CFP: LSA Global Meeting, Regulatory Governance CRN 5

Law and Society Association

The LSA Collaborative Research Network on Regulatory Governance (CRN 5) invites proposals for the 7th Global Meeting on Law & Society. The deadline for submissions is November 22, 2021.

All scholars with an interest in regulation and governance are welcome to submit a proposal to be included in the CRN on Regulatory Governance programme of events. The CRN connects researchers with a focus on the study of regulatory instruments, institutions, and actors across a variety of regulatory domains. The network examines how traditional as well as emerging regulatory instruments operate in theory and in practice, and it also explores regulatory and compliance behavior, culture, and design. As in previous years, we envisage putting together a full-fledged stream of panels, roundtables, author-meets-reader (AMR) and CRN New Books in the Field sessions.


How to submit 


To be included in the CRN 5 programme, please submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or AMR directly through the LSA’s website by the November 22nd deadline, and make sure to select the CRN 5 box from the dropdown menu. Instructions for the individual types of submissions are here and the submission link is here. After the November 22nd deadline, we will organize individual papers into thematically linked panels with suitable Chairs/Discussants, and inform you of the panel setup in January 2022, before the registration date.


You may also choose to write to us directly (at and to discuss ideas for possible panels, paper submissions or the organisation of AMRs; for ideas of co-sponsoring a panel with another CRN or for help with setting up a panel on the LSA platform. We are very happy to help and try to put something together.


We are also looking to put together a New Books in the Field panel for Regulatory Governance books published in 2021-May 2022, so please get in touch with your nominations.


Note that the 2022 conference features hybrid components, but all sessions will be either be entirely live or entirely virtual. There is a detailed meeting FAQ page with information as questions arise.


Please also consider volunteering to be a Discussant/Chair to sessions. LSA limits the number of papers on which you can be the presenting author, but there are no participation limits for chairs, discussants, and readers.


Co-sponsored panels: Regulatory Governance (CRN 5) and Technology, Law and Society (CRN 37) 


In an exciting collaboration, we are organising co-sponsored panels with colleagues from the CRN 37 on Technology, Law and SocietyWe envisage the panels having a mix of papers on topics at the intersections of technology and regulatory governance. We believe that this is a great opportunity to inspire an interdisciplinary debate and establish research links. If you’d like your paper to be considered for a co-sponsored panel, please let us know at and, the submissions process is the same as above.

About the author

Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University