Call for Papers: The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century – Cambridge, MA
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosts The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century
on May 3-4, 2013.
Deadline for abstracts: December 10, 2012.
Call for Proposals: Fragmented Risk – Camden, NJ
Rutgers School of Law, Camden, and the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility present the Conference on Fragmented Risk
on March 1, 2013. The conference on Fragmented Risk will engage academics, industry professionals, lawyers, and regulators in discussion of the issues related to bundling and fragmenting risk in insurance policies and the insurance industry.
Proposal deadline: November 19, 2012
Property Law Conference – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
The Enterprise Unit of Northumbria University will host the Fifth Northumbria Information Rights Conference
on May 1, 2013. Abstracts on “changing notions of privacy” should be submitted by December 7, 2012. Please contact maureen.cooke[@]northumbria.ac.uk for more information. im
Call for Papers: The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality – Spokane, WA
Gonzaga Law School, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System invite submissions for a conference titled, The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality
, to be held at April 18-20, 2013.
The conference is intended “to align interests in understanding and addressing fear and ignorance of the “other” with concerns about how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance, and inequality. The conference will center on how these problems affect the pursuit of justice, with a special interest in the role of law and the legal community in both perpetuating and eliminating discrimination and bias.” Papers and session proposals are both welcome.
Proposal deadline: December 1, 2012
For further information, contact Professor Jason A. Gillmer, jgillmer[@]lawschool.gonzaga.edu or Dr. John Shuford, hatestudies[@]gonzaga.edu. im
INTER-INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS IN GLOBAL LAW AND GOVERNANCE — Viterbo, Italy
On June 13-14, 2013, the Institute for Research on Public administration, LUISS School of Government, and NYU Law will host the 9th Global Administrative Law Seminar. Abstracts should be sent by February 3, 2012.
The vast increase in global regulation has attracted significant attention from both scholars and practitioners. The global governance literature now comprises several different approaches, including a substantial body of work done from the perspective of ‘global administrative law’. In this and other work, it has long been recognised that institutions in the global administrative space do not act in isolation. Rather, global governance is accomplished through complex inter-relations between state-based government agencies, courts (national, regional and international), private standard-setting bodies, hybrid public-private bodies, transgovernmental networks, and formal intergovernmental organizations.
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Law and Society — Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice — Boston, MA
The Law and Society Association holds its annual meeting May 30—June 2, 2013, in Boston, MA. Proposals are due Dec. 4, 2012. The theme is Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times.
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Call for Proposals: Applied Legal Storytelling Conference – London, UK
The fourth biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will take place in July 22-24, 2013, at Gray’s Inn and Inn of Court at City Law School.
This popular conference series fosters innovative collaboration and invigorating dialogue about the use of story across the spectrum of lawyering skills. This conference will bring together academics, judges, and practitioners to explore the role of narrative in legal practice and to discuss curricular strategies that will prepare students to use story and narrative as they enter the practice of law.
Proposals deadline: December 14, 2012. Submissions should be made on the submission form and sent, electronically, to: Jovana Anderson (jkanderson[@]lclark.edu) at Lewis & Clark Law School.
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Call for Papers -- Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
March 1-2, 2013, University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign
Jacqueline Ross, University of Illinois College of Law
Kim Scheppele, Princeton Program in Law and Public Affairs
Maximo Langer, University of California at Los Angeles
We invite all interested comparative law scholars to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2013, at the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign.
OVERVIEW: The conference will begin mid-day on March 1 and continue through the end of March 2. Participants should plan to arrive either Thursday evening (February 28) or Friday morning (March 1), and to leave on Sunday (March 3.) We bid a fond farewell to outgoing co-organizer Jim Whitman, from Yale University Law School, who has been called away by other duties. We thank him for his invaluable help with this workshop and will miss him. We are also delighted to welcome our new co-organizer, Maximo Langer, who is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. The Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop will rotate between our home institutions and continues to be co-sponsored by the American Society of Comparative Law.
The annual workshop continues to be an important forum in which comparative law work in progress can be explored among colleagues in a serious and thorough manner that will be truly helpful to the respective authors. We will accept up to seven papers and select a mix of both junior and senior scholars. The participants will consist of the respective authors, commentators, and faculty members of the host institutions. The overall group will be kept small enough to sit around a large table and to allow serious discussion. Each paper will be discussed by two commentators and all authors are expected to have read and be prepared to discuss all of the papers selected for the workshop. The papers will not be presented at the workshop. They will be distributed well in advance and every participant must have read them before attending the meeting. Commentators will present and discuss the papers, after which the workshop participants will be invited to join in the discussion. The author will be given an opportunity to respond and ask questions of his or her own. There are no plans to publish the papers. Instead, it is up to the authors to seek publication if, and wherever, they wish.
The Workshop will be funded by the host school and by the American Society of Comparative Law. Authors of papers and commentators will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and accommodation up to $600, by either the University of Illinois College of Law or by the American Society of Comparative Law, in accordance with the ASCL reimbursement police (as posted on its webpage.) The ASCL asks that authors inquire into funding opportunities at their home institutions before applying for reimbursement by the ASCL.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit papers to Jacqueline Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org
by January 5, 2013. We will inform authors of our decision by the end of January.
"Work in progress" means scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough to merit serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop, if it has already been accepted for publication.) It includes law review articles, book chapters or outlines, substantial book reviews, and other appropriate genres.
Our objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create the opportunity for comparative lawyers to get together for two days devoted to nothing but talking shop, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence for the discipline.
Uniform Landlord Tenant Act — Little Rock, AR
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review will hold a symposium recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) Feb. 1, 2013. Submissions are due October 22, 2012 and may be sent to Kittly L. Cone (klcone [at] ualr.edu).
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Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives — Tilburg, Netherlands
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives
June 6–7, 2013
The field of law and popular culture concentrates on the interface between two subjects of enormous importance in contemporary society. On the one hand, law affects everyone’s life, and courts resolve many important social, political, and economic issues. On the other hand, most people consume large amounts of popular culture in the form of film, television, novels, comic books, theater, music, and other mass media. Indeed, most people learn much of what they know (or think they know) about law and lawyers from works of popular culture. Numerous scholars now work in the area of law and popular culture, and courses and seminars on the subject are taught in undergraduate and graduate programs around the world.
On June 6 and 7, 2013, the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University will convene a two-day international conference on research and teaching in the field of law and popular culture. Papers on any aspect of the relationship between law and popular culture are welcome. Amongst the questions to be addressed are the following: In what ways do popular representations of law mediate conceptions of justice either locally or across cultures? What are the methodologies for teaching law and popular culture in undergraduate and graduate programs? How does popular culture represent lawyers in various practice settings? What can we learn from studying popular representations of justice in systems that are not our own?
Materials and presentations will be in English. The conveners of the conference are:
Department of Culture Studies
Stanford Law Schoolasimow@law.stanford.edu
Marquette University Law Schooldavid.email@example.com
We invite you to submit an abstract of a 20 minute paper that you would like to deliver at the conference. Abstracts should be limited to 200 words and should be accompanied by a brief biographical statement. Abstracts should be sent to Michael Asimow by email not later than December 1, 2012. Notifications regarding acceptance of papers will be sent by February 1, 2013.
We will attempt to locate a venue for publication of selected papers presented at the conference.
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