Call for Papers: Comparative Business & Financial Law

The Younger Comparativists Committee  of the American Society of Comparative Law invites submissions for its second workshop on comparative business and financial law to be held on February 5-6, 2016 at UC Davis School of Law in Davis, California. 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.

Submissions will be accepted from scholars who have held a full-time academic appointment for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2016.

To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 1000 words before October 15, 2015, to


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Topics: Calls for Papers; Business Law. 

August 26, 2015 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Free Speech in Higher Education

The First Amendment Law Review at the University of North Carolina School of Law is currently accepting submissions for brief but engaging articles related to free speech in higher education. As these submissions will be considered for publication in the symposium issue, shorter articles (less than 30 pages) are preferred, but longer articles will still be considered.
This fall, the First Amendment Law Review’s annual symposium will bring scholars from across the country to meet in Chapel Hill to discuss this important issue. The symposium will feature three panel discussions covering the following topics: (1) student speech; (2) faculty and administration speech; and (3) practical perspectives on free speech in higher education.
Submissions may be sent via email to The deadline for symposium edition submissions is October 23, 2015.  For fast-track consideration, draft abstracts are due by September 15.
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Topics: Calls for Papers; Constitutional Law; Conferences & Symposia.

August 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Renmin University of China Law School present the 4th Annual US-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity from October 8-9, 2015, in Berkeley.

Leading scholars, government officials and practicing lawyers from China will join US experts to examine vital current topics including:
  • Opportunities and Challenges in US-China Film Co-Production and Other Media
  • New Trends and Legal Issues in Transnational Technology Investment
  • Specialized IP Courts
  • Recent Developments in Copyright: Legislation and Cases
  • Recent Developments in Patents: Legislation and Cases
  • Cross-border IP Enforcement

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Intellectual Property Law. 

August 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Call for Proposals: Legal Writing Institute

The Legal Writing Institute will hold one-day Workshops in 12 locations in December 2015.  The 12 workshops (grouped by theme) are:

  • Back to Basics: Adapting to the Academically Underprepared Student, Northern Illinois University College of Law (DeKalb), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Collaboration Inside and Outside the Legal Writing Classroom, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Columbus), Dec. 11, 2015
  • The Evolving Legal Writing Classroom, Creighton University School of Law (Omaha), Dec. 4, 2015
  • The Evolving Legal Research & Writing Classroom, Concordia University School of Law (Boise), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Legal Writing Today: Modifying the Traditional Classroom to Meet Current Requirements,  USC Gould School of Law (Los Angeles), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Preparing Practice Ready Students, Tulane University Law School (New Orleans), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Preparing the Academically Unprepared Law Student, Florida A & M College of Law (Orlando), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Taking It to the Next Level: Your Course, Your Program, Your Career, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Dec. 5, 2015
  • Teaching: Both Tried and True and Something New, FIU Law (Miami), Dec. 4, 2015
  • Teaching Today’s Students with Today’s Tools for Tomorrow’s Practice, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago), Dec. 11, 2015
  • Tried and True: Sharing What Works for You in Your Legal Writing Course, Washington University Law(St. Louis), Dec. 4, 2015
  • What the Best Legal Writing Professors do in the Classroom, Widener University Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg), Dec. 4, 2015

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Topics: Call for Proposals; Legal Writing. 

August 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law presents the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Building on the Foundations for Practice from October 1-3, 2015.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Legal Education.

August 26, 2015 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Symposium: Legal Education Research Symposium

Access Group’s inaugural Legal Education Research Symposium will offer law school deans, administrators, faculty and researchers from across the nation an opportunity to review the latest research and discuss the most challenging issues facing legal education today-namely access, student diversity, affordability, and the value of a law degree.  The symposium takes place November 8-9, 2015 and will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Legal Education.

August 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Empirical Patent Law

The University of Illinois College of Law hosts the Empirical Patent Law Conference on Oct. 9, 2015.   The conference will bring together a diverse mix of scholars in patent law, economics, and policy.  Each scholar will employ advanced empirical techniques to confront a research question of particular relevance to patent policy.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Intellectual Property.

August 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

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