Call for Papers: Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

Call for Papers:

The purpose of this special issue will be to explore the interplay between professional ethics and the law, as applied both to engineering and construction professionals engaging in legal matters and to attorneys representing professionals in the engineering and construction field. Subjects that will be considered for this special issue include, but are not necessarily confined to:

• Ethical and legal challenges of engineering projects in the global marketplace

• Contract liability limitations and the engineer’s fiduciary duty to clients

• Employment ethics: non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and a departing employee’s rights and obligations

• Ethical issues in expert witness selection, compensation, and testimony

• Conflicts of interest in multi-party construction dispute resolution

• Ownership of design ideas: copyright law and the ethical obligation of credit and attribution

• Creating the ethical workplace: policies and procedures that promote ethical vigilance and legal compliance

• Whistle-blowing

The submission deadline is August 15, 2011. The full paper must be submitted electronically at the journal’s Editorial Manager Web site at

Contact Information:

Tara L. Hoke
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191


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