Calendar

Jul
20
Sat
CFP Deadline: Int’l Conference on Sustainable Development – Nairobi, Kenya
Jul 20 all-day
CFP Deadline: Int'l Conference on Sustainable Development - Nairobi, Kenya

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 will be held August 15-16 at Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada and School of Economics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. African Women Studies Centre, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya, and Department of Development Studies, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 20, 2019. Additional information is available on the website.

CFP Deadline: Juris En Conference on International Law – Lucknow, India
Jul 20 all-day
CFP Deadline: 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.

Jul
21
Sun
CFP Deadline: Work & Economics of Employment – Arlington, VA
Jul 21 all-day

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy (JLEP) and the Law & Economics Center (LEC) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invite submissions of papers to be presented at JLEP’s 16th Annual Symposium on November 8, 2019 in Arlington, VA. This year’s symposium topic is The Changing Nature of Work and the Economics of Employment in the 21st Century. Total honorarium payments of $4,000 per paper will be available to those who have their papers selected for presentation at the Symposium and provide timely drafts and revisions. The LEC will provide lodging and meals at the symposium, but participants will be responsible for their own transportation arrangements and expenses.

As the digital economy redefines traditional notions of the employer/employee relationship, and policy makers develop new methods of managing the labor landscape, businesses, workers, regulators, and courts are facing a myriad of challenges related to the changing nature of work. It is imperative that hiring, management, legal, and oversight decisions are approached with a foundational understanding of the underlying economic principles that motivate all parties in the incredibly complex labor and employment markets.

Up to four (4) papers will be selected for presentation at the Symposium. Selected authors would be required to provide an expanded draft prior to the Symposium, with a final draft to follow thereafter. JLEP is a peer-reviewed journal, and the editors intend to publish selected final papers that pass peer review in a Symposium Issue in Spring 2020.

TIMETABLE: Authors will adhere to the following timetable:

1. Submission of Paper Proposal – Submission Deadline of July 21, 2019:
– Written paper proposals of no more than three pages should be submitted no later than July 21, 2019. The LEC will notify those chosen to present a more fully developed draft at the November Symposium by August 1, 2019. Selected authors will be provided an honorarium of $2,000 upon submission of a complete draft and their participation in the November Symposium.

2. JLEP Symposium at Antonin Scalia Law School – November 8, 2019:
– Selected authors will present complete drafts of their papers at the JLEP Symposium to be held at Antonin Scalia Law School on November 8, 2019. Each paper will be presented on a panel that will also include 2-3 discussants. Complete drafts must be provided no later than October 14, 2019 in order to allow discussants to read and prepare feedback prior to the Symposium.

3. Submission of Final Draft to JLEP – Deadline of January 31, 2020:
– Following presentation at the Symposium, authors are expected to revise their papers and provide a final draft suitable for publication in JLEP (in particular, citations must conform to Bluebook standards). Final drafts will be due no later than January 31, 2020. Upon completion of this requirement, authors will receive a final honorarium of $2,000. This honorarium will be reduced by $500 for each week the final draft is submitted past the deadline (beginning the day after the deadline).

TOPICS: Topics of special interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
– Employment v. Contract Work (The gig economy, economic and business distinctions between employees and contractors, the relationship to the Fair Labor Standards Act and other statutory and common law rules, why workers might prefer one relationship to the other, etc.)
– Occupational Licensing and other Barriers to Entry (What effects do these have on job opportunities, consumer prices/choices, etc.?)
– Unionization and the Right to Work (What impacts are the evolution of labor union membership and laws regarding unionization having in the private or public sector, etc.?)
– Work in the Shadow Economy (How are immigration, the availability of day laborers, other ‘off the books’ employment, and related trends changing the workforce?)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To be considered for inclusion, please send your initial draft to Jeffrey Smith at LECManne@gmu.edu no later than July 21, 2019.

Jul
31
Wed
CFP Deadline (Essays & Book Reviews): Professional Appearances in the Legal Field @ St. John's U.
Jul 31 all-day
CFP Deadline (Essays & Book Reviews): Professional Appearances in the Legal Field @ St. John's U.

The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development and the Ron Brown Center for Civil Rights (St. John’s University School of Law) invite submissions (full-length articles, essays, commentaries, or book reviews) for a symposium issue, Navigating the Laws of Fashion: Professional Appearances in the Legal Field. Abstracts are due Aug. 15, 2019. The deadline for essays and book reviews is Dec. 31, 2019. For more, see Call for Papers – Professional Appearances.docx

CFP Deadline: Law in End Times – Law, Lit, Humanities, Society @ Southern Cross U.
Jul 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Law in End Times - Law, Lit, Humanities, Society @ Southern Cross U.

Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice is proud to convene and organise, together with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the 2019 LLHAA conference and the 2019 LSAANZ conference, respectively titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times (Dec. 2–5, 2019) and Survive. Thrive. Die. Law in End Times (Dec. 5–7, 2019). The conference will be at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus, in Bilinga, Queensland. Abstracts are due July 31, 2019.

The two conferences, although distinct and separate, are nonetheless connected by a shared overarching theme, and are articulated around a shared Postgraduate Day. Scholars are invited, in a profoundly interdisciplinary manner, to participate in either or both conferences.

 

CFP Deadline:Constitutionalism in Africa @ U. Nairobi
Jul 31 all-day
CFP Deadline:Constitutionalism in Africa @ U. Nairobi

The African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (Facebook link) holds its biennial conference Aug. 26–28, 2020, at the University of Nairobi School of Law. The them is: The Paradox of Constitutionalism in Africa: Reflecting on 10 Years of the Kenyan Constitution. Submissions, including panel proposals, are due by July 31, 2019. For details, see ANCL BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2020 – CALL FOR PAPERS .

CFP: Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice 2019 – Selangor, Malaysia
Jul 31 all-day

TConsult in collaboration with Taylor’s Law School will host an International Conference on the Future of Law and Legal Practice (ICFLP 2019) exploring future developments of the law Malaysia, regionally and internationally. The conference will be held October 15 & 16, 2019 at the Dorsett Grand Hotel Subang Jaya in Selangor, Malaysia.

Paper submissions are invited on the following themes:

Corporate Law: Paper would focus on the changes that are taking place in the interaction between private law subjects in Contract, Tort, Unjust Enrichment, Equity and Trusts, Company Law, Competition Law, Taxation, Banking and Finance Law, Intellectual Property and various other related areas of law central to the parallel session themes.

Healthcare and Medical Law: Papers would revolve around the comprehensive examination of the role of law within the contemporary healthcare environment, laws relevant to aged community and related areas of law central to the parallel session themes.

Human Rights and Liberties: The focus would be the study changes in the regime of laws related to criminal offenses, rights of citizens and non-citizens such as refuges, family law, employment law and International Human Rights central to the parallel session themes.

Legal Education: The study to improve legal education and research techniques to enhance teaching and learning in law. Other aspects of education central to the parallel session themes are also welcome.

The paper submission deadline is July 31, 2019.

More information, including registration, full schedule, and full call for papers, is available on the website.

Aug
1
Thu
CFP Deadline: Corporate Counsel Symposium @ American U.
Aug 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: Corporate Counsel Symposium @ American U.

The American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) invites submissions for its fall symposium, to be held Oct. 1, 2019, in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel. The symposium will explore the role of the general counsel in a modern corporation. Submissions are due by Aug. 1, 2019. For details, see AUBLR-Call-for-Papers

In addition, the editors are accepting papers for other issues in Vol. 9 (2019–20).

CFP Deadline: Junior Scholars
Aug 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: Junior Scholars

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) hosts its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 2-5, 2020, and issues a call for papers by junior scholars. The deadline for submission is Aug. 1, 2019.

 

CFP Deadline: WIP Panel: European Law and Comparative Law – Washington, D.C.
Aug 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: WIP Panel: European Law and Comparative Law - Washington, D.C.

The AALS Section on European Law invites submissions for a works-in-progress panel at the January 2-5, 2020 Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC. Papers may concern any matter related to European Law and Comparative Law. Papers must be “in progress” as of the time of the Annual Meeting in January 2020. (A paper accepted for publication but still undergoing revision is considered “in progress.”) This panel will provide speakers the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from commentators in the field. Pre-tenured professors and junior scholars are strongly encouraged to submit.

Submission Guidelines:

  • To be considered, submit a title and abstract to Mathilde Cohen (mathilde.cohen@uconn.edu) and Kristen Barnes (barnes6@uakron.edu) by 12PM (EST) on August 1, 2019.
  • Paper drafts will be due on December 15, 2019 to be circulated among panel participants.

Up to four speakers will be selected from this Call for Papers. Selected speakers will be notified by August 30, 2019.

Registration Deadline: ADR Works in Progress @ UNLV
Aug 1 all-day
Registration Deadline: ADR Works in Progress @ UNLV

The UNLV Boyd School of Law hosts the 13th Annual AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference Oct. 4–5, 2019 (reception the evening of Oct. 3).The registration deadline is Aug. 1, 2019.

Aug
15
Thu
CFP Deadline: Professional Appearances in the Legal Field @ St. John's U.
Aug 15 all-day
CFP Deadline: Professional Appearances in the Legal Field @ St. John's U.

The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development and the Ron Brown Center for Civil Rights (St. John’s University School of Law) invite submissions (full-length articles, essays, commentaries, or book reviews) for a symposium issue, Navigating the Laws of Fashion: Professional Appearances in the Legal Field. Abstracts are due Aug. 15, 2019. The deadline for essays and book reviews is Dec. 31, 2019. For more, see Call for Papers – Professional Appearances.docx

CFP Deadline: Transactional Law – Washington, D.C.
Aug 15 all-day
CFP Deadline: Transactional Law - Washington, D.C.

The AALS Section on Transactional Laws and Skills invites paper submissions for its program “Markets and Regulation: The Shifting Context of Transactional Practice” to be held at the AALS 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

This session will explore the changing regulatory context of transactional legal practice, which is rapidly evolving in response to new innovations and challenges across a range of markets. Emerging issues range from privacy law and cybersecurity, to national security concerns, antitrust, and international trade and investment, to the prospect of new regulatory responses to climate change and other environmental threats. The forms these regulatory responses take are also diverse, including not only traditional public regulation, but also private governance, which draws upon the efforts of NGOs, trade associations, and international organizations.

The full call is available here.

The submission deadline is August 15, 2019.

Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to the Section Chair Virginia Harper Ho, University of Kansas School of Law, at vharperho@ku.edu or (785) 864-9217.

Aug
30
Fri
Regis. & CFP Deadline: Employment & Labor Law Scholarship @ UNLV
Aug 30 all-day
Regis. & CFP Deadline: Employment & Labor Law Scholarship @ UNLV

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law hosts the 14th Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) Oct. 10 (evening reception) and 11–12, 2019.  The deadline for registration (and submission of papers) is Aug. 30, 2019.

Aug
31
Sat
CFP Deadline – Law & Comics
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline - Law & Comics

The Graphic Justice Research Alliance Conference presents Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia on Nov. 28-29, 2019. Please see the attached document for details on the call for papers, and note the deadline for submission is Aug. 31, 2019.

CFP Deadline: Rosalyn Higgins Prize Competition for Papers on ICJ
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Rosalyn Higgins Prize Competition for Papers on ICJ

The Brill journal, Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) has named a Prize in honour of H.E. Rosalyn Higgins. The deadline to submit papers to the competition is Aug. 31, 2019.

The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either solely focusing on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online to maximize its dissemination.

Competition for the Prize is open to all: scholars as well as practitioners, junior as well as senior professionals. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee, including both co-Editors-in-Chief.

Exceptionally, two papers of an equally high standard can be selected. The Committee is also able to choose not to award the Prize if in its opinion none of the submitted papers reaches the required standards.

Submissions should be between 6.500 and 8.000 words in length, not yet published or under review elsewhere. Other submission requirements are the same as for regular LPICT submissions (instructions available at https://brill.com/fileasset/downloads_products/Author_Instructions/LAPE.pdf​).

Submissions now open! Deadline: 31 August 2019

All papers for consideration of the 2019 prize should be sent directly to Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (bodeaulivinec@gmail.com ) and Freya Baetens (freya.baetens@jus.uio.no), LPICT Co-Editors-in-Chief.

The winner(s) will be announced in September 2019.

Sep
1
Sun
CFP Deadline: Res Philosophica – Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice
Sep 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: Res Philosophica - Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice

Res Philosophica issues a call for papers to compete for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize, including publication and a $3000 award. Submission details are available online, and the original deadline is now extended to Sept. 1, 2019.

Sep
3
Tue
CFP Deadline: Symposium on State and Local Gov’t Tension – Morgantown, WV
Sep 3 all-day
CFP Deadline: Symposium on State and Local Gov't Tension - Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia Law Review invites submissions for its Annual Symposium to be held February 27-28.

This year, the United States’s fourth oldest law review will be highlighting the tensions between state and local governments. The Symposium editors are now accepting a select number of proposals for panels and sessions on topics related to home rule, Dillon’s Rule, and preemption such as: energy facility siting; local ordinances on discrimination, minimum wage, and gun regulations; consumer laws; the West Virginia home rule pilot program; and other related issues. The symposium is intended to develop legal scholarship in state and local government law and stimulate discussion between students, academics, and practitioners.

Abstracts of 250-500 words should be submitted through the Google Form (https://forms.gle/PSvv93QWjeCC8uxS7). Abstracts must be submitted by September 3, 2019. Applicants should expect that the Symposium Editors may request further information or the opportunity to discuss the proposal in further detail. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis with final decisions expected no later than the end of September.

 

For more information about WVLR please visit our website at, wvlawreview.wvu.edu.

 

For additional information about the annual symposium or potential topic selection, please contact:

Gabrielle Marcum, WVLR Symposium Editor, egmarcum@mix.wvu.edu

Austin Rogers, WVLR Symposium Editor, adr0020@mix.wvu.edu

Jesse Richardson, WVLR Symposium Faculty Advisor, Jesse.Richardson@mail.wvu.edu

Sep
6
Fri
CFP Deadline: Machine Lawyering @ Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 6 all-day
CFP Deadline: Machine Lawyering @ Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong presents Machine Lawyering: Digitally Reconceiving Contracting, Regulation and Property Jan. 16–18, 2020. Abstracts are due by Sept. 6, 2019.

Topics addressed will include:

• Emerging alternative finance
• Competition law in the big data industries
• AI supremacy in the global economy
• Automated surveillance for market regulation
• Legal policy on use of artificial intelligence
• Regulation of new payment systems (P2P, stored value, mobile payment, non-bank systems)
• Collection, processing and use of personal data
• Intellectual property in automated systems
• Data analytics in corporate finance
• Algorithms and profiling (from KYC to oppression)

Readers might be interested in CUHK’s Machine Lawyering blog.

Sep
10
Tue
CFP Deadline: Professional Responsibility 2020 WiP Workshop – Washington D.C.
Sep 10 all-day
CFP Deadline: Professional Responsibility 2020 WiP Workshop - Washington D.C.

The AALS Section on Professional Responsibility invites submissions for its “Professional Responsibility 2020 Works In Progress Workshop” to be held at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

This workshop will be an opportunity for junior scholars to receive substantive critique and feedback on a work in progress. Each junior scholar will be paired with a more senior scholar in the field who will lead a discussion of the piece and provide feedback. Successful papers should engage with scholarly literature and make a meaningful, original contribution to the field or professional responsibility or legal ethics.

Please email submissions to Veronica Root Martinez, Associate Professor, Notre Dame Law School, vrootmartinez@nd.edu on or before September 10, 2019. The title of the email submission should read: “Submission – 2020 AALS Section on Professional Responsibility.”

Read the full call here.