Call for Papers and Conference: Great Lakes Natural Resource Governance – Indianapolis, IN

The following is an update of our Oct. 16 post:

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is hosting a day-long symposium on Great Lakes Natural Resource Governance at the Law School in Indianapolis on March 1, 2013, and interested authors should submit a “notice of interest” by December 1 (see below or here).

A first call for papers has resulted in submission of a number of strong paper proposals, and the symposium hosts are extending the deadlines to reach an even broader audience of scholars and practitioners.
The symposium is designed to provide a forum for scholars, experts, government officials, and practitioners to exchange ideas and advance understanding of the vast array of issues related to governance of the Great Lakes and other transboundary waters.
The main focus is on the Great Lakes watershed, but we encourage submissions on all relevant topics (invasives, water conservation, energy development, riparian rights, transboundary governance, etc.) that offer comparative perspectives. Funds are available to support participant travel, and the Review will work with authors to publish completed papers in a symposium edition. The symposium will consist of plenary presentations and panels where participants will present papers and works in progress. Presenters will have an opportunity to publish their work in a special symposium issue of Volume XXIV of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Submissions are invited on any relevant legal or policy topic, including:

  • Transboundary Waters Governance
  • Energy Development
  • US – Canada Relations (including Great Lakes Treaties)
  • Invasive Species
  • Agricultural Impacts
  • Coastal Urban Development
  • Fisheries Management
  • Littoral – Riparian Rights
  • Transbasin Water Diversions
  • Transboundary Institutions
  • Water Conservation & Quality
  • Water Rights

A notice of interest with a proposed paper topic must be submitted by December 1, 2012 to enlaw [at] and final abstracts will be due by January 7, 2013. Funding for the March 1 symposium is available to cover air fare and lodging costs for persons presenting at the conference. Further information is available here, or by contacting the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program at enlaw [at] or (317) 274-3100.

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