Category Archives: December

Call for Papers: Connecticut Insurance Law Journal

Call for Papers:

The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal invites you to submit original, scholarly work to be considered for its spring issue.  They are accepting papers on the law of insurance, risk and responsibility submitted by academics and practitioners. Footnotes should follow Bluebook form. Papers may be submitted directly to Jay McCormick at cilj.eic@gmail.com.  The deadline is December 15, 2012.

Contact Information:

Jay McCormick
cilj.eic@gmail.com

http://insurancejournal.org/

Call for Papers: Forced Migration Review

Call for Papers:

This issue of FMR will address questions such as the following:

  • What are the different state practices in asylum for recognising sexual orientation or gender identity as grounds for claiming a well-founded fear of persecution?
  • Do existing legal instruments protect LGBTI people’s rights in respect of displacement and how are those instruments enforced?
  • What are the practices in reception, detention, status determination and resettlement for LGBTI people, whether their gender identity or sexual orientation is the cause of their claim for asylum or not?
  • What examples of good practice are there in reception, detention, status determination and resettlement?
  • What can we learn from local initiatives to protect LGBTI rights and prevent persecution and displacement?
  • Is data about the legal and cultural position of LGBTI people included in Country of Origin Information?
  • Is discrimination by states and by others on the grounds of gender identity and/or sexual orientation given due weight by those states considering asylum claims? Are non-stereotypical relationships given fair or equal consideration in matters of asylum and resettlement?
  • How can government agencies, service providers and displaced communities enhance the protection of displaced LGBTI people?
  • Are there particular aspects relating to age – either young or old – that need to be considered?

The deadline for submission of articles is December 3, 2012.

Contact Information:

fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk

http://www.fmreview.org/sogi

Call for Papers: International Review of Law Journal

Call for Papers:

The International Review of Law Journal is seeking articles for a special issue on domestic violence to be published in Spring 2013. The journal’s goal is to showcase papers that address practical and theoretical accomplishments and challenges worldwide in the area of domestic violence. Provided that the focus of the article is law-related, the definition of domestic violence will be construed broadly.

The International Review of Law Journal is a peer-reviewed, bi-lingual (Arabic and English) international law journal at Qatar University College of Law. All content in the journal is ‘open access,’ meaning articles are free-to-read on the web and authors retain copyright on the print and electronic versions of their work. From its base in the Middle East, the journal aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. Submissions are accepted in both English and Arabic.

The domestic violence special issue will be edited by Professor Mary Pat Treuthart, Gonzaga University School of Law. A section of this issue will be reserved for student submissions. Selected authors will be invited to Qatar University College of Law in Doha to conduct a guest lecture
on their area of research.

Contributors are requested to submit manuscripts of no more than 30 double-spaced pages including footnotes. Shorter pieces are welcome. Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, the final deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.qscience.com/userimages/ContentEditor/1331538907138/IRL%20manuscript%20preparation%20guidance.pdf

2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Date(s) of Conference:

December 15-17, 2012

Location:

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Description:

The theme for this year’s Congress will be “Setting the positive agenda in motion,” and will have a special focus on developments and opportunities in the so-called “BRICS” group of emerging economies.

Contact Information:

http://infojustice.org/public-events/globalcongress2012

The Law & Economics of Organization: New Challenges and Directions

Date(s) of Conference:

November 30-December 1, 2012

Location:

Haas School of Business
Berkeley, CA,

Description:

The purpose of the conference is to take stock of recent advances in the analysis of economic organization and institutions inspired by the work of 2009 Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson and to examine its implications for contemporary problems of organization and regulation.

Call for Papers:

Relevant topics include but are not limited to
  • the nature, role, and implications of bounded rationality and opportunism as they relate to issues of contracting and the institutional framework governing contractual relationships
  • government intervention in the market through regulation, antitrust policies, and direct investment (e.g., energy market and health care regulation; patent enforcement; concession contracts in alternative legal environments; government tax preferences for and subsidization of technologies and markets)
  • the operation and regulation of financial markets and institutions (e.g., the origins of and responses to the financial crisis; the role of credit rating agencies; financial and futures market organization and regulation)
  • legal and economic determinants of corporate organization, from joint ventures to the organization of corporate boards (e.g, labor restrictions and corporate organization; organization of high technology companies; regulation of corporate boards)
Paper proposals or, if available, completed papers should be submitted on line at http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/Haas-Sloan-LEO-Conference by March 31, 2012. The deadline for completed papers is November 1, 2012. Selections will be made by the conference organizers, Professors Pablo Spiller (Berkeley), Scott Masten (Michigan), and Alan Schwartz (Yale). Conference papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.
 
Contact Information:
 
Pablo Spiller
spiller@haas.berkeley.edu  
 
Scott Masten
semasten@umich.edu

http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/Haas-Sloan-LEO-Conference