Category Archives: May

Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL): Capitalism and the Common Good

Date(s) of Conference:

 October 20-22, 2011

Location:

University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, Oregon

Description:

The conference will provide the space to deepen conversations and continue debates that constitute TWAIL, focusing on Capitalism and the Common Good.

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of papers for consideration for the TWAIL conference. The purpose of the conference will be to interrogate as systematically as possible the Wayne Morse Center’s theme of inquiry “Capitalism and the Common Good.”

Papers will be selected according to how closely they relate to themes raised in the call. Scholars are also encouraged to propose a slate of papers as a panel with a specifically related topic. Authors should consider addressing one or more of the following questions and ideas:

1. Capitalism
What do we mean by capitalism? Is it a legal concept? What other words and ideas should we investigate as legal concepts: imperialism, globalization, world systems, the economy?

2. Common Good
How should we understand the “commons?” How (if at all) does the notion of common good question capitalism? What do other normative concepts—such as social ecology, development, human rights, or justice—elucidate or obscure our understanding of capitalism? How do different normative notions reproduce or resist capitalism?

3. Forms of Power
Based on the premise that ideas and understandings of capitalism and the common goods are constituted by power structures, how may we identify and delineate these forms of power? Are we to focus on law, transnational networks, forums, institutions, social movements, or the state? Are we to critique, appropriate, re-invent or create power structures? What are or should be the sites of contestation and negotiation? What ideologies are obscuring and/or defining capitalism and the common good? What role do law schools, legal pedagogy, or legal writing (including TWAIL literature) play in creating and recreating forms and notions of capitalism? What role do theories of resistance play in understanding and transforming capitalism and the common good?

Applications should include:

  • An abstract of your proposed paper (400 words maximum);
  • your name, institutional affiliation,  and contact information, including email address;
  • whether you want the Oregon Review of International Law to consider your paper for publication in its special TWAIL issue.

Applications should be submitted via email to TWAIL2011@gmail.com not later than May 30, 2011.

Contact Information:

http://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/twail/

Advertisements

Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond

Date(s) of Conference:

May 12-14, 2011

Location:

University of Washington

Description:

Radical movements embracing and demanding racial justice have figured prominently in the history of the “left coast” of the United States. They have also generated violent responses, including state repression, that reverberated across the United States and around the world.

This conference, hosted by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington, will address the issues of race, radicalism, and repression on the west coast.

Contact Information:

Center for the Study of the
Pacific Northwest
University of Washington
Smith Hall, Suite 203
Box 353587
Seattle, WA 98195-3587
206.543.8656
cspn@u.washington.edu

Pacific Northwest Quarterly
University of Washington
Smith Hall, Suite 203
Box 353587
Seattle, WA 98195-3587
206.543.2992
pnq@u.washington.edu

http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/Website/Events/RRR/Race%20Radicalism%20and%20Repression.html

2011 International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

May 29-June1, 2011

Location:

Grand Formosa Regent Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Description:

The theme of the conference is “Contemporary International Law Issues in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges.”  This conference aims to provide a forum for international law stakeholders to explore the full range of international and transnational legal issues related to the Asia-Pacific region.

Contact Information:

ila@nccu.edu.tw

http://www.cils.nccu.edu.tw/ila2011tw/index.htm

Navigating the New Green Economy: The Challenges of Climate Change and the Opportunities for Clean Energy

Date(s) of Conference:

May 23-24, 2011

Location:

London School of Economics and Political Science
London, England

Description:

Climate change and clean energy are truly international concerns. Coinciding
with President Obama’s state visit to London, this unique international
conference offered by three premier organizations will provide a high-level
international forum to discuss the new economy emerging from the intersection of climate change policy, clean energy development, economics and finance. The
program will allow participants to interact with government and industry
leaders, academic scholars, and finance and legal experts from the European
Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Topics will include:

– Financing a sustainable reduced-carbon future
– Regulations and incentives in emerging green technologies
– Energy efficiency
– Carbon marketplaces
– Renewable energy subsidies and trade
– Technology transfer
– REDD Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation.

Contact Information:

Elissa Lichtenstein
ABA
elissa.lichtenstein@americanbar.org
202-662-1695

Peter Hsiao
Morrison & Foerster, LLP
phsiao@mofo.com
213-892-5731

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/environmental_law/2011_london_spring_conference.html

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: Internet Taxation

Call for Papers:

Policy & Internet, the first major peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal investigating the impact of the Internet on public policy, is inviting submissions for a special issue on Internet taxation, to be published in October 2011 [submission deadline: May 2011].

With the global explosion of Internet use in recent years, researchers and policymakers have struggled to understand and monitor the implications of this new medium. The seamless transmission of digitally malleable products across jurisdictions, with the potential for bypassing of governmental controls, leads to many unique problems in Internet taxation.

Online purchase of goods (such as books, cigarettes, and music) in lower-tax jurisdictions can facilitate tax avoidance and evasion in higher-tax jurisdictions. Tax revenue losses can occur when services (such as gambling) that are banned in one jurisdiction are accessed by consumers over the Internet. Internet gambling has also undermined the taxation potential of jurisdictions where gambling is legal.

This special issue of Policy & Internet calls for cross-disciplinary research on Internet taxation. The issue will synthesize the extant research in the area and include recent research developments. The goal is to improve the understanding of the issues involved for both researchers and policy makers, to provide policy recommendations, and to suggest avenues for further research in the area. Currently, there appears to be a gap in this respect in the literature.

Examples of pertinent research questions include:

  • Are particular products or industries especially vulnerable to tax leakages from Internet sales?
  • How can the Internet be used effectively by government for tax collection and enforcement?
  • What are the implications of Internet taxation for the shadow economy?
  • How does the digital divide affect Internet tax avoidance and compliance?
  • Does the structure / competitiveness of Internet markets affect the ability of governments to collect taxes?
  • How are inter-country tax leakages due to Internet sales different from intra-country tax leakages, and what are the consequent differences in recommended tax policies?
  • What are the distributional consequences of Internet tax avoidance?

The online submission deadline for papers is May 31, 2011. Please indicate in a cover note that the paper is intended for the special issue. Authors are advised to consult the journal’s guide for authors before submitting their paper.

Contact Information:

Please contact the editors (policyandinternet@oii.ox.ac.uk) if you have any queries about how your paper might fit in the issue.

http://www.psocommons.org/policyandinternet/news.html#taxation

Second Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference: Teaching Legal Writing Effectively to Prepare Students for Practice

Date(s) of  Conference:

May 12-13, 2011

Location:

St. John’s School of Law
101 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007

Description:

Featuring over 50 presenters from around the country, the Conference will focus on creative teaching ideas attendees can implement immediately in their own classroom. Various themes will intertwine throughout the day, including:

  • Ethics, professionalism, and plagiarism
  • Reaching today’s millennials
  • Grading efficiently
  • Perspectives from the bench, bar, and clinical programs
  • Experiential techniques
  • Polishing drafts
  • Oral presentations
  • Lessons from international law
  • Current-day email memos

Contact Information:

Maureen Mulligan
Associate Director of Special Events
St. John’s School of Law
mulligam@stjohns.edu
(718) 990-1950

http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/law/academics/jdprogram/legalwriting/writing_conference