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George Mason Law & Economics Center 2014 Workshops for Law Professors 

The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for four LEC Workshops for Law Professors in 2014:

1. LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Risk, Injury, Liability, and Insurance
http://www.masonlec.org/events/event/15 ... -insurance
January 30 - February 2, 2014, Hawks Cay Florida Keys Resort, Duck Key, FL

2. LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics
http://www.masonlec.org/events/event/12 ... -economics
March 20-23, 2014, Sheraton Palo Alto and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

3. LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods
http://www.masonlec.org/events/event/15 ... al-methods
May 19-23, 2014 (lodging is not included), George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA

4. LEC Economics Institute for Law Professors
http://www.masonlec.org/events/event/15 ... professors
June 15-27, 2014, Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL FOUR WORKSHOPS:

1. NO TUITION
2. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: For each workshop, accepted applicants must make a deposit bonding their attendance within 30 days of acceptance. For each workshop, the deposit is refunded within 30 days after successful completion of the workshop.
3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please use the link below to apply: http://www.cvent.com/Surveys/Welcome.as ... 1&cp=1
4. ACCEPTANCE: The LEC will begin evaluating applications on October 15, 2013

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For more information regarding these conferences or other initiatives of the Law & Economics Center, please visit: http://www.MasonLEC.org

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Call For Papers KCON9: The 9th Annual Conference on Contracts 

February 21-22, 2014, St. Thomas University School of Law

Submissions are cordially invited for the 9th Annual International Conference on Contracts, the largest annual scholarly and educational conference devoted to Contracts and related areas of commercial law.

TOPICS: Papers and works-in-progress are welcome from those who study Contracts from any perspective, whether doctrinal, pedagogical, theoretical, empirical, historical, economic, critical, comparative, or interdisciplinary. Works that take an international or civil law approach are also welcome. Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to participate. Those interested in proposing and organizing panels (3-5 presenters) on specific themes are especially encouraged to do so.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University School of Law is located on the University's main campus in Miami Gardens. The School of Law includes a multi-level library, a moot court amphitheater, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, and classrooms and offices for student organizations. St. Thomas Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It is part of a Catholic university and a law school where values matter. Located between vibrant legal communities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, St. Thomas Law offers clinical, externship, internship, and part time employment opportunities in both. St. Thomas Law has been recognized for the diversity of the student body and the sense of community among its students. The School of Law has been recognized as having one of the most diverse student bodies among accredited law schools. The cultural diversity, commitment to professionalism and small class size make studying law at St. Thomas Law a unique and enriching experience.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Individual submissions should be made by a brief abstract (one page is sufficient) of the paper or Work-in-Progress that includes contact information for the author(s). Individual submissions will be placed on panels with like submissions. Panel proposals should include the name and contact information of the moderator or organizer, and a summary of the proposed papers or works in progress. There is no publication commitment for the conference, but the St. Thomas Law Review is publishing a symposium issue in conjunction with the Conference and welcomes submissions that seek publication. Otherwise, presenters and organizers of individual panels are free to arrange for publication on their own.

Submissions Deadline is Monday, December 16, 2013.

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Association of American Law Schools Call for Presentations and Papers Midyear Meeting: Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues 

We are seeking proposals for presentations and papers for the 2014 Mid-Year Meeting Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues. The Workshop will be held June 6-7, 2014, with registration beginning on Thursday, June 5th. It will appeal to a full range of teachers and scholars in all subject areas by creating opportunities for a rich dialogue about the meaning, contours, and status of equality for sexual minorities, including discussions on “beyond identity” and “new frontiers.” We welcome participation by all AALS members—and particularly all sexual minorities.

Link to Call

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Call for Papers: Sociological Inquiries into International Law 

The workshop will take place at the London School of Economics, on 16 May 2014. Abstracts of no more than 300w should be sent to Sungjoon Cho scho1@kentlaw.iit.edu, by 1 November 2013, and should include the author's name and full contact information. Decisions regarding inclusion in the workshop program will be sent by 1 January 2014. Those presenting will be expected to provide short discussion papers (3,000-4,000 words) by 25 April 2014.

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Call for Papers: Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law 

The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law invites submissions for its third annual conference, to be held on April 4-5, 2014, at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline: November 1, 2013.

Email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 750 words to ycc.conference.2014[@]gmail.com. im

Abstracts should reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may have been accepted for publication, by the time of the conference. Abstracts should also include the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar.

Scholars may make only one submission. Both individual and co-authored submissions will be accepted. For co-authored submissions, both authors must qualify as eligible younger comparativists. The conference’s Program Committee will assign individual and co-authored submissions to thematic panels according to subject area. Proposals for fully formed panels will also be accepted.

Notification

Authors of the submissions selected for the conference will be notified no later than December 20, 2013. There is no cost to register for the conference but participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel, lodging and other incidental expenses. A limited number of travel stipends may be awarded to those who demonstrate financial need. If you would like to be considered for a travel stipend, please make that request in your submission.

Final papers by faculty members will be due by email to ycc.conference.2014@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2014.

Acknowledgements and Questions

The Younger Comparativists Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of Lewis & Clark Law School. Please direct all inquiries to Professor Ozan Varol, Chair of the Program Committee, by email at ovarol@lclark.edu or telephone at 503.768.6805.

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Call for Papers: Moving to Opportunity: Examining the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration 

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review is issuing a call for papers for its symposium Moving to Opportunity: Examining the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration, to be held February 21, 2014, with papers to be published in the Symposium issue of Volume XXV, likely to be released in late 2014.

Deadline for proposals: October 18, 2013

Possible presentation and paper topics include subjects related to the theme economic migration and which address international law or comparative legal aspects of the subject. Panels are set to include the Feminization of Migration; Trafficking and Slavery; Students, Education and Migration; and High-Skill Migrants.

Please send a brief abstract (fewer than 500 words) and a current CV to emahern[@]iupui.edu.

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Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting  

The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is holding its annual meeting on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Berkeley Law School. JILSA is an informal network composed mostly of junior scholars at American law schools who get together annually for a self-funded workshop. Junior scholars and fellows interested in presenting works in progress at the meeting should email proposals to Jean Galbraith and Markus Wagner by Friday, November 8. Please send a working title/abstract and provide a sense of the shape the paper is in. Proposals to present early stage works are also welcome.
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Call For Papers The Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-Leaf) at the 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
lfairfax@law.gwu.edu

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information on C-LEAF Fellows, please visit our website at: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/resear ... fault.aspx, or contact us at cleaf@law.gwu.edu

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Call For Papers Conference on Financial Market Misconduct 

April 3-4, 2014, Toronto, Canada

RATIONALE: Financial market misconduct erodes investors trust, and in turn influences stock market liquidity and performance, and exacerbates volatility. Financial market misconduct includes but is not limited to fraud. Despite the widespread media attention on market misconduct, the causes and consequences of market misconduct are often misunderstood and under researched around the world. The evolving structure of markets gives rise to new work on topic.

This international conference will provide a timely debate on financial market misconduct. The conference also encourages, but does not require, submission to the Journal of Corporate Finance. Papers submitted to the Journal of Corporate Finance would go through the normal review process.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Some research questions that contributors to the conference might address are:
- Is market misconduct more common in different countries or across different exchanges? If so, what types (earnings management, insider trading, market manipulation, dissemination of false and misleading information, other)?
- What are the causes of international differences in expected or detected misconduct?
- What are the consequences of market misconduct, and do they differ across countries or exchanges?
- Can regulation be designed to improve ethical standards and corporate governance?
- Does high frequency trading mitigate or exacerbate market misconduct?
- Does crowdfunding facilitate potential financial market misconduct, and how might such potential misconduct be mitigated through regulation?
- Do intermediaries such as lawyers, auditors, and investment bankers mitigate or exacerbate financial market misconduct?
- Is financial market misconduct exacerbated or mitigated under different types of ownership, such as government, institutional, or family ownership?
- How is market misconduct related to activist investors such as venture capital, private equity, and hedge fund investors?
- How is fraud risk and ethics priced in markets?
- How does the risk of market misconduct affect corporate valuation?
- To what extent has the failure of regulation and reporting standards exacerbated the incidence of market misconduct and the recent financial crisis?
- What encourages the adoption of ethical standards in public firms versus private firms?
- Related research questions on both publicly traded and privately held institutions are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers are to be submitted to: Douglas J. Cumming, Email: dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca, with the subject heading: "CFA-JCF -Schulich Conference on Financial Market Misconduct"

In your submissions, please indicate whether you want your paper to be considered for the Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF). Papers submitted to the JCF should also be submitted online at the JCF webpage. Papers will be reviewed following normal JCF standards.

KEY DATES:
- To aid in the development of papers, a two-day conference will be held at York University, Toronto, Canada on April 3-4, 2014. The conference will feature an evening reception on April 3 with a Panel session convened by the CFA Institute and the keynote speaker. Conference paper presentations will be on April 3 and 4 at York University.
- Deadline for submission to the conference is December 15, 2013. Authors will be notified about acceptance to conference by January 31, 2014. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee acceptance into the Journal of Corporate Finance.

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Call for Papers: 2014 Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 

International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture:

Sovereign Debt, Taxation and Financial Market Regulation

– Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2014 –

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 14 and 15 March 2014

Recent years have seen governments around the world re-regulate (or consider re-regulating) markets in response to financial, banking, and sovereign debt crises. Re-regulation has been most clearly felt in the banking sector, but has also affected, amongst others, capital markets, rating agencies, and cross-border finance. All of this takes place in order to stabilize financial markets and to reduce the exposure of governments and central banks, but also supranational and international institutions (such as the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, or the European Stability Mechanism) as lenders of last resort. Accordingly, the crises also involve serious concerns about public finance, including sovereign debt and taxation, monetary and fiscal policy, and sovereign insolvency. Government activities as regulators of, but also participants in, global financial markets therefore move center stage – and with it questions about the role of international investment law in the current reorganization of the global financial architecture.

The 2014 Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop, which will take place on 14 and 15 March 2014 immediately following the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, attempts to explore this role. Invited papers will address the interaction between international investment law and financial market and banking regulation, free flow of capital, public finance, taxation, sovereign debt, and monetary and fiscal policy. Through this Call for Papers, we invite paper proposals on related topics, both doctrinal and inter-disciplinary. For example, papers could deal with any of the following questions:

the impact of financial crisis on investment treaty obligations,
the impact of investment law disciplines on banking and capital market regulation, including offshore, sovereign debt restructuring and sovereign insolvency, public finance, monetary and fiscal policy, or taxation,
the role of investment treaty tribunals in reviewing such measures,
or the role of international and supranational institutions in the field.

Submission of Proposals and Timeline

Original and non-published submissions from both junior and senior scholars and practitioners are invited on the themes outlined above. An abstract of max. 800 words and the applicant’s CV should be sent (in .pdf or .doc format) to filw2014@mpil.de by 10 November 2013. The abstract must include a statement of the issue area of the paper, as well as an indication of the major arguments to be made, a title, and contact details.

A selection panel will consider all abstracts and notify applicants of acceptance by 30 November 2013. Full papers have to be submitted by 28 February 2014. Following the workshop, they will be published, subject to a peer review procedure, in the newly established Frankfurt Investment and Economic Law Series (Elgar Publishing). The sponsoring organisations will cover the speakers’ travelling and accommodation expenses.
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