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.

The meeting’s theme aims to incite debate on the challenges that will define law and society over the next decade. The financial crisis that struck in 2008 still rends the economy, politics, law, and society. How will polarized politics, rapid technological change, and global shifts in economic power affect law and society over the next years, domestically and transnationally.

To envision the future, we invite participants to extend and rethink law and society’s past insights to engage a new and changing context. The Program Committee has listed a series of sub-themes in featured sessions and other panels with the aim of spurring cross-cutting discussions.
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Call for Papers & Conference: Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Chicago, IL 

Northwestern University School of Law’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth hosts the Sixth Annual Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship June 6-7, 2013. The conference includes a call for papers, details of which can be found here.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
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Call For Papers: Gideon v. Wainwright & The Right to the Assistance of Counsel – Iowa City, IA 

The University of Iowa College of Law and the Iowa Law Review will hold a concerning Gideon v. Wainwright. “The precise date of the symposium has not yet been decided, but it is expected that it will be held between the beginning of October and the middle of November.”

Those interested in participating should submit a one-paragraph summary of the paper they will present and a two-page abstract that outlines the structure and content of the paper in more detail.

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2012.

The symposium is inspired by a half-century of experience with the Warren Court’s groundbreaking decision to expand indigent defendants’ right to state-appointed legal assistance. Although the event has been prompted by Gideon’s ruling regarding appointed assistance, the planners anticipate and hope that the scholarly papers and presentations will address an wide array of subjects surrounding the scope, meaning, substance, or efficacy of the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to retained or appointed legal assistance. Both legal and nonlegal (e.g., social science) scholarship related to these topics is welcome. Papers may be theoretical/analytical and/or doctrinal in character or may be based on empirical research about the effect of Gideon on the administration of criminal justice.

Rough manuscripts will be due two weeks before the date of the symposium. Final drafts of symposium papers, which will be published in the Iowa Law Review, will be due shortly after the symposium, by a deadline that will be established by editors of the Review. Papers should be between 5,000 and 15,000 words in length. Submissions may be mailed to: Professor James J. Tomkovicz University of Iowa College of Law Iowa City, Iowa 52242 or may be sent by email to: james-tomkovicz[@] Inquiries about the symposium should be addressed to Professor Tomkovicz at the same email address.
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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.
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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
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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[@] for more information. im
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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[@] or Dr. John Shuford, hatestudies[@] im
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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.

1. Overview

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[@] at Lewis & Clark Law School.

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