Calendar

May
13
Thu
CFP & Conf.: Comparative Competition Law
May 13 – May 14 all-day
CFP & Conf.: Comparative Competition Law

Jean Monnet Module for Competition Law of the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek, in cooperation with the Croatian Association for Competition Law and Policy, is organizing an international scientific conference “Competition Law (in Pandemic Times): Challenges and Reforms” on May 13 – 14, 2021. Abstracts are due Jan. 15, 2021.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers and the conference website.

May
14
Fri
CFP Deadline: AALL/LexisNexis (Student Division)
May 14 all-day

The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting unpublished papers in four categories:

  1. Open Division: AALL members with 5 or more years of experience
  2. New Member Division: AALL members with less than 5 years of experience
  3. Short Division: All AALL members; Shorter-length articles
  4. Student Division: 2019-2020 Law School or Library School students

Deadlines:
Open, New, and Short Divisions: March 1, 2021
Student Division: May 14, 2021

For more information, please see the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards website. Contact Committee Chair, Virginia Neisler, with questions at vneisler@umich.edu.

CFP: AALL/Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Competition Deadline for Law Student or Library Student submissions
May 14 all-day
CFP: AALL/Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Competition Deadline for Law Student or Library Student submissions

The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is hosting their annual “Call for Papers” competition. Interested participants may submit papers on any subject relevant to law librarianship.

Papers may be submitted in any of the following categories:

  1. Open Division: AALL members with 5 or more years of experience
  2. New Member Division: AALL members with less than 5 years of experience
  3. Short Division: All AALL members; Shorter-length articles
  4. Student Division: 2019-2020 Law School or Library School students

Deadlines: March 1, 2021 for Open, New, and Short Divisions and May 14, 2021 for the Student Division.

Please see the full Call for Papers for more details.

May
24
Mon
Conf.: ACUNS Annual Meeting
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Conf.: ACUNS Annual Meeting

The Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS) is accepting proposals on its conference theme of “Toward a Fit for Future UN System.” The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in hybrid format on June 24-26, 2021. The deadline for proposal submissions is April 9, 2021.

For additional information, please see the conference website.

May
27
Thu
2021 Semiotics of Law @ Rome, Italy
May 27 – May 29 all-day
2021 Semiotics of Law @ Rome, Italy

The 23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law will take place May 27-29, 2021 in Rome, Italy on the topic Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims: Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics. Proposals are due by Jan. 6, 2021. 

See flyer for details.

The relationship between legal rules and the spaces where they become effective is gradually
morphing. This change is precipitated by semantic or cognitive—rather than exclusively political—
circumstances. The meaning of legal rules is continually challenged by the transformation of their
spatial projections and their cultural coordinates. Law can no longer assume that discrete spatial
circuits and corresponding cultural backgrounds coincide. Conversely, each territorial frame,
sometimes even those that are most distant from metropolitan areas, can function (at least potentially)
as a hub of innumerous threads of actions and interests. All these connections impinge on the
significance of legal rules and, especially, the prognosis for their effectiveness. The daily life of law
is affected by this spatial-semantic turmoil.

The present law’s dynamic involves the conflation of different spatial and semantic frames merging
reciprocal ‘elsewheres’ and giving social phenomena and the consequences of their legal regulation
a kind of ubiquity—at least in potential terms. This means that the understanding of what is ‘here’
and ‘now’ is to be unmoored by any reification or thinghood attached to empirical events, objects,
situations, etc. On the contrary, to grasp their ‘real’ phenomenality, namely what they are, and the
consequences of the application of one legal rule rather than another, each of them is to be considered as a sign. A semiotic gaze allows the remolding of the meaningful connections underlying what we call ‘things’ and ‘events’ so as to readjust them in tune with the new scale of spatial implications between the multi-sited and worldwide determinants of what happens and is to be ruled in each ‘here.’

The inter-penetrations between multiple ‘elsewheres’ require a global semiotic understanding that makes the legal interpreter (and even the lawmakers) cognizant of the semantic and spatial web
underlying any ‘fact’ to be ruled. The ability to grasp what the threads of meaning comprising what
is perceived as a ‘fact’ is also a prerequisite to envisage the consequences of the application of each
legal rule and thereby the legitimacy of the way to apply each rule with regard to its prerequisites of
legitimation. All this implies an effort to translate the ‘other’ spaces of experience implied in the
understanding of the ‘present facts’ to be ruled, and then the intercultural translation between different
circuits of experience which this understanding involves. Furthermore, insofar as culture enshrines
the anthropological and historical projections of the religious horizons of meaning, any attempt to
give course to intercultural translations implies and intersects with the promotion of interreligious
dialogue. The anthropological schemas rooted in religious imageries, on the other hand, mold even
the secularized spaces of experiences and the related categorical schemas that people use to define
them. Spatial and semantic Otherness, from this point of view, is therefore to be translated as an
ingredient already entailed in the production of the present and daily experience of people. In this
sense and beyond any identitarian reification of culture, the ability to realize the semantic and
pragmatic closeness of what is physically remote can be consistently enhanced by assuming
experiential elements as signs and their reconfiguration/aggregation in new categorical frames.
The aim of the conference is to put together semioticians, anthropologists, geographers, law theorists
and legal practitioners (experts in civil law, business law, family law, international law, legal
anthropology, etc.) to show how the semiotic approach can function as a powerful support to face the
present challenges of legal experience and transform legal practices in an outpost of a bottom-up and
emancipatory intercultural use of law.

In line with the above, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary proposals will be welcomed in the hope
that they can help to trigger a transdisciplinary collaboration aimed to give legal practitioners new
instruments to attune people’s experience with their renewed understanding of the real
spatial/semantic coordinates shaping the environment they live by.

Contributions are requested on—but not limited to—the following topics:
– Local actions, global meanings: the space threads and the legal relevance of facts.
– The embodiment of language and the worldwide spatialities of human rights
– Language and Spaces in Global and Contextualised Human Rights Discourse
– Justice for work: intercultural communications and the semiotics of worldwide economics
– Legal assistance and the ubiquitous omnipresent? connections of the legal subject
– Beyond the Anthropocene: the legal semiotics of ecological sustainability and human subjectivity
– Translating multi-dimensional/multi-sited ordinary life experiences and the intercultural semiotics
of rights
– Intercultural use of law and legal practitioners (lawyers, notaries, accountants)
– Against exotic legality: cultural difference as cognitive diffraction in daily legal experience

– Is the secularization of law a limit to the understanding of the interpenetration between religion and
cultures?
– Is it possible to envisage a legal intercultural secularization as a remedy to the cognitive/cultural
defectiveness of the idea of political ‘neutrality’ of institutions?
– Interreligious dialogue and semiosic translation as anthropological means of molding an
intercultural legal lexicon
– Intercultural use of law and semiosic translation/transaction beyond the
multiculturalism/interculturalism debate

Abstracts of 300 words (max.) should be submitted by January 6, 2021 to both Mario Ricca
(Organizer: mario.ricca@icloud.com) and Anne Wagner (valwagnerfr@yahoo.com) with
participation decisions made by January 20, 2021.

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a Special issue of the International Journal for the
Semiotics of Law (Springer: https://www.springer.com/journal/11196) and/or for inclusion in an
edited volume of the Law Book Series (Law and Visual Jurisprudence – Springer:
https://www.springer.com/series/16413).

Respecting the tradition, the roundtable languages will be English and French.

May
31
Mon
CFP: Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship
May 31 all-day
CFP: Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship

Vermont Law School will be hosting its twelfth annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on Sept. 25, 2021 and is now accepting abstract submissions. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.

For additional information, please see the Call for Papers.

Jun
2
Wed
Conf.: CALIcon2021
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
Conf.: CALIcon2021

CALIcon2021 will be held June 2-4, 2021. They are opening a Call for Presenters. The deadline presentation submissions is Midnight on April 16, 2021.

For additional information, please see the Call for Presenters.

Jun
4
Fri
CFP: 2021 Community Banking in the 21st Century
Jun 4 all-day
CFP: 2021 Community Banking in the 21st Century

The Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp invite submissions of papers for their 2021 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference will be hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Sept 28-29, 2021. The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2021.

For additional information, please see the conference website and Call for Papers.

Jun
6
Sun
CFP: Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency @ Haifa, Israel
Jun 6 – Jun 18 all-day
CFP: Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency @ Haifa, Israel

The Minerva Center for The Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions, invites submissions for the 4th Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency on the topic of Human Enhancement and Advanced Technologies in Terrorism and Belligerencies. The workshop will take place from June 6-18, 2021. The deadline to submit an Abstract is November 19, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers for more details.

Jun
7
Mon
CFP:Forced Migration Review 68 – Externalisation
Jun 7 all-day
CFP:Forced Migration Review 68 - Externalisation

The Forced Migration Review invites submissions for its 68th issue. The issue will include a major feature on Externalisation. The deadline for article submissions is June 7, 2021.

For additional information, please see the Call for Papers.

Jun
10
Thu
BIALL Conference 2021
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
BIALL Conference 2021

The British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) invites participation in the BIALL Conference 2021 to be held in Harrogate, June 10-12, 2021. The theme is Bodies’ in the Library: Sleuthing, Plotting and Making the Case, “inspired by Agatha Christie, who famously re-surfaced in Harrogate after a mysterious disappearance.” Please see its website for details and 10-Minute Lightning Talk proposal opportunities, due October 30, 2020.

These 10-minute lightning talks are a great way for inexperienced speakers to get involved. We welcome proposals from persons of diverse identities and professional backgrounds and on any topics broadly related to our theme.

Conf.: 10th FSR Annual Conference @ Villa Salviati - Sala del Consiglio
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Conf.: 10th FSR Annual Conference @ Villa Salviati - Sala del Consiglio

The 10th FSR Annual Conference will be held on June 10-11, 2021 with the theme of “Infrastructure Investment Challenges: Reconciling Competition, Decarbonisation and Digitalisation.”

For additional information, please see the conference website.

Conf.: Understanding Drug Sentencing and Its Contributions to Mass Punishment @ Columbus, Ohio
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Conf.: Understanding Drug Sentencing and Its Contributions to Mass Punishment @ Columbus, Ohio

The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Academy for Justice at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law are requesting submissions for a symposium entitled “Understanding Drug Sentencing and its Contributions to Mass Punishment” on June 10-11, 2021 at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2020.

For more details, please see the Call for Papers and symposium website.

Online and Hybrid Legal Education Conference (New Date) – Little Rock, AR
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
Online and Hybrid Legal Education Conference (New Date) - Little Rock, AR

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning has rescheduled its Summer 2020 Conference (June 11-13, 2020) to 2021. The conference is now scheduled for June 10-12, 2021. The theme of the conference remains Effective Instruction in Online and Hybrid Legal Education. Additional details will be forthcoming from the conference organizers.

 

Virtual Conf.: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference 2021
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Virtual Conf.: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference 2021

The Institute of Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will host the 2021 ILTL Summer Conference on June 10-11, 2021. The conference theme this year will be Reflecting Back and Moving Forward: Effective Instruction in Online, Hybrid, and In-Person Learning Environments.

For additional information, please see the conference website.

Jun
11
Fri
Conf.: Global Corporate Governance Colloquia
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day
Conf.: Global Corporate Governance Colloquia

The sixth annual Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) will be hosted by Yale Law School on June 11-12, 2021. There is a call for recent papers on the topic of Corporate Governance. The deadline for submission is October 30, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers for more details. The conference is by invitation only.

Jun
15
Tue
CFP: Diversity and Social Justice Forum
Jun 15 all-day
CFP: Diversity and Social Justice Forum

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum at Chapman University Fowler School of Law invites submissions for its 2021-2022 Volume V Publication. The theme of this year’s publication is “Reviving Our Social Consciousness: Examining the Perpetual Inequalities Faced by Minorities.” The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2021.

For additional information, please see the Call for Papers.

CFP: Symposium on Salient Issues in International Arbitration
Jun 15 all-day
CFP: Symposium on Salient Issues in International Arbitration

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration at American University Washington College of Law is inviting submissions for its fifth Symposium on Salient Issues in International Arbitration. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2021.

For additional information, please see the Call for Paper.

Jun
21
Mon
CfP: Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium
Jun 21 all-day
CfP: Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and George Washington University Law School invite paper submissions for their Twelfth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium. The conference will be held on Nov. 12-13, 2021. The deadline for abstract submission is June 21, 2021.

For additional information, please see the conference website.

Jul
1
Thu
CFP: The Warren E. Burger Prize
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day
CFP: The Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the Warren E. Burger Prize competition. The winning author will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and their submission will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2021.

For additional information, please see the competition’s website.