Call For Papers - Law and Context



Event Date: 

05/14/15 to 05/15/15

Location name: 

Montreal, Quebec


The Graduate Law Students Association (AECSD) and the Department of Legal Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Law, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM).

OVERVIEW: The Faculty of Political Science and Law, UQAM, seeks to promote the analysis of the dynamic links between law and its social environment. Indeed, legal phenomena might be fully assessed only through analysing the relationships between legal norms and their philosophical, social and political foundations. Therefore, the contribution of other disciplines, such as social sciences and humanities, is essential to the in-depth study of law.

This year's international conference, "Law and Context", will offer graduate students sharing this vision the opportunity to come together in order to collectively reflect on the way that law emerges at the intersection of different social interests, and on the relationship between law and its context, from a local, comparative or international perspective.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Graduate students interested in presenting their research are invited to submit a 500-word proposal, in French or in English, and a resume to Monica Popescu at no later than January 30, 2015.

However, all graduate students interested in exploring the links between law and its context are invited to join us for the discussion.

A scientific committee of law professors of the Department of Legal Studies will select the successful communications. All submissions approaching the study of law from the announced perspective, irrespectively of their particular area of law, are welcome. Applicants will be informed by February 20, 2015 whether their proposal was accepted or not.

FEES: There is no participation fee. However, participants have to assume their travel and accommodation expenses. The organizers are able to offer advantageous accommodation options. Interested participants are invited to contact them directly.

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE: Caroline Brodeur,; Monica Popescu,