CFP Deadline: State Accountability Conference – London, United Kingdom
Aug 30 all-day
CFP Deadline: State Accountability Conference - London, United Kingdom

Abstracts are now being accepted for a conference on State Accountability under Private, Public, and International Law to be held November 9, 2019 at the the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK. The Keynote will be given by Professor Donal Nolan of the University of Oxford.

The accountability of states for unlawful actions they commit or wrongful losses they inflict presents theoretical and practical challenges. For instance, the applicability of certain doctrines is contested; the line between a wrongful or unlawful action, and a permitted one, can be blurry; and procedural hurdles can frustrate potential claims. This conference, which will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law on November 9, 2019, seeks to examine the concept of state accountability from three distinct perspectives: private law, public law, and international law. We invite submissions that address the theme of state accountability, broadly construed, by way of wide-ranging topics, including but not limited to:
• Accountability and liability of public authorities and officials
• Compensation, restitution, or satisfaction
• Direct and vicarious liability
• Exceptions to, and immunities from, accountability and liability
• Settlements and ex gratia payments
• Apologies
• Regulation of private actors
• Collective responsibility
• Standing
Submission of abstracts
Please send an abstract of no more than 750 words and a short bio to the following email address: by August 30, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered. Successful submissions will be notified by September 8, 2019, and will be invited to attend the conference’s official dinner.
Questions or comments may be directed to
CFP Deadline: Environmental Crimes Law Conference – St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Aug 30 all-day
CFP Deadline: Environmental Crimes Law Conference - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Resolution Centre, Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, is hosting an Environmental Crimes Law Conference October 31st and November 1st 2019 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together diverse professionals from different disciplines to discuss emerging trends and responses to environmental crimes. The conference welcomes papers on topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Wildlife crimes
  • Environmental criminal laws, policies, or prosecutions
  • The impact of environmental crimes on specific communities
  • Environmental/Social movements which respond to or address an environmental crime
  • Technological responses to environmental crime

All papers that are accepted will have an opportunity for publication in The Resolution Journal, an open access law journal.

The conference fee will be £150 per person. All expenses will be paid for by the attendee, there are no stipends offered for travel or other expenses. Further information for registration will be posted by September.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit the following to Regina Paulose: (

  • A brief bio
  • Abstract – 300 words

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, August 30, 2019.  Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by early September.

Regis. & CFP Deadline: Employment & Labor Law Scholarship @ UNLV
Aug 30 all-day
Regis. & CFP Deadline: Employment & Labor Law Scholarship @ UNLV

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law hosts the 14th Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) Oct. 10 (evening reception) and 11–12, 2019.  The deadline for registration (and submission of papers) is Aug. 30, 2019.

CFP: EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation @ Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CFP: EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation @ Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The European Banking Institute and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability  will hold the Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation on February 20 & 21, 2020.  The deadline for submission of papers is 18:00 hrs (CET), Friday, August 30, 2019.

Authors can submit papers or extended abstracts to Claudia Collins (

The objective is to present state-of-the-art research on banking regulation from law, economics, and accounting and discuss it with academics, senior policy makers, supervisors, industry representatives and other banking practitioners.

We solicit papers in research areas of interest to the Institute. The conference will focus on:
– Transparency, market discipline and disclosure in prudential regulation and resolution;
– Sustainable finance.

CFP Deadline – Law & Comics
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline - Law & Comics

The Graphic Justice Research Alliance Conference presents Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia on Nov. 28-29, 2019. Please see the attached document for details on the call for papers, and note the deadline for submission is Aug. 31, 2019.

CFP Deadline: Law in End Times – Law, Lit, Humanities, Society @ Southern Cross U.
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Law in End Times - Law, Lit, Humanities, Society @ Southern Cross U.

Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice is proud to convene and organise, together with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the 2019 LLHAA conference and the 2019 LSAANZ conference, respectively titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times (Dec. 2–5, 2019) and Survive. Thrive. Die. Law in End Times (Dec. 5–7, 2019). The conference will be at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus, in Bilinga, Queensland. Abstracts are due July 31, 2019. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2019.

The two conferences, although distinct and separate, are nonetheless connected by a shared overarching theme, and are articulated around a shared Postgraduate Day. Scholars are invited, in a profoundly interdisciplinary manner, to participate in either or both conferences.


CFP Deadline: Rosalyn Higgins Prize Competition for Papers on ICJ
Aug 31 all-day
CFP Deadline: Rosalyn Higgins Prize Competition for Papers on ICJ

The Brill journal, Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) has named a Prize in honour of H.E. Rosalyn Higgins. The deadline to submit papers to the competition is Aug. 31, 2019.

The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either solely focusing on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online to maximize its dissemination.

Competition for the Prize is open to all: scholars as well as practitioners, junior as well as senior professionals. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee, including both co-Editors-in-Chief.

Exceptionally, two papers of an equally high standard can be selected. The Committee is also able to choose not to award the Prize if in its opinion none of the submitted papers reaches the required standards.

Submissions should be between 6.500 and 8.000 words in length, not yet published or under review elsewhere. Other submission requirements are the same as for regular LPICT submissions (instructions available at​).

Submissions now open! Deadline: 31 August 2019

All papers for consideration of the 2019 prize should be sent directly to Pierre Bodeau-Livinec ( ) and Freya Baetens (, LPICT Co-Editors-in-Chief.

The winner(s) will be announced in September 2019.

CFP Deadline: Res Philosophica – Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice
Sep 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: Res Philosophica - Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice

Res Philosophica issues a call for papers to compete for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize, including publication and a $3000 award. Submission details are available online, and the original deadline is now extended to Sept. 1, 2019.

Economic Crime @ Jesus College
Sep 1 – Sep 8 all-day
Economic Crime @ Jesus College

Jesus College Cambridge hosts the 37th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on September 1-8, 2019. The theme for this year’s symposium is Fighting Economic Crime – A Shared Responsibility. Please see the program for details.

CFP Deadline: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute
Sep 2 all-day

The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute issues a call for essays on the topic of professional status issues for legal writing faculty. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 2, 2019.

The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute invites you to submit an essay to be considered for publication in its upcoming Volume 24. We welcome essay submissions on the topic of professional status issues for legal writing faculty. We encourage you to think about the topic broadly, considering the following questions:

  • What does “improved status” mean? We are especially seeking essays that go beyond the topic of tenure status to address other aspects of professional status, such as long-term contracts, pay, voting rights, benefits, sabbaticals, teaching of other courses, class size, relationships with other faculty, opportunities for professional writing, opportunities to attend conferences, opportunities to present research at faculty meetings or seminars, relationships with students, relationships with law school administration, opportunities to serve in law school administration, etc.
  • How can legal writing faculty help each other improve our professional status and experience? More specific topics that could be discussed include mentoring each other, collaborating on research and writing articles, co-presenting at conferences, giving each other feedback on article drafts, writing recommendation letters for each other, supporting each other for tenure or long-term contact processes, etc.
  • How do our interests as faculty in improving our status align with students’ interests?
  • What happens when an individual’s interests do not align with programmatic interests?

Essays should continue the Journal’s mission, which is to provide a forum for the publication of scholarly works on the theory, substance, and pedagogy of legal writing. Essays may be scholarly either because they fully prove a thesis with relevant support or because they are part of a larger, coordinated section of related essays that build on each other toward a shared thesis. Essays should not feel like an underdeveloped article. The form an author chooses — essay or article — should be driven by the thesis and its necessary proof. An essay is typically shorter, less formal, and more personal than an article. Essays typically focus on an unusual experience in, or insight into, the field, or careful analysis of a new topic; they often demonstrate a deft hand with humor or a lovely way with words. We envision essays ranging in length from 500 to 3,000 words, but the Board will consider essays of any length.

Please submit your essay for consideration by email no later than Monday, September 2, to the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Lindsey Gustafson ( Please contact Elizabeth Inglehart ( or Liz Frost ( with questions or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

Central Questions About Law @ University of Central Lancashire
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
Central Questions About Law @ University of Central Lancashire

The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) presents its 110th Annual Conference at the University of Central Lancashire on September 3-6, 2019. The theme is “Central Questions About Law.”

SLS also presents the Society of Legal Scholars Graduate Conference 2019 on September 2-3, 2019. Papers for the Graduate Conference are invited from persons in the early stages of their research careers on any law or law related topic. Abstracts are due June 14, 2019. Please see the Call for Papers for details.

CFP Deadline: Symposium on State and Local Gov’t Tension – Morgantown, WV
Sep 3 all-day
CFP Deadline: Symposium on State and Local Gov't Tension - Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia Law Review invites submissions for its Annual Symposium to be held February 27-28.

This year, the United States’s fourth oldest law review will be highlighting the tensions between state and local governments. The Symposium editors are now accepting a select number of proposals for panels and sessions on topics related to home rule, Dillon’s Rule, and preemption such as: energy facility siting; local ordinances on discrimination, minimum wage, and gun regulations; consumer laws; the West Virginia home rule pilot program; and other related issues. The symposium is intended to develop legal scholarship in state and local government law and stimulate discussion between students, academics, and practitioners.

Abstracts of 250-500 words should be submitted through the Google Form ( Abstracts must be submitted by September 3, 2019. Applicants should expect that the Symposium Editors may request further information or the opportunity to discuss the proposal in further detail. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis with final decisions expected no later than the end of September.


For more information about WVLR please visit our website at,


For additional information about the annual symposium or potential topic selection, please contact:

Gabrielle Marcum, WVLR Symposium Editor,

Austin Rogers, WVLR Symposium Editor,

Jesse Richardson, WVLR Symposium Faculty Advisor,

Fourth Industrial Revolution @ U. Witwatersrand
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day
Fourth Industrial Revolution @ U. Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand hosts 4IR:PHEL: 4IR:Philosophical, Ethical, Legal Dimensions Sept. 3–5, 2019.Abstracts were due by June 15.

The conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the philosophical, ethical, and legal questions raised by the onset of the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and its emerging technologies. These technologies are wide ranging. Some, such as the various narrow artificial –intelligence technologies, have a long history while others, such as the techniques for big data, have made a more recent appearance. Similarly, the philosophical, ethical, and legal questions to which these technologies give rise are, in some cases, long standing and and recent technologies have lead to a novel reconsideration of them. In other cases, the questions are wholly new.

It is hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity for those with a research interest in the philosophical, ethical, or legal dimensions of these technologies to come together for a rigorous and engaged discussion.

Indian Law @ U. Washington
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day
36th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
36th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate - Salt Lake City, UT

The 36th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate will be held September 5th (5:30-7:30) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

The debate topic is: “Be it resolved that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms should be limited to the home.”

The participants in the debate are Darrell Miller, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, Duke University and George Moscary, Associate Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law.

The debate is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. More information is available on the website.


Symposium – Television Drama, Law and National Identity – London , UK @ University of Westminster
Sep 6 all-day
Symposium - Television Drama, Law and National Identity - London , UK @ University of Westminster

The University of Westminster will host a symposium on September 6, 2019 on the topic of television drama.

Television drama plays a seminal role in the cultural life of nations, and the way in which it depicts national identities merits scholarly exploration. In this regard national identity’s relationship with law as its crystallisation is particularly worthy of academic attention and lends itself to interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Police, crime, justice and dystopian dramas frequently place law and social attitudes to law centre-stage in the delineation of national identity.

Television drama may be perceived as a communicative event in which history is transformed into myth through a stylised set of codes. The transmission of coded messages about national identity, and their interpretation (both hegemonic and oppositional) become particularly worthy of analysis as the nation comes under strain through patterns of globalised and regional integration coupled with acts of national resistance. Multiple genres of television drama provide scope for the expression of national identity, including the use by period dramas of creative nostalgia to represent the contemporary nation or the warnings to the nation posed by science fiction television. In all contexts the interplay between projections of national identity and television’s treatment of race, class and gender warrants critical scrutiny.

Proposals for 20-minute papers are being accepted until February 1, 2019. Possible topics include:

  • is national identity empirical or normative in television drama?
  • internet/social media amplification of debates on TV drama, law and identity
  • national identity on television as ideology
  • depictions of trials and national identity
  • national security dramas: ‘war against terrorism’, identity and law(lessness)
  • political dramas: uniform global elite or national diversity?
  • fan responses to the portrayal of the nation
  • globalisation/globalised law – depicted as threat to national identity?
  • feminist crime drama and national identity
  • science fiction or dystopian fiction, law and national identity
  • ‘heritage’ drama: commodification of (rose-tinted) ideas of national identity for global consumption?

Abstracts should be 250 words in length, accompanied by a 100-word biography of the author, and sent to by the deadline of 1 February 2019.

More information is available on the website.

CFP Deadline: Machine Lawyering @ Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 6 all-day
CFP Deadline: Machine Lawyering @ Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong presents Machine Lawyering: Digitally Reconceiving Contracting, Regulation and Property Jan. 16–18, 2020. Abstracts are due by Sept. 6, 2019.

Topics addressed will include:

• Emerging alternative finance
• Competition law in the big data industries
• AI supremacy in the global economy
• Automated surveillance for market regulation
• Legal policy on use of artificial intelligence
• Regulation of new payment systems (P2P, stored value, mobile payment, non-bank systems)
• Collection, processing and use of personal data
• Intellectual property in automated systems
• Data analytics in corporate finance
• Algorithms and profiling (from KYC to oppression)

Readers might be interested in CUHK’s Machine Lawyering blog.

Conference Honoring Judge John Noonan @ Berkeley Law
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day
Conference Honoring Judge John Noonan @ Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law presents John Noonan: Judge and Legal Scholar Sept. 6–7, 2019.

Judge John Noonan’s commitment to justice and the rule of law shaped his life as a judge and a legal scholar. His scholarship and judicial decisions span more than six decades and cover an amazing range of ethical and legal issues that defined in his view the Western legal tradition.

This conference will explore Judge Noonan’s intellectual legacy through a variety of themes and explore the coherence of his legal thought, the richness of his scholarship, and the features of his distinctive contribution to the American judicial tradition.

Jr. Faculty Fed. Courts Workshop @ U. Arkansas
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day
Jr. Faculty Fed. Courts Workshop @ U. Arkansas

The University of Arkansas School of Law hosts the Eleventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop Sept. 6–7, 2019. The call-for-papers deadline has passed. Details on the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog.

Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference – Chicago, IL
Sep 6 all-day
Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference - Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy will host the Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center in Chicago, IL.

Loyola is currently soliciting 750-1,000 word abstracts reflecting early to mid-stage ideas for the purpose of workshopping full drafts with expert commentators and other scholars.  To ensure effective feedback, the workshop aims to select a maximum of eight scholars. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 24, 2019.

The workshop is designed to provide an intellectual venue for life science professors, scholars, and practitioners to convene and discuss current research and scholarship. The term “life science law” encompasses projects from diverse legal fields where life sciences research and development play a pivotal role, which could include biotechnology, food and drug law, health law, IP, environmental, administrative, criminal, privacy, and antitrust law. Our goal is to foster recognition of life science law as a cohesive, dynamic area of legal study and to strengthen connections among national life science law scholars.

Contact Professors Jordan Paradise or Cynthia Ho with questions about event scope, abstract and draft submissions, and publication opportunity.  For logistical questions, please contact Janie Garb at

Additional information is available on the website.