Category Archives: 2011

Call for Papers: eConflicts Resolved: Evaluations of Legal Solutions to Information-Age Conflicts

Call for Papers:

The UALR Law Review is calling for the submission of articles for its upcoming Ben J. Altheimer Paper Symposium, eConflicts Resolved: Evaluations of Legal Solutions to Information-Age Conflicts, which is scheduled for publication in May 2012.

As the working title suggests, submissions should examine the various legal regimes – past, present, or proposed – used to resolve conflicts arising through online interactions between individuals, corporations, and governments. Although certainly not an exhaustive list, articles might address one of the following issues:

  • Have traditional legal regimes adequately adapted to Internet-specific conflicts?
  • Have we made strides in resolving jurisdictional and conflicts-of-law problems that arise from online interactions in multistate and multinational scenarios?
  • Has the common law effectively adapted to address the unique characteristics of online disputes?
  • Have legislatures taken the proper steps to effectively adapt legal standards to the Internet or online settings?
  • How can the application of existing laws be improved in light of the proliferation of Internet transactions and actions?

We ask that interested authors give advance notice of intent to submit. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.

Contact Information:

Caleb J. Norris
Symposium Editor
cjnorris@ualr.edu

http://ualr.edu/lawreview/

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5th Annual International Conference on the Globalization of Class Action and Mass Litigation

Date(s) of Conference:

December 8-9, 2011

Location:

Raad van State (Dutch Council of State), The Hague, The Netherlands

Description:

This 5th edition of the annual conference on the globalization of class actions and mass litigation is organized by Deborah Hensler (Stanford University/Tilburg University), Christopher Hodges (Oxford University/Erasmus University) and Ianika Tzankova (Tilburg University). Discussion topics include:

  • the role of mass communication and the media in increasing the scale of procedures
  • the influence of financial sources on class action and mass litigation
  • the management of mass cases
  • the way in which damages are calculated and allocated
  • the approach to and jurisdiction in transnational mass tort cases
  • future developments and the extent to which class action may enhance access to justice.

Contact Information:

Ms. Lieke Verwijmeren
L.M.D.Verwijmeren@Tilburguniversity.edu

http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tisco/events/classactions/

Call for Papers: Pace Law Review

Call for Papers:

The editors of the Pace Law Review invite proposals from scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals for contributions to an issue slated for publication in the Spring of 2012. This issue will focus on emerging issues in intellectual property. We hope to publish articles that examine intellectual property from all angles, including issues pertaining to grey market goods, privacy and media rights, and biotechnology. If you have an article idea that fits within the intellectual property realm more broadly than described above, we encourage you to submit your proposal for consideration, as we are interested in scholarly discourse and are not strictly confined to the above-mentioned topics.

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words by attachment to pacelawreview@law.pace.edu by December 2, 2011. If you already have a completed article or an article in progress, you may submit the piece with an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the work. We welcome proposals for articles, essays, and book reviews. All proposals should include the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information, and should concern issues related to the subject matter described above. Book review proposals should also include (a) the title and publication date of the book proposed for review; (b) a description of the importance of the book to the general topic; and (c) any other information relevant to the book or proposed review (e.g. the reviewer’s expertise or any relationship with the author). Authors are also welcome, but not required, to submit a CV. We expect to make publication offers by December 16, 2011. Completed manuscripts of scholarly articles and book reviews will be due January 27, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/lsnann/ann10285.html

Call for Papers: Sri Lanka Journal of International Law

Call for Papers:

Sri Lanka Journal of International Law is honored to invite submission of papers from legal scholars, academician, legal practitioners, and legal professionals from all over the world. Papers on all aspects of international law are particularly welcomed. Submission guidelines are here.

Contact Information:

Professor Noel Dias
noeldias@isplanka.lk

Professor Wasanthas
wasanthas.law@gmail.com

http://jil.law.cmb.ac.lk/node/1

Global Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

November 26-27, 2011

Location:

Gandhinagar, India

Description:

Maritime security and piracy are growing concerns for the world and it is the need of the hour for the like minded to come up with a solution. The Gujarat National Law University (GNLU, Gandhinagar takes this opportunity to provide a platform by virtue of this Global Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Conference to the scholars of all disciplines to be a part of the solution.

Contact Information:

http://www.gmsac2011.com/

 

A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue: White Collar Crime & Business Bankruptcy

Date(s) of Conference:

November 4-5, 2011

Location:

Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, CA

Description:

The American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy  Committee, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and  the Golden Gate University School of Law proudly host a national  dialogue about freezing, seizing and distributing entity assets and  operating the entity at the intersection of complex white collar crime  prosecutions and business bankruptcy.  The conference will serve as part  of an ongoing discussion about lessons learned, recurring issues and  best practices.  The conference will feature leading voices from the  federal district and bankruptcy bench, Department of Justice, Criminal  and Civil Divisions from “Main Justice” and prominent U.S. Attorney’s  Offices, and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as prominent  white collar crime and business bankruptcy practitioners and academics.

Contact Information:

Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
(415) 442-6600

http://www.ggu.edu/school_of_law/academic_law_programs/jd_program/bankruptcy_law

Global Conference on Third-Party Financing of Litigation

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2011

Location:

Searle Civil Justice Institute
George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center

Decsription:

This second of two policy conferences will feature the work product of SCJI’s public policy initiative entitled Third-Party Financing of Litigation: Civil Justice Friend or Foe?  SCJI has commissioned ten papers by leading international scholars to evaluate the legal and economic issues likely to arise with the expansion of third-party financing of litigation.  Particular attention is paid to the potential impact of third-party financing on economic growth and free enterprise systems throughout the world.

In addition to the participating scholars, the conference will feature legal practitioners, financiers, and others with an interest in third-party financing of litigation.  By bringing together a group of leading scholars and front-line practitioners, SCJI hopes to stimulate an informative and balanced discussion of third-party financing and potential policy concerns

Contact Information:

Scott Hazelgrove
dhazelgr@gmu.edu

http://www.masonlec.org/events/global-conference-on-third-party-financing-of-litigation/