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|LSAC Research Grants||The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way.
The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project.
Application deadlines are February 1 and September 1.
For more details, go to http://www.lsacnet.org/LSACResources/Grants/lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp .
|Master in Public Policy and Social Change
Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin
|MAPS is an advanced programme of the University of Turin, taught in English at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin. MAPS is open to students with a 4-year BA, or BA+MA. In 2013-14 MAPS faculty will feature, among others, Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Bruno Palier (Sciences-Po Paris), Margarita Estevez-Abe (Syracuse University & Collegio Carlo Alberto), Anton Hemerijck (VU University Amsterdam), Stefaan De Rynck (European Commission), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver). MAPS tuition fee is 5,000 €. Tuition waivers and scholarships are available on a competitive basis for those who apply by April 1st, 2013. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open. Website: http://www.carloalberto.org/maps/
Deadline: 15 September 2013
|New Monograph: The Borders of Punishment: Migration, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion||The Borders of Punishment: Migration, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion critically assesses the relationship between immigration control, citizenship, and criminal justice. It reflects on the theoretical and methodological challenges posed by mass mobility and its control and for the first time, sets out a particular sub-field within criminology, the criminology of mobility. Drawing together leading international scholars with newer researchers, the book systematically outlines why criminology and criminal justice should pay more attention to issues of immigration and border control.
Written by an international team of leading experts and based on original empirical evidence, it provides a systematic examination of the issue of migration and border control from the perspective of criminology and criminal justice studies.
For more information please visit: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199669394.do
Call for Papers
The 3rd International Conference Law and Language in Social Practice seeks to expand on the relationship between law and language by exploring the role of legal discourse in a wide array of social/institutional settings, where it is an integral and constitutive part of the ‘social practices’ manifested in different languages, cultures and societies. The understanding of legal discourses and practices includes not only the legal rules, institutions, and processes constructed as part of social structures and systems, but also their impact on other diverse social categories and values where the agency of language-discourse is involved in various aspects of social life. This broad understanding provides the analytical framework for a socio-critical interpretation and application of legal discourse practices and procedures relevant to the forms that legal language assumes in a variety of social realities and contexts. Deadline: October 31, 2013
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|The Virtues and Vices of Business – a Historical Perspective, Business History Conference Annual Meeting Frankfurt am Main, Germany
March 13-15, 2014
|The organizers invite papers and session proposals that address both the micro and macro levels of the virtues and vices of business in historical perspective. In keeping with longstanding BHC policy submissions need not be directly related to the conference theme. Is business good or bad, or both? Does business serve private or public interests, or both? A variety of theories from the social sciences furnish different answers to these questions and, by implication, different ideas about the role of the state in creating the good society. The 2014 BHC annual meeting aims to address these issues from a historical and empirical perspective by exploring the virtues and vices of business across societies from the early modern period to the present. Deadline for individual or panel abstracts is September 15, 2013. For full details go to http://www.thebhc.org/annmeet/call2014.html...|
|Call for Conference Proposals Centaur Jurisprudence:
The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
|Many claims to justice ask law to be responsive to the lived experiences of those to and through whom it is applied. “Culture” is one label attached to collective forms of this lived experience. But what does it mean for courts and other legal institutions to be culturally sensitive? What are the institutional implications and consequences of such an aspiration? To what extent is legal discourse capable of accommodating multiple cultural narratives without losing its claim to normative specificity? And how are we to understand meetings of law and culture in the context of formal legal processes, such as when a criminal defendant invokes the acceptability of domestic violence within his ethnic community, when oral traditions are presented as the basis for an aboriginal land claim, or when the custom of ‘bush marriage’ is evoked as relevant to the prosecution of the war crime of rape? A traditional approach to law anchored in positivism tends to construct the encounter between law and cultures as one of subjugation: cultural practices are vetted to assess compatibility with existing legal rules. Cultural anthropology would see a more horizontal interplay of practices and symbols, with law constituting just one more cultural field. As such, law and cultural anthropology would seem to correspond to different ways of imagining the world, to distinct epistemes. However, legal pluralism, rejecting a narrow focus on formal law and state institutions, offers a vision of law as dynamic and inherently open to “culture”. This one-day conference] will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse Can legal pluralism create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes? Or does it entail abandoning a distinctively legal discourse in favour of an assemblage of anthropological and legal knowledge or “centaur discipline”? In short, can legal pluralism bring culture within the domain of law? Four panels will explore these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective in the context of international law, aboriginal law, alternative dispute resolution, and the recognition/accommodation of minority cultural practices. A fuller description of the Centaur Jurisprudence Project is available here.
Paper proposals must be between 300-500 words in length and should be accompanied by a short resume. Please submit your documents to email@example.com. Any query may be directed to the conference convener, Professor René Provost (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The closing date for submissions is 15 July 2013. We will notify successful applicants by early August
Airfare and accommodation of presenters will be covered by the conference organizers.
|Ministry of the Interior of Uruguay - Integrated Local Management Program for Citizen Security||The Ministry of the Interior of Uruguay calls for the design and delivery of the following three training programs for the Uruguaian Police for the years 2014-2015: Community Policing, Strategic Analysis of Crime and Police Investigation. See the Terms of reference for each call. If your agree with these Terms of Reference, your institution can send an email expressing its interest to the following e-mail adress: email@example.com.
Please note that these are separate calls. For this reason, we ask you to adequately indicate what training program are you expressing interest for (it may be one, two or the three of them). If you institution deems it appropiate, it may run in conjunction with another university or academic center with expertise in the area.
|Postdoctoral Researcher at the President's Diversity Initiative/Center for the Study of Diversity, University of Delaware||The President’s Diversity Initiative at the University of Delaware, in collaboration
with the Center for the Study of Diversity, invites applications from recent Ph.D.
graduates in for two postdoctoral positions. The purpose is to promote early career
scholars who are doing work that furthers our understanding of diversity. We are
particularly interested in those who can contribute to the interdisciplinary understanding in any of the following areas:
These positions will be awarded for a one-year period beginning September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014, renewable for a second year. Postdoctoral scholars will
work with senior mentors and peers and will be expected to teach one course
during each year in residence, as well as participating in faculty development
Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to engage with the activities of the Center for
the Study of Diversity and may also be affiliated with other Centers/Institutes at
the University, depending on the area of research. These scholars will be expected
to share their work with other UD faculty either by a formal lecture, colloquium, or
Postdoctoral scholars will receive a salary of $60,000 plus University health care benefits. Postdoctoral scholars will have full access to the University of Delaware Library and will be given $5000 in support for research and /or professional travel expenses, as well as a computer and full access to the university IT resources. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2014.
For additional information and to apply please visit http://www.udel.edu/001548. Deadline is August 1, 2013
|The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) seeks a Project Manager for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)||The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) seeks a Project Manager for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). This position carries an appointment in the School of Education, with rank determined according to qualifications. LSSSE is an annual on-line survey administered to students at participating law schools that gathers information about law student involvement in activities that contribute to their learning and professional development. The Project Manager oversees all aspects of LSSSE survey administration and data collection, processing, management and analysis, as well as the presentation of results to participating schools. Much of this work is done in collaboration with the CPR research team and staff, the IU Center for Survey Research and the LSSSE Director. Additional responsibilities include: (i) organizing the production of LSSSE’s annual report and annual customized reports for participating schools, (ii) working with LSSSE staff to develop and implement analyses and reports, (iii) recruiting law schools to participate in the survey, (iv) participating in presentations using LSSSE data at workshops and meetings and for individual schools, (v) preparing materials for and coordinating meetings of LSSSE’s Advisory Board, and (vi) overseeing LSSSE’s Web site and other electronic outreach mechanisms.
For additional information, please see http://education.indiana.edu/about/jobs/faculty/non-tenure-track/LSSSEjan2013.pdf.
This job is open until June 30, 2013. We will begin reviewing applications as soon as possible, and the expected start date is as soon as possible.
|Fellowships for School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ||Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and can only be a Member in the School once. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2014-2015 the focus will beEgalitarianisms. The application deadline is November 1, 2013. Applications must be submitted through the Institute?s online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.
|Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University||The Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is seeking to make a strategic appointment of a senior academic to provide both research and administrative leadership in an interdisciplinary research program based in Canberra. This is a continuing position.
RegNet is a world-class interdisciplinary research group whose main goal is to advance approaches to questions of private, public, and NGO governance through regulatory frameworks that develop evidence-based theory, policy and practice. It is considered one of the world's leading centres in sociolegal studies. RegNet's current research projects cover areas as diverse as climate change, human rights, peacebuilding, rule of law, policing and security, and social inclusion, but we welcome new areas of research. For further details see our website http://regnet.anu.edu.au/. We are particularly interested in scholars with a research record or research plans in Asia and the Pacific.
A successful candidate for this position would be an internationally recognised scholar in his or her area, a successful applicant for competitive research grants, an experienced supervisor of graduate students and an outstanding academic leader. He/she would be expected to assume leadership responsibilities within RegNet as a professor and to succeed the current Director at an agreed time, for a five year term.
Candidates seeking further information should contact the chair of the appointments committee, Professor Hilary Charlesworth on +61 2 6125 6040 or email at Hilary.Charlesworth@anu.edu.au.
To apply for this vacancy or to obtain the position description and selection criteria, please see: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=3325.
Closing date: 15 July 2013
|National Humanities Center||The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new PhDs should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.
More information at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/fellshipapinfo.htm
Deadline: October 1, 2013
|The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) seeks applicants for the position of Director||The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) seeks applicants for the position of Director. The position is a part-time academic appointment; additional academic appointments may be possible depending on qualifications and interest. LSSSE is housed at Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research in the School of Education in Bloomington, Indiana, but it is possible for the Director to reside in another location. The Director oversees the work of a full-time project manager, who handles day-to-day operations.
The Director also is responsible for representing LSSSE in national venues and strengthening project relationships with appropriate legal education organizations, including AALS, LSAC, the ABA and others.
Deadline: August 25th, 2013
The director for EEO/AA assists the university in assuring the success of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs and objectives, oversees implementation of Colgate’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity plan, and serves as compliance officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The director is also responsible for providing prompt and equitable response to complaints of harassment and discrimination in accordance with institutional policies and procedures. The director provides EEO/AA and harassment prevention trainings for the campus community and partners with departments across the university on matters having to do with equity, diversity, and inclusion. Technical expertise is required in the area of affirmative action reporting and data analysis. The successful candidate will have experience in workplace investigations and recordkeeping, the ability to work collaboratively with different constituencies across the university, and proven ability to understand, communicate, and promote the strategic use of collected and analyzed data at all levels of management. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience involving significant responsibilities in EEO/AA, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree (master’s degree in a relevant field or J.D.) or professional certification in Human Resources is preferred.
Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. We strive to be an inclusive community, one that embraces and explores difference in an environment of mutual respect, communication and engagement. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to ColgateDEOAA@wittkieffer.com. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled; for fullest consideration, candidates should submit their materials as soon as possible and by no later than July 10. Please visit http://www.wittkieffer.com/position/colgate-university/director-for-equal-opportunity-and-affirmative-action/8603 for more information.
|Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance||The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, a new position that focuses on the scientific study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance. The Chairholder may be from any discipline. Departmental home and appointment at the Full or Associate level will be determined by the Chairholder's expertise. The Chairholder will be an integral member of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program (www.umass.edu/peacepsychology) and pursue interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and graduate training on issues involving peace, conflict, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance. The Chairholder must apply scientific research methods to large-scale social phenomena and will provide leadership in the field. The position will begin as soon as a qualified candidate has been found.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D.; an excellent scholarly record in the scientific study of peace, non-violent direct action, and civil resistance; and exceptional promise as a national/global leader in advancing the field at UMass Amherst. A record of inclusive and multi-cultural skills in scholarly activity is strongly preferred.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on 17 September 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications comprising a cover letter expressing interest and describing research program, a vitae, and a list of at least three references should be sent to Kelly Smiaroski. firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of the Provost, 373 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, 181 President’s Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003-9313. Electronic submissions strongly preferred. UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and curriculum, and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.
For more information: www.umass.edu/provostDeadline: 10/31/2013