Category Archives: 2010

The Fifth Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR)

Date(s) of Conference:

May 26-28, 2011 

Location:

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Description:

The conference brings together scholars from around the world to present
 innovative research and engage in interdisciplinary exchange related to the theme of the Association – the study of the connections, in the broadest sense, between Land Use Planning and Law.

Both Law and Planning are social institutions aimed at promoting the public interest while safeguarding individual liberties. Both guide private decision making, but derive strength and authority from public participation. The
challenges facing policy makers today emphasize the need to study the ways in which the law enables and restricts planning.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all topics related to law and planning, including, but not limited to the following:

     – Legal aspects of urban, regional, and rural planning
     – Land use controls
     – Property rights, expropriation and compensation
     – Housing
     – Land policy, land management, and land readjustment
     – Heritage/environmental protection
     – Land use and aboriginal rights

Abstracts may be submitted by email by December 15, 2010 to: plpr2011@law.ualberta.ca

We expect to adjudicate all abstracts by January 31, 2011.

Contact Information:

Eran Kaplinsky
eran.kaplinsky@ualberta.ca

http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/lsnann/ann10137.html

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Call for Papers: Europe 2020: Comparative Perspectives and Transnational Action

Call for Papers:

The Marco Biagi Foundation invites faculty members, researchers, new scholars, experts and labour market operators (in the field of law, economics, organisation theory and human resources management) to present papers relating to their national contexts or to developments at an international and comparative level, with reference to the themes covered in the three tracks of the conference:

Track 1: An evaluation of the Lisbon Strategy in a comparative perspective: employment policy conditions, practices, instruments and outcomes

Track 2: The transformation of employment: growth, sustainability, and inclusion in the new economic scenario

Track 3: The role of industrial relations: from local concerns to transnational action

Proposals for papers to be given during the Conference should be sent as an Abstract of no more than 1500 words, no later than November 13, 2010, along with the form available on the website of the Marco Biagi Foundation (www.fmb.unimore.it. The proposals should specify the track for which they are intended. The Academic Advisory Board reserves the right to allocate papers to the session it considers to be most suitable.

Contact Information:

Olga Ymkevich
olga.rymkevitch@unimore.it

http://www.fmb.unimore.it/on-line/Home.html

2011 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

 July 8-10, 2011

Location:

University of Denver,
Sturm College of Law

Description:

This popular and well-received conference series fosters innovative collaboration and exciting dialogue about the persuasive use of story across the spectrum of lawyering skills. This conference will bring together academics, judges, and practitioners to explore the role of narrative in legal practice and to discuss curricular strategies that will prepare students to use story and narrative as they enter the practice of law.   This is a very collegial and supportive conference and we welcome proposals from people who are new to applied storytelling as well as from those who have already been part of the conversation. 

Call for Papers:

Applied Legal Storytelling goes beyond traditional Law and Literature concepts to explore the role of narrative in both law practice and law teaching.  Presentations at the first two conferences reveal the breadth of potential relevant topics. To help potential presenters and attendees understand how large and diverse a topic “legal storytelling” is, below is a list of some topics from prior presentations as well as potential other topics. Because the idea of the conference is to create and sustain dialogue, we invite proposals that continue these ideas as well as those that  propose new areas of exploration. We also encourage people to present works in progress. 

Lawyering Skills:

  • The situating of the lawsuit or transaction in the client’s larger goals
  • The strategies of asking witnesses for complete or incomplete narratives
  • The use of opening and closing arguments as story devices
  • The role of direct and cross examination as a method of story development
  • The role of narrative reasoning in the “rule explanation” part of legal analysis
  • The use of visuals to facilitate story tone
  • Ethical considerations of storytelling to clients, other parties and fact finders

Lawyering Theory and Applications:

  • Specific aspects of story structure and their application in law
  • The intersection of narrative and logical reasoning
  • The role of themes and emotional persuasion
  • Policy arguments as a form of narrative reasoning              
  • Statutory analysis intersections with elements of narrative theory
  • The roles of different characters involved in legal actions
  • Stories as a way to enhance cognition and memory
  •  New modalities for storytelling in the law.      
  • The relationship and use of metaphors in the language of specific areas of law
  • Exploration of the use of narrative or metaphor in judicial opinions
  • Comparative storytelling models across different legal systems and different classes of clients
  • Applications of story techniques borrowed from other writing genres

Teaching Strategies

  • Examinations of curricular design that incorporate the use of stories to teach or the teaching of storytelling
  • The design of simulations to enhance student skills about storytelling
  • Teaching modules about story or narrative theory

The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2010.  Submissions should be made on the attached Submission Form and should be sent, electronically, to:

Stacie Pacheco
Lewis & Clark Law School
spacheco@lclark.edu

Proposal Format: Please include a cover sheet, the form of which appears at the end of this document, plus a description or narrative. Proposal narratives can be as short as a few paragraphs, but please do not exceed 2-3 pages of text including whatever partial or full bibliography you include. 

Selection Process: Submitters of proposals will be notified if their proposals have been accepted by January 15, 2011.

Contact Information: 

Steve Johansen, tvj@lclark.edu
Robert McPeake, R.J.Mcpeake@city.ac.uk
David Thomson, dthomson@law.du.edu
Ruth Anne Robbins, ruthanne@camden.rutgers.edu
Brian Foley, bfoley@fcsl.edu
Alison Julien, alison.julien@marquette.edu

9th Annual Aging & Law Conference: The Changing Face of Aging

Date(s) of Conference:

December 9-11, 2010

Location:

Westin Hotel
Alexandria, VA

Description:

  • More than 50 workshops focusing on critical issues in law and aging advocacy
  • Nationally recognized speakers 
  • Opportunities for networking with legal services providers and advocates from across the country
  • Pre-conference “Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law” on December 8, 2010

Contact Information:

http://www.wynjade.com/aarpnalc10/

Planning, Law, and Property Rights Fifth International Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

May 25-28, 2011

Location:

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
Canada

Description:

The conference sessions will provide an exciting opportunity for scholars from around the world to present innovative research and engage in interdisciplinary exchange related to the theme of the Association – the study of the connections, in the broadest sense, between Planning and Law.

Both Law and Planning are social institutions aimed at promoting the public interest while safeguarding individual liberties. Both guide private decision making, but derive strength and authority from citizen participation. The challenges facing policy makers today emphasize the need to study the ways in which the law enables and restricts planning.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all topics related to law and planning, including all legal aspects of urban, regional, and rural planning; land use regulation; property rights, expropriation and compensation; housing; and public-private cooperation. We encourage submissions from researchers working in such areas as GIS, real estate, economics, and natural resources.

Submit your abstract by December 15, 2010.

Contact Information:

plpr2011@law.ualberta.ca

http://www.law.ualberta.ca/plpr/2011/call_for_papers.php

6th Annual International Conference on Contracts

Date(s) of Conference:

February 18-19, 2011

Location:

Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Florida

Description:

Similar to prior contracts conferences held at UNLV, McGeorge, South Texas, Texas Wesleyan, and Gloucester, England, this conference is designed to afford scholars and teachers at all experience levels an opportunity to present and discuss recently-published papers, forthcoming papers, works-in-progress, and pedagogical innovations, and to network with colleagues from the U.S and around the globe.

Call for Papers:

We invite paper, presentation, and panel proposals exploring any aspect of contract law, theory, and policy (full panel proposals, with topics and participants, are especially welcome).  The topic range is intentionally broad to allow for the fullest exploration of things contractual.  Past programs have included panels on “traditional” contracts topics (e.g. remedies, formation, and defenses) and on contract-related subjects (insurance, consumer law, commercial law, dispute resolution, family law, and restitution).  Papers have also included a variety of perspectives on law, from law-and-economics (behavioral and neo-classical), to international and comparative contracting, to historical, jurisprudential, empirical, institutional, and many other perspectives.  We also solicit volunteers to serve as moderators or discussants for panels that are not “packaged deals.”  Proposals are due by December 15th.

All paper, panel, and presentation proposals should be sent to Jamie Fox by email at fox@law.stetson.edu or by land to Stetson University College of Law, 1401 Gulfport, FL 33707.

Contact Information:

conferences@law.stetson.edu
(727) 562-7312

http://www.law.stetson.edu/tmpl/news/events/conf/internal-1-sub.aspx?id=10609

Call for Papers: Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues

Call for Papers:

The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues invites you to submit original, scholarly work on any legal topic of your choice. We are particularly interested in submissions concerning mediation and non-traditional forms of dispute resolution, as a portion of Volume 31 will be devoted to this topic.

Papers should not exceed 20,000 words including footnotes. Footnotes should conform to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide, 7th edition). Please send two copies, one hard copy and one electronic version (Microsoft Word format), of your typed, double-spaced manuscript for consideration in care of the Editor-in-Chief to:

Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues
Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
wrlsisolicitations@uwindsor.ca

Paper Deadline: December 30, 2010

Submissions received after this deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Editorial Board. (Please note: submission of an article or paper to WRLSI
will be taken to indicate the article or paper has not been simultaneously submitted elsewhere for publication.)

Contact Information:

http://www.uwindsor.ca/wrlsi/