Call for Papers: The New Law – Suggestions for Reforms and Improvements of Existing Legal Norms and Principles

Augsburg Graduate Conference in Law

Call for Papers for: The New Law – Suggestions for Reforms and Improvements of Existing Legal Norms and Principles, June 3-4, 2016


Laws are imperfect. Throughout the evolutionary development of law, many have struggled with unjust, impractical and obsolete laws, requiring practitioners and academics to search for the spirit of law when the letter of law was unclear or unfair, to seek alternative solutions when the legal rules did not keep pace with societal or technical developments or to look for equitable principles in the jungle of legal norms. These are only a few of the many problems legal scholars have faced and have overcome while influencing the process of reforming and improving the law.


Please submit a 300-word abstract identifying the proposal’s field of law, with two descriptive keywords, and your personal data (full name, email address and affiliated university) to The submission should identify a legal problem, propose a solution and indicate how the solution advances the current state of legal research and law. Submissions may be written in English or German.

We will acknowledge receipt of all proposals. Submissions from applicants without a valid university or institution email address will not be accepted.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is January 30, 2016. Abstracts will be reviewed and approved based on their content. Successful applicants will be informed by February 20, 2016 and will be required to submit a minimum 2,000-word paper in advance of the conference by May 15, 2016. Papers must be in line with the concept provided in the submitted abstracts.

Papers presented at the conference will be published.

Those who do not wish to submit a paper are invited to join us in discussion at our Augsburg Graduate Conference in Law. Please register online prior to June 1, 2016.

Detailed information will be posted regularly on the Conference website at

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University of Washington