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The Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Understanding Guilty Pleas is hosting a research workshop June 2-3, 2015, at the University at Albany, in Albany NY For Doctoral Students and Recent Ph.D./JD Graduates: Are you interested in researching the processes that generate guilty pleas? Are you currently studying guilty pleas or plea bargaining (e.g., criminal sentencing outcomes)?  The Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Understanding Guilty Pleas is hosting a research workshop June 2-3, 2015, at the University at Albany, in Albany NY. We are seeking doctoral-level graduate students and recent Ph.D./JD graduates from any discipline interested in participating. This is an excellent opportunity to network with an interdisciplinary group of well-known scholar keenly focused on making groundbreaking progress in this important but under-researched area. To find out more and apply (deadline March 1, 2015), see below link:

Link to more info: www.albany.edu/understanding-guilty-pleas/assets/ATTENTION_Young_Scholars.pdf

Deadline to remove: March 15, 2015


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, 2015.
 
For more details, go to www.lsac.org/lsacresources/grants/lsac-research.

Introducing a new legal book series with Duke University Press - Global and Insurgent Legalities

Edited by Eve Darian-Smith and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

Global and Insurgent Legalities explores the ways law and legal cultures travel within and beyond national jurisdictions (becoming global) and are critically reconfigured across a vast network of local, regional, national, transnational and global sites and actors (becoming insurgent). This series will pay particular attention to the ways Continental social and legal theories – typically associated with scholarship produced in the global north – are refracted and reframed through schools of thinking indigenous to the global south. Global and Insurgent Legalities provides a platform for understanding social, sexual, and colonial inequalities; complex processes of globalization; contemporary cultural conflicts and hybridizations; novel political formations and new modes of democracy and representation; the circulation of non-western concepts of property, sovereignty and individualism; the significance of new technologies of law and digital media; and the legal, political and social impacts of a rapidly changing natural environment.

Interested authors are invited to contact the editors:
Eve Darian-Smith darian@global.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller hiller@hawaii.edu


Summer School of Institute for Law and Public Policy 

The Innovation Methods of Legal Disciplines Teaching: Case-method and Practice-oriented teaching Methodology of Legal Disciplines, 25-29 June 2015

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (http://www.ilpp.ru/) invites applicants for the Unique IV Summer School the program of which developed in the context of broad implementation of the competence approach to the preparation of lawyers of new generation taking into account the experience of the All-Russian Contest for Constitutional Justice 2011-2014 and recommendations of Russian and foreign experts and practical wishes of judges and officers of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russian Federation.  

The applicants of the Summer School can become graduate law students, post-graduates and lecturers who are actively using or planning to use case-method and the practice-oriented teaching methodology of legal disciplines in their teaching activity or specializing in the constitutional sphere from the institutions of higher education of Russia and other CIS countries. 

More information - http://ilpp.ru/scholae/2015/01/31/scholae-1_37.html 

Deadline for Applications - May, 1, 2015

2. International Summer School "CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN OLD AND NEW DEMOCRACIES: SHARED UNDERSTANDINGS AND CHALLENGES", 22 August - 5 September, 2015

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (http://www.ilpp.ru/) and the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation invite applicants for the 2015 International Summer School in Constitutional Rights that will take place at Law Faculty of the Russian Law Academy, Moscow (Russia) from 22 August - 05 September 2015 (2 weeks, from Saturday to Saturday).
Summer School will aim to explore the protection of civil and political rights in a comparative fashion and with interdisciplinary insight. The emphasis will be on the scope and limitations of civil and political rights (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, dignity and equality), the evolution and transformation of mechanisms of rights protection, and the conditions for improving rights-awareness and strengthening meaningful mechanisms of rights protection in emerging and new post- communist democracies. 
More information - http://ilpp.ru/scholae/2015/02/09/scholae-1_38.html 
Deadline - May, 1, 2015

 


Call for Papers

Call for Papers: International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy Meeting Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015 The XXVII World Congress of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) is accepting submissions for individual papers and group panels (“special working groups”), to be presented during its meeting this summer in Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015.  The theme for the meeting is “Law, Reason, and Emotion,” but papers and panels need not relate to this theme. The rules for submitting papers are as follows: 
  • Abstracts must be in English, French, Spanish, or German and should be under 400 words.
  • There are no specific formatting requirements.
  • Papers may have more than one author.
  • There is no limit to the number of papers per author.

Papers or proposed special working groups must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to: submissions@ivr2015.org

For more information and to register for the meeting please visit the website, http://ivr2015.org/

Confirmed plenary speakers include Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah, of New York University, USA; Prof. Dr. Ko Hasegawa, of Hokkaido University, Japan; Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlmann, of University of Zurich, Switzerland; Prof. Dr.Patricia Mindus, of Uppsala University, Sweden;  Prof. Dr. Judge Andras Sajo, of the European Court of Human Rights; and Prof. Robin West, of Georgetown University Law Center, USA. 

Removal date:  April 1, 2015


Call for papers: International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy The International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) is accepting submissions for individual papers and group sessions (special workshops), to be presented at the XXVII World Congress this summer in Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015. The theme for the meeting is “Law, Reason, and Emotion,” but papers and panels need not be restricted to this theme.
The rules for submitting papers are as follows:
 Abstracts must be in English, French, Spanish, or German and under 400 words.
 There are no specific formatting requirements.
 Papers may have more than one author.
 There is no limit to the number of papers per author.
 Special Workshops must be proposed by February 15, 2015 to: submissions@ivr2015.org
 Papers must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to: submissions@ivr2015.org
For more information and to register for the meeting, please visit the website, http://ivr2015.org.

40th conference of the New York African Studies Association A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and Albany Law School will host “Africa, Its Diaspora, and Laws.” For this conference, “laws” will be defined in the broadest sense that includes in addition to the usual definitions of statutory, common, indigenous, religious, and constitutional law, laws of science, “social Darwinism,” economic laws (Adam Smith, neoliberalism, trade laws, etc.), literary canon law, biological “laws” of health, the court of public opinion and “social laws.” NYASA 2015 welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, posters, and roundtables that address topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, nationalism, health, religion, spirituality, politics, arts, economics, science, performance, and other pertinent topics.   Conference submission email: nyasa2015@gmail.com.

For more information: www.albanylaw.edu/event/africanstudies/Pages/default.aspx

Removal date: April 5, 2015


Call for Papers and Participation - New York State Political Science Association 69th Annual Conference April 10-11, 2015 SUNY Plattsburgh – Plattsburgh, NY The conference provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations to discuss issues and share their work related to political science and associated disciplines.  We welcome proposals from history, philosophy, psychology, gender studies, economics, law, organizational studies, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary proposals. Conference highlights include NYSPSA awards for the best conference student and faculty/practitioner papers. Membership in the association is open to political science students and professionals inside and outside New York State, and a year's membership is automatic with registration for the conference.  The event usually draws 175 to 250 panelists and round table participants, and features a book display. The site of the conference rotates each year between upstate and downstate university host campuses.

For more information: www.nyspsa.org/annual-conference/2015-conference-call-for-papers-participation/

Removal date: March 31, 2015


Call for papers - new journal Derecho y Crítica Social The journal Derecho y Crítica Social [Law and Social Criticism] (DCS) has been created, with the aim of providing a platform for critical examination of the legal from the most diverse disciplinary perspectives. DCS is an international and multidisciplinary journal that is published in electronic format, and is subject to a strict policy of peer review. DCS will publish original articles in Spanish or English that are the result of original research, and Spanish translations of relevant articles previously published in other languages. However, it also seeks that thepapers published in it produce a reflection beyond the academic space about the social problems affecting Latin America. In particular, DCS is interested in identifying the role that law plays as a cause, condition or possible solution to these problems.

The editorial board of DCS invites submission of manuscripts for publication in the first volume of the journal, to be published during 2015. We welcome contributions from scholars with institutional membership and independent academics, as well as from university students. The call to publish in DCS is permanent and manuscripts can be sent at any time. This, however, does not guarantee publication in the next issue after the date of acceptance. As a suggestion, we recommend sending contributions until May 30 for inclusion in the first issue of the respective year and October 30 for inclusion in the second issue.

More information about the journal, its editorial board, the process of review and publication of articles, and detailed instructions for preparing manuscripts can be found on the website:www.derechoycriticasocial.com.


Call for papers

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara will host a conference on
Freedom of (and From Religion): Debates over the Accommodation of Religion in the Public Sphere
April 30, 2015-May 1, 2015

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara will host a conference on
Freedom of (and From Religion): Debates over the Accommodation of Religion in the Public Sphere
April 30, 2015-May 1, 2015

Papers are encouraged that engage with the theme of public accommodation of religion, particularly as it comes into conflict with the values of equality and/or nondiscrimination. The conference will explore this topic from various disciplinary standpoints, such as history, law, political science, religious studies, sociology, ethics, public policy, or others. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • the projected effects of the Hobby Lobby decision for RFRA laws at federal and state levels
  • how religious freedom is represented through various types of media, including social media
  • how a variety of religions and denominations have been understood in legal cases
  • critical perspectives on concepts of religious freedom, freedom of conscience and accommodation
  • ramifications for health care, public safety, the workplace and other issues we're facing today · the various ways in which law intersects with religion and health care

Keynote Speaker is Winnifred Sullivan, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington, and Affiliated Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law. 
For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Moore (kmoore@religion.ucsb.edu)
Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2015. 



Positions and Fellowships

American Bar Foundation Visiting Scholar Program Information The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites scholars to join our intellectual community for the 2015-2016 academic year.  We encourage national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse sociolegal community and excellent facilities.  We offer an office, telephone, computer, and library access, but no stipend.

Preference will be given to visitors whose scholarship coincides with the research agenda of the ABF, and who will be in residence full-time for all or part of the year.  Summer visits are possible.  Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including a weekly seminar.

If you have an interest in this opportunity, please send an email to Erin Watt at ewatt@abfn.org , Subject Line:  Visiting Scholars Program, which states (1) the topic on which you are working, (2) the preferred dates for residence, (3) the days each week you would expect to be at the ABF, and (4) attach a CV.  Applications should be received no later than April 1, 2015.  Applications will be considered as space allows.  The ABF Appointments Committee will review applications and prospective visitors will be notified accordingly.

http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowships/Call_for_Visiting_Scholars___Past_Scholars.html


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: http://www.Click2apply.net/khwsf7n

Title IX Investigator position application and description is at http://www.click2apply.net/2ttb749

Deadline for Removal: June 30, 2016


Full professorship position (professeur(e) des universités) is available at Sciences Po-Paris. We are pleased to announce that a full professorship position (professeur(e) des universités) is available at Sciences Po-Paris. This position is designed to bolster the work of the Center for the Sociology of Organizations on law, both as a normative environment within which organizations evolve but also as the product of organized action. Today, various programs at the CSO examine the production of law, its effectiveness, its implementation as well as compliance issues: whether by studying the influence of interest groups, lobbies or social movements in policymaking; by focusing on the endogenous production of rules and norms in organizations of which this is not the primary function, ranging from voluntary standards to informal or even illegal standards; or by analyzing institutionalization as a combination of top-down and bottom-up processes. In the United States and more recently in France, a dynamic stream of research has developed around the relationships between law, work and organizations. This recruitment aims to better include the research conducted at the CSO in such streams. 

More information :    http://cso.edu/fiche_actu.asp?langue=en&actu_id=1597

Deadline : March 13 2015


Call for applications: LIRC Visiting PhD Scholar Program The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC during 2015 for a minimum period of 2 weeks.  LIRC engages in interdisciplinary scholarship across law, society and culture with a focus on public interest law and social justice.  LIRC will award up to 2 visiting PhD scholarships in 2015. Visiting PhD scholars will be awarded up to $1500 to cover the cost of travel to Wollongong and the cost of living in Wollongong for the duration of their participation in the program.

Applications close: Friday 27 February 2015
Further information: lha.uow.edu.au/law/LIRC


ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs ACLS invites applications for the fifth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend:  $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
  • Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2015, depending on the position
  • Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open on January 14, 2015. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 17, 2015, 6 pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2015.

For more information, please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/


Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago The Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for the position of visiting assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2015.  The ideal candidate should hold a doctorate in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or a related discipline. (Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of degree requirements is imminent). Candidates should be able to teach one or more of the following courses: Criminological Theory at the undergraduate level, Youth, Crime and the Law, and Punishment, Prison and Mass Incarceration at the graduate/undergraduate level. The successful candidate’s area of substantive research is open, background in qualitative methods is an advantage but not required.

Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

For additional information about the department, go to http://clj.las.uic.edu/  Applications should be received by February 28, 2015 for fullest consideration.  To apply please complete an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu   Please include in the application the names email addresses of three academic references. Please upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and a writing sample.

Inquiries can be sent to:  Dr. Lisa Frohmann at  lfrohman@uic.edu

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Removal date:March 1, 2015


Assistant Professor, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of Criminology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2015.  Applicants must have earned a PhD in criminology, law, or a cognate social science discipline by July 1, 2015, and must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research.  Candidates must be able to teach a selection of courses in law and society, and criminology, and must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To view the full posting and to apply on line, please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500091

Removal date: 16 March 2015


Adjunct Assistant Professor in Politics Department at Occidental College The Politics Department at Occidental College invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Fall 2015 term to teach Politics 140 (Law and Society) and Politics 244 (Constitutional Law I).  Ideal candidates will have prior teaching experience.  Review of applications will begin March 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.   A Ph.D. in Political Science or interdisciplinary socio-legal Ph.D. at time of appointment is strongly preferred, but JD and ABD candidates will be considered.

Applicants should submit in electronic form a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; and names of three references.  The letter of interest should demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment.  Please submit these materials to Ms. Romelia Corona, Search Committee Coordinator, Politics Department, at rcorona@oxy.edu.  Inquiries about the position can be directed to the Politics Department chair, Prof. Tsung Chi tsung@oxy.edu.

Removal date: June 1, 2015


2-year Post-Doc Fellowships
University of Göttingen
Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Lichtenberg-Kolleg invites applications for Early Career Fellowships for the period 2015 to July 2017 to join a the research groups for the study of “Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity”. This research group is designed to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation on the role of human rights and modern constitutionalism for regulating religious diversity in contemporary societies. It brings together sociologists, political scientists, legal scholars and experts in modern Islam who are working on fundamental rights, their global diffusion and their complex relationship with religious traditions. Possible research topics should be related to (a) secularism and constitutional reforms; (b) claiming religious rights in courts;  or (c) transnational religious movements and legal transformations.

The application should be sent directly to lichtenbergkolleg@zvw.uni-goettingen.de. It should contain a CV and the "Research and academic career statement" (all preferably in PDF format). Two confidential letters of reference (also in PDF) should be sent directly by the referees to the same email address.

Further information: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/418190.html

Date to remove: 3 March 2015


Executive Director, Cornell University Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture Cornell University Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture seeks to hire a new Executive Director to lead the Meridian 180 project. The ideal candidate will be a skilled professional holding a JD, PhD, MBA, masters in communications or policy studies or equivalent and at least five years of management/organizational experience. More information can be found at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=27034. Please contact us with any questions at dkh25@cornell.edu.

Removal Date: March 13, 2015