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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 deadline is August 15, 2016
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Call for Submissions


Breaking Down the Shades of Color

Writer's Deadline: July 15, 2016.

Under the guest editorship of Pushpa Iyer, associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and director of the Center for Conflict Studies, a part of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice issue 28(4) will focus on exploring and understanding conflicts centered around race and on approaches that challenge race conflicts.

For this issue, essays are welcomed on a broad range of topics including but not limited to the combination of race and: ethnicity, and religion, and immigration, and class, and gender/sexuality, and culture, and arts, and language, and media, and the criminal justice system (law, law enforcement, prisons), and slavery, and democracy, and politics.

Both academics and practitioners are encouraged to submit essays that appeal to a wide readership. All submissions should be between 2,500-3,500 words together with a 1-2 line bio.  Please refer to submission guidelines for more details. 

Submissions are due by July 15, 2016.
Please direct content-based questions or concerns to Guest Editor Pushpa Iyer (
Send Essays to:
Robert Elias (Editor in Chief)
Shawn Doubiago (Managing Editor)
Subject Line: Race Conflicts


Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Section on East Asian Law & Society Program at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
The Section on East Asian Law & Society is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which presenters
will be selected for the Section’s program to be held during the AALS 2017 Annual Meeting in San
Francisco on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. This is a “research in progress” program, and includes research
that is ongoing as well as recently completed work.

Papers may be either in a short form (5,000-7,500 words) or a long form (10,000-25,000 words). Up to
four papers will be selected and announced in the fall 2016. Papers will be reviewed by a committee of
our Section comprised of Professors Setsuo Miyazawa (UC Hastings), Jim Feinerman (Georgetown) and
Margaret Woo (Northeastern). Papers should be submitted to Setsuo Miyazawa at by August 31.

The Section has arranged for selected papers to be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania Asian
Law Review for consideration and possible publication.

Presenters will be responsible for paying the AALS meeting registration fee and hotel and travel

Inquiries or questions: Please contact Professor Carole Silver, Northwestern University Pritzker
School of Law,, 312-503-1772.

Public Selection of Scientific Papers 6th Meeting of Empirical Research in Law The Empirical Studies Network in Law (REED) makes public call for papers  for presentation at the 6 th Meeting of Empirical Research in Law (6 th EPED), which will take place between August 31 and September 2, 2016, at the University Center Lasalle in Canoas / RS. Deadlineis 14 May 2016

For more information, please visit REED

Positions and Fellowships

2 positions: Investigator, and Investigator Title IX - Harvard University Reporting directly to the Title IX Officer/Director of the Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution (ODR) with a dotted line report to the Lead Investigator. The Investigator conducts investigations, handles informal resolutions and is available to answer questions as a member of the ODR and also plays an important role in meeting the University’s training and education obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and other federal or state civil rights laws. With case-related guidance from the Lead Investigator, the Investigator   is responsible for his/her caseload, partnering with school designees throughout the investigative process, conducting legally sufficient investigations, meeting established timelines and treating all constituents engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality. To apply and view full job description please visit:

Title IX Investigator position application and description is at

Deadline for Removal: June 30, 2016

Lecturer, full-time, 9 months, renewable 3-year term, jointly-held between the Law, Societies, and Justice Program and the Department of Sociology, University of Washington, beginning September 2016.  Area of Specialization: Criminal Justice Institutions and Processes, with a preference for an applicant with expertise in punishment, law and inequality.  Position requires teaching six courses over three quarters, including a survey course on criminal justice institutions and processes, and additional courses based on the successful applicant’s expertise.  Amongst our available existing courses are “Punishment Theory and Practice,” “Drugs and Society”, “Deviance and Social Control” and “Miscarriages of Justice.”  Ability to teach introductory sociology, social stratification/inequality, family/gender or other core areas of sociology is desirable. Most courses would be large lecture classes and would require supervision of graduate teaching assistants assigned to the course. We are looking for someone who is an excellent classroom teacher, and welcome applicants prepared to participate fully in committees and governance.  Other instruction-related duties and support to be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Salary and benefits competitive. When hired through a national search, Lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and paid professional leave, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. Candidates must have Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in sociology or relevant social science discipline prior to appointment. An application packet will include a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (statement of educational philosophy, sample syllabi, course evaluations), and three confidential letters of recommendation. 

Apply via the following link: University of WA Law, Societies & Justice/Sociology Lecturer Position (  Priority will be given to applications received by April 10, 2016. If you have questions about your application, please contact Steve Herbert:  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Removal date: 9/10/16