The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice present the Fourth Annual IP Mosaic Roundtable Conference: IP Unbundled: Theory, Policy, and Practice, on Oct. 25-26, 2018. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words or less to Prof. Tuneen Chisolm at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “IP Mosaic Submission – [Last Name].” The deadline for submission is July 15, 2018.
The Universidad Pablo de Olavide Sevilla invites papers for the conference Jurilinguistics II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law, a conference that will be held October 25-26, 2018.
Deadline: Abstract submissions (in English or Spanish) should include a title and a 400-word summary of the paper, along with a brief biography of the author(s). These details should be submitted electronically to jurilinguistica[@]upo.es before March 1st, 2018.
St. John’s University School of Law presents COMO III in NYC: Content Moderation& the Future of Online Speech on Oct. 25, 2018. Register online.
This conference explores how online platforms create policy to moderate and remove user content posted on their sites, how they operationalize those policies, and how these policies affect the culture of online speech for individuals and new media. Panels will include policy representatives from top platforms, former moderators speaking to the history of how content moderation policies were created, simulation exercises for the audience, and a keynote panel on content moderation and free speech with Ben Smith (Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed) and Josh Marshall (Founder, Editor, and Publisher of Talking Points Memo) moderated by Jack Balkin (Professor of Law at Yale Law School). Coffee, light breakfast, box lunch, and reception after the event will be provided.
Contributions should focus on the methodological aspect of qualitative research: methods of data collection, interpretation of various types of data, and experience with this type of research in law in general. We are interested in research of anthropological, linguistic, ethnographic, narratological, sociological and other related fields dealing with law, its position and influence on society, the content of legal texts or texts about the law.
Abstracts (maximum length of 300 words) should be submitted to email@example.com by July 15, 2018.
The Indiana Health Law Review hosts its symposium, The Intersection of Immigration Law and Health Policy, on Oct. 26, 2018.
The Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin School of Law presents the 9th Midwest Law and Society Retreat, Oct. 26-27, 2018. The registration deadline is June 15, 2018. Proposals are also due by July 16, 2018.
The Texas A&M Journal of Property Law presents the symposium “Rural Development: Using Innovation to Create Thriving Communities,” on Oct. 26, 2018.
California Western Law Review and the International Law Journal at California Western School of Law invite proposals for its symposium, Border Myths: Exploring the Myths and Realities of U.S. Immigration Policies, on March 9, 2019 at the California Western School of Law in San Diego. Abstracts are due by October 30, 2018. Please see the Call for Papers for details.
Organizers from Columbia University, New York University, the London School of Economics, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal are organizing a series of events in 2018 and 20-19 “to explore the imbrications of literature and international law at the edges.” For a workshop/conference in New York City Dec. 14-15, 2018, proposals are due Oct. 31, 2018. The call as posted on the Critical Legal Thinking blog is pasted below.The past decade has seen a steady increase in interdisciplinary scholarship interested in the relationships between literature and international law. Much of this scholarship has remained deeply rooted in the home disciplines of the scholars, who not only operate with the prevailing assumptions and methodologies of those disciplines, but also tend to treat the other disciplines as stable and unproblematic. Moreover, while claiming to tell a global history, that scholarship largely repeats the Eurocentric bias that has historically characterized the fields of comparative literature and international law. In fact, much of the new scholarship on comparative literature and international law not only fails to take account of imperialism and its histories in the formation of disciplinary knowledge, it also tends to marginalize events and thinkers at the colonial and global edges, ignoring their roles as actors and agents of literary and legal world-making. In doing so, this new scholarship seems to be replicating the traditional prejudices of its contributing disciplines.
Through a series of events to be held in 2018 and 2019 (in, amongst other places, New York, London and Nairobi) this project aims to explore the imbrications of literature and international law at the edges. The project seeks to challenge many of the basic disciplinary blindnesses and Eurocentric assumptions that have characterized the emerging conversation by putting the Global South at the center of our interdisciplinary inquiry.
For a day-long workshop/conference, to be held in New York City on December 14/15, 2018, we are seeking contributions that:
- Explore interdisciplinary interfaces among literary, historical, and legal studies, and from positions of geo-historical marginalization across the Global South.
- Address the intersections between particular texts of “world literature” and Third World Approaches to International Law.
- Map the theoretical and historical relationships between comparative literature and international law as world-making, world-imagining, and world-governing regimes.
- Trace the historical global flows of knowledge at the “margins” of world literary and legal space that have been overlooked in the canonical and narrow focus of the separate disciplines, as well as new flows of global knowledge among the disciplines and across (and about) the Global South.
- Consider how the basic assumptions and doctrines of international law and comparative literature (e.g., sovereignty, self-determination, territoriality, equality of states, ethno-cultural nationalism, national languages, and rights to natural and cultural resources) were worked out historically in the Global South.
Please email short proposals/abstracts/inquires by 31 October 2018 to: iL.Lit.firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to have some funds to assist scholars from the Global South with travel costs.
Workshop: New York City, December 14/15, 2018
Abstracts/proposals due by October 31, 2018
Organizers: Joseph Slaughter, Columbia University; Vasuki Nesiah, New York University, Gerry Simpson, London School of Economics; Christopher Gevers, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The sixth bi-annual TILTing Perspectives Conference on the intersection of law, technology, and society will be hosted by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at Tilburg University May 15-17, 2019. The 2019 conference theme is Regulating a World in Transition.
Technology is transforming society on many fronts. In recent years, we have seen the sustained move from atoms to bits, rise of social media and the sharing economy, and the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, smart devices, and robotics. Along with these developments we see a continuous stream of new legal and regulatory issues. For every problem solved, two new problems seem to surface.
TILTing perspectives 2019 brings together for the 6th time researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and civil society at the intersection of law and regulation, technology, and society to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and suggest answers to contemporary challenges related to technological innovation. The conference will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and panel discussions with invited speakers, as well as presentations from respondents to a call for papers.
The conference features six large tracks: Data Protection, Health and Environment, Responsibility in Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Digital Clearinghouse, Justice and the Data Market.
Paper Abstracts and Symposium, panel, and workshop proposals are due November 1, 2018.
More information, including registration and the full call for papers is available on the website.
The conference will bring together researchers who offer a range of perspectives on the structural transformation underway in rural Africa, and will especially emphasize micro-scale evidence from households and firms. Suitable research topics include, but are not limited to, electrification, raising agricultural productivity, industrialization, increasing transportation infrastructure and regional connectedness, gender inequality, rural access to finance and factors that influence the quality of life for African people.
A new short-form book series from Glasshouse issues a call for proposals for books related to the concept “New Trajectories in Law.” Please see the flyer for details regarding the new series, which will include books of 25,000 – 40,000 words on contemporary issues such as nonhumans, big data, decolonisation, as well as more traditional topics reframed to address contemporary concerns. Contact editors Adam Gearey at email@example.com and Colin Perrin at firstname.lastname@example.org. This additional document provides submission guidelines.
Notre Dame Law Review hosts its annual conference November 2, 2018. The conference title this year is Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later.
The Symposium will survey the development of the modern free speech doctrine. In particular, the Symposium focuses on the Holmesian account of the “free trade in ideas.” Panels of leading academics from law schools across the country will reflect on the development of First Amendment law in the 100-years since Justice Holmes’s dissent in Abrams v. United States. This year’s panelists will discuss a variety of contemporary free speech topics, ranging from hate speech, to student speech, to commercial speech, to worker speech.
Fordham Law hosts the Key Issues in International Commercial and Treaty Arbitration: 2018 November 2, 2018. Conference topics include
- Impact on international arbitration of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- ICCA-ASIL web based damages analysis tool web app
- Public policy exception and the New York Convention
- Corruption and illegality in international arbitration
- Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements and Enforceability of consent awards
The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and Seton Hall Law Review present the symposium “Race and the Opioid Crisis: History and Lessons,” on Nov. 2, 2018.
On November 2, 2018, the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum hosts its annual symposium focused on Sustainable Urban Development, from the individual building scale to macro-scale discussions of how to make our cities more resilient to the threat of climate change. The epicenter of the discussion will be the Triangle area, and the roles Durham and Duke can play in shaping how the Triangle grows and develops over the coming years. For more information, please contact Summer Quintana at summer.quintana[@]lawnet.duke.edu.