Category Archives: November

Call for Papers: Literature and Law

Call for Papers:

GRAAT Online welcomes contributions relating to literature and law in the English-speaking world, contributions which may address, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

  • the historical development of law/literature interdisciplinary studies
  • developments of this field across geographical/cultural borders
  • the vulgarisation/popularisation of law through literature
  • law and literature: from a new trend to a new culture?
  • academics and/as lawyers – lawyers and/as academics
  • specific authors and their depiction/use of literature in judicial decisions
  • academic and judicial limits of literature and law

Please send proposals of around 250 words and a short biography by November 12, 2012 to Geraldine Gadbin-George (geraldine.george@gmail.com) and Trevor Harris (trevor.harris@univ-tours.fr). Completed articles will be due May  15, 2013.

Contact Information:

Geraldine Gadbin-George
geraldine.george@gmail.com

Trevor Harris
trevor.harris@univ-tours.fr

Tribal Courts and the Federal System

Date(s) of Conference:

November 8-9, 2012

Location:

Harvard Law School

Description:

This conference will bring together tribal judges and attorneys, tribal, state, and federal government policymakers, and scholars to explore issues Indian tribal courts currently face in criminal and civil enforcement, jurisdiction, and lawmaking.

Contact Information:

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dkresfw2iqm3xjd/HLS%20Conference%20Schedule%20FINAL.docx

Call for Papers: Socio-Legal Review

Call for Papers:

The Socio-Legal Review is issuing a call for papers. The Socio-Legal Review is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society.

The last date for submission for the first issue is November 1, 2012, and the last date for submission for the second issue is March 1, 2013.

Contact Information:

slr@nls.ac.in

http://nls.ac.in/resources/newacademicprogramme/SLR2012Fin.pdf

The Future of Design Protection

Date(s) of Conference:

November 2-3, 2012

Location:

Ship Centre
Jesus College
University of Oxford

Description:

The Center for Intellectual Property Research of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford present an international conference on the future of design protection law. The event will bring together the world’s most recognized scholars, practitioners, industry representatives and government officials involved in all aspects of design protection law, including scholars from the U.S., Europe and China.

Contact Information:

http://madisonian.net/conferences/

IP for Creative Upstarts

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2012

Location:

Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

Description:

This conference considers how law and policy can nurture diverse creative industries—”Creative Upstarts”—in the U.S. and abroad. “Creative Upstarts” encompass a range of commercial enterprises from independent artists and producers in developed countries to emerging content industries such as Nigeria’s “Nollywood,” Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian tecnobrega music, and Chinese digital publishing. Their interests have been overlooked in recent debates on intellectual property and information policy. This conference seeks to remedy that gap.

Contact Information:

Prof. Sean Pager
spager@law.msu.edu

http://www.law.msu.edu/creative/

The Crowning Glory of the Virtues: Exploring the Many Facets of Justice

Date(s) of Conference:

November 8-10, 2012

Location:

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
University of Notre Dame
424 Geddes Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Description:

This conference will take up the many questions related to both the nature of justice and the varied and often-conflicting ideas of how to establish justice in our hearts and in our world.  These questions will be pursued in the disciplinary contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the biosciences, literature, and the arts.  

Contact Information:

ndethics@nd.edu

http://ethicscenter.nd.edu/programs/fall-conferences/call-for-papers

Call for Papers: Sustainable and Ethical Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance and Governance, and Institutional Reform in China

Call for Papers:

China is an increasingly influential emerging country. Its impressive economic growth has elevated hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has therefore been hailed as one of the greatest achievements of modern history. The rise of China’s economy has been contributed by the private sectors where entrepreneurs have played a pivotal role. However, Chinese entrepreneurship was only enabled after institutional reforms began in the late 1970s. Since then, institutional reforms continued to facilitate and expand entrepreneurship in China by improving the business environment. As Chinese entrepreneurs become increasingly competitive, they will also become more dependent on external financial resources to fund their businesses. This increasing reliance on external capital will in turn enhance the demand for business ethics and corporate governance, since accountability and stewardship promotes confidence among outside investors. Thus, there is an interrelationship between entrepreneurship, corporate finance and governance, and institutional reform is crucial to China’s past, current and future economic development. The success of China’s economy so far warrants studies of these issues to acquire insights and inform the development of other emerging countries. This call of paper invites empirical studies on these issues that are specific to the Chinese setting and could provide useful policy implications.

Specific topics and research questions can include, but are not limited to:
– What kind of regulations or institutional reforms facilitates ethical, sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship?
– What kind of regulations or institutional reforms encourages venture capital, private equity, and capital market investment in ethical, sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship?
– Do business ethics and corporate governance mechanisms improve capital acquisition and reduce cost of capital for entrepreneurs?
– Do sustainable and ethical entrepreneurs perform better and what type of corporate financing approach or corporate governance mechanism improves their performance?
– What are the appropriate performance metrics for sustainable and ethical entrepreneurs?
– Do sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship lead to more successful IPO and better post-IPO performance?
– What factors exacerbate the frequency of fraud in private and publicly traded companies?
– What regulatory or governance tools mitigate the incidence of fraud among private and publicly traded companies?
– Do political connections deter fraud and facilitate corporate transparency and corporate social responsibility?
– How do central and local governments encourage ethical investment in private and publicly traded companies?
– What is the role of different types of investors (such as private equity, hedge funds, banks, or institutional investors) in mitigating the incidence of fraud among private and publicly traded companies?
– What is the role of different types of investors (such as private equity, hedge funds, banks, or institutional investors) in stimulating new firm creation, particularly those in socially responsible industries?
– How does ethical investment and fraud compare in China with other emerging economics, and what factors (legal, institutional, institutional, or cultural) affect these differences?

Papers are to be submitted to Douglas Cumming (dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca) by November 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

Douglas Cumming
dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca

http://www.chinadrcenter.org