Calendar

Jan
24
Fri
Conf.: Emerging Issues in Bioethics – Boston, MA @ Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Jan 24 all-day
Conf.: Emerging Issues in Bioethics - Boston, MA @ Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

Boston University School of Law will host the 2020 American Journal of Law and Medicine Symposium, Emerging Issues in Bioethics, in Boston, MA on January 24, 2020.

1920-2020: The Effects of Women’s Suffrage 100 Years After Ratification of the 19th Amend. @ Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
Jan 24 all-day

The Chapman Law Review at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University will hold its symposium on “1920-2020: The Effects of Women’s Suffrage 100 Years After Ratification of the 19th Amendment” on January 24, 2020. Abstracts are due by by September 15, 2019 to Bethany Ring, espin165@mail.chapman.edu.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

6th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium -UTIP Annual Conference – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 24 all-day
6th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium -UTIP Annual Conference - Salt Lake City, UT

The S. J. Qunney College of Law at the University of Utah will host the 6th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium -UTIP Annual Conference on January 24, 2020. This event is sponsored by the Utah Attorney General’s Office, the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Social Justice Student Initiative (SJSI).

The 2020 Human Trafficking Symposium will feature a keynote speaker, panel, and breakout sessions about human trafficking in Utah including perspectives from attorneys, case managers, law enforcement, and medical providers based around this year’s theme of a victim-centered approach.

For more information, visit the website.

Aviation Law Symposium – La Verne, CA
Jan 24 all-day

The University of La Verne College of Law and the University of La Verne Law Review invites submissions and panelist applications for its aviation law symposium, Developing and Managing City/County Operated Airports.  The symposium is scheduled for January 24, 2020..

Jan
27
Mon
CFP & Conf.: Law and Media @ Doha, Qatar
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day
CFP & Conf.: Law and Media @ Doha, Qatar

Media and the Law

27 – 28 January 2020, Qatar University Auditorium

The Annual Conference of the College of Law, Qatar University

The Conference Theme: Law and the Media: Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges. Deadline for submission is September 2nd, 2019.

CONFERENCE SIGNIFICANCE:
The annual conference of the College of Law, Qatar University, is scheduled for January 27-28, 2020. This year’s conference theme is ‘Law and the Media: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities’. The conference aims to examine issues of both traditional and modern media. Although many states guarantee freedom of expression, an individual’s right to free opinion and expression has also come under scrutiny. The rapid development of media and communication technologies has led to an increase in the repression tools, and a variety of media restricting techniques. Some of these techniques include banned publishing, reputation degrading, intimidation of media staff by means of fabricated charges and prosecutions, unfair imprisonment, even forced disappearance, and the misuse of media as a means to commit crimes.

This is why an opportunity to draw attention to and discuss the risks and threats engulfing the profession at both the national and international levels in the context of the law is imperative.

CONFERENCE GOALS:
1 – Examine media- related laws and the extent to which they address modern developments at the national and international levels.
2 – Discuss the legal and judicial challenges facing the media, and propose solutions through legislative reforms.
3 – Raise community awareness on the role of the real media, and promote rights and freedoms of opinion and expression.
4 – Highlight the role of the media in promoting and consolidating relations among countries.
5 – Highlight the role of legal organization of the media in promoting international cooperation to prevent and combat crimes.
6 – Identify the latest legal solutions best practices related to the media regulation.
7 – Benefit from media experts and specialists in order to come up with recommendations that will improve the climate of freedom.

CONFERENCE PANELS:
Panel 1: Constitutional and International Controls for Practicing Media Freedom.
1. The state’s role in organizing the media sector.
2. Balance between freedom of expression and other rights and freedoms.
3. Media Freedom in light of international conventions.
4. Legal protection for media professionals during armed conflicts, revolutions, and turbulences.

Panel 2: Media Legal Responsibility
1. Media civil liability.
2. Legal Jurisdiction of liability claims in the media.
3. Public Media’s responsibility for its staff errors.

Panel 3: The Legal Regulation of Media Activities Investment
1. Investment in satellite broadcast sector and satellite technology.
2. Competition in the media business.
3. Commercial fraud through media and consumer protection.
4. Protection of intellectual property in media business.

Panel 4: The Legal Dimensions of the Social Media Activities
1. Protect personal data on social media.
2. Identify the problems and legal responsibilities of the social media’ users.
3. Criminal and other liability of social media websites.

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS:
Research paper must comply with the established scholarly norms and research ethics.
Submitted research papers shall be subjected to evaluation by an academic Committee.

FORMAT GUIDELINES OF THE RESEARCH PAPER:
Maximum Number of Pages 30
Font Type Times New Roman
Font Size 14
Line spacing 1.5

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Proposals or abstracts must be submitted by September 2nd, 2019, along with a short CV to the following email: law.events@qu.edu.qa

Accepted research proposals will be communicated to respective parties on September 10, 2019. Final research paper will be subject to evaluation by the Scientific Committee.

Final Version of Research paper must be sent before December 5, 2019.

Jan
31
Fri
Jan 31 all-day

INDEX JOURNAL is is accepting submissions for Issue No. 2 LAW. The editors invite essays and criticism that interrogates the themes of law and justice in works of art, be it in Australian history or the contemporary world.

Papers should be no more than 7,500 words and in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Submit to editors@index-journal.org

Deadline for submission is 31 January 2020.

CFP Deadline: Jurisprudence of Video Games & Virtual Realities
Jan 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Jurisprudence of Video Games & Virtual Realities

Dale Mitchell, Dr. Ashley Pearson, and Dr. Timothy Peters invite submissions for their new edited collection “Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities.” The deadline for abstracts is Jan. 31, 2020. 

The edited collection continues and builds upon interdisciplinary legal scholarship which critically reads and engages law through the virtual gamespace. All submissions which use video games as a serious means of evaluating, critiquing, and explorations questions of law, legality and jurisprudence are welcome. See the attached flyer for details.

 

 

 

CFP Deadline: Street Protests in Asia-Pacific
Jan 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Street Protests in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law issues a call for papers for a special issue on the topic “Street Protests and Human Rights.” Please see the flyer for details. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2020.

CFP Deadline: Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom – Grand Forks, ND
Jan 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom  - Grand Forks, ND

Proposals are be sought for a Conference and Book Launch on Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom. The Conference will be held October 2-3, 2020 at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Join Keynote Speaker Sophie Sparrow & authors from the forthcoming collection, Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom, for a discussion about integrating skills pedagogy into traditional doctrinal courses.

All proposals related to this general topic will be considered. Presentations should be approximately 25 minutes each. Presentations on similar topics will be grouped together in 90-minute blocks, allowing for questions at the end of each block.
Proposals should include: Presenter(s) Name(s), Institutional Affiliation, Proposed Title, and a brief (<250 words) description.

Submit proposals to Tammy Pettinato Oltz at tammy.pettinato@und.edu.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2020.

 

 

CFP Deadline: Law & Development
Jan 31 @ 12:53 pm – 1:53 pm
CFP Deadline: Law & Development

The Law and Development Institute and Bucerius Law School will co-host the 2020 Law and Development Conference in Hamburg, Germany on Nov. 6, 2020. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31, 2020.

Registration for the 2020 Conference will be available on LDI’s website here.

Economic development is the term that has been associated with less developed countries in the Third World (“developing countries”), not the economically advanced countries (“developed countries”). However, development problems in high income countries are not less important. Changing economic conditions in recent decades caused stagnating wages and widening economic gaps among individual citizens and regions within developed countries. Stagnant economic growth deepening economic polarization and institutional incapacity to deal with these issues can be observed in several rich countries. Private law, public law, and institutions in general play a crucial role in addressing these problems. The conference addresses law and development issues relevant to high income countries on the following sub-topics.

  • Poverty and Inequality in High Income Countries and the Role of Law
  • Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Growth and Stability in High Income Countries
  • The Role of State and Development in Industrialized Countries
  • International Trade, WTO and Substitute Institutions

We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by January 31, 2020. (Please indicate the relevant sub-topic in your submission.) We expect abstracts, papers, and presentations in English language.

Important Deadlines

Abstract Submission: January 31, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2020
Final Selection of Speakers: March 15, 2020
Full Papers Due: September 15, 2020

Please note that all conference papers will be uploaded on the conference website and will be accessible by the general public (with the attachment of appropriate copyright notice).

Selected papers will be published in Law and Development Review Special Issue in 2021.

All speakers and participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements during the conference.

Please submit your abstract and conference inquiries to Law and Development Institute (Professor Y.S. Lee) by email at info@lawanddevelopment.net

Feb
3
Mon
CFP: European Central Bank Legal Research Programme
Feb 3 all-day
CFP: European Central Bank Legal Research Programme

The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from established scholars or promising early-career researchers for up to six legal research scholarships to be awarded in 2020. The deadline for applications is Feb. 3, 2020.

Details including the application process are available on the website.

Feb
7
Fri
CFP &Conf.: ASCL Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law @ University of Akron School of Law
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day
CFP &Conf.: ASCL Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law @ University of Akron School of Law

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for its Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law to be held on February 7-8, 2020 at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, commercial law, economics, finance, and securities.

The deadline to submit proposals is October 25, 2019. For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

CFP Deadline: Biopolitics of Legal Education
Feb 7 all-day
CFP Deadline: Biopolitics of Legal Education

Thomas Giddens and Luca Siliquini-Cinelli issue a call for papers for a collection that is to be edited by them, on the topic of biopolitics of legal education.The deadline for submission is Feb. 7, 2020.

Once abstracts are confirmed the collection will be proposed to a leading publisher, initially Routledge.

CFP Deadline: csv,conf,v5 (data)
Feb 7 all-day
CFP Deadline: csv,conf,v5 (data)

The csv,conf,v5 will take place on May 13-14, 2020 in Washington D.C. The call for talk proposals is open, and the deadline for submissions is Feb. 7, 2020. 

csv,conf brings diverse groups together to discuss data topics, and features stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source.

CFP: Book chapters, Biopolitics of Legal Education
Feb 7 all-day
CFP: Book chapters, Biopolitics of Legal Education

This is a call for written papers for a collection that is to be edited by Thomas
Giddens and Luca Siliquini-Cinelli. Once abstracts are confirmed the collection will
be proposed to a leading publisher, initially Routledge.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 7, 2020.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers here.

Funding Opportunities – Research on National Security, Natural Disasters, Socioeconomic and Political Crises
Feb 7 all-day
Funding Opportunities - Research on National Security, Natural Disasters, Socioeconomic and Political Crises

The Minerva Center for the Study of the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa (Faculty of Law and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies), invites proposals for research activities, as outlined below.

The General Purpose of the Minerva Center is to serve as an international venue and transnational forum for the study, research, training, education and publication in the areas of institutional, cultural, socioeconomic and policy aspects of the rule of law under the extreme conditions:

  • National security emergencies  – wars, terrorism, counter terrorism, cyber and military actions
  • Natural and man-made disasters – epidemics, floods, storms, fires, tsunamis and earthquakes, including induced man-made natural disasters
  • Socioeconomic and political crises – economic meltdowns and severe sociopolitical fragmentation

The Minerva Center may fund:

  1. Graduate student (doctoral and master) scholarships.  These are available for students enrolled at the University of Haifa. (Applicants not yet enrolled at the University of Haifa but with appropriate topics may send a query to Dr. Ben Gal to see if there is a potential matching of interests with mentors)
  2. Post-doctoral fellowships  / visiting researchers (short and longer term)
  3. Seed money for research proposals – up to $5000
  4. Support for on-going research – up to $5000
  5. Workshops, colloquia and conferences – up to $5000
  6. Development of empirical databases – up to $5000
  7. Publications of relevant research products – up to $2500

Applicants:

Scholars, faculty members, young scientists, post-doctoral and graduate students, subject experts, policy and legal advisors.

Potential Interacting Disciplines:

Law, sociology, history, economics, political science and international studies, planning, media studies, psychology, geography, environmental studies, philosophy, public policy and administration, public health and medicine. The Center aims to be a venue for systematic and cross-cultural learning and research, using various methodologies, qualitative, quantitative and mixed.

Submit Proposals – up to 5 pages specifying submission category (1-7 above).  For categories 3 and 4 please include: research description, goals, innovation, methodology and budget; For all other categories please include areas of focus, goals, expected outputs.  All applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vita of applicant(s) and two names of potential recommenders familiar with his/her abilities.

Deadline:   February 7, 2020 to: Dr. Michal Ben Gal, Minerva Center Research Coordinator bmichal@geo.haifa.ac.il

Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat – Newark, NJ @ Seton Hall Law
Feb 7 all-day
Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat - Newark, NJ @ Seton Hall Law

The Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is soliciting scholarly submissions for its Fourth Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey.  The purpose of the retreat is to give area health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas in a friendly, informal setting.  The retreat is open to anyone with an academic appointment in health law, including professors, fellows, and visitors, in any institution of higher education (not just law schools).  While it is geared to people in the Northeast area, scholars from outside the area are also welcome to participate.

During the retreat, we will engage in an in-depth discussion of 5-6 draft papers.  For each paper, we will designate two commentators, each of whom will have about 10 minutes to present comments and suggestions.  The author will then have 5 minutes to respond, after which we will open the floor to a general discussion among all retreat participants.

If you are interested in having your paper presented, we ask that you submit a preliminary draft or, if that is not possible, a detailed introduction or outline of at least 5 pages, no later than November 22, 2019. Submissions should be sent to Catherine Finizio, at catherine.Finizio@shu.edu, who will anonymize them before distributing them to the selection committee. We will select the papers to be presented by December 13, and we will then identify two commentators for each of the papers.  Final drafts will be due on January 24, 2020.  Drafts will be made available to all participants on a password-protected website.

Questions may be directed to Carl Coleman at carl.coleman@shu.edu.

Juris En Conference on International Law – Lucknow, India
Feb 7 – Feb 9 all-day
Juris En Conference on International Law - Lucknow, India

The Juris En Conference on International Law 2020 will be held February 7-9, 2020 in Lucknow, India.

The Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020 is the first academic conference organized by Internationalism, a research organization next year in Lucknow, India. The conference is a special method to incentivise methods for viable academic and learning contributions in the field of International Law, by track sessions on different contemporary issues of International Law and its multidisciplinary allied fields.

In the maiden edition of the conference, we are focusing on the inclusive nature of international law and its related imperative fields of concern.

We have thus focused on the role of Artificial Intelligence Ethics, the Role of Women in Business, the Pluralist Nature of Armed Conflicts and its Geopolitical Implications in IHL and the existential value of International Law in a post-truth scenario.

The full call for papers and registration information are available on the website.

Abstracts are due July 20, 2019.

Feb
10
Mon
CFP Deadline: Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics
Feb 10 all-day
CFP Deadline: Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

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.

TOPICS
Topics of interest include:

  • Intellectual Property (IP) and Antitrust Policy
  • Antitrust cases involving IP licensing
  • Technology Standards
  • Standard Setting Organizations
  • Standard Essential Patents
  • Patent Licensing and technology transfers
  • Incentives for invention and innovation

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

  • Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: clbe@law.northwestern.edu by Monday, February 10, 2020.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

  • Complete papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: clbe@law.northwestern.edu.
  • Abstracts, incomplete papers, or proposals will not be accepted. The papers should not be either published or forthcoming.
  • The submitting author should be the one who intends to present the paper here in Chicago.
  • Authors of each accepted paper will receive an allotted speaker fee of $1,500 per paper, regardless of the number of authors. If more than one author attends the conference, the honorarium or travel reimbursement can be divided equally between the attending authors.
  • Due to potential funding sources for this event, the Northwestern CLBE reserves the right to structure the payment as either a speaker fee or a travel expense reimbursement up to the agreed upon amount.
  • The Northwestern CLBE will also reserve and pay for hotel accommodations for attending authors and discussants for the nights of Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and Thursday, June 11, 2020. Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the conference.
CFP Deadline: UN @ 75
Feb 10 all-day
CFP Deadline: UN @ 75

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) issues a call for papers for the 2020 Annual Meeting, with the theme: UN @ 75: The Future of Partnership and Multilateralism. The conference will be held June 25-27, 2020 at London Metropolitan University. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 10, 2020.