Change is an unavoidable feature of international law and one which has recently surfaced in the area of international investment law. This area has been in constant dynamic change since the inception of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which is commonly associated with arbitration under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Balancing the interests of both investors and host States, in a constantly changing materiae of international legal practice, is one of the discipline’s most fundamental challenges.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of new scholarship on the historical relationship between law and capitalism. This new literature has examined a variety of topics including the symbiotic connection between slavery and capitalism, new social and cultural perspectives on economic and business histories, and the role of the state in facilitating and frustrating economic development. This infusion of interdisciplinary scholarship creates an opportunity for new work that puts law, legal institutions, and legal processes at the center of capitalist transformations.
Call for Papers: Temporalities, Law & Security
The "Temporalities, Law & Security" stream is soliciting paper and panel submissions for a conference on "'New' Legal Temporalities? Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time," at University of Kent, September 8-10, 2016. Here's the call:
Call for papers and panels
Temporalities, Law & Security stream
Conference: The ‘New’ Legal Temporalities?
Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time
As the weather finally begins to look like summer here along the coast, the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law wishes to invite you to our Third Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange.
Campbell University School of Law Announces its 2015 Law Review Symposium
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Evolving Impact of Investment Crowdfunding on Modern Legal Markets The featured keynote speaker will be announced at a later time.
OCTOBER 16, 2015
Washington University Law School, the Center for Empirical Research in the Law and Olin Business School are pleased to host the 10th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on October 30 and 31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Third Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
Boston University Law School
October 2-3, 2015
Attempts by national regulators to give their regulatory standards extra-territorial effect
beyond their own borders have become increasingly popular in fields as diverse as banking,
securities and derivatives regulation. The attractiveness of extra-territorial regulation for
policy-makers is obvious: in a world still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, regulators can
export policy preferences unilaterally while preventing some of the most malicious forms of
regulatory arbitrage that can undermine their effectiveness.
This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from across the United States and around the world. We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Presentations should focus on research appropriate for publication in academic journals, law reviews, and should make a contribution to the existing scholarly literature. We will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.