Empire State Legal Writing Conference Effective Strategies for Teaching Legal Writing and Research 

The University at Buffalo Law School is pleased to host the Third Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference. The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 23, 2012, at the law school's campus in Buffalo, New York.

The Call For Proposals has now been circulated, and you'll find a link to a PDF file below. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, January 12, 2012.

We encourage proposals on a wide-range of topics relating to legal writing and research, and welcome both first-time presenters and panel presentations. And because instruction in research and writing are entwined, we encourage proposals from law school librarians.

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Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe 

Ninth Biennial International Conference -- Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice and Research

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor
Ljubljana, Slovenia,
September 19-21, 2012

The primary aim of the ninth biennial conference is to exchange views, concepts, and research findings among scientists, researchers, and practitioners from the broad area of criminal justice practice, research and developent thereof in the last two decades. The conference will highlight new ideas, theories, methods, and findings in a wide range of research and applied areas relating to criminal justice issues.

Proposals to be submitted by May 15, 2012 must include a cover sheet containing the presentation's title and full particulars of the author: first and last name, affiliation, complete return address, telephone, fax, and the e-mail address to which relevant correspondence will be sent. In the proposal, the track and the presentation options of your choice should be clearly indicated. For a panel presentation, submit a 500-word abstract of your paper. For a poster session, submit a 300-word summary of the poster. For a workshop, submit a proposed title and a 400-word description of the topic. You should also indicate or suggest the names of other presenters in the workshop. For a roundtable, submit a proposed title with a 400-word description of diverse viewpoints that the roundtable is to address and indicate or suggest the names of other discussants at the roundtable.

To create a high-quality program reflecting state-of-the-art ideas and results in a particular field, the Program Committee shall evaluate the proposals received according to the criteria of originality, quality, significance, relevance to a broad audience of police researchers and/or practitioners, and clarity of presentation. The Program Committee's final decision regarding acceptance of proposals will be mailed to authors no later than June 15, 2012.

The authors should be prepared to personally present their papers/posters/workshops at the Conference, while the authors of proposals for a roundtable are expected to assume the role of the moderator.

All authors will receive the information regarding their participation at the conference (travel information, hotel options, social events, etc.), and/or this information will be published on the conference home page in June 2010 at the latest. All abstracts will be published on the conference web site.

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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts -- Call for Paper 

Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony

Papers must be received by September 15, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.

Please send manuscript publications to the managing editor: Leslie Shortlidge See Style Guidelines at

Submission of artwork for the cover that relates to the theme of the issue is welcome. See website for submission guidelines.

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts encourages and welcomes contributions by scholars, researchers, grassroots activists, policy advocates, and organizations

Submissions are invited to explore the politics of contention and social movements in the postcolonial world (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), with particular regard to the ways in which race and ethnicity relate to identities and claims revolving around class, gender, nationality, and religion. Comparative discussions of social contestation in different societies are welcome.

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Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts -- Call for Papers 

"Racism, Colonialism, and Law”

Papers must be received by April 1, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.
Please send manuscript submissions to the editor: See Style Guidelines ( to prepare your document in accordance with the style guidelines of Race/Ethnicity.

Submission of artwork for the cover that relates to the theme of the issue is welcome. See website at for submission guidelines.

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UCD School of Law Constitutional Studies Group -- Conference on “The Irish Constitution Past, Present and Future.”  

The Conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland between June 28 and 30th 2012. The conference line-up will feature a range of distinguished speakers from Ireland and other jurisdictions.

Call for Papers:

The conference organisers welcome proposals from all disciplines on any topic relevant to Irish constitutionalism. Proposed papers are not required to focus on Irish law alone. The organisers particularly welcome submissions comparative, conceptual or inter-disciplinary perspective.

The organisers also welcome submissions from early career researchers. A small number of bursaries are available to cover the travel costs of researchers who have been conferred with their most recent qualification in the five years before June 1, 2012 and whose proposals are innovative research.

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International Jurist Organization 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Meeting -- Call for Papers 

International Jurist Organization 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Meeting
18th-19th August, 2012
India International Centre, New Delhi

Theme: "Law and Power: Reflections on the Last 25 years" and Workshop on "Justice in Emerging Countries: BRICS in comparative perspective"

Law and power intersect at national and international levels, in a wide variety of forms. The IJO 2012 Annual Meeting will investigate some of the different ways in which these two forces have met each other at the national level in India, and at the global level through international organizations and international relations. The 2012 Meeting thus will examine subjects including the administration of justice and the role(s) of the judiciary, Bar and legal education at national level; and at the global level, the developing roles of the ICJ, as well as permanent (ICC) and ad hoc (ICTY, ITCR, ECCC, Sierra Leone) criminal tribunals and other institutions either within or around the United Nations system. In all cases, the central concern of analysis is the extent to which rule of law successfully has taken precedence over the exercise of power and pragmatic self-interest.The IJO Secretariat will be pleased to receive proposal for papers on topics that fall within the themes of the Meeting and Worksbop, though IJO members also may propose special workshop panels.

Note: Persons giving papers in the workshops should be IJO members at the time of the Annual Meeting; and that due to space considerations, when evaluating all proposals, priority will be given to submissions from IJO members. Finding suitable papers the organization may include selected papers in a publication of book to be released on 25″‘ Anniversary Silver Jubilee event of IJO, 2012 at New Delhi.

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Call For Papers Searle Center Fifth Annual Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Conference on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship 

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Fifth Annual Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 15th, 2012.

OVERVIEW: The conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber (Northwestern University). 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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2012 International Journal of Transitional Justice Special Issue -- Call for Papers 

The International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ) invites submissions for its 2012 special issue entitled "Transitional Justice and the Everyday: Micro-perspectives of justice and social repair" to be guest edited by Pilar Riaño Alcalá (Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Liu Institute for Global Studies, University of British Columbia) and Erin Baines (Assistant Professor, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia).

In this special issue, the IJTJ will consider how people seek and experience justice after mass atrocity in the context of everyday life.

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Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law 20th Annual Conference Wellington, 5-7 July 2012 -- Call for Papers 

This Conference is the Society’s twentieth annual conference, and provides an opportunity to reflect on the last twenty years in the development of international law, but equally important to look ahead to the emerging issues and to speculate on what the next twenty years will bring for international law and its practice and teaching. The relentless progression of climate change, the political revolutions and uprisings in the Middle East, the relationship between the growing economic and political power of countries outside Europe and North America and their approach to international law and diplomacy, the sharpening of debates over food security, the inability of the United Nations to reform its institutional arrangements relating to international peace and security, the fragility of the international financial system and popular movements challenging its morality and legitimacy, the resurgence of fundamentalisms, and the continuing disgrace of widespread poverty, are just some of the issues with which papers might engage.

The Committee would welcome papers exploring significant conceptual or practical shifts in the development, substantive content, implementation, teaching or practice of international law.

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Call for Papers Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy - The University of Texas School of Law 

The Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy (THJLP) is currently seeking submissions of articles for Volume 18 of their journal, scheduled for publication in Spring 2012.

ABOUT THE THJLP: The Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy is an academic publication that aspires to be a forum for issues relevant to Latino legal, political and social issues. THJLP has been ranked one of the top journals for Latino issues in the country with past issues addressing voting regulations, school curriculum, immigration, housing, redistricting and affirmative action.

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