recognizes the work of young legal scholars in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, economics, finance and securities, while promoting interaction among them and selected senior faculty and practitioners. By providing a forum for the exchange of creative ideas in these areas, C-LEAF also aims to encourage new and innovative scholarship.

Approximately ten papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation at the Workshop pursuant to this Call for Papers. At the Workshop, one or more senior scholars and practitioners will comment on each paper, followed by a general discussion of each paper among all participants. The Workshop audience will include invited young scholars, faculty from GW's Law School and Business School, faculty from other institutions, practitioners, and invited guests.

At the conclusion of the Workshop, three papers will be selected to receive Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively. All prize winners will be invited to become Fellows of C-LEAF, C-LEAF makes no publication commitment, but chosen papers will be featured on its website as part of the C-LEAF Working Paper series.

Junior scholars who have not yet received tenure, but have held a full-time academic appointment for less than seven years as of the submission date, are cordially invited to submit summaries or drafts of their papers. Although published work is not eligible for submission, submissions may include work that has been accepted for publication. C-LEAF will cover hotel and meal expenses of all selected presenters.

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry and known for its premier practice in the area of private investment funds and private equity M&A, generously sponsors the Junior Faculty Scholarship Workshop and Prizes and provides other financial assistance to C-LEAF.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting a paper at the Workshop should submit an abstract, summary or draft, preferably by e-mail, on or before October 4, 2013. To facilitate blind review, your name and other identifying information should be redacted from your paper submission. Direct your submission, along with any inquiries related to the Workshop, to:

Professor Lisa M. Fairfax
Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Papers and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes will be selected after a blind review by members of the C-LEAF Executive Board. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 15, 2013. Please feel free to pass this Call for Papers along to any colleagues who may be interested.

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Call for papers – Nov. 22 Human Rights Interest Group Paper Workshop 

The ASIL Human Rights Interest Group is holding our first paper workshop on Friday,
November 22, 2013, at UC Berkeley School of Law. The workshop will be a daylong event with an informal conference dinner in the evening.

If you have a work in progress that you would like to present, please send a short abstract to interest group co-chairs Robert Blitt ( and Saira Mohamed ( by Monday, September 9. Please also include a sentence about the stage you expect the paper will be in by November (e.g., reasonably complete draft, incomplete draft, etc.). Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts to workshop attendees no later than November 8.

If you are interested in serving as a commentator for a paper, please send us an email by September 9. Commentators will be asked to prepare 5-8 minutes of comments on one of the papers.

Participants who are not ASIL members will be required to pay a $75 registration fee (includes workshop and meals). We look forward to seeing many of you on November 22 at Berkeley Law.
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The AALS Section on Remedies will host a section program on “New Voices in Public Remedies” at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York. The program will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2:00-3:45 pm.

The program will provide an opportunity to hear from junior scholars who are writing in the field of public remedies. Confirmed panelists include Kent Barnett (Georgia), Samuel Bray (UCLA), and Jennifer Laurin (Texas). Two additional speakers will be selected through this call for papers, which is open to nontenured and recently tenured academics who teach and write in Remedies, Federal Courts, Civil Rights Litigation, and other associated topics.

In addition to the program itself, which will be moderated by Margo Schlanger (Michigan), the section will pair each presenter with a senior scholar in the field who will, separately, provide substantive feedback on the article.

Those wishing to be considered for the section program must submit a draft article by October 15, 2013. Selected presenters will be notified by November 1, and must then plan to register for and attend the AALS Annual Meeting in New York. Please submit drafts to Sam Jordan, Remedies Section Chair,
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Call for Papers: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction 

You are invited to submit an Article for possible inclusion in Journal of Law and Health’s Annual Symposium: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction. The Journal of Law and Health is a student-run publication dedicated to publishing innovative articles that offer diverse perspectives on the intersection between law, health and medicine.

Our Symposium is titled “Issues of Reproductive Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Policy." The selection of this Symposium topic was a result of major developments in the area of Reproductive Rights in the past year. For example, state legislation in Texas, Ohio, or Arkansas severely restricting women's access to abortion. Another example would be the recent 10th Circuit decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius which provided for-profit corporations with a right to challenge the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate” on the basis that a corporation is a “person” who can have and exercise its own religious beliefs. The Symposium aims to give judges, legislators, and academics the opportunity to present research that highlights the legal and ethical issues that may arise from these developments.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration please find the instructions and important dates for submission below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
Thank you so much for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.

Gordon R. Gantt, Jr.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
Senior Editor- The Journal of Law and Health
tel. (703) 638-5016

Abstract and CV deadline: October 1, 2013
* Abstracts should be no longer than 600 words.
Offer Date deadline: November 1, 2013
* The Journal of Law and Health will contact by this date, if it is interested in publishing your paper.
Final Version deadline: August 1, 2014
* Your final draft of the paper is due on this date. Once papers are collected, the Journal will begin its editing process.
Symposium Presentation: March 7, 2014
* As part of the publication, every author is required to present at the Annual Journal of Law and Health Symposium. The Journal will be able to reimburse/ pay for travel expenses of speakers. Please contact Gordon Gantt, if you have any further questions regarding the symposium.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Gordon Gantt at
Important Contact Information
Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Orrico 412-956-5917
Senior Editor: Gordon Gantt 703-638-5016

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Call for Papers: Privacy Law Colloquium – Portland, ME 

The Maine Law Review invites submissions for its 2014 Privacy Law Colloquium, which will be held February 21, 2014. “The Colloquium presents an opportunity for discussion and debate about the current privacy laws in Maine, the United States, and beyond.” Contributions are invited “in the form of articles or essays primarily focusing on: big data and concerns for civil liberty; government surveillance and Fourth Amendment protections; and issues involving Free Speech and First Amendment protections within the privacy context. Paper submissions should range from 10,000 to 35,000 words in length.”

Deadline: Sept. 20, 2013. Draft papers and queries may be addressed to Sara Murphy, Symposium Editor, at mainelawrevieweditor[@] Please include “Privacy Colloquium” in the subject line. Submissions should include an abstract, curriculum vitae, and indication of your willingness and availability to travel to Portland, Maine, to participate in the Colloquium in February 21, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Africa 2013 - Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process? The International Law Perspective  

Call for Papers
Young Scholars Workshop on International Law
XI Edition
Africa 2013 – Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process?
The International Law Perspective
Trento, 6-7 December 2013

The Young Scholars Workshop on International Law is a periodic initiative taking place in Italy since 2003. It is aimed at providing a critical discussion forum in which early career academics, doctoral students, and young legal professionals are encouraged to present their research on specific topics of international law. The XI edition of the Workshop will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento.

Theme for the 2013 Workshop

The decolonization of Africa has been praised (including by several African States) as a success story of the United Nations. Nevertheless, recent phenomena of relevance for international law may cast shadows over this suggestion, especially if the decolonization process is considered from a broader economic, cultural and institutional perspective. More than half a century from the adoption of the fundamental General Assembly resolutions on self-determination and on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the OAU, the call for papers intends to address a fundamental research question: Has formal independence released African States from patterns of dominance by former colonial powers, other States, and transnational corporations?

Applicants are welcome to submit unpublished proposals that stand up in favor or against the research question by exploring, from an international law perspective, one or more of the following thematic areas:

a) The theory and practice of the use of force in Africa

− military coups
− intervention in civil wars
− achievements and failures of peacekeeping missions
− boundary and territorial disputes
− the role of regional organizations

b) Economic and social self-determination in Africa

− economic conditionalities and the role of international financial institutions
− achievements and failures of regional economic integration
− issues related to the exploitation of natural resources
− environmental protection and sustainable development
− issues concerning development cooperation (e.g. EU/USA/China-Africa relations)
− the participation of African States in international economic organizations and in their systems of dispute resolution
− problems related to foreign investments

c) Human rights and criminal justice: the African viewpoint

− international criminal justice v. traditional models of reconciliation
− achievements and failures of international criminal justice
− the specificity of the regional system of human rights protection
− gender and cultural issues
− indigenous rights

d) The circulation of legal and institutional models: Africa as champion or recipient?

− models of regional integration
− the legal regime applicable to the activities of transnational corporations (public and private international law perspectives)
− harmonization of private international law, business law and commercial arbitration

Submissions should include a short abstract in English (max. 600 words), the author’s affiliation and full contact information. They will be selected through a competitive process based on scholarly merit and originality. Subject to peer review and editorial discretion, selected submissions may be considered for publication in a leading journal of international law. The organization will cover accommodation costs for successful applicants.

Applications should be submitted in Word format to Marco Pertile ( and Julinda Beqiraj (

Deadline for abstract submission: 22 September

Notification to successful applicants: 1 October 2013

Deadline for submission of draft papers: 17 November 2013

From International Law Reporter
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Call for Papers: Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation of International Law Revisited  

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation of International Law Revisited," to take place November 18-19, 2013, at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw. The call for papers is here

From International Law Reporter.
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Call for Papers: Law and the Education of Children with Disabilities – New York, NY 

he AALS Sections on Education Law and Disability Law request papers for the annual meeting in New York on “Law and the Education of Students with Disabilities.”

For generations, public schools excluded students with disabilities or shunted them into separate and inadequate programs. In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, parents of students with disabilities began demanding full and equal educational opportunity for their children. Landmark court cases and legislation followed. In what is now a mature legal regime dominated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other statutory provisions, new challenges have emerged: insuring high achievement, preventing racially segregated placements, dealing with charter schools and other choice initiatives, optimizing inclusive education, and calibrating remedies for denials of appropriate education. A panel of distinguished experts in education and law, including Thomas Hehir of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Robert Garda of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, and Terry Jean Seligmann of the Drexel University School of Law, will address pressing legal issues in the schooling of students with disabilities. One additional speaker will be selected from a call for papers.

Deadline: September 1. Contact Mark Weber, mweber[@], for more information.

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New Voices in Administrative Law – New York City, NY  

The AALS Administrative Law Section will be putting on a program entitled “New Voices in Administrative Law” at the AALS annual meeting in New York January 2-5, 2014.

At this event – not a conventional panel but a series of small-scale mentoring sessions – junior scholars in administrative law will be able to present a work-in-progress to two senior scholars for comment and discussion. This event gives junior scholars an opportunity to meet senior administrative law scholars, get feedback on work, and get to learn about the section.

Space is very limited. If you’re interested, please let Bill Araiza (Brooklyn) know as soon as possible, at bill.araiza[@] Your presented work doesn’t need to be final by January, but by the Fall we would need a substantial written product for the commenters to read before the conference. There’s no formal definition of “junior scholar,” but the working definition is someone who’s been teaching seven or fewer years.

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Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange 

The University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law will host its first annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange Oct. 4, 2013, 10-4.

This is an opportunity for junior faculty in the New England region to gather together to discuss works in progress, finished papers, research interests, and to network with peers from other institutions. Our hope is to create a local forum for legal scholars to develop their ideas and scholarship with input and constructive criticism from fellow law teachers.

The initial flyer is here: Junior Scholarship Exchange invitation. For more information, contact Associate Dean Spencer Clough, (509)985-1121.
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