Calendar

Feb
1
Fri
CFP: American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting
Feb 1 @ 4:46 pm – May 20 @ 5:46 pm

Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 17-19 at the University of Missouri School of Law.

Calls for panels and works in progress due by May 20, 2019. Check out our blog post or the conference website for more details.

Apr
25
Thu
CFP: International Conference in Labor Relations and the Law – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
CFP: International Conference in Labor Relations and the Law - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Ton Duc Thang University Faculty of Labor Relations and Trade Unions will host an International Conference in Labor Relations and Law April 25-27, 2019. The 2019 conference theme is Labor Relations and Law in Southeast Asia: Compensation, Benefits & Productivity. The formal language of this conference is English.

The Conference Themes are:
Productivity in Southeast Asia
Labor Law in Southeast Asia
Labor research in Southeast Asia
Minimum wage policy and law
Conditions of casual workers in Asia
New influences on worker motivation
Regional culture: an asset in labor relations
Up-to-date information from developing economies
Economic growth and human resource practices and law
Negotiation strategies between business and the trade union
Labor and law in transitional and mixed economic systems
Organizational challenges arising from labor practices
Compensation and benefits in Southeast Asia
CSR’s relation to compensation and benefits

Abstracts and Session Proposals are due November 15, 2018.

Additional information and registration is available via the conference website.

Apr
26
Fri
Artificial Intelligence Conference – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Artificial Intelligence Conference - Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University School of Law will host a conference entitled: Artificial Intelligence: Thinking About Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education on April 26 & 27, 2019.

Developments in artificial intelligence are changing virtually all aspects our world, ranging from autonomous vehicles to robotic surgery, and from smart phones to smart speakers. Lawyers, legal educators, and policy makers are already experiencing the effects of computers that aid and, in some cases, replace the often-tedious work done by lawyers and other members of society. This two-day conference seeks presentations from educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists that will demonstrate how the development of artificial intelligence is affecting society, the law, the legal profession, and legal education. The Duquesne Law Review plans to dedicate space in its Winter 2019 symposium issue to publishing papers from this conference.

More information including possible topics can be found on the website. Submissions are due December 3, 2018.

Online Learning and Legal Education Symposium – Syracuse, NY
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Online Learning and Legal Education Symposium - Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University Law Review Symposium 2019 will be held at Syracuse University College of Law on Friday, April 26, 2019. The theme of the symposium is Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education.

More information, including registration and the program, is available on the website.

Apr
29
Mon
Comparative Constitutional History – Chicago, IL
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
Comparative Constitutional History - Chicago, IL

Paper proposals are invited for the Fourth Illinois-Bologna conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives. The conference will be held in Chicago on April 29 & 30, 2019. The conference is sponsored by University of Illinois College of Law, University of Bologna School of Law, and Johns Hopkins Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development.

The full call can be found here. Proposals are due by December 15, 2018.

Apr
30
Tue
CFP (Student) Deadline: TPRC47: Communications, Information and Internet Policy – Washington, D.C.
Apr 30 all-day
CFP (Student) Deadline: TPRC47: Communications, Information and Internet Policy - Washington, D.C.

The TPRC47: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy will be held September 20-21, 2019 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

TPRC is an annual cross-disciplinary conference on communications, information, and Internet policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from law, economics, engineering, computer science, public policy and related fields working in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world.

Submissions of papers, posters, and panels are sought. The submission deadline is March 15, 2019.

There is also a Student Paper Competition and a Graduate Student Consortium, the deadline for these entries is April 30, 2019.

Additional information, including the full calls, is available on the website.

CFP Deadline: International Legal Strategy Conference – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Apr 30 all-day
CFP Deadline: International Legal Strategy Conference - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Instututo OMG will host the second International Congress on Legal Strategy Conference on July 31-August 1, 2019 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 2019 conference theme is Smarter Contracts.

Renowned experts, academics, practitioners and thought leaders are invited to discuss how contracts can be used to attain business objectives. A multifaceted approach will guide the discussion, focused on the following dimensions:

  • a) Smart Contracts, Fintech, and Blockchain. How are emerging technologies – like blockchain – changing the way that contracts are negotiated and executed? How can technology help register and manage firms’ contractual frameworks and property rights?
  • b) Behavioral Law and Economics and Choice Architecture. How can behavioral insights guide contractual strategy in order to achieve business objectives? How do behavioral biases, heuristics and cognitive limitations affect decision making in a contractual setting? Using nudges, default rules and other tools to achieve business objectives.
  • c) Contracting Strategy. How can an effective contract strategy be designed and implemented? How are agreements analyzed under law and strategic management?
  • d) Contractual governance. What is contractual governance? How does it add value to the design of the contractual structure for complex transactions? How are contractual networks governed?

Under the framework of CIEL 2019 and in order to stimulate knowledge creation focused on Legal Strategy and Legal Business Intelligence, students, scholars and professionals are invited to submit research papers or case studies related to Legal Strategy.

The papers or case studies must be submitted within the deadlines established in the general guidelines. Once submitted and assessed, selected papers will be accepted for presentation during a special session of the event. Shortlisted papers will published in the conference’s website.

More information, including registration and the full call for papers is available on the conference website. Abstract submissions are due by April 30, 2019.

CFP: Cyberbullying
Apr 30 all-day
CFP: Cyberbullying

The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law requests submissions for a special issue: A New Socio-Semiotic Digital Landscape in Communication – The Case of Cyberbullying.

Social media are key facilitators in the bullying process. Cyberspace creates new types of narratives where off-space becomes prevalent and operates in order to better navigate and creates nodes of activity between people. This navigation is, however, uncertain because it eases hyper connectivity, removes physical congregation and/or social, moral and/or ethical barriers, and creates a close e-proximity between different actors without revealing any identities (Wagner 2019). This composite space, or space-in-between (Wagner 2018), brings both the potential victim and the bully into close proximity as they meet by proxy (servers). This space is loose and modular (Eck and Clarke 2003) while making the process of detecting and capturing crime data all the more difficult (Bossler and Holt 2009, Reyns et al 2011). Therefore the Internet is an environment where time and space are both relative. The idea is then to detect high connectivity factors with a specific temporal axis leading to a cluster of relations that could render feasible the detection of cyber bullying, similar to a configuration in IT technologies (Wagner 2019). However when connectivity is low and has been substituted by extension replacing space and time emplacement, cyber bullying then becomes highly difficult to capture leading to a weakness in detecting crimes (Holt and Bossler 2009).

Cyber bullying is the expression of an aggressive language which purpose is to negate victims and to generally assert power with an abusive content, which is a multifaceted phenomenon that insists on physical appearance (25%), gender or sexual orientation (25%), ethnicity or national origin (25%), and other issues (25%) (Unesco Report 2010). But cyber bullying remains quite distinctive from physical aggressiveness, as most youngsters use social media as a way to polarize attention from others so as to become “trendy” for the rest of the e-community, with an exponential increase in likes on their profiles, be they real or fake. The approach explored here in this Special Issue relies on detecting the linguistic phenomena used, either explicitly or implicitly, to express feelings, emotions within short messages, and/or with the use of emoticons (Wagner 2019, Oràsan 2018, Heaven 2017, Cohn 2015) leading to specific legal case analyses.

We will consider papers dealing with cyber bullying and/or bullying using any types of social media with specific case analyses and substantial case analyses. It could be a linguistic, legal, semiotic, and/or socio-linguistic analysis taking into high consideration contentious issues about their uses. We are expecting papers coming from different countries in order to better understand these phenomena.

Submission Info:

We will accept up to 15 papers of almost 8,000 words (reference included). Please send your abstract (300 to 500 words) both to Anne Wagner (valwagnerfr@yahoo.com) and Xu Youping (xuyouping003@aliyun.com)

Abstracts are due: April 30, 2019 and full papers by September 1, 2019.

May
1
Wed
CFP Deadline: IP Works-in-Progress Conference – Chicago, IL
May 1 all-day
CFP Deadline: IP Works-in-Progress Conference - Chicago, IL

The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) at DePaul University College of Law will host the 19th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 8 and 9, 2019.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help people hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works-in-progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to stay for the entire conference. 
There is no charge to attend the conference. Conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for transportation and lodging. The host will provide complimentary food and beverages throughout the conference.
The deadline to request to present or attend is May 1, 2019.
More information is available on the website.
May
8
Wed
CFP: McGill Graduate Law Conference – Montréal, Canada
May 8 – May 9 all-day
CFP: McGill Graduate Law Conference - Montréal, Canada

The 2019 McGill University Graduate Law Student’s Association’s (GLSA) Annual Law Conference will be held in Montréal on May 8-9, 2019. This conference is for current masters and doctoral students, recent graduates and early-career academics specializing in law and related disciplines.

The theme for the conference is “Law: Proactive or Reactive”.

The full call for papers is available here. The submission deadline is February 15, 2019. Submissions are accepted in English or French.

May
9
Thu
Constitutional Challenges in the Algorithmic Society – Florence, Italy
May 9 – May 11 all-day
Constitutional Challenges in the Algorithmic Society - Florence, Italy

The IACL Research Group on “Algorithmic State, Society and Market – Constitutional Dimensions” invites paper submissions for it’s inaugural conference on “Constitutional Challenges in the Algorithmic Society” organized by European University Institute, Bocconi University and University of Florence. The conference will be held May-9-11, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

Potential Topics Include:

Human Rights in the Algorithmic Society

Algorithms and Democracy

Regulation and Policy in the Algorithmic Society

The responsibilities of private actors

This inaugural conference is open to scholars (including Ph.D. candidates and early career researchers) in the fields of law, economics and political sciences. Interested scholars are invited to submit an abstract (in English, no longer than 800 words) along with their CV by February 15, 2018. Applicants should indicate their name, e-mail address and affiliation in the abstract file.

Applicants should submit their applications to the following address: degregorio.giovanni@unibocconi.it. The abstract file shall be submitted in .doc, .docx format, named “Surname_Name”,and the subject line of the e-mail shall be composed as follows: “Submission – Surname_ Name”.

More information, including the full call, is available on the website.

Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains
May 9 – May 10 all-day
Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains

Sciences Po Paris hosts Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains May 9-10, 2019. This conference “open[s] the table for a reimagining of the very foundations of the basic private law paradigm of contract, whether related to contract per se or the more general regulation of contractually structured entities of production. These re-imaginings could draw from recent theoretical or empirical approaches to value chain governance, private international law, or the political economy of contract dogma, to say nothing of revisiting the precursors of value chain litigation in earlier generations, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and product liability law.” For more information and proposal submissions, contact the organizers at
reimaginingcontract[@]gmail.com.

Deadline: February 28, 2019

May
10
Fri
Red Tide, Green Algae, Drilling Bans and More: Post-Election Environmental and Land Use Law Landscape @ Nova Southeastern University Law
May 10 all-day
Red Tide, Green Algae, Drilling Bans and More: Post-Election Environmental and Land Use Law Landscape @ Nova Southeastern University Law

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law hosts the symposium Red Tide, Green Algae, Drilling Bans and More: Post-Election Environmental and Land Use Law Landscape on April 19, 2019. “The seminar will feature lawyers and other speakers from south Florida and around the state, addressing environmental law changes resulting from the November 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendments, current issues involving south Florida’s water pollution problems, recent and pending legislative, rule and policy changes coming from Washington and Tallahassee.  Speakers will emphasize land use and environmental issues impacting Florida’s coasts.”

Contact Professor Richard Grosso (954) 262-6140 or Kathleen Perez or (954) 262-6295 if you have questions about this conference.

Symposium on Re-Assessing the Chicago School of Antitrust Law – Chicago, IL
May 10 – May 11 all-day
Symposium on Re-Assessing the Chicago School of Antitrust Law - Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Law Review invites proposals for the 2019 Symposium on ‘Re-assessing the Chicago School of Antitrust Law” to be held May 10-11, 2019.

The symposium will feature research re-assessing the validity of the Chicago School’s assumptions about competition and considering whether a more aggressive approach to antitrust enforcement is now warranted. The University of Chicago Law Review invites authors exploring these and related issues to submit proposals for papers. A proposal may be as short as a two-page précis or as long as a full draft. Selected proposals will be developed into approximately 7,500 word papers for presentation at the Law Review’s annual Symposium, which will be held at the University of Chicago Law School on Friday and Saturday, May 10–11, 2019. Once authors have incorporated feedback from the panels, we plan to publish the final versions in Volume 87 of the Law Review.

Proposals are due by September 30, 2018 and should be submitted to: Elizabeth Nielson at enielson@uchicago.edu. The full call for papers is available on the website.

Writing Place, Writing Laws @ University of Melbourne
May 10 all-day
Writing Place, Writing Laws @ University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne hosts the workshop Writing Place, Writing Laws: Laws & the Humanities in the ‘Anthropocene’ on May 10, 2019 at the Melbourne Law School in Australia. Register online.

The workshop aims to bring together a broad group of participants from a variety of disciplines. Participants may be established or emerging scholars, including doctoral students. Its purpose is to invite reflections on our writing practices and obligations in the context of climate change, in ‘writing place, writing laws’.

Younger Comparativists Conference – (incl. Student Prizes) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ McGill University
May 10 – May 11 all-day
Younger Comparativists Conference - (incl. Student Prizes) - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ McGill University

The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (YCC) is pleased to invite submissions for the Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. Prize in Comparative Law, in connection with its Eighth Annual Conference, to be held on May 10-11, 2019 at the McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada.

Papers will be accepted on any subject in public or private comparative law from students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.B. program, who will not yet have received their degree as of April 1, 2019.

Submissions from graduate students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs are not eligible for this prize but may participate in a separate competition. Information is available at: http://ascl.org/new-scholarship/

To submit an entry, students should send an email to Dr. Sara Ross, Chair of the Affiliates Advisory Group, at yccederprize@gmail.com. with the subject line: “Submission for Phanor J. Eder Prize”. The email should state each author’s name and law school contact information, the title of the paper, and a certification that each author is an LL.B. or J.D. student satisfying the criteria set out above. The paper should be attached to this email in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Papers must be no more than 15,000 words (excluding footnotes). Submissions should reflect original research that will not yet have been published by the time of the conference, although it may have been accepted for publication. Applicants to the prize do not have to apply to the 2019 YCC conference to be considered.

The deadline for submission is March 3, 2019.

Scholars may make only one submission. Co-authored submissions will be accepted, provided that all authors satisfy the eligibility criteria and provide a certification to that effect.

Read the full call here.

May
15
Wed
CFP Deadline: Transgender Studies Quarterly
May 15 all-day
CFP Deadline: Transgender Studies Quarterly

Transgender Studies Quarterly is inviting submissions for two upcoming issues.

Trans Pornography – Submission deadline: May 15, 2019

For this special issue of TSQ, we solicit work on all aspects of trans pornography, whether written or visual, historical or contemporary, actual or fictional; commercial or community-based, including studies of production, distribution, consumption, and reception; textual and visual analysis; and social-scientific work on people who make or consume porn. In addition to full-length scholarly articles we will consider for publication first-person accounts, shorter essays, opinion pieces, poetry, artwork, and other forms creative expression that fit the theme of trans pornography. We encourage contributions from a wide range of contributors including academics, independent researchers, activists, and, importantly, former and current sex workers.

The full calls, submission instructions, and additional information about the journal can be found on the website.

May
16
Thu
AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers
May 16 all-day
AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers invites long- and short-form submissions on any subject relevant to law librarianship.

The winners in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will receive $650, and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300, all generously donated by LexisNexis. Co-authors of winning papers share awards.

Recipients are recognized during award ceremonies at the AALL Annual Meeting and will be given the opportunity to present their papers in a program.

Winning papers in the Open, New, and Student divisions will be forwarded to the editor of the Law Library Journal for publication consideration. Papers in the Short Form division will be forwarded to the editorial director of AALL Spectrum for publication consideration.

Deadlines: March 1, 2019, for Open, New Member, or Short Division; May 16, 2019, for Student Division.

Association for Law, Property & Society – Syracuse, NY
May 16 – May 18 all-day
Association for Law, Property & Society - Syracuse, NY

The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) will hold it’s 10th Annual meeting at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY on May 16-18, 2019.

ALPS seeks papers for presentation at the annual meeting. Paper submissions on any subject related to property law and the practices that shape property norms and institutions are welcome.

The submission deadline is February, 20, 2019.

The full call, submission instructions, and registration information can be found here.

May
17
Fri
Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference @ New York Law School
May 17 all-day
Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference @ New York Law School

The Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference will be held May 17, 2019, at New York Law School. Details to follow.