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Two-Day Conference:Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean A two-day Conference on ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean‘ will be held at the University of Malta on the 20-21st March 2018. (Further information attached) Abstracts of 200-300 words are to be submitted via e-mail to i.sadegh@uva.nl by the 31st January 2018. This conference is organized by the University of Malta through the Department of Civil Law and the Mediterranean Institute research group on Belief, Identity and Exchange in conjunction with the ERC-funded research project on ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’ hosted by the University of Amsterdam.

Papers (7,000-8,000 words), will be considered for publication in a special issue of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ISSN: 1016-3476), published by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta and available electronically through Project Muse. Upon request, limited travel and accommodation funds (two nights) may be available for short-listed candidates who cannot apply for funding from their own universities. Please submit your request for funding with your paper proposal.

For more info. see: https://www.um.edu.mt/newspoint/events/umevents/2018/march/religiousmarriagesinthemediterranean

Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference - 4th and 5th June 2018, INOX Sheffield UK Conference event Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference is going to be conducted on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2018 at The University of Sheffield, INOX Building in the United Kingdom.

The Centre for Criminological Research and the Law & Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of Law are pleased to announce a two-day research symposium exploring implicit bias and how it impacts policing policies and policing outcomes.

The symposium will examine issues including:
• What is the current state of implicit bias research?
• What does empirical evidence on implicit bias mean for policing?
• How can implicit bias research impact policing policies and policing outcomes?
Please click on the following link which provides further information about the conference event, including the biographies of the speakers and also how to book a place on this event:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/research/clusters/ccr/conferences/bias.

 


Call for Conference Papers

Call For Papers: VIT LAW REVIEW VOLUME 1 ISSUE I-CALL FOR PAPERS VIT School of Law, VIT, Chennai is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural issue of VIT Law Review. The VIT Law Review aims to be a scholarly publication that strives to publish leading research articles, notes and comments authored by the legal fraternity from across the world. The VIT Law Review aspires to carve out a niche in legal journalism and to serve as a research arm for practitioners, academicians and the broader intellectual community.

The law review publishes two issues every year. This Inaugural Issue aims to receive high standard submissions, in the area of ‘Law, Science and Technology.’ This necessarily includes information technology law and cyber law and related legal issues.
Submissions are invited for the following:
1. Articles (5000-10000 words)
2. Essays (3000-6000 words)
3. Notes & Comments (2000-5000 words)
4. Book Review (1000-2000 words)
Deadline for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue is February 28, 2018.

All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. The submitted manuscript should not be published previously or under consideration for publica- tion.
2. Footnoting must be mandatorily done according to the 19th Edition Harvard Bluebook Citation.
3. The font must be Times New Roman with size 14, for headings, and 12 for the remaining body with footnotes in Times New Roman, size 10.
4. Line Spacing -1.5 and 1.0 (footnotes) and a margin of 1” on all sides.
5. The submission must contain an abstract of no more than 300 words.
6. Co-Authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors.
7. Plagiarism will be viewed with zero tolerance.

Submissions shall be mailed, before the deadline, to chennai.lawreview@vit.ac.in with the Subject line as ‘SUBMISSION FOR VIT LAW REVIEW’.
Contact details:
Dr. Rajkumar-(Faculty Editor) +919600158290
Prof.Tania Sebastian-(Faculty Editor) +919810237136

Call For Papers: Jus Dicere's One Day National Seminar Jus Dicere, is pleased to announce Jus Dicere's One Day National Seminar on theme - State & Individual : Revisiting Social Contract. Seminar will take place on February 25, 2018 at New Delhi, India.

Concept Note
Since the beginning of human civilization, social contracts have helped structure how people and governments worked together. Societies are controlled by governments. This is the starting point for discussing social contract theory. Thinkers who believe in this theory argue that people benefit from living together in countries, kingdoms, or under other types of governmental oversight. Living in society, however, requires rules and laws. Societies are the result of compromises, and social contracts provide the framework for how people and governments interact. Individuals who live within a social structure gain protection from outsiders who may seek to harm them. In return, they must give up certain freedoms (like the ability to commit crimes without being punished), and they should contribute to making society stable, wealthy, and happy. It was to overcome the harsdhips and oppression on the sections of the society, that the man entered into two agreements which are:
• “Pactum Unionis”; and
• “Pactum Subjectionis”.
By the first pact of unionis, people sought protection of their lives and property. As, a result of it a society was formed where people undertook to respect each other and live in peace and harmony. By the second pact of subjectionis, people united together and pledged to obey an authority and surrendered the whole or part of their freedom and rights to an authority. The authority guaranteed everyone protection of life, property and to a certain extent liberty. Thus, they must agree to establish society by collectively and reciprocally renouncing the rights they had against one another in the State of Nature and they must imbue some one person or assembly of persons with the authority and power to enforce the initial contract. In other words, to ensure their escape from the State of Nature, they must both agree to live together under common laws, and create an enforcement mechanism for the social contract and the laws that constitute it. Thus, the authority or the government or the sovereign or the state came into being because of the two agreements.
Therefore, it is an important issue for Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts of related faculty to come forward and contribute their scholarly work. The objective of the seminar is to identify the individual and state’s role in a society, while revisiting the social contract theory.

Call for Abstract
We seek proposals in form of abstracts from all Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts to contribute in the seminar. Abstract should not merely address the issue but also conceptualise views and arguments of the author on current scenario.
The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article, beyond the existing available literature and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
We welcome submission which has direct linkage with the seminar’s central theme; author may choose any sub-theme which has linkage with the central theme.
We appreciate participation from Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts of other disciplines too. However, we welcome submission with philosophical reflection, but these submissions should be focused on India & not comparative.

How to Participate
If you wish to contribute, kindly submit us your Proposal cum Abstract of the Paper or Manuscript you would like to present at seminar on www.jusdicere.co.in/seminar (Or Click Here) at earliest, but not later than January 30, 2018.
Conference will take place on February 25, 2018, at New Delhi.

Awards
● Winner will be awarded with Cash Prize of 15000/- along with gift hamper.
● Runner-up will be awarded with Cash Prize of 10000/- along with gift hamper.
● The next 5 following papers in order of credibility will be awarded with Cash Coupon of 5000/- each from Jus Dicere.
● Best 20 papers will be selected for publication in peer reviewed publication with ISBN number.
Reach Us
Kindly reach to Jus Dicere, with any query at Email – event@jusdicere.co.in, Mobile – +91 9903854885 (Ms. Shiwani Agrawal)


Call For Papers: Law in Brazil The RLD is a recently free, open-access, independent and non-profit law review, based in Paris (France) which aims at addressing recent and new legal issues of global importance. One of the RLD's important features is to promote both the sharing of knowledge and the interaction between the members of the global legal community - students, PhD candidates, practitioners and academics - from all around the world. The RLD publishes articles on all aspects of law, both in English and French.

We open a call for journal papers on the following topic: "Law in Brazil".
The paragraph description of our call for journals papers is the following:
"Authors who would like to submit a paper are invited to deal with the subject whilst focusing on a specific legal field (such as e.g. arbitration law, business law, competition law, contract law, corporate law, energy law, litigation, investment law, international law (private or public). The deadline for submitting papers is fixed on April 30, 2018.

Authors will be notified at the very latest in June 2018. Selected articles will be published in the RLD in June 2018.

Papers should be submitted through the journal’s electronic submission system. For any queries, please contact Mrs. Gal Weitzman at gal.weitzman@revue-libre-de-droit.fr.

Here there is a link to more information: http://www.revue-libre-de-droit.fr/en/submit-an-article

Call For Papers: International Journal of Law and Politics You are welcome to submit your papers for International Journal of Law and Politics, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal, published every three months by Scientific Cooperations. It already has 3 issues published.

Last Issue Nov. 2017
Website: http://www.law-and-politics.org
E-mail: secretary@ase-scoop.org


Call for Journal Papers: European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) The European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) provides a practical and intellectual forum to discuss, comment and review all issues raised by the development and implementation of the law and policy governing the area of general and sector-specific competition law in the EU Member States.

Content and Form
Contributors to the journal report on key legislative developments in the EU and the Member States, and analyse important judgments that shape the field of EU competition and regulatory law, in particular those by the European Courts, international courts and tribunals, and higher national courts. We welcome submissions of articles, case notes, country reports and book reviews on, but not limited to, the following topics:
● Major ongoing antitrust matters (eg Google, Gazprom) and procedural trends (commitment cases with behavioral/structural remedies, settlement cases);
● EU and national antitrust enforcement in network industries;
● Consultation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control;
● Tax ruling investigations;
● Digital Single Market Strategy and competition rules (e-commerce regulation and sector inquiry, Electronic Communications Code, big data and antitrust, broadband rollout, roaming tariffs, net neutrality etc);
● Directive 2014/104/EU on antitrust damages actions.
All contributions will be subject to double blind peer-review before acceptance for publication and are required to conform to the author guidelines available at: www.lexxion.eu/core/author-guidelines

Deadlines for Submission:
● Issue 4/2017: 25 November 2017
● Issue 1/2018: 1 January 2018
● Issue 2/2018: 1 April 2018
Contributions may be submitted after the published deadlines, by arrangement with the editor.

Contact:
The editorial team looks forward to discussing your proposals and receiving your submissions. For further enquiries, please contact the Executive Editor:Nelly Stratieva ( stratieva@lexxion.eu)

V INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENGLISH AND ESP LEXICOLOGY AND LEXICOGRAPHY:THE WORDS OF THE LAW The Lexicology of Languages for Specific Purposes Research Group (LexEsp) is pleased to announce its “V International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography: The Words of the Law”, to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on April 26-27, 2018.

The organising committee encourages the submission of individual abstracts focused on Specialized Legal Lexis/Lexicology, Specialized Legal Dictionaries, Bilingual Legal Lexicography, Corpora and Legal Lexicology, Word-Formation Processes in Legal English, Legal Terminology and Terminography, Legal Phraseology and Collocation, Teaching and Learning Legal Vocabulary Legal Language and the Media and Legal Terminology and Translation in Institutional Settings.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by Monday, January 15th, 2018. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed. Abstracts should be submitted using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/LexESP2018, by January 15th 2018.

All abstract submissions will receive notification of the outcome of the review process by February 15th, 2018.

Call for Papers | PhD in Law Association Rotterdam The PhD in Law Association Rotterdam (PILAR) would like to make an announcement for the call for papers of the Erasmus Early-Career Conference which will be held on 11-13 April, 2018.

We would like to provide the following information:

Erasmus School of Law (ESL), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Faculty of Philosophy (FW) invite submissions for the Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference to be held on 11, 12 and 13 April 2018. The purpose of this conference is to create an innovative and interdisciplinary discussion forum and open a new dialogue among early-career scholars from different disciplines. The theme of the conference is: “New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities”.

More information about the conference can be found at: https://www.esl.eur.nl/phd/pilar/conference/.

Prospective contributors are invited to submit their abstract (750 words maximum) with 5 keywords, including topic, research question, methodology, expected findings and a short CV by January 7, 2018 at https://www.esl.eur.nl/phd/pilar/conference/registration_participants/. Selected papers will be announced by the beginning of February 2018. A full draft of the paper is due on April 1, 2018, with the objective of publishing a collection of (selected) articles from the conference.


Call for Posters - 2018 SPSP Annual Convention | University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska Lincoln Department of Psychology and Law is pleased to invite you to The Social Psychology and Law: In the Courtroom and Beyond Preconference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2018. The preconference will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

About the Preconference: This preconference features the role of social psychology in court and beyond. In two separate symposia, presenters will review their own and others’ research pertaining to attribution models of social judgment, jury decision-making, attorney behavior, mediation and other issues of psychology which inform dispute resolution decisions. Presenters will show how social psychology research findings can influence policy making as well as practice, and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers during our featured symposia, datablitz presentations, and a poster session.

You can register for the even by clicking here!

Submissions Requested! The Social Psychology and Law Preconference will feature five to six, 10 minute datablitz talks (chosen competitively) on any topic related to law and social psychology. We will also host a poster session during lunch where research can be displayed and discussed. To submit a datablitz talk or a poster please send a pdf file containing the title, 150-250 word abstract, author(s), affiliation(s), and email address of the presenter to socialpsychandlaw@gmail.com.
• For a poster submission, address your email with the subject "Poster Submission: [YOUR NAME]".
• For a datablitz submission address your email with the subject "Datablitz Submission: [YOUR NAME]".
Posters and datablitz talks will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 1st, 2018.

Organizers: Dr. Richard Wiener – University of Nebraska Lincoln and Dr. Ashley Votruba – University of Nebraska Lincoln

Positions and Fellowships

Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thoughtl Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a three-year visiting appointment starting in the 2018–2019 academic year. 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, sexual orientation, and religion. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester 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 in one or more of the following areas: global legality; jurisprudence and modern legal theory; the social organization of law; constitutionalism and democratic practice; law and literature; law, popular culture and the arts; and law and science. The position requires a Ph.D or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/48068 a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college 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.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor | California State University Department: Gender and Women’s Studies
Faculty Hire Number: 18-32
Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University Northridge is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor who has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and research in Feminist Legal Studies or criminal justice law, broadly defined, which can include specializations in international law, global conflict, immigration, indigenous studies or refugee studies. We invite a focus on any of the following geographical areas: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle-East and/or the United States. The successful candidate would articulate an intersectional, feminist postcolonial or decolonial theoretical-methodological approach. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 21, 2018. Experience teaching courses in Gender and Women’s Studies or related discipline is required. Applicants must demonstrate commitment and ability to effectively teach, work and mentor a highly diverse student population. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a viable research agenda and the potential for publication. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities:
The University seeks individuals who contribute to their chosen discipline through scholarly activity and share the University's commitment to teacher preparation and general education. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees and to advise students. The standard teaching load is 12 units (typically four courses) per semester, though reassigned time for r.esearch and curriculum development is available on a competitive basis. A willingness to teach evening classes is essential. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses, and can expect to teach General Education courses at the baccalaureate level, and undergraduate courses in their field. Publication is required for tenure.

Located in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The student population is very diverse. Many students enter the university as the first generation to attend college in their families; hence, the student population is also diverse in the degrees of academic preparedness. The successful candidate will join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that encourage and enable students to complete their degree. For more information about the University, check visit website at:http://www.csun.edu

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 31, 2017. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, sample syllabi and three current letters of recommendation through the Interfolio application link below. The letter of application should include a brief statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy. Selected applicants will be interviewed by telephone and/or videoconference. Finalists for the position will be invited to campus for final interviews. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates.

CSUN is using Interfolio's By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:http://apply.interfolio.com/46714

More Information/ See the full position announcement https://www.csun.edu/humanities/gender-womens-studies/employment

Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology centered on Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global, beginning in August 2018. We welcome applicants who will advance educational and research initiatives related to human rights in urban contexts. We especially are interested in applications from scholars whose research and practice contribute to comparative understandings of urban politics and conflicts, appreciation of how global forces shape local conflicts and urban political processes, and innovations in teaching and community-based research and learning that enhance the intellectual and cultural diversity of student experiences. Particular research areas may include, for instance, urban politics and conflicts, racial and economic dynamics in urban politics and resource allocation, cultural dimensions of cities and urban struggles, globalization and urban sustainability/ resilience. Scholars with a degree in sociology, urban studies, or related disciplines that have strong sociological foundations are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have rich opportunities for multidisciplinary engagement through Pitt’s Humanities Center, World History Center, Global Studies Center, Urban Studies Program, and its multidisciplinary Human Rights Working Group. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018. Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016 are ineligible.

For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, visit: https://www.as.pitt.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship-program. To be considered, please submit by February 16, 2018, via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTI3: curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders.

For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by February 23, 2018. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships Applications are invited for one-year postdoctoral positions related to Israel Studies that will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability.

Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to:
• Pursue original research about the modern state of Israel and produce work for submission to appropriate academic publications.
• Teach at least one undergraduate course (one quarter)
• Present one public lecture while in residence
• Participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year

2018-19 Application Opening and Deadlines: The application for 2018-19 postdoctoral positions will open on December 1, 2017. Completed applications including all the required materials should be submitted no later than March 7, 2018. Decisions will be announced on April 6, 2018.

Who Should Apply:
• Applicants must have a PhD degree from an accredited university
• The Center welcomes applications from students in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.
More information about the fellowship and applying can be found by visiting the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at http://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/article/167091.


Call for Journal Papers