In 2020, an ESIL symposium is co-organized by the Chair of Public International Law, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. The symposium will consist of two one-day events, one organized on 15 May 2020 in Kraków, the other in November 2020 in Leiden. The overarching topic of the symposium is “Exploring the Frontiers of International Law in Cyberspace”. The idea is to consider the challenges posed by cyberspace to traditional notions and areas of international law in light of the interconnectedness of global networks, our growing dependency on information and communication technologies and malicious behaviour by States and non-State actors.
• The Kraków event will focus on issues relating to responsible State behaviour in cyberspace and State measures to ensure the resilience of national networks.
• The Leiden event will focus on ensuring the protection of and respect for human rights online and consider the role technology can play in promoting sustainable development and environmental protection.
Call for Papers for the Kraków event: Ensuring Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace
Papers discussing any dimension of the topic of how international law regulates responsible State behaviour in cyberspace, taking both a theoretical or more policy-oriented approach, will be given serious consideration.
The organizers particularly welcome papers addressing one of the following sets of issues:
• Rules and norms of responsible State behaviour in cyberspace, in particular in the context of the new OEWG and GGE proceedings
• Western and non-Western approaches to international law in cyberspace
• The application of international humanitarian law to cyber armed conflicts
• Sovereignty in cyberspace; aspects of “digital sovereignty”
• State responsibility in cyberspace
• Individual and collective reactions to cyberattacks, cyber restrictive measures, countermeasures etc.
• Supply chain security and international trade law (vide 5G, Huawei, etc.)
• Extraterritorial jurisdiction (U.S. CLOUD Act, EU draft e-evidence regulation, etc.)
Abstracts (of not more than 800 words) should be submitted to email@example.com by 15 December 2019
More information is available on the website.
Note: The Call for Papers for the Leiden event will be issued in May 2020.
The University of Chester will host a conference on The Golden Age of Crime: A Re-Evaluation on April 3-4, 2020. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2019.
The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship.
For more information, please see the Call for Papers here.
Women Being issues a call for papers for the upcoming 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and the Status of Women, on Mar. 8-11, 2020 in Edinburgh. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2019.
This conference aims to be a platform for,
- Discussion relating to the current status of women, with a special focus on the following categories that constitute potential challenges to gender equality and women’s rights: the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the refugee crisis, rising levels of (and political legitimisation of) sexual violence and misogyny, cuts in child-care and services for disabled people, lack of access to paid parental leave, tax and welfare reforms, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and the rise of zero-contract hours.
- International researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to present their studies to a multi-disciplinary audience, exchange experiences, discuss proposals, and disseminate results on women’s and gender studies.
- Raising awareness and encouraging dialogue on the proposed topics, with the aim of creating lasting productive partnerships between the participants.
All submitted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, edited under the Creative Commons Licence (Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International/CC BY-ND 4.0), which will also contain a report and catalogue of activities. This book will be available on the WomenBeing webpage to download for free, and it will also be freely distributed to schools, institutions, research centres and individuals who request it.
WomenBeing builds upon this momentum by providing a ‘loudspeaker’ for academics, civil servants, researchers, social activists, journalists and private individuals to make their voices heard on the main challenges that women are currently facing.
Important dates :
Submission of abstracts: 15th December 2019
Acceptance notification: 20th December 2019
Submission of full papers: 10th February 2020
Early bird registration: 10th January 2020
CUNY Law Review issues a call for papers for the 2020 symposium “Democracy At Your Fingertips: Your Voice, Your Vote, Make It Count” on Apr. 3, 2020. There is a rolling submission deadline, with a final due date of Dec. 16, 2019.
See event flyer for details.
CUNY Law Review invites scholars, legal practitioners, advocates, and organizers to submit articles for consideration for publication in an upcoming volume of CUNY Law Review, dedicated to the symposium. We are particularly interested in publishing works that discuss the following areas:
● 2020 Census
● Voter disenfranchisement
● Election security/hacking
● Lack of oversight over ballot counting technology
Please send one-page proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The editors will review the submitted proposals on a rolling
basis, with a final due date of December 16, 2020. Please include “CUNYLR Symposium 2020
Publication Submission” in the subject line. Articles not selected for inclusion in the symposium
volume may be considered for publication through the Law Review’s digital platform, Footnote
Proposals should contain the following information:
● Name and affiliation of the authors
● Working title
● An article abstract, no longer than 500 words
● Expected article length
● Whether attendance at the symposium is contingent on travel reimbursement
Please note that the due date for article drafts for selected articles is March 3, 2020. CUNY
Law Review values dialogue and would be amenable to considering alternative timeframes
requested in the proposal.
The Supreme Court Economic Review (SCER) solicits article submissions for a Roundtable on the Economics of Criminal Procedure, Punishment, and Their Consequences to be held on March 26-27, 2020 at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. All submissions will go through SCER’s normal peer review process, and accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Supreme Court Economic Review. The editor of the special issue (Murat Mungan) will also invite a discussant to the Roundtable for each article, and the discussant’s comment will also be published in the special issue. SCER will reimburse reasonable travel and accommodation costs incurred by authors and discussants participating in the Roundtable. The deadline for submission is December 20, 2019. However, the editors will consider submissions on a rolling basis, and, therefore, the review process may end prior to this date.
There are both political efforts and popular demand to reform the criminal justice system in the United States. Many debates regarding criminal justice reform center around issues related to the negative consequences associated with imprisonment, and the barriers faced by ex-convicts in re-integrating to society as productive individuals. Economic analyses of criminal procedures and recidivism have been successful in identifying important trade-offs that criminal justice policies can be designed to balance. The objective of this roundtable is to facilitate further discussion of relevant dynamics generated by criminal punishment and processes preceding punishment, including, pre-trial detention; bail setting; arrests; and plea-bargaining. SCER is seeking submissions that contribute to our understanding of criminal procedures and punishment. Contributions may include theoretical or empirical analyses that rigorously apply the law and economics methodology.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit an article, please visit our electronic submission site at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/scer and follow the instructions. (You will need to register if you do not have an account at EditorialManager; Please select “SI: Criminal Procedure, Punishment, and Their Consequences” as article type when prompted.) If you have any questions please contact our editorial team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available on the website.
The Albany Law Review invites submissions for the 25th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary: Great Women, Great Chiefs: A Celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. The deadline for abstracts is Dec. 30, 2019.
See details below, or on the CFP flyer.
The Editorial Board of Albany Law Review invites submissions for publication in the 25th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary, which focuses on the relationship between judicial independence, federalism, and the rule of law in state courts. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers. We invite legal academics and practitioners, as well as law-related scholars, to submit their abstracts on topics exploring the ways in which state courts have or should exercise independence from the direction of federal law—or not.
Topics: Papers can approach issues relating to independent judicial federalism from a national or state perspective. Legal, law-related, and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. As has been true for State Constitutional Commentary since its inaugural issue 25 years ago, the purpose has been to explore public law in state courts in the broadest sense with the widest range of perspectives. Articles comporting with the vast scope of the aforementioned or within the general concept of “Great Women, Great Chiefs,” are welcome.
Selected papers will be published in The Albany Law Review’s 25th annual issue of State Constitutional Commentary. Abstracts should briefly describe the specific topic, and the perspective, as well as identifying the author(s).
Submission deadline: An abstract is due by December 30, 2019. Authors will receive an email response no later than January 2, 2020. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Candace White, email@example.com, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary.
The due date for final submissions is February 15, 2020.
The Journal of Popular Culture issues a call for papers for a special issue, Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative, to be published in 2021. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Jan. 1, 2020.
Articles may come from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary practice. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to both Malcah Effron (meffron”at”mit.edu) and Nicole Kenley (Nicole_Kenley”at”baylor.edu) no later than Jan 1, 2020. Requests for manuscripts will be sent by March 1, 2020, and manuscripts (5000-7500 words) will be expected by June 1, 2020. Visit http://www.journalofpopularculture.com/submissions for the journal’s submission and style guidelines. Please contact either Malcah Effron (meffron”at”mit.edu) or Nicole Kenley (Nicole_Kenley”at”baylor.edu) with any questions about the call.
The complex actions that transpire in transnational geopolitical spaces, including but not limited to issues of migration, reconfiguration of borders, the (d)evolution of trade alliances, and wars on terror, continue to complicate twentieth-century grand narratives of nationalism. The crime genre concerns itself with these complications, and the detective narrative traditionally explores the preservation and violation of the societal borders that circumscribe these issues and the nations involved. However, much scholarship on crime fiction—e.g. John Cawelti (1977) to Lee Horsley (2005)—has critiqued the genre for upholding the status quo with its focus on the preservation of established borders; for example, such scholarship tends to argue that working within a legal system inherently maintains a preexisting social order.
As scholarship on crime fiction attends to the violations of societal borders illustrated in detective fiction, scholars must grapple with popular culture’s attitudes toward national, transnational, and global issues. For its special issue on “Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative,” The Journal of Popular Culture seeks articles that explore how depictions of place and/or space in detective narratives engage with these complicated contexts. We are especially interested in arguments that challenge the established scholarly narrative of crime fiction’s role in upholding the political status quo. Proposed topics may address, but are not limited to:
Detective Fiction and the Global City
Detectives, Borders, and Migrations
Time and Place
Regional Crime Narratives
Maps in/and Crime Narratives
Crime Narratives and Literary Tourism
Settings in Crime Narrative
Location-specific social issues in crime narrative
Geography and/or Crime Narrative
Politics of Place
Psychogeography and crime
Chronotopes of Crime
Crime on Location
region and is published once a year.
The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law invites the submission of articles, preferably in the form of a Word document, on subjects related to international humanitarian Law, humanitarian policy, or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article would either need to be authored by someone from or based in the Asia-Pacific region or, alternately, be about the Asia-Pacific region.
Possible topics include:
• Rights of children in armed conflict;
• Protection of cultural heritage in times of armed conflict;
• IHL and weapons (nuclear weapons, new weapon technologies, arms trade, etc.);
• IHL and terrorism (including counter-terrorism legislation and UNSC Resolution 2462);
• IHL courts in the region (from the aftermath of WW II to today);
• National Committees of IHL and domestic implementation of IHL;
• Peacekeeping forces;
• IHL and Islam;
• Refugees in Asia, forced migration;
• IHL and climate change; and
• Protection against human trafficking, protection of stateless persons
The Journal accepts papers on a rolling basis. For publication in the 2020 edition, authors are invited to send their papers to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 6, 2020.
For the submission guidelines and other information, please visit: http://iils.law.upd.edu.ph/index.php/apjihl-home/.
The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Princeton University, University of Illinois College of Law, and American Society of Comparative Law issue the call for papers for the Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop on Mar. 26-28, 2020 at the U. of Pennsylvania Law School. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 10, 2020.
See details below.
March 26-28, 2020, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by:
Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School),
Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), and
Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law)
Co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Princeton University, the University of Illinois College of Law, and the American Society of Comparative Law.
We invite all interested comparative law scholars to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit papers to Jacques deLisle at email@example.com. Please put “Comparative Law Workshop” in the subject line of your email when submitting. Papers must be submitted by January 10, 2020. We will inform authors of our decision by February 10, 2020. Participants whose papers have been accepted should plan to arrive in Philadelphia by the evening of Thursday March 26 and to depart in the afternoon or evening of Saturday March 28. We will be meeting all day on Friday but only the first half the day on Saturday, which will make it possible both for domestic and international visitors to catch flights out that evening.
The annual workshop is an important forum in which comparative law works in progress can be explored among colleagues in a serious and thorough manner that will be truly helpful to the respective authors. “Work in progress” means scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough for serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop, if it has already been accepted for publication.) Appropriate work for the workshop includes law review articles, book chapters, and other appropriate genres.
We ask for only one contribution per author and also ask authors to limit their papers to 15,000 words (including notes), or, if the paper (or book chapter) is longer, to indicate which 15,000 word portion they would like to have read and discussed.
Our objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create the opportunity for comparative lawyers to get together for two days devoted to talking shop, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence for the discipline.
The participants in the workshop will consist of the paper authors, designated commentators, and faculty members of the host institutions. The group will be kept small enough to sit around a large table and to allow serious discussion. The authors will not present their papers at the workshop. The papers will be distributed well in advance and every participant is expected to have read all of them before the workshop. Each paper will be introduced and discussed first by two commentators before opening the discussion to the other workshop participants. Each of the authors selected for the workshop is expected to have read and to be prepared to discuss all of the papers. The author of each paper will be given an opportunity to respond and ask questions of his or her own. There are no plans to publish a collection of the workshop papers. Paper authors may seek publication if, and wherever, they wish. The goal of the workshop is to improve the work before publication.
The Workshop is supported by the host school and the American Society of Comparative Law. Authors of papers and commentators will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and accommodations up to $600, either by the American Society of Comparative Law or the University of Pennsylvania Law School, in accordance with the ASCL reimbursement policy (as posted on its webpage.) We ask that authors inquire into funding opportunities at their home institutions before applying for reimbursement by the ASCL or by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission is 31 January 2020.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com