Call for Proposals: International Business Law Scholars’ Roundtable

The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law will sponsor a Scholars’ Roundtable on October 14, 2016 at Brooklyn Law School. Scholars writing in a diverse range of fields related to international business, economic, and financial law are invited to submit proposals to present works in progress for an intense day of discussion with other scholars in the field. Participants will be expected to read all papers in advance of the Roundtable and offer commentary on each of the presentations.

Scholars selected for the Roundtable will receive a $500 stipend from Brooklyn Law School to defray the cost of attendance.

– Applicants must hold a full time tenured, tenure-track, or visitor/fellowship position at a law school or university. Scholars from outside the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
– Scholars who anticipate holding a faculty appointment in the 2017-2018 academic year are also welcome.
– Applicants should submit a 2-5 – page proposal, abstract, or summary of the paper. All papers presented must be unpublished at the time of the Roundtable. Papers that have been accepted for publication but are not yet in print are welcome.

TOPICS: Possible topics include:
– Conflicts of laws / private international law
– Corporate law, securities, and international banking
– Dispute resolution and arbitration
– International business transactions
– International economic law (e.g. trade and investment)
– International intellectual property
– International taxation
– International trade
– Law and development
– “Mega-regional” economic integration agreements (e.g. TPP, T-TIP, CETA) – Regulation of corrupt business practices

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a proposal to Julian Arato ( and Robin Effron ( by June 5, 2016. Scholars selected to present at the Roundtable will be notified by July 1, 2016.


Topics: Call for Proposals; International Law; Conferences & Symposia; Business Law. 

April 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: The Emerging Transnational Criminal Law

The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen will host an international workshop The Emerging Transnational Criminal Law on May 17-18, 2016 at the University of Copenhagen.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Criminal Law; International Law. 

April 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Doing Justice to Truth: Taking Stock of the Epistemic Critique of International Criminal Tribunals

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen will host the international conference Doing Justice to Truth: Taking Stock of the Epistemic Critique of International Criminal Tribunals on June 9-10, 2016 at the University of Copenhagen.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; International Law; Criminal Law. 

April 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Contextualizing Social Justice in Transnational & International Law

The Transnational Law and Justice Network will hold a workshop, Contextualizing Social Justice in Transnational and International Law, August 8, 2016, at University of Windsor, Canada. The submission deadline for applications and abstracts is May 6, 2016.  The organizers seek submissions that engage in issues such as:

  • To what extent is the reach and content of the concept of social justice evolving as cross-border dimensions and experiences of “society” evolve?
  • How do political relations or institutional and legal practices of economic and social actors across borders influence ways in which the pursuit of social justice is expressed (e.g., conditions, processes, structures or outcomes defined in socio-economic or political terms)? What rights and duties of individuals, societies, or States give legal articulation to these qualities of social justice?
  • In what way(s) can a reconstructed social justice concept serve as an analytical or theoretical tool to assess the theory, rules and institutions of international economic and social law and transnational cooperation?
  • What legal rights and responsibilities relating to social justice are recognized in theory and practice in contemporary cross-border legal contexts (e.g. non- obstruction, facilitation, the precautionary principle)? How do they relate to States’ national effort or international cooperation, international organizations, or non-state actors like business, civil society groups, and local communities?

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Calls for Proposals; Conferences & Symposia; International Law; Law and Public Policy. 

April 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

The University of Akron School of Law and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law invite papers for the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project conference October 20-21, 2016 at the Center for Constitutional Law.

This conference will celebrate the 2016 publication of U.S. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. That volume brought together more than fifty feminist legal scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, significant Supreme Court cases from the 1800s to the present day. (For more information, see the project website here.) Illustrating the value of this method of practical scholarship, the volume demonstrates that different processes and different outcomes would have been possible had decision makers applied feminist theory and methods in critical Supreme Court cases despite the restrictions of stare decisis.

Deadline: Interested persons should submit a brief written description of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words) and a resume. Please use the subject line “U.S. Feminist Judgments Project October Conference Snapshot Proposals” and email these materials to Maria Campos ( by April 15, 2016.  Selected speakers will be notified by June 1, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Gender & Sexuality Law; Women & The Law. 

April 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm Leave a comment

Conference: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) holds its National Convention June 9-11, 2016.

The ACS National Convention attracts more than 1,000 of the nation’s leading progressive judges, lawyers and policymakers, providing a unique opportunity to learn about pressing legal issues while networking with lawyers, professors, policy advocates, judges and elected officials. This year’s convention will take place June 9-11 and will include panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including the 2016 election and the future of constitutional law, campus racial justice protests, and the increasing use of forced arbitration.

Featured Speakers: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will deliver keynote addresses at the 2016 National Convention.
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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Constitutional Law; Law & Public Policy.

April 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

Conference: Society for Economic Research in Copyright Annual Congress

The University of Illinois College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law host the Society for Economic Research in Copyright (SERCI) Annual Congress (SERCIAC) July 7-8, 2016, at Loyola.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Economics & The Law; Intellectual Property Law. 

April 19, 2016 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

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