The Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Chair for Economics of Innovation 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 fifth Munich Summer Institute. The Institute will be held June 2-4, 2020 at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich, Germany.
The Summer Institute will focus on three areas:
- Digitization, Strategy and Organization (chairs: Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer),
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship (chairs: Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel and Hanna Hottenrott),
- Law & Economics of Intellectual Property, Innovation & Digitization (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). The Munich Summer Institute focuses on quantitative empirical research.
Participation is by invitation only. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all plenary speakers and hotel expenses for all poster presenters and invited discussants.
Paper submissions are due February 29, 2020.
More information is available on the Institute’s website.
The Asian Law Institute (ASLI) is pleased to announce that the 17th ASLI Annual Conference 2020 will be held at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) in New Delhi, India on on June 3rd – 4th, 2020. The deadline for abstract submissions is November 15th, 2019.
For more information on the conference and submission of papers, please see the conference website.
The University of the Philippines College of Law is delighted to announce that it will host the VI International Scientific Congress on June 4-6, 2020. The theme is “EuroAsia 2020 Vision.” The event is co-organized with the law schools of Ateneo de Manila University, University of Malaga, University of Deusto, De La Salle Lipa University and University of San Agustin, and in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Philippine Judicial Academy.
The Congress seeks to further deepen the exchange of knowledge and ties of friendship set into motion during the first five Congresses between scholars and institutions of different countries on current and emergent concerns relevant to the Philippines, Spain, Asia and Europe.
In this regard, it is opening a call for conference papers on the following thematic areas:
- Regional Integration
- Criminal Law
- Legal Education & Philosophy
- Trade Law
- Human Rights, Constitutional Law, and Social Welfare Legislation
- Civil Law
- Procedural Law
Deadline of submission for the Abstract is on March 31, 2020 while the Notices of Approval will be given within one month from submission on a rolling basis. Presenters are required to submit a well-thought out 1,200 – 1,500-word summary of their presentations for transcription purposes by May 22, 2020. Those authors whose abstracts have been accepted by the Scientific Committee will have 15 minutes for oral presentation in one of the panels of the Congress.
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and must be in English. All Abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. Authors may submit their abstracts through the conference website (registration required) or by email through firstname.lastname@example.org
Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice will host its seventh biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills on June 5-6, 2020. The conference theme is “Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight: Transactional Law and Skills Education in the 2020s”.
Come together with your colleagues and friends in Atlanta to reflect upon transactional law and skills education and ponder the answers to three vital questions:
- Where have we been?
- What have we learned?
- Where are we going?
We welcome you to present on any aspect of transactional law and skills education as long as you view it through the lens of our theme. For example, if you present about a course, curriculum, or program, tell us how it’s worked, what you’ve learned, and how you envision it evolving over time. Alternatively, you may want to focus on just one of the three questions. For example, if you present a “Try-This” session, you may want to examine what you have learned from teaching the exercise a number of times – and even from preparing to teach it to your colleagues.
We also welcome proposals that address the big picture. Maybe you have a scheme to address the legal education system’s tendency to value litigation skills training above transactional skills training. Perhaps you have experience moving a law school faculty and administration to give transactional law and skills education the attention it deserves. Or maybe you believe that riding the wave of the future means teaching students particular topics or skills – such as how to be a leader or how to use technology.
Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.
More information, including the full call and registration details, is available on the website.
The Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) invite the submission of papers for their eighth annual community bank research and policy conference, which will be held September 30 – October 1, 2020, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The deadline to submit a detailed abstract or completed paper is June 5, 2020. Please send your submissions by email to email@example.com.
Read the full call here.
The Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) invite the submission of papers for their eighth annual community bank research and policy conference, which will be held September 30 – October 1, 2020, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. For more information, please see the Call for Papers.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics, community bankers, regulators and policymakers to focus on the latest academic research on community banking and the important policy issues that affect community banks.
TOPICS: They invite the submission of papers that explore all aspects of community banking. They especially welcome empirical and policy oriented papers. An award will be issued for the accepted paper that is identified by the conference organizing committee as making the most significant contribution to banking research.
Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the nineteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, June 7, and Monday, June 8, 2020. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 2, 2019.
Gonzaga University School of Law & Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia issue a call for proposals for the 4th annual Human Rights Conference in Florence on June 7-8, 2020 in Italy. The theme this year is “Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” The priority deadline for proposals is Nov. 18, 2019.
See event flyer for details.
Submissions may be sent to Professor Brooks Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics. The conference will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 12, 2020.
The conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber. The conference will be a combination of panel discussions, invited talks, and some selected submitted works in both law and economics. The focus on the conference will be on public policy developments, including recent antitrust cases.
For registration details, see Northwestern University’s website here.
The Food and Drug Law Institute will host their 2020 Food and Drug Law Symposium on November 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the symposium is: This Teachable Moment: How COVID-19 Provides Lessons from FDA’s Past and Present That Will Benefit Its Future Preparedness.
The Food and Drug Law Institute solicits legal scholarship on the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how past and present lessons provide guidance for the future.
The Past: How do the polio, swine flu, SARS, and other past health and other crises aid in our understanding of how FDA and other federal agencies should navigate pandemics?
The Present and Future: What are the immediate lessons of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how can they help inform future action? Would legislative or regulatory changes help FDA and other agencies respond to future pandemics?
Abstracts may be submitted through the Conference website. Submissions are due by June 15, 2020.
Abstracts are now being accepted for the WINIR Workshop on Repugnant Behaviours to be held February 24-25, 2021 at the University of Montpellier in Montpellier, France.
Formally introduced in economics by Nobel laureate Alvin Roth, the concept of “repugnance” arises in the debate among philosophers (e.g., Elizabeth Anderson, Michael Sandel, Debra Satz) and other social scientists (e.g., Kristie Blevins, Amitai Etzioni, Kimberly Krawiec, Amartya Sen, Philip Tetlock) about how and why moral concerns, taboos and sacred values place, or ought to place, limits on market transactions. (A set of representative references is provided in the attached call for papers.)
One of the most important questions in this debate is how repugnant behaviours should be dealt with, regulated or limited. Some suggest that repugnant behaviours should be punished by using fines rather than fees, because the former register moral disapproval, whereas the latter are simply prices that imply no moral judgment. This suggests that repugnant behaviors offend our moral or ethical values. Yet examples often used to illustrate repugnant behaviours include selling babies (or other human beings) and organs, as well as prostitution and sometimes even pollution. Littering the Grand Canyon is also deemed to be repugnant. But can all these behaviours be put on the same footing? If not, how ought we distinguish between them? Is repugnance an absolute concept or a relative one? Does it change across cultures? Does this mean that the limits of markets differ from one culture to another? If so, are we really talking about repugnance? What alternative concepts might be useful?
These questions are important from a philosophical, institutional and legal perspective. Indeed, can we rely on the same mechanism to punish someone who sold their child and someone who threw a can into the Grand Canyon? Must we rely on law and formal institutions to punish repugnant behaviours? Which ones? When and how do we draw the limit between the behaviours that can be punished by formal rules and those that must be punished by informal rules (such as ostracism, shaming or even embarrassment)?
The purpose of the WINIR Workshop on Repugnant Behaviours is to bring together theoretical and applied papers from different disciplines, including economics, philosophy, law and political science, to discuss these and other related questions, thereby clarifying the concept of “repugnance” and improving our understanding of how to regulate repugnant behaviours.
Abstracts or full papers should be sent to Alain Marciano (email@example.com) by June 15, 2020.
Read the full call here.
aw, Technology and Humans invites submissions for volume 2(2), to be published in November of 2020. The journal prefers papers that:
- Challenges and critically examines the promises and perils of emergent technologies;
- Engages with the futures (and pasts) of law, technology and humans;
- Involves critical, philosophical or theoretically informed work on law and technology;
- Uses humanities, social science or other approaches to study law and technology;
- Examines law and technology from non-Western locations and perspectives; or
- Locates law and technology in wider concerns about the Anthropocene, pandemics, climate change or relations with non-human
The Chinese University of Hong Kong announces an online conference, Directions in Legal Education 2020, to be held June 18-20, 2020. Papers are invited on a wide range of legal education topics, including wellness, diversity, and teaching in a time of crisis.
Submit an abstract of 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘CUHK Law abstract submission – (speaker name)’ by May 31, 2020. Please include the following information within your submission: title of paper, author name(s); institutional affiliation and email address. The full call for papers is available here.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law would like to invite you to participate in the ‘Directions in Legal Education Conference 2020’ to be held online on June 18 – 20, 2020. The deadline for proposals for presentations is May 31, 2020.
One of the central discussion themes will be ‘Teaching law in time of crisis – it’s not just going on-line’.
The conference is free of charge. Please feel free to share this event with interested persons. Registration is available on the conference website.
For more information, please see the Call for Proposals.