Call for Papers: The Journal of Financial Regulation

The editors of the Journal of Financial Regulation invite submissions for the Journal’s 2016 annual conference.  The theme of the 2016 annual conference is “Integration and Interconnectedness in Global Finance,” with a particular emphasis on recent developments in Asia.

Submit papers by March 1, 2016 via email to Genevieve Helleringer at The subject line of the email should state “JFR Conference Submission.”  To facilitate blind review, names and other identifying information should be redacted from the submitted paper (but clearly identified in the message). Authors who wish to have their conference submission considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Regulation should also submit their paper via the ScholarOne link available on the journal’s website at

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Topics: Calls for Papers; International Law; Economics & The Law. 

November 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Symposium: Intellectual Property in All the New Places

Texas A & M University School of Law’s Center for Law & Intellectual Property presents “Intellectual Property in All the New Places” from April 15-16, 2016.  This symposium examines new situations in which IP issues may arise, such as those surrounding cloud computing, 3D printing, synthetic biology and robotics.  It explores the following questions: Should intellectual property rights be protected in these situations? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such protection? Are there alternatives? And how do IP rights interact with each other?

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Intellectual Property Law.

November 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Innovation Economics

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law invites original research papers to be presented at the Ninth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics June 23-24, 2016. The submission deadline is February 8, 2016. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Economics & The Law.

November 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop

All interested comparative law scholars are invited to submit a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, 2016, at the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign.

Interested authors should submit papers to Jacqueline Ross at the University of Illinois College of Law at by February 1, 2016. Authors will be informed of decisions by March 1. Participants whose papers have been accepted should plan to arrive in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois by Thursday night on April 14 and to leave either late on Saturday (as there is a 6 p.m. flight) or on Sunday, April 17.

The annual workshop continues to be an important forum in which comparative law work 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 to merit 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.) It includes law review articles, book chapters or outlines, substantial book reviews, and other appropriate genres.

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Topics: Calls for Papers.

November 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Call for Proposals: Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference

Duquesne University School of Law hosts the Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference on December 3, 2016.

Proposals for presentations should be sent as an e-mail file attachment in MS Word to Professor Jan Levine at by June 1, 2016.  He will confirm receipt of all submissions.  Proposals for presentations should be 1,000 to 2,000 words long, and should denote the topic to be addressed, the amount of time sought for the presentation, any special technological needs for the session, the presenter’s background and institutional affiliation, and contact information.  Proposals should note whether the presenter intends to submit an article to the Duquesne Law Review, based on the presentation.  Proposals by co-presenters are welcome.

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Topics: Call for Proposals; Legal Writing. 

November 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Investment Disputes in Africa

Transnational Dispute Management announces a special issue on international arbitration involving commercial and investment disputes in Africa.

“Africa’s accelerating economic development is attracting a substantial increase in cross-border commerce, trade, and investment on the continent, and disputes arising from this increased economic activity are inevitably bound to follow. International arbitration will be the preferred method for resolving many of these disputes. Indeed, the growing focus on international arbitration to resolve commercial and investment disputes relating to Africa is reflected, among other ways, in the fact that the International Council on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) will be holding its 22nd Congress for the first time in Africa in May 2016 in Mauritius.”

“To a great extent, the issues that arise in international arbitration in or relating to Africa will be no different than those that arise in arbitrations around the globe. Converging international arbitration procedures and the predictability and stability afforded by the New York Convention and Washington Convention help to ensure that this is the case. Yet party autonomy remains a core value of the international arbitral system, and, as such, regional approaches and local culture will continue to shape African-related arbitrations to a degree, just as they do elsewhere. Africa’s rapid development is also likely to play a role in shaping international arbitration in this region.”

Proposals for papers should be submitted to Thomas R. Snider (, Professor Won Kidane ( and Perry S. Bechky (, as well as cc  Submission deadline: January 31, 2016.  Publication is expected in July-August 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; International Law. 

November 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Journal of Trafficking & Human Exploitation

Paris Legal Publishers announces the Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation. A general call for papers encourages submission by April 1, 2016 for inclusion in the first issue.

A special issue in the fall will address comparative interpretations of legal doctrines concerning sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  The focus of the special issue will concern the interpretation of legal doctrines in the context of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and the practical results of such interpretations. Concepts such as exploitation, force, fraud, coercion, consent, etc. will be analysed in a comparative legal perspective across various jurisdictions around the globe.

Click here for more information about the call for papers.  For further information about the Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Human Rights. 

November 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

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