Call for Papers: Junior Faculty Forum

Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 17th session of the Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 28-29, 2016. The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of scholars recently appointed to a tenure-track position by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange.  Twelve to twenty scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present.  The goal is discourse both on the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre.

To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than seven years.

Electronic submissions should be sent to Katherine Pothin ( with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016.

Click here for more information, including a list of topics.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Legal Profession.

February 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Going the Distance

The National Association for Law Placement’s 2016 Annual Education Conference: Going the Distance will be on April 13-16, 2016 in Boston, MA.  The programming offered covers all areas of the legal profession from recruiting and career counseling to professional development, diversity and inclusion, and more.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Legal Education. 

February 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Call for Proposals: Law in the History of Capitalism

The American Bar Foundation and the University of Chicago are co-hosting the Law in the History of Capitalism: A Conference on June 27-28, 2016, in Chicago, IL.  Junior scholars are invited to submit proposals that offer original analyses of law in the history of capitalism.  The submission deadline is February 15, 2016.

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Topics: Call for Proposals; Conferences & Symposia; Legal History. 

February 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: European Policy for Intellectual Property

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host the 11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property), September 3-5 2016, at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.  EPIP is an international, independent, interdisciplinary, association of researchers, that brings together scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights.  EPIP 2016 invites the submission of full papers, extended abstracts, or proposals for a full session by March 13, 2016.

Click here for more information, including the paper submission page and a list of topics.

Topics: Call for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Intellectual Property Law.

February 9, 2016 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Symposium: Post-Carbon World

Brooklyn Law School is holding its Trager Symposium – Post-Carbon World: Advances in Legal and Social Theory on February 19.

The story of energy is one of profound transition. In little more than a century, the world economy moved from wood to coal to oil and gas to synthetic fuels and, more recently, to renewable sources. With these changes came shifts in energy markets, the structure of firms, and the scale of risks and attempts to coordinate responses to those risks. While fossil fuels continue to drive the world economy, nations have begun to adopt a green industrial policy, and social movements demand that, to avoid catastrophic climate change, we must leave much of our remaining burnable carbon, including most Arctic oil and Canadian tar sands, in the ground.  The Post-Carbon World brings together legal scholars and social theorists whose work engages these concepts, to promote new directions in research on the green energy transition.

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Click here to register by February 17.

Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Environmental Law.

January 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Animal Law & Regulation

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop focusing on Animals in Administrative and Regulatory Law: Comparative Perspectives to be held on July 14-15, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

Topics include:
– the role of citizen groups;
– the division of authority among national, provincial and local regulators;
– the extent to which animal welfare issues, food supply safety issues, economic issues, and agricultural industry oversight are assigned to the same or different sets of regulators, and how those regulators interact;
– the role of the courts versus agencies; and the modes and effectiveness of legal enforcement.

Applicants should submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) and C.V. to by March 1, 2016.

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of their paper by June 27, 2016; read the other papers that will be presented in advance of the workshop; and participate in person at our workshop, to be held at Northwestern Pritzker Law School in Chicago, on July 14-15, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Animal Law; Administrative Law; Conferences & Symposia.

January 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Constitutional Politics in Turkey

The Consortium for Social Research on Turkey (CSRT) in collaboration with the Center for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey) and the Student Collective of Turkey at the New School invites paper submissions for a full-day conference on constitutional politics in Turkey to be held at the New School for Social Research, New York, on March 4, 2016.

Possible topics include:

  • Politics of new Constitution: Democratic Beginning or Authoritarian Consolidation?

  • Prospects of a regime change and debates on presidentialism

  • Constitution-making and Kurdish Question

  • Constitution-making/amending in Turkey: Past Experiences, Future Prospects

  • Constitutionalism in Turkey

  • Constitutional Court in Turkey

Interested scholars should email abstracts (no more than 300 words) by February 5, 2016 to

Click here for more information about the conference and the call for papers.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Constitutional Law; International Law.

January 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

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