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Oct
14
Mon
CFP Deadline: The Future of Medical Device Regulation – Cambridge, MA
Oct 14 all-day
CFP Deadline: The Future of Medical Device Regulation - Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is  announces its 2020 annual conference: “Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation.” The conference will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020.

This year’s conference is organized in collaboration with Timo Minssen, University of Copenhagen’s Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL); Nicholson Price, University of Michigan School of Law; and Christopher Robertson, James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona.

Medical devices have historically been less regulated than their drug and biologic counterparts. In the United States, the legislative framework regulating oversight of medical devices allows a moderate-risk device to be brought to market without evidence of safety or efficacy provided it is substantially equivalent to devices that were on the market in 1976—which themselves may have never been evaluated for safety or efficacy (often referred to ask the 510(k) pathway). Post-market surveillance is also less onerous than its pharmaceutical counterpart, with an “alternative summary reporting” program allowing manufacturers to avoid public reports of certain types of problems prior to this year.

If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu as soon as possible, but not later than October 14, 2019.

More information, including the full call is available here.

CFP & Conf.: Health Law @ Cambridge, MA
Oct 14 all-day
CFP & Conf.: Health Law @ Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2020 annual conference: “Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation,” which will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 14, 2019.

For more information on the conference and submission of papers, please see the Call for Papers here.

Oct
18
Fri
CFP & Conf.: Climate Change & Human Rights @ Madison, WI
Oct 18 all-day
CFP & Conf.: Climate Change & Human Rights @ Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin invites internationally acclaimed scholars and advanced PhD candidates to submit abstracts for the Wisconsin International Law Scholars Conference (WILSC) on Climate Change and Human Rights to be held on April 2-3, 2020 as part of its Wisconsin International Law Journal annual programs. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Oct. 18, 2019.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

CFP & Conf.: Public Law @ Washington, D.C.
Oct 18 all-day
CFP & Conf.: Public Law @ Washington, D.C.

To further its mission of promoting the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses– individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law—the American Constitution Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop on public law to be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 in connection with the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The deadline for submission is October 18, 2019.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

CFP Deadline: Poverty Law
Oct 18 all-day
CFP Deadline: Poverty Law

Berkeley Law issues a call for papers for its fourth bienneial poverty law conference, “Poverty Law? Where We Go From Here,” on Apr. 10-11, 2020, at UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 18, 2019. 

This conference will focus on the evolving nature of our collective obligation to each other, on changes to national, state, and local antipoverty programs, and on the future of poverty law as a field. This conference is a gathering for all those whose work focuses on the relationship between law and socio-economic marginality, broadly construed.

There are three main tracks to the conference:

  1. The History and/or Future of Antipoverty Efforts and Programs
  2. Antipoverty Teaching, Service, and Research
  3. General Poverty Law (subject matter not limited)

If you would like to present, please submit a title and abstract by Oct. 18, 2019 to erosser@wcl.american.edu.

Please note: there is no conference registration fee, but presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We look forward to seeing you in April 2020!

CFP: Race, Class, and Environmental Justice Symposium Deadline
Oct 18 all-day
CFP: Race, Class, and Environmental Justice Symposium Deadline

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review seeks proposals for its 104th annual Symposium, which will focus on Race, Class, and Environmental Justice and will be held Friday, March 6, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. Proposals, which should be approximately 250–500 words, are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the impact of water and air quality issues on marginalized people; the history of ecological inequities and the law; legal approaches to climate change and global warming; challenges arising from efforts to increase the use of renewable energy; legal and equitable
issues connected with deep decarbonization projects; and any other topic related to race, class, and environmental justice.

Please include a current CV with your proposal and indicate whether the proposal is for a presentation only, or whether you also plan to submit an article for possible publication. Preference will be given to proposals that include plans for an article, which will be due to the Law Review on Friday, March 13, 2019. Proposals and questions should be directed to Bridget Underhill, Symposium Director, at underhbl@udmercy.edu.

Oct
25
Fri
CFP &Conf.: ASCL Fifth Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law @ University of Akron School of Law
Oct 25 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: Socio-Legal Approaches to Property
Oct 25 all-day
CFP: Socio-Legal Approaches to Property

The Law and Society Association‘s Socio-Legal Approaches to Property Collaborative Research Network (SLAP-CRN) invites original, unpublished submissions from scholars at any stage of their careers. LSA is particularly interested in empirically-based papers examining any issues related to the treatment of land and other tangible things as property. Topics may include but are not limited to: land tenure; indigenous forms of property; collectives and property pluralism; land use; symbols of property; resource extraction; civil forfeiture, inheritance; embodied property; redistribution of property; social movements and resistance to property.

Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST)

To submit your paper for consideration, please provide the following information at our website
https://slap-propertylaw.org, or email Lua Kamal Yuille, lyuille@ku.edu or John Felipe Acevedo,
jacevedo@law.ua.edu.

  • A 100-250 word abstract describing the topic, methodological approach, and findings (or expected
    findings) of your paper
  • The paper title
  • Your contact information including affiliation, discipline(s), and email

Panels are to be held at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, May 28-31, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

Oct
26
Sat
CPF: Trans in a Time of HIV/AIDS
Oct 26 all-day
CPF: Trans in a Time of HIV/AIDS

TSQ (Transgender Studies Quarterly) welcomes submissions from 1000 to 5,000 words that engage in any of a wide range of methods, disciplines, lineages, and practices, including creative written or visual work, first person accounts, opinion pieces, manifestos, or policy statements on the subject “Trans in a Time of HIV/AIDS.”

Please send complete submissions by October 26, 2019. To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/tsq. If this is your first time using Editorial Manager, please register first, then proceed with submitting your manuscript. If you have any difficulties with the process, contact the journal at tsqjournal[@]gmail.com. All manuscripts must be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, and blinded throughout. You must also submit an abstract, keywords, and biographical note at the time of initial submission. Please visit the editorial office’s website for a detailed style guide. Questions for the editors of this issue may be addressed to Che Gossett (chegossett[@]gmail.com).

Oct
31
Thu
CFP Deadline: Waikato Law Review
Oct 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Waikato Law Review

The Waikato Law Review is accepting submissions for Volume 27.

Volume 27 of the Waikato Law Review will have a special focus on Public International Law and submissions are invited regarding any aspect or subject area within the field of Public International Law.

The special focus of the 2020 issue of the journal reflects the Faculty’s research expertise and interest in this field generally (and within the areas of Antarctica, Armed Conflict, Foreign Investment, Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, International Environmental Law, International Trade, Law of the Sea, and Space Law in particular).

The submission deadline is October 31, 2019.

Questions may be addressed to Dr Trevor Daya-Winterbottom FRSA FRGS, Editor-in-Chief at: trevor.daya-winterbottom@waikato.ac.nz

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The Waikato Law Review encourages the publication of articles that align with the founding principles of Te Piringa – Faculty of Law: biculturalism, professionalism, and law in context. The Editorial Committee seeks articles that are timely and provide an original in-depth analysis of a topic.

Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere (in electronic or print format) and must not be simultaneously under consideration by another journal or publishing company. Papers received are blind peer-reviewed and must receive a positive evaluation in order to be accepted for publication in the journal.

Articles should be within the range of 8,000-12,000 words including footnotes. Longer papers may be considered for publication in exceptional circumstances.

Comments on case law from superior courts or international courts and tribunals, or legislation should not exceed 8,000 words including footnotes.

CITATIONS: Papers submitted for consideration should comply with either the New Zealand Law Style Guide (available online at: http://www.lawfoundation.org.nz/) or OSCOLA 4th Edition.

FORM: Papers should be submitted by email in Microsoft Word format to the Editor-in-Chief (as per the email contact details below).

AUTHOR DETAILS: The title page of the paper should include the author’s name, academic and professional affiliations and any other relevant personal details (e.g. email address). Authors must also provide the Editor-in-Chief with their postal and email address details and telephone number for correspondence purposes when submitting their papers for consideration.

CFP Deadline: Art/Law J.
Oct 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Art/Law J.

The Art/Law Network issues a call for proposals for the inaugural Art/Law Journal. Deadline for letters of intent is Oct. 31, 2019. 

The first issue of the Art/Law Journal encourages submissions to consider understandings of practice and process very broadly defined.  We are looking for submissions on questions relating to process and practice in the interweavings between art, law and political activism. Please see the website for more detail.

Submissions may take the form of: text, photo essays, storyboard, comic, graffiti, film, audio recording, object, performance or other media. Where submissions are not in a 2D format suitable for print or online publication, please contact the editors to discuss your proposal.

CFP Deadline: Privacy Fellowship
Oct 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Privacy Fellowship

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the 2019 – 2020 Privacy Fellowship. Proposals should be original work focused on the law and economics of issues surrounding the increasing regulatory scrutiny of online platforms. Submission details are available online. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2019.

CFP: Law & Art
Oct 31 all-day
CFP: Law & Art

Mehera San Roque (University of New South Wales Law School), James Parker (Melbourne Law School), and Sara Ramshaw (University of Victoria Faculty of Law) are guest editing a Special Issue of Law Text Culture, entitled “The Acoustics of Justice: Law, Listening, Sound”. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.

For more information, please see Call for Paper here.

Nov
1
Fri
CFP Deadline: International Cyberlaw in Practice
Nov 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: International Cyberlaw in Practice

The Cyberlaw Tool Kit, the leading interactive web-based resource on the international law of cyber operations, is now inviting submissions for its next general update in 2020. The Toolkit consists of a number
of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world
examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis.

This call for submissions is open until November 1, 2019. Full text of the call with submission dates and contacts is available for download here.

CFP Deadline: The Second Draft
Nov 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: The Second Draft

The Second Draft Board of Editors invites submissions for the Spring 2020 issue on any topic related to legal writing and research.  The board is flexible on submission length, although the typical range is 500 to 3,000 words.

Send submissions Word format by November 1, 2019 to theseconddraftlwi@gmail.com The email subject line and the file name of the Word document should appear like this: Last Name First Name Article Submission Issue Year

For more contact information:

CFP: Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Food / Drug Law, Intellectual Property @ Chicago, IL
Nov 1 all-day
CFP: Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Food / Drug Law,  Intellectual Property @ Chicago, IL

The American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) is pleased to announce the 5th
annual bioIP Faculty Workshop on Friday May 1, 2020, at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.  The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019.

The Workshop offers a unique opportunity for three scholars in their first decade of teaching to present their work in progress for in-depth critique and commentary by respected senior scholars in the field.

Topics for the workshop are at the intersection of biotechnology, life sciences, food and drug law, and intellectual property, broadly defined (hence bioIP).

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

CFP: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law Deadline
Nov 1 all-day
CFP: Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law Deadline

The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and private contracts, and commentaries on rewritten opinions and contracts, for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law. This edited volume is part of a collaboration among law professors and others to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, key judicial decisions in the United States.

More information about the project can be found at https://law.unlv.edu/us-feminist-judgments.

To submit a proposal for rewriting an opinion or contract or providing commentary, please e-mail the following information to the volume co-editors, Anne Choike, anne.choike@wayne.edu, Usha R. Rodrigues, rodrig@uga.edu, and Kelli Alces Williams, kalces@law.fsu.edu by Friday, November 1, 2019:

  1. Your CV, your areas of corporate law interest or expertise, and why you are interested in and well suited to participate in this project. The Feminist Judgments Project and the Corporate Law volume editors are committed to including authors from diverse backgrounds. If you feel an aspect of your personal identity is important to your participation, please feel free to include that in your expression of interest.
  2. Your top two or three preferences of cases or contracts to write about from the list below. Alternatively, if you have another case or contract that you feel strongly should be included instead of one of the selected cases or contracts and that you would like to write about, provide a summary of the case or contract (no more than 250 words), a copy of the full text of the case or contract, and a brief summary (no more than 250 words) of the reasons that you think it should be included. Contributors who wish to co- author a rewritten opinion, rewritten contract or commentary, or work together on a rewritten opinion or contract and the commentary thereupon, are welcome to indicate that in the application.
  3. Your preference for contributing a rewritten opinion or contract, or a commentary.
  4. Any time constraints and other obligations that may impact your ability to meet the submission deadlines.
  5. Your willingness and ability to attend the tentatively planned gathering at the Law & Society Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in May 2020. Selection of contributors does not depend on their ability or willingness to attend this gathering.

This list of cases and contracts that the editors have selected for consideration to be included in
the volume Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law, is as follows:

Legal Personality, Identity, and Limited Liability of Corporate Entities

  1. Citizens United (rights of corporate “persons” and nature of corporate personality)
  2. Walkovszky v. Carlton (limited liability/veil piercing)

Role and Purpose of the Corporation and Corporate Combinations in Society

  1. Dodge v. Ford (shareholder primacy)
  2. Merriam v. Demoulas Super Mkts. (stakeholder responsibility in family-owned business)
  3. Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. (directors’ duty to maximize share price in corporate takeover)

Fiduciary Duties in Corporate Governance

  1. Meinhard v. Salmon (duty of loyalty)
  2. Smith v. Van Gorkom (duty of care and business judgment rule)
  3. Francis v. United Jersey Bank (duty of care to understand business)
  4. In re Walt Disney Derivative Litigation (duty of care regarding executive compensation)
  5. Harvey Weinstein Employment Agreement (duty of care to monitor compliance)

Closely Held Businesses and Other Considerations Regarding the Composition of Boards,
Management, and Owners

  1. Ringling Bros.–Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. v. Ringling (dispute over board seats)
  2. Beam ex rel. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. v. Stewart (legitimacy of board
    member personal relationships)
  3. Donohue v. Rodd Electrotype (close corporations and minority shareholder oppression)
    Protecting Vulnerable Investors and Potential Investors in Corporations
  4. Jordan v. Duff & Phelps (duty to disclose material information)
  5. SEC v. Howey (definition of investment contract)
  6. US v. Chestman (culpability for insider trading based on personal relationships)
CFP: Review of Constitutional Studies
Nov 1 all-day
CFP: Review of Constitutional Studies

The Review of Constitutional Studies is now accepting submissions of manuscripts for its issues 24(2) and 25(1).  The deadline for submitting a manuscript for issue 24(2) is November 1, 2019.

Published by the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta since 1993, the Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal in constitutional law and theory. The Review publishes original scholarly work on the theoretical, functional and doctrinal aspects of constitutional law, and provides a forum for the analysis of constitutionalism in its various political, social, and historical contexts. The Review also welcomes articles focusing on comparative or global constitutionalism.

Submissions for issue 25(1) will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please refer to the Submission Guidelines.

CFP Deadline: Law, Culture, & Humanities
Nov 1 @ 5:23 pm – 11:59 pm
CFP Deadline: Law, Culture, & Humanities

The Assoc. for the study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities issues a call for papers for its 23rd Annual Conference on March 7-8, 2020 in North Haven, CT. Deadline for proposals is Nov. 1, 2019. 

Proposals:

As always, we welcome well-constructed proposals on any topic related to law and legal studies. In addition, our theme this year is: Projections: Imagining Legal Futurity. We now seemingly inhabit a moment of multiple thresholds and must engage a future that urgently demands our attention. Climate change, challenges to democratic governance, new modes of communication, mass migration, quickening temporalities, the very boundaries of the human – all of these and more constitute a new and shifting landscape of materiality, epistemology, and social relations. How do and should we imagine the place of law in such a future?

We invite proposals taking up that question from a variety of humanities-oriented perspectives. Among many other questions, one might ask: As we increasingly negotiate digitally-connected webs of relations, what relevance does the concept of rights retain? How is authority articulated and disarticulated in a lightning-paced, image-saturated world? In what ways do historical modes of thinking remain relevant to future-oriented legal argument and legitimation? How might the power and reach of law be reconfigured by seemingly unprecedented challenges to human flourishing such as climate change and artificial intelligence? How do speculative fiction and imaginative culture, post-apocalyptic or otherwise, renew and/or create new principles, standards, prescriptions, and prohibitions that regulate our everyday practices? Does the future we imagine call for new ways to think about law itself?

Details on submissions.

Nov
4
Mon
CFP: Forced Migration Review “Cities and Towns”
Nov 4 all-day