Conference: 18th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law hosts the 18th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations on Sept. 25, 2015.

This conference explores the takings issue as it relates to land use, environmental rules and other forms of economic regulation. In addition to offering a basic education in modern takings law, the conference brings together a diverse group of leading scholars and experienced practitioners to discuss cutting-edge issues. Some of the topics to be discussed include the practical implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent takings decisions and pending takings issues before the Maryland Court of Appeals. The conference will also address the significance of the Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London on the 10th anniversary of that controversial case.

Other issues to be discussed include potential takings issues arising from government efforts to deal with flooding and other disasters, local government access to insurance against takings claims, and novel takings claims based on the theory that property owners have an entitlement to regulatory protections.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Conferences and Symposia; Environmental Law; Property Law.

June 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: City University of New York Law Review

The City University of New York Law Review, a publication committed to promoting social justice scholarship, welcomes submissions related to its social justice mission.

The journal seeks submissions for Executive Articles for its 19th volume (Winter 2015/Spring 2016), “which will continue the journal’s tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication’s work—including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorney insights on law and organizing. In addition, [the journal is] interested in reflections analyzing how recent developments in the law have affected public-interest practices in New York and beyond.”

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and can be sent either through ExpressO, LexOpus or by email at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law; Human Rights.

June 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: The Second Draft

The Second Draft is seeking papers for its Spring 2016 issue.  The theme is “What role can, do, or should writing centers and writing specialists play in legal education?”  Papers should be between 500 – 3,000 words.

Submissions should be sent to by 5pm EST on August 15, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Legal Writing; Legal Education. 

June 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: UNC’s 19th Annual Tax Symposium

The University of North Carolina is seeking papers for its 19th Annual Tax Symposium, which will be held March 18-19, 2016.  The symposium will include six to seven papers. Travel and lodging expenses for presenters will be reimbursed up to $500.

Submit an electronic PDF version of the paper no later than December 15, 2015 to Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group’s discussion.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Tax Law.

June 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Akron Law Review

The Akron Law Review is seeking articles on all areas of law.  They are especially seeking papers on Taxation and Intellectual Property as there will be two issues next year dedicated to these two topics.

To submit an article for the Summer Submission Program, email

Contact Akron Law Review’s Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Glass, with any questions at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Tax Law; Intellectual Property Law. 


June 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Call for Speaker: AALS Labor Relations & Employment Law Meeting

The Association of American Law Schools Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is looking for an additional speaker to present on a relevant topic for its “Local Laboratories of Workplace Regulation” program at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City on January 8, 2016 from 10:30am – 12:15pm.  This program will focus on local governments as sources of labor and employment regulation.

Please send abstracts of 400 words or less to Jason Bent at by August 15, 2015.

For more information, go here.

Topics: Call for Speaker; Conferences & Symposia; Labor & Employment Law.

June 10, 2015 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Ocean Acidification

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy is seeking papers focused on ocean acidification for its Ocean Acidification Symposium to be held on November 6, 2015.  Papers should relate to the growing need for law and policy addressing ocean acidification, strategies to manage ocean acidification at various scales (local, regional, national and global), and other related topics (using ocean acidification to target CO2 emissions, sustainable aquaculture, land-based sources of water pollution, etc.).  They also welcome proposals for symposium speakers.

To submit a paper, email to by October 16, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Environmental Law; Conferences & Symposia.

June 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Older Posts

Welcome to Suffolk Law School Library's Faculty Awareness Blog. This blog alerts faculty to symposia and conferences, calls for papers, library and research information and other tidbits that will enhance the scholarly mission of the law school.

About This Blog

    The Faculty Awareness blog allows the Suffolk Law Library to keep law faculty up to date on cutting edge issues on a daily basis, as news and events unfold.
    You can view all blog entries or, to quickly find materials that are relevant to your personal research & teaching areas, click on the practice areas tab at the top of the page and sign up for the RSS Feed(s) for your areas of interest.

Blog Editor: Diane D'Angelo, Reference Librarian. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Diane at ext. 8608.



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.