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International Graduate Legal Research Conference – London 

The Conference Committee for the IGLRC and the School of Law at King’s College London are pleased to announce that this year’s International Graduate Legal Research Conference will be held on April 8-9, 2013.Abstracts are due by Monday, December 17, 2012. The committee welcomes abstracts considering all areas of law. Here is a link to the call.
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Sociology of Law and Political Action – Toulouse, France 

Sciences Po Toulouse is organizing, in collaboration with the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association (ISA/RCSL), with the support of the European Network on Law and Society (RED&S), a Congress which will take place in Toulouse, from September 3 to 6, 2013, on the theme: “Sociology of Law and Political Action” Abstracts are due February 1st, 2013.


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Call for Papers – Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop 

Georgetown University Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, Columbia Law School, and UCLA School of Law invite submissions for the ninth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. on June 3 & 4, 2013.


Deadline: Submissions (in either Word or Wordperfect, no pdf files) will be accepted until January 7, 2013, and should be sent by e-mail to the Center for the Study of Law and Culture: culture@law.columbia.edu. gf
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Call for Papers: Labor and Employment Law – Highland Heights, KY 

The annual Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Informatics Symposium will be held on February, 15, 2013. The symposium will focus on “issues in labor and employment related to informatics, including such topics as media in the employment context, candidate screening practices, employee privacy, data security and appropriate policies, National Labor Relations Board actions, and proposed legislation to protect employee account access.”

Presentations delivered at the conference will be published by the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Submission information can be found here.
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Cherry Blossom Symposium on Intellectual Property and Federal Policy: Universal Access in the Digital Environment 

On April 5, 2013, American University Washington College of Law will host the Inaugural Cherry Blossom Symposium, exploring intersections between intellectual property and Federal policy. This year’s inaugural symposium will focus on intellectual property and disability rights policy. The symposium will take as a starting point the tensions between Federal intellectual property laws, which promote exclusion as a means of fostering creation and innovation, and disability rights law and policy, which promote universal access and social inclusion. The intersection of intellectual property laws and disability rights legislation and policy is occurring increasingly – including in policy discussions and litigation over access to e-readers for people with visual impairments, over access to closed captioning for media content for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, over access to web content for people with cognitive disabilities and over strategies for promoting innovation in technologies and services that promote access more generally for people with disabilities.

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A World Without Privacy? What Can/Should Law Do? – Tuscaloosa, AL 

University of Alabama School of Law will host A World Without Privacy? What Can/Should Law Do? on April 4, 2013. Details forthcoming.
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Media Law Conference – London, England 

The Media Law Resource Center will host its London Media Law Conference September 23-24, 2013.

Media defense lawyers from around the world attend the London Conference to discuss the latest developments in libel, privacy, newsgathering and media IP laws. Held biennially, the conference features interactive discussion sessions and distinguished speakers from government, the judiciary and the press.
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Digital Media – Law Conference – Palo Alto, CA 

The Media Law Resource Center and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society will hold their annual Digital Media Conference May 16-17, 2013. “The conference explores emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.”
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Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election — Washington, DC 

The Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and the Women and the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law presents Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election April 2, 2013. “The organizers invite papers from scholars and practitioners (sorry, no student papers) that explore policy choices in a wide range of subjects, including health care, labor and employment, taxation, fiscal policy and social welfare.” The deadline for abstracts is Jan. 7, 2013.
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Robotics and the Law — Stanford, CA 

Stanford Law School‘s Center for Internet Law and Society hosts We Robot: Getting Down to Business April 8-9, 2013. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 18, 2013.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Legal and policy responses to likely effects of robotics on manufacturing or the environment
Perspectives on the interplay between legal frameworks and robotic software and hardware
Intellectual property issues raised by collaboration within robotics (or with robots)
Perspectives on collaboration between legal and technical communities
Tort law issues, including product liability, professional malpractice, and the calculation of damages
Administrative law issues, including FDA or FAA approval
Privacy law and privacy enhancing technologies
Comparative/international perspectives on robotics law
Issues of legal and economic policy, including tax, employment, and corporate governance

In addition to scholarly papers, the organizers invite proposals for demos of cutting-edge commercial applications of robotics or recent technical research that speaks one way or another to the immediate commercial prospects of robots.

Further details here.
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