CFP Deadline: Health Law Symposium – Chicago, IL
Jun 15 all-day
CFP Deadline: Health Law Symposium - Chicago, IL

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences invite original submissions for presentations at our Thirteenth Annual Health Law Symposium: Addressing the Health Care Needs of Justice-Involved Populations. The Symposium will take place at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Friday, November 15, 2019 beginning at 9:00am.

The Symposium will explore legal barriers that justice-involved populations face in accessing health care, and address how those barriers can be alleviated. “Justice-involved populations” generally refers to individuals who are incarcerated in prisons, jails, immigrant detention centers, juvenile detention centers, on probation, or individuals who are otherwise involved with the U.S. justice system.

The Symposium is intended to touch upon a wide variety of areas responsive to this overall theme.  Accordingly, we invite submissions addressing any and all aspects of health care issues relating to justice-involved populations. Possible approaches to this Call for Proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal support for, and medical treatment of, justice-involved populations suffering from mental illness. Topics may include current measures [or lack thereof] to prevent mentally ill individuals from encounters with the criminal justice system; sentencing reform for individuals with mental illness; the effects of diversion programs and how they can be improved upon; and access to mental health treatment during and after incarceration or other involvement with the U.S. justice system.

  • Legal support for, and medical treatment of, justice-involved populations suffering from substance abuse. Topics may include rehabilitation opportunities available to justice-involved populations during the duration of their involvement with the U.S. justice system; current or proposed measures to prevent relapse for individuals who are released from jail or prison; and the positive or negative effects of experimental drug courts.

  • The impact of the U.S. justice system on maternal and reproductive health care. Topics may include the ways in which the law inhibits or provides access to maternal care for justice-involved individuals, such as prenatal care, treatment for postpartum symptoms, and the ability for incarcerated mothers to nurture their newborn/infant children.

  • Constitutional issues relating to the medical treatment [or lack thereof] of justice-involved populations. Topics may include denial of abortions to women and girls in refugee centers and immigrant detention centers in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment (Azar v. Garza); Eighth Amendment issues relating to physician involvement in capital punishment and execution of medically-complex prisoners (Bucklew v. Precythe); Eighth Amendment issues regarding access to medical treatment and medical neglect of incarcerated individuals; and informed consent issues relating to human subject research and involuntary medical treatment of justice-involved populations.

  • Empirical assessments of the effects of laws, regulations, and policies impacting justice-involved populations, such as efforts to enroll eligible adults in Medicaid prior to leaving jail or prison; the effect of the Medicaid expansion on providing coverage for justice-involved populations; legal opportunities for addressing social determinants of health upon re-entry into society; the barriers a criminal record places on obtaining health insurance coverage; the effect of Medicaid coverage on applications for citizenship under the “public charge” doctrine; and the effect of health insurance coverage and access to health care on recidivism rates.

Submission Information: We invite your interest in participating in the Symposium.  To be considered, please send an abstract of no more than 1000 words to by June 15, 2019. It is our hope that some presenters will also submit articles for publication in the Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences (articles will be due by January 7, 2020); if you are interested in this opportunity, please indicate that in your submission. Applicants for participation in the Symposium will be notified of decisions no later than July 13, 2019.

Read the full call here.

Economics Institute for Law Professors @ Stanley Hotel
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – Jun 28 @ 8:00 am
Call for Papers: Munich Summer Institute
Jun 17 – Jun 19 all-day
Call for Papers: Munich Summer Institute

June 17-19, 2019, the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will jointly organize the fourth Munich Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute will focus on three areas: Digitization, Strategy and Organization (chairs: Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (chairs: Dietmar Harhoff and Joachim  Henkel), and Law & Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation (chair: Stefan Bechtold).

The goal of the Munich Summer Institute is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary international research community in these areas. Researchers in economics, law, management and related fields at all stages of their career (from Ph.D. students to full professors) may attend the Munich Summer Institute as presenters in a plenary or a poster session, as discussants or as attendants. The Munich Summer Institute will feature three keynote lectures, 18 plenary presentations and a daily poster session (including a poster slam). Paper presentations will be grouped by topics, not discipline or method.

CFP Deadline: February 24, 2019 via

CFP Deadline: Children’s Rights, Civil Rights, Poverty, Etc.
Jun 17 all-day
CFP Deadline: Children's Rights, Civil Rights, Poverty, Etc.

The New York University Annual Survey of American Law is will dedicate its 76th Volume to Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund. The editors invite submissions from scholars, practitioners, and graduate students that explore topics related to Marian Wright Edelman’s contributions to the legal community—civil rights, children’s rights, poverty, and other relevant topics.  Submissions should be sent by June 17, 2019. The editors are accepting proposals on a rolling basis.

CFP Deadline: Forced Migration Review – Return
Jun 17 all-day
CFP Deadline: Forced Migration Review - Return

Forced Migration Review (FMR) invites papers for its October 2019 issue, on Return. The submission deadline is June 17, 2019. For details, see the call for papers.

As one of the three ‘durable solutions’, voluntary return in safety and dignity has been a core tenet of the international refugee regime since the signing of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and is also reaffirmed in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Voluntary return may be spontaneous or it may be organised by the international community; some cases of return, however, may be more problematic, and controversially less ‘voluntary’ than the term would imply. Only limited numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have access to integration and settlement elsewhere (the other two traditional durable solutions), or indeed to other complementary pathways to protection. As a result, the impetus to encourage or enforce return will remain high.

Int’l Arbitration, Africa
Jun 17 – Jun 19 all-day
Munich Summer Institute 2019 @ Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Jun 17 @ 6:59 pm – Jun 19 @ 7:59 pm
Dispute Resolution Teachers @ Pepperdine Law
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day
Dispute Resolution Teachers @ Pepperdine Law

Pepperdine University School of Law presents Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute Resolution Teachers, Scholars, and Leaders June 18-19, 2019. Cosponsors: Co-sponsors of the Conference:

  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University
ACUNS Annual Meeting – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
ACUNS Annual Meeting - Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is accepting papers, panel proposals and posters for presentation at its 2019 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held June 19-21, 2019 at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

In 2017, UNSG Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat signed a Joint UN-AU framework for Enhancing Partnership in Peace and Security. Both leaders, however made clear that peace and security is just one of many fields in which the two organizations intend to cooperate more closely. The relationship between the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the AU’s 2063 was mentioned, as was migration, climate change, terrorism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law.

Africa faces many interrelated challenges such as keeping the peace, developing its economies, managing migration, and countering terrorism and crime: 7 out of 14 peacekeeping operations in the world are deployed in Africa; 33 African countries are classified as least developed (out of 47); 30% of Africa’s population is internally displaced; and transnational organized crime and terrorism are on the rise on the African continent.

Within the new partnership between the UN and the AU; between the world and Africa, possibilities may arise for new approaches to development, new roles for African states and organisations, new socio-economic and political solutions. Whatever these solutions are, they must be – to use the words of UNSG Guterres: “Africa owned, Africa-driven and Africa-led.”

The full call and submission instruction can be found on the website. The submission deadline is February 4, 2019.

Private Law Junior Scholars Conference – Tel Aviv, Israel
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day
Private Law Junior Scholars Conference - Tel Aviv, Israel

The Private Law Junior Scholars Conference is a collaboration between the law faculties of the University of Toronto and Tel Aviv University. It aims to create a forum for junior researchers from around the world to exchange about private law and different aspects of private law scholarship.

The 2019 Conference will be held June 19-20, 2019 at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Safra Center for Ethics. The conference theme is: “Autonomy in Private Law: Past, Present, Future”.

Find the full call and submission information on the website. Abstracts are due January 20, 2019.

CFP: European State Aid Law Quarterly
Jun 20 all-day
CFP: European State Aid Law Quarterly

The Editorial Team of the European State Aid Law Quarterly invites experts in private practice and academia to submit annotations on relevant State aid-related cases from the General Court and Court of Justice of the European Union. Cases from national jurisdictions are also accepted if there’s a strong enough link to the EU acquis.

Annotations should be 3000-4000 words in length (including footnotes) and fully conform to the Author Guidelines and the journal’s referencing and style standard, OSCOLA. Annotations should briefly describe the background/facts of the Case, explain the major parts of the judgment and include critical comments.

If you are interested in submitting a contribution please contact the Executive Editor, Caio Weber Abramo, at weber-abramo[@], specifying the particular Case you wish to annotate. That case will be reserved for you. The full list can be found on the website:

Submission of the final manuscript should be done via the journal’s online manuscript submissions system, Scholastica.

Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum @ Vermont Law School
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day
Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum @ Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School‘s Environmental Law Center presents “The Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum,” a conference for law professors, June 20-22, 2019.

Regulating Digital Platforms @ Florence School of Regulation
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Regulating Digital Platforms @ Florence School of Regulation

The Florence School of Regulation presents the 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, Digital Platforms – The New Network Industries? How to regulate them? June 20–21, 2019. The submission deadline has passed.

Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics @ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics @ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics and cosponsor USPTO present the Twelfth Annual Northwestern/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics, June 20-21, 2019. Attendance is by invitation.

Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day
Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable - Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be hosting the Fourth Copyright Scholarship Roundtable in Philadelphia on June 21-22, 2019.

The Roundtable is designed to be a forum for the discussion of current copyright scholarship, covering a range of methodologies, topics, and perspectives. Approximately 8-10 papers will be chosen for discussion at the Roundtable, with each paper allocated an entire hour for presentation and commentary. Penn Law will cover the domestic travel and hotel expenses of presenters whose papers are selected for presentation at the Roundtable. A conference dinner will take place on the evening of Friday, June 21.

The Roundtable organizers invite submissions from academics working on any aspect of copyright law. Submissions must be of full drafts. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2019 and decisions on participation will be made shortly thereafter.

Please email your submissions and any questions to Shyam Balganesh (Penn Law) at and Matthew Sag (Loyola Chicago) at

CFP Deadline: Constitutional Law Colloquium @ Loyola U. Chicago
Jun 21 all-day
CFP Deadline: Constitutional Law Colloquium @ Loyola U. Chicago

Loyola University Chicago School of Law holds its Tenth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium Nov. 8–9, 2019. Abstracts are due by June 21, 2019.

Hat tip: SSRN

Visual Skills in Legal Education @ University of Leiden
Jun 21 all-day
Visual Skills in Legal Education @ University of Leiden

The University of Leiden will host the conference Visual Skills in Legal Education June 21, 2019.

While visual culture in our society in general has significantly grown in impact, and due to digitalisation is unlikely to be at its return, the visual is highly absent in legal education” commented Tom Barkhuysen in the Dutch Lawyer’s Magazine (Nederlands Juristenblad) in September 2017. He provides direction for the ambition: “At a minimum, students should learn what is available in this field and should develop insight in the added value of visualisation tools. Also, legal education should address visualisation skills at a basic level.”

International Arbitration, Asia
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day
Asian Law & Economics Ass’n @ Chululongkorn U.
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day
CFP Deadline: Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference – Chicago, IL
Jun 28 all-day
CFP Deadline: Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference - Chicago, IL

The Northern Illinois University College of Law will host the Second Annual Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Friday, September 27, 2019. This conference will offer junior scholars (those who have spent 7 years or fewer as full-time professors) the opportunity to present their works-in-progress, to receive feedback from their colleagues, including senior faculty, and to network with other legal scholars from the Chicago area and beyond. Articles may be presented at various stages of development.

Submission Info:

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit a working title and abstract of 200-300 words to LeAnn Baie ( no later than June 28, 2019.

Selected authors will be notified by July 15, 2019. Final papers will be due no later than September 6, 2019. There is no registration fee for this conference. Meals will be provided. Email Prof. Sarah Fox at with questions.