Calendar

Oct
24
Wed
The National Aging and Law Conference
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
The National Aging and Law Conference @ Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The National Aging and Law Conference will be held on October 24-26, 2018. The conference will focus on a theme of Advocating for Aging with Dignity.

Oct
25
Thu
4th Annual IP Mosaic Conf.: IP Unbundled @ University of New Hampshire
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
4th Annual IP Mosaic Conf.: IP Unbundled @ University of New Hampshire | Concord | New Hampshire | United States

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 tchisolm@campbell.edu with the subject line “IP Mosaic Submission – [Last Name].” The deadline for submission is July 15, 2018. 

Clarity Conf. on Plain Legal Language @ Hyatt Regency Montreal
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Clarity Conf. on Plain Legal Language @ Hyatt Regency Montreal

Clarity hosts its annual conference on plain legal language topics on Oct. 25-27, 2018 in Montreal.

Jurilinguistics II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
Jurilinguistics II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law @ Seville | Andalusia | Spain

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.

Content Moderation & the Future of Online Speech @ St. John's University
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Content Moderation & the Future of Online Speech @ St. John's University

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.

Oct
26
Fri
Qualitative Research in Law Conference – Brno, Czech Republic @ Masaryk University
Oct 26 all-day
Qualitative Research in Law Conference – Brno, Czech Republic @ Masaryk University | Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

The Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic will host a Qualitative Research in Law Conference which will be held on 26 Oct 2018.

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 qrlconference@law.muni.cz by July 15, 2018.

Immigration L. & Health Policy @ Indiana University
Oct 26 all-day
Midwest Law & Society Retreat @ U. Wisconsin, Madison @ University of Wisconsin, Madison - Pyle Center
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Midwest Law & Society Retreat @ U. Wisconsin, Madison @ University of Wisconsin, Madison - Pyle Center | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

The Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin School of Law presents the 9th Midwest Law and Society RetreatOct. 26-27, 2018. The registration deadline is June 15, 2018. Proposals are also due by July 16, 2018

Symposium on Rural Development @ Texas A&M School of Law
Oct 26 all-day
Oct
30
Tue
CFP Deadline: Border Myths @ California Western School of Law
Oct 30 all-day
CFP Deadline: Border Myths @ California Western School of Law | San Diego | California | United States

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.

CFP Deadline: Elder Law Journal
Oct 30 @ 12:00 am – 2:59 am
CFP Deadline: Elder Law Journal

The Elder Law Journal of the University of Illinois issues a call for papers for the Spring 2019 issue. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30, 2018.

Oct
31
Wed
CFP Deadline: Literature & International Law at the Edge
Oct 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Literature & International Law at the Edge @ New York | New York | United States

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.events@gmail.com 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

CFP Deadline: Oil, Gas & Energy Law – Social License to Op.
Oct 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Oil, Gas & Energy Law - Social License to Op.

The Oil, Gas & Energy Law journal issues a call for papers for a special issue on “Social License to Operate (SLO) in the Extractive and Energy Sectors.” Submissions are due by Oct. 31, 2018.

Submissions should be submitted to giuseppe.bellantuono@unitn.it and kaisa.huhta@uef.fi and copied to info@ogel.org.

Nov
1
Thu
CFP Deadline: TILTing Perspectives 2019 Conference- Tilburg, The Netherlands
Nov 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: TILTing Perspectives 2019 Conference- Tilburg, The Netherlands

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.

 

 

CFP Deadline: Transforming Rural Africa
Nov 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: Transforming Rural Africa

The NBER will host Transforming Rural Africa on Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2019 in Cambridge, MA. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 1, 2018.

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.

 

Nov
2
Fri
CFP: Call for Book Proposals – New Trajectories in Law
Nov 2 all-day
CFP: Call for Book Proposals - New Trajectories in Law

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 a.gearey@bbk.ac.uk and Colin Perrin at colin.perrin@tandf.co.uk. This additional document provides submission guidelines.

Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later @ Notre Dame Law
Nov 2 all-day
Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later @ Notre Dame Law

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.

Key Issues in International Commercial and Treaty Arbitration: 2018 @ Fordham Law
Nov 2 all-day
Key Issues in International Commercial and Treaty Arbitration: 2018 @ Fordham Law

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
Seton Hall L. Rev. Symposium: Race & the Opioid Crisis @ Seton Hall Law School
Nov 2 all-day
Seton Hall L. Rev. Symposium: Race & the Opioid Crisis @ Seton Hall Law School

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.

Sustainable Urban Development @ Duke Law
Nov 2 all-day
Sustainable Urban Development @ Duke Law

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.