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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

Call for Papers: International Humanitarian Law

The Hugo Valentin Centre at the Uppsala University in Sweden together with Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice invite scholars within both law, history, and the other humanities and social sciences to take part in an international conference entitled “Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? Could we? Should we?“  which will be held October 6-8 2016.

 The Call for Papers deadline is May 30, 2016.
If you want to present a paper, or organize a session, contact Mats Deland at
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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; International Law; Human Rights. 

April 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: International Conference on Space Law

The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata announces a call for papers for the International Conference on Space Law.  The conference will be held May 10, 2016.

Those who are interested in presenting a paper must send an abstract of 600 words along with a brief biographical note (not more than 200 words) on or before April 20, 2016.

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

April 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Sexual Assault on Campus

The Montana Law Review at the University of Montana School of Law is hosting the Montana School of Law Symposium.  The topic of the event is sexual assault on campus: conflicts between campus and courts.  The symposium will be held on September 29 & 30, 2016 at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana in Missoula.

The Montana Law Review invites the submission of articles to be published in a special Symposium edition in early 2017.   Submit a topic idea by May 15, 2016 to be considered as a distinguished panel speaker in the Symposium.  Email symposium editor, Brandon Shannon at for more information or to submit a topic.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposium; Women & The Law; Criminal Law. 

April 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Empirical Legal Studies


The Eleventh Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2016) is sponsored and hosted by Duke Law School and will take place November 18-19, 2016 at Duke Law School. CELS brings together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Papers are selected through a peer review process and discussion at the conference includes assigned commentators and audience questions.

CELS will consider empirical papers spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. Authors are encouraged to submit works-in-progress; however, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference for presentation and discussion.  Note that accepted papers will be made available to all conference participants.


To submit a paper, go to the CELS 2016 Conference page on SSRN. (Do not go through the regular SSRN paper submission system.) There is no charge for submissions. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.  The submission deadline is July 10, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Empirical Research. 

April 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL) calls for unpublished articles, reviews (book and case reviews) on constitutional law issues that focus on, or that are relevant to Africa and the developing world for publication in its November 2016 inaugural issue.

Submissions should be sent electronically by e-mail in Word format (MS Word) to by May 31, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Constitutional Law; International Law. 

April 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

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