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Small Grant from UCLA UCLA Law School is pleased to announce a new Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program ($1,000 – $4,500) designed to advance academic scholarship in diverse fields to support law and policy reform to benefit animals. Our grant proposal period is currently open and ends on October 15th for this funding cycle. For more information, please visit:

"Death in Punishment' conference Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 October 2017 at
Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield, UK
Book now to secure your place for the forthcoming Death in Punishment conference. This two day interdisciplinary, international conference will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to deaths in prison, probation and police custody. It will be particularly relevant to scholars and practitioners from criminology, law, health, politics and social policy.

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Removal date: 20th October 2017.


Call for Conference Papers

Call for papers: The Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2018. This international and interdisciplinary symposium is organized by the Concerted Research Action on « Strategic Litigation » (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université catholique de Louvain) and the International Sociology Association Research Committee 47 'Social Movements'. It will be held in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2018. Keynote speakers include Michael McCann (University of Washington), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra); Liora Israël (EHESS, Paris); Shalini Randeria (IWM, Vienna) and Bruno Frère (University of Liège). Proposals of max. 500 words should be submitted in English or in French by October 1st, 2017 to Details on the symposium can be found here.

Removal: October 1st, 2017.

Call for papers: Terry v. Ohio at 50:  Considering the Past, Present and Future of Stop-and-Frisk on April 6, 2018 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, the College of Law’s Boise location The University of Idaho College of Law’s 2018 Idaho Law Review symposium issue will study the impact of Terry v. Ohio, a decision nearly 50 years old.  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley Law, will give the keynote address. The symposium will be held on April 6, 2018 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, the College of Law’s Boise location. We invite original paper submissions for presentation at the symposium, as well as panel proposals.  The symposium will explore the impact that Terry and its endorsement of stop-and-frisk has had on communities of color, policing, and even national politics. We welcome a variety of proposals, including those that provide a narrative account of Terry and its aftermath, as well as those related to civil rights litigation, how stop-and-frisk is understood or misunderstood, Terry’s doctrinal importance, and its use in practice. At least one panel featured at the symposium will highlight how Terry impacts policing in Idaho. Symposium papers or presentations addressing the topics above—or others proposed—will be presented at the conference, with publications appearing in the Symposium volume in Spring 2018.  Draft abstracts of no more than one page and queries may be addressed to Patxi Larrocea-Phillips, Chief Symposium Editor, at, as soon as possible and no later than July 31, 2017.

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Deadline:  July 31, 2017

Call for papers: 'What's Law Got to Do with It' for November 2-3, 2017 at Stanford Law School The Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS) and the Stanford Program in Law and Society are hosting a symposium on ‘What’s Law Got To Do With It?: Examining the Role of Law in a Changing World.’ The symposium will investigate the theme of how domestic and international law has been challenged and shaped in recent years by, among other things, forces of nationalism, nativism, anti-globalism, as well as worries about terrorism. The symposium will also reflect on, and honour, the work of Professor Lawrence Friedman, a co-founder of SPILS and the Stanford Program in Law and Society.

The symposium will be held at Stanford Law School on November 2 and 3, 2017. Scholars and graduate law students are invited to submit abstracts and a one-paragraph bio with contact details by August 1, 2017 to Trish Gertridge, Director of Programs and Special Events, at

The symposium provides an opportunity for the presentation of papers, discussion, and debate on a broad set of legal issues relating to the symposium’s theme. There are two ways to participate, and submissions should specify which of the two approaches are of interest.

First, panelists will discuss how law and society research is connected to their efforts to address the challenges noted above. While this participation does not involve paper presentations, interested persons should provide, in addition to their bio, a short outline of the focus of their proposed talks.

Second, panelists will present papers connected to the symposium’s theme. Articles will be published as a collection within a suitable journal.

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Positions and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Law School Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills and should have completed a Ph.D. and/or a J.D. Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More details and application information may be found at:
Removal date: August 31, 2017

IAS/School of Social Science Fellowships 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. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2018-19 the focus will beCrisis and Critique. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks two or more postdoctoral fellows in law and society. The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks two or more postdoctoral fellows in law and society. We seek applicants whose research takes an intersectional approach to law and society, reflecting how gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, ethnic, community, immigration status, and national identities shape law and, in turn, how law shapes those identities. We will consider applicants beginning in the Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018 for a single semester, a calendar year, or the 2017-2018 academic year for up to two years of support per person. We prefer a two-year appointment, but are open to shorter terms. The fellows will receive mentoring from senior faculty, participate in our interdisciplinary community focused on intersectionality, and mentor undergraduate student research assistants. We expect fellow to participate in brown bag seminars, receptions, and other programming, mentor one or more undergraduate research assistants, and help to organize a workshop in the fall of the second year of the fellowship. We especially invite applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on/contribute to increased understanding of law, intersectionality, and identity in New Orleans, Louisiana, and/or the Gulf Coast South, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to building interdisciplinary community.

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Removal date: July 30, 2017

Post-Doctoral Scholar position in the Department of Anthropology at
University of California, Irvine
One postdoctoral position in the area of Technology, Law and Society is available at the University of California, Irvine. The position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is part of a new, interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to train socio-legal scholars at the intersection of law, computational science, and technology. While formally housed in the School of Social Sciences, the selected fellow will work with faculty and graduate students from multiple units on campus, including from Social Ecology, Social Science, Law, and Information and Computer Science. The postdoctoral fellow’s main tasks will be to: assist in mentoring a small cohort of Law-in-Computation Graduate Fellows; lead the development of a 2018 Technology, Law and Society Summer Institute; coordinate with faculty and students on the UCI campus on initiative-related training and activities; develop and maintain a website for the initiative; and contribute to the research and writing of a foundational paper addressing technology, law, and society. Requirements – Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a relevant discipline (or interdisciplinary field), such as anthropology, economics, information/computer sciences, political science, science and technology studies, sociolegal studies, sociology, and other fields. Candidates should also have a research profile that relates to this initiative; e.g. at the interface of law and technological phenomena in society.  The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2017 for a period of one year, but we will consider candidates who can start at a later date. Renewal is based on performance and availability of grant support. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Application Procedures – Applicants are required to submit 1) Cover Letter (including research skills), 2) a current Curriculum Vitae 3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity and 4) three names and contact information for references. Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at Review of applications is ongoing, with a final application date of August 18, 2017. 

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Removal Date August 25, 2017


Tenure-track position in Legal Studies at Illinois State University The Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start on August 16, 2018. 

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses across the paralegal curriculum including commercial transactions, real estate, probate law, and intellectual property. 

Teaching assignment for the position is anticipated to be 3 courses per semester, with a one-course reduction in this assignment in one semester of the first year. The candidate hired will be assigned to carry out some administrative responsibilities including but not limited to assisting the Director of Legal Studies in the preparation of ABA reports, advisement, and placement of paralegal students. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct academic research.

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Removal date: August 30, 2017

Tenure-Track Position in Political Theory & Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz

The Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Theory in areas of non-Western political and legal thought. Recognizing that ‘non-Western’ is a contested concept, we are open with respect to geographical area; we are interested in scholarship that examines political and legal thought of subaltern, marginalized, or indigenous people from any geographic area (including e.g., African American political thought), as well as scholarship that examines the political and legal thought from the Global South (e.g., Islamic, East and/or South Asian thought). In relation to a focus on legal thought, the successful candidate’s work might engage social movements, decolonial struggles, political economy, gender and sexuality, race, sovereignty, and/or religion. We seek scholarship that contributes both to political theory and to legal studies through critical interpretive work with texts, archives, and/or ethnographic sources, drawing out the origins, diverse interpretations, and manifestations of legal thinking. We are interested both in scholarship that examines the politics of legal thinking, and/or that examines the intersections of political thought and the law. Candidates will be expected to teach in both the undergraduate Politics and Legal Studies majors, and the Politics Ph.D. program.

The deadline to apply is September 29, 2017. For more information, visit

Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global and/or post-colonial legality. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  We seek a colleague who has the scholarly expertise to understand the legal theories, practices, and histories that link disparate areas of the world. We are interested in candidates who conduct research into, for example, the afterlives of colonial legal regimes; or the shifting place and function of sovereignty in a globalizing world; or the ways in which various sorts of rights have been accepted, inflected, translated, and even violently rejected in different legal cultures; or the theory, practice, or history of institutions of global legality (such as the I.C.C., the E.U., the W.T.O., etc.). Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s area of specialization and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary.  The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2018/2019. The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogues in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2018/2019, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Approximately 20 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included art historians, anthropologists, historians, musicologists, journalists, poets and writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district.

Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions. Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2018/2019 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2018.

For further information and to apply online, please see

The deadline is Friday, September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET).

University of Oxford
Professorship of Socio-Legal Studies
in association with Wolfson College
The Professor of Socio-Legal Studies will provide academic leadership, engage in world-class research, supervise research students and contribute to teaching in the field of socio-legal studies, broadly defined. They will be expected to play a leading role in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty. This appointment represents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to enhance Oxford’s reputation in this important field of scholarship. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of original research in the field of socio-legal studies, an excellent publication record indicating potential to produce further significant work of a recognised international quality, and strong intellectual leadership, teaching and administrative skills. 

For more details about the post and full application instructions, see
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Start date: as soon as possible. 

Deadline date: Midday on Friday 29 September 2017

CRC Tier 1 Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy at Carleton University Carleton University is seeking an internationally recognized scholar in immigration and refugee law and policy for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, to be eligible at an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The ideal candidate will bring a cutting-edge social scientific perspective to Carleton University's internationally leading research capacity in socio-legal approaches to migration and refugee studies. S/he will present a highly original and innovative program of research, that may focus on a range of issues in immigration and refugee law, including for example: critical analyses of immigration and refugee law and policy that address gender, racialization, sexuality and/or disability; Canadian refugee and immigration law in a transnational context; forced migration; rights and status; social justice; citizenship; securitization, borders, and surveillance; criminalization of migration; the global management and regulation of migration.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs at Carleton provide an enhanced, focused and collaborative environment for outstanding senior scholars to further their internationally renowned program of research. This Chair is one of the investments being made by Carleton in the development of one of its research priority areas - this one in migration and diaspora studies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support research collaborations within and beyond Carleton University, including the provision of strong and productive leadership within Carleton's broader Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative (

The successful candidate for the CRC in Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy will be housed in the Department of Law and Legal Studies ( at Carleton University, Canada's premier Legal Studies program. Established in 1967, the department is the oldest and largest undergraduate program in legal studies in the country. This inter- and multi-disciplinary department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in law and legal studies. The faculty is composed of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research from a range of disciplines including criminology, history, law, legal anthropology, political economy, political theory, mass communications and sociology. 

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Application Deadline:  August 31, 2017

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The research specialization is open. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) should also be included in the application materials.

Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system:

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2017

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Professor, Associate Professor and/or Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-College Park The Department invites applications for up to 3 tenure–track faculty positions to begin Fall 2018. The rank is open to Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland has a strong research orientation, with an award winning interdisciplinary faculty and an internationally renowned doctoral program.  Department faculty regularly consult with the highest level of government and nongovernment agencies on policy-based research at the national, state and local level. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.  The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is additionally committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Applicants should apply electronically via  Applications should include the following documents (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a teaching statement and (4) a list of names and e-mail addresses for three references. 

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, October 2, 2017

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Criminology and Law & Society at the University of Toronto The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Criminology and Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018. 

Successful candidates will actively take part in building one of the strongest and most exciting criminology, law & society programs in North America as part of the sociology department. They will have established an innovative research trajectory at the highest international level and an outstanding, externally funded research program. The candidate’s record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of impactful sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and internationally ranked presses, participation in professional associations through conference presentations and service work, obtaining competitive funding sources, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate level and to be an effective supervisor and mentor of graduate students. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (including supervisions of MA and PhD students), strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field with a primary focus on criminology and law & society. The successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity. 

The application deadline is September 12, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the position, at :

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Assistant or Associate Professor, American Politics
Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University
The Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in American Politics beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Rank will be determined by credentials and experience.  The successful candidate must be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses on American government and public law, including courses on diversity in the United States.  The ability to offer a course on state and local politics will be considered a plus.  The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate various law-related programs on campus, among them the legal studies minor. 

Requirements include a Ph.D. or evidence that all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August, 2018.  Teaching experience is highly preferred and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a small undergraduate liberal arts university is expected.  Particular consideration will be given to those with administrative experience.

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching objectives and evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring; three letters of reference, and a current email address online at

Call for Journal Papers

Call for papers for edited volume on mothering and welfare The year 2017 has ushered in important political trends in which right-leaning forms of populism appears to be displacing pluralism. The examples supporting this trend are numerous including the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and continued rhetoric and aggression against minorities in many places around the world. At the same time, some states continue to advance supports for mothers and families, and ideas like basic income are gaining public and political attention. What remains unclear in the face of these trends is the impact they will have for the welfare of women and mothers, many of whom often need additional protections from unwavering capitalism, unyielding patriarchy and other racialized and gendered forms of structural violence.   While welfare is generally conceived as the provision of programs and supports in response to material needs, welfare can also be understood as the well-being of citizens to manage their responsibilities and build a meaningful productive life.  For women and mothers, especially those located at the intersection of race, class, sexuality and ability, welfare policy has not meaningfully responded to their needs as evidenced by continued lower earnings, precarious employment, state surveillance of their mothering through the child welfare systems and little in the way of programs to support the care of children and/or other dependent family members.

Deadline for article and essay abstracts, fiction, visual art and poetry submissions: July 31, 2017
For more information, visit

Call for manuscripts for the The University of Memphis Law Review Opioid abuse and addiction are relentlessly ravaging the American public, a battle whose toll leaves too many people paying the ultimate price—their life.  Addressing the opioid epidemic with a monolithic approach stunts positive change.  A dynamic “pathways approach,” on the other hand, recognizes that the opioid epidemic derives from separate, dueling sources—legal and illegal—and that the issues that arise in each pathway ultimately converge on the individual.  Thus, by fully appreciating the pitfalls in each pathway, and comprehensively crafting and applying the law to address them, we may yet prevent further escalation of the opioid epidemic. The University of Memphis Law Review invites manuscripts for presentation at its March 2018 Symposium, “The American Addiction:  A Pathways Approach to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic,” and for publication in Volume 48, Number 4.  The Symposium will welcome policy makers, scholars, and practitioners to present approaches to legal issues on a range of topics, including but not limited to the intersection of the opioid epidemic and perspectives of the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. REMS programs, drug approval process, advertising/marketing), regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA and DEA), healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners), policy-makers (e.g. impact and shortcomings of state and federal legislation such as the Controlled Substances Act, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), concerned community members (e.g. family and friends of addicts), law enforcement officers, lawyers (e.g. prosecution and defense), and judges (e.g. specialty courts, recovery programs, trauma-informed approaches).

To submit a manuscript for consideration in the 2018 Memphis Law Symposium, please send it directly to Symposium Editor Rachel Barenie at no later than December 1, 2017, with “Opioid Epidemic Symposium” in the subject line.