Category Archives: January

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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Call for Papers: Continental Philosophy and the Law

Call for Papers:

The Kentucky Law Journal has issued a call for papers on the subject of continental philosophy and the law. Articles shoudl be about 5,000 words or less and should not exceed 40 footnotes.  This format used by the Kentucky Law Journal Online favors theoretical and normative analysis over extensive documentation of cases.

The Kentucky Law Journal is seeking submissions that draw on continental philosophy to analyze cases, the legal system, or legal scholarship. Submissions are due by January 10, 2011.

Contact Information:

Online Content Manager
Kentucky Law Journal
University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY 40506-0048
kljoeditors@kentuckylawjournal.org

http://www.kentuckylawjournal.org/

Call for Papers: The Supreme Court and the Future of Arbitration

Date(s) of Conference:

January 4-8, 2012

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Description:

In connection with the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C., the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution will be sponsoring a panel discussion on “The Supreme Court and the Future of Arbitration.” Over the past twenty five years, the range of disputes subject to binding arbitration – particularly as a result of pre-dispute arbitration agreements — has grown dramatically. The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a series of arbitration law decisions on such topics as the availability of class arbitration, the preemptive effect of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the scope of judicial review of arbitral awards under the FAA, the enforceability of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and the arbitrability of public law claims. These often controversial decisions have had an enormous impact on business, consumers and the workplace and have transformed much of the U.S. economy’s dispute resolution landscape.

Call for Papers:

Eligible papers may address any topic related to the future of arbitration. Both essay and article length papers are welcome. The selected author will participate in the Section’s program at the January 4-8, 2012, AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Authors will have to rely on their own institutions for funding to attend the conference. The Southwestern Law Review has agreed to publish the winning paper and other papers submitted by program panel members (subject to final approval of the paper from the editors of that publication).

The deadline to submit a draft paper is Thursday, September 1, 2011. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please submit the draft paper to Professor Ronald G. Aronovsky, Chair-Elect of the Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, as an attachment to an e-mail sent to Professor Aronovsky at raronovsky@swlaw.edu.  The attachment should be in Word or PDF format. An e-mail acknowledging submission will be sent promptly to each author. The submissions will be reviewed by a committee formed by the ADR Section’s Executive Committee. Decisions will be communicated by late September 2011.

Contact Information:

https://memberaccess.aals.org/eWeb/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=ChpDetail&chp_cst_key=4f1e75ad-1335-471d-afe7-0b23991ef444

Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

Date(s) of Conference:

January 10-12, 2011

Location:

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Description:

The Conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability.

Contact Information:

http://onsustainability.com/conference-2012/

Call for Papers: The Workplace Law Agenda of the Obama Administration

Call for Papers:

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal has issued a call for papers on The Workplace Law Agenda of the Obama Administration.

The record of President Obama’s Administration on workplace law is like many of its other domestic priorities – a work in progress.  While health care and financial regulation occupied much of the space in the public mind, labor and employment law changes were actually one area where the new administration exerted relatively quick change in the first two years of his presidency.  Indeed, the first bill that was signed by the President soon after his inauguration was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a bill intended to reverse the results of a Supreme Court decision on the statute of limitations for a Title VII gender pay disparity case. Since then, there have been some executive and regulatory initiatives.  With the Lily Ledbetter Act being the rare piece of workplace legislation passed in the last two years, however, the time is right to assess the Obama’s Administration record and agenda for workplace law.

In a special issue of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal (EREPJ), we seek to assess the record of the Obama administration in its first two years and the future of workplace law as the 2012 election approaches.  We seek submissions in all areas of workplace law, including Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Employee Benefits, and related fields.  As usual, the EREPJ offers authors the opportunity to work with faculty editors rather than law students.  If you are interested in participating, please send your abstracts to Ruben Garcia, Symposium Editor, no later than May 15, 2011.  Final papers will be due January 31, 2012.

Contact Information:

Professor Ruben Garcia
rjg365@gmail.com

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/

Call for Papers: Recognition and the Politics of Identity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Managing Diversity in Plural Societies

Call for Papers:

Migration has generated an increasingly borderless world which has challenged the nation-state model as an effective tool for the governance of multiplicities and the management of diversity. As the nation state is faced with the challenge of dealing with immigrants, non-nationals, refugees and others with newly emerging identities, there is a need to reassess existing frameworks for recognition of the claims of minority communities.

Whilst civil society movements over the course of the last century have helped secure legal recognition of the rights of minorities, the complexities of plural identities showcase the weaknesses of the current categorizations which form the basis for the extension or denial of rights. As a result, it is necessary to critically examine the resulting marginalization of individuals and groups on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, national minority status, refugee status, gender, age, sexuality, health, and disability. This conference seeks to explore the changing dimensions of the politics of identity and
inclusion and their implications for governance and the protection of minority communities in plural societies. It will draw on the concepts of equality, non-discrimination, identity, inclusion, minority rights and human rights to address the comprehensive challenges posed by life at the margins of society.

The Conference solicits papers that address any of the following themes:

      1. National, Multiple and Fluid Identities: The New Politics of Identity and Recognition
      2. Religion and the State: Fissured Discourses on Secularism, Accommodation and Tolerance
      3. Legal Pluralism and Cultural Diversity
      4. Citizenship, Participation, Inclusion and Belonging in Diverse Societies
      5. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Inequality

People from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Please submit a 300 word abstract by January 31, 2011 to:

Puja Kapai
puja@hku.hk

including the following information:

      (a) Your full name
      (b) Institutional affiliation
      (c) Email address
      (d) The relevant conference theme which your paper will address
      (e) The title of your paper

Abstracts should be in Word format and the file name should be the author’s full name. The subject of the e-mail should be “Diversity Conference Abstract Submission” and should include a short CV. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted abstracts will be informed by mid-February 2011. Draft papers are due on 31st March 2011. Papers presented may be eligible for selection for publication in an edited volume.

Contact Information:

http://www.hku.hk/ccpl/DiversityStudies.html

Call for Papers: Competition Law Scholars Forum

Call for Papers:

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running a workshop on Thursday April 7th 2011. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of:-Competition Law, private enforcement, access to justice and consumer redress.

The historical primacy of administrative enforcement in Europe is in stark contrast with US competition law (‘antitrust law’) where private enforcement has become the norm and constitutes the vast majority of antitrust enforcement. The availability of a well-developed system of class actions has ensured that private enforcement is extremely effective and can result in end-consumers being compensated for their losses. The US system emphasises the importance of consumer rights, and the greater possibility of substantial damages awards also enhances the potential deterrent impact of the antitrust laws. The EU is trying to facilitate private enforcement and the Commission White Paper of April 2008 made a number of interesting proposals to facilitate and harmonise competition litigation across the EU. Reform of the UK system was also proposed by the OFT in its 2007 Recommendations, which have not as yet been implemented. Both sets of proposals in particular consider ways of facilitating consumer redress. This is a vitally important period for this broad topic to be revisited, as private enforcement is viewed by the competition authorities as a key element of a more competitive UK and European economy and furthermore ties in with current debates about access to justice, particularly for consumers.

Papers are invited from scholars, regulators and practitioners on any of these issues or other topics which fall generally within the broad theme of ‘Competition Law, private enforcement, access to justice and consumer redress’

Any person interested in presenting a paper at the workshop is asked to contact the Vice-Chair of CLaSF, Professor Barry Rodger at barry.j.rodger@strath.ac.uk. An abstract is required of approximately 500-1000 words, to be submitted by no later than Monday January 31, 2011, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by Feb 7, 2011. Submission of presentation/draft paper is also required a week prior to the workshop.

Papers presented at the workshop can be submitted to the Competition Law Review editorial board with a view to being published in the Review. Note that the Review is a fully refereed scholarly law journal: Submission does not guarantee publication.

Contact Information:

http://www.clasf.org/