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|Seeking new Book Editor for the Law & Society Review.||The Law and Society Association seeks a new Book Review Editor for the Law & Society Review. The appointment is for Volumes 51-53, appearing in 2017-2019, and includes an ex-officio appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association. The Book Review Editor will be expected to begin work in the spring of 2016 and serve a three-year term. The Search Committee is eager to receive nominations and applications for this position. Get more information|
|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.|
|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).
|Call for journal articles||Chanakya Journal of Public Policy is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal, published by the Participatory Democracy India Project. Participatory Democracy India Project is an internet-based initiative a group of concerned citizens, and examines the opportunities that the Internet provides for democracy in India with policy research, debate and advocacy. We work will focus on topics such as public policy,pre-legislative consultation response,etc for making India a better “participatory democracy.
The journal aims to become a fora for various stakeholders to involve themselves in policy discussion.
The authors are entitled to make submissions under the following heads:
Authors are requested to follow EPW style of citation which can be accessed here(www.epw.in/terms-policy/style-sheet.html)
The deadline for accepting submissions is May 30th, 2015
Submit your article at firstname.lastname@example.org
|OSI 2015 - International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law||We are pleased to officially announce the opening of the application platform for the 6th International Osnabrück Summer Institute (OSI), Emergent Paradigms: Current Issues and Debates in Cultural Legal Studies, that will take place August 3 to 9, 2015. It aims to encourage and further promote the interdisciplinary study and research of the interrelations between law and culture, based on the idea that the extended cultural study of the law will foster profitable scholarly exchange and dialogue between legal studies and the humanities.
For more detailed information about the format of the institute and its application procedure, see the post below or visit the Summer Institute at http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/.
Removal date: 31 April 2015
|Law in Context Early Careers Workshop, June 29-30, Oxford||The International Journal of Law in Context and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies are pleased to announce their first early careers workshop to be held June 29-30, 2015. Interested scholars are invited to submit an extended 1,500-word abstract on the paper they would present by April 17.
Applications should be sent to Katie Kayward (email@example.com) and more information and detailed criteria can be found at: http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/documents/23208_IJLC_CFP_flyer.pdf.
Ten applicants will be selected to take part in the workshop which will involve a thorough exploration of each paper with experts.
For more information please see: http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/documents/23208_IJLC_CFP_flyer.pdf
Removal date: May 15, 2015
|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:
Papers or proposed special working groups must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to: firstname.lastname@example.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.
|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: email@example.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: Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1)||After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches’ invites presentation proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.
The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale). This Call for Paper is only for the FIRST SESSION (‘FICTIONAL DISCOURSE IN LEGAL THEORY AND PRACTICE’)- a separate Call for Papers will be posted for Session 2 (“Law and Fiction”).
The Deadline is: March 30, 2015
Removal Date: May 15
|Call for Papers entitled "Re-reading Pasolini: after the disappearance of the fireflies", to be held in Perugia in July 15-18 2015.||The Collective of PhD students and researchers of the Department of Law and Department of Political Science at University of Perugia (Italy) is promoting the second edition of the Conference "Visioni del giuridico/Legal Imagination(s)" with a Call for Papers entitled "Re-reading Pasolini: after the disappearance of the fireflies", to be held in Perugia in July 15-18 2015. The Call for Papers is open to all young researchers (PhD students, post-docs and researchers) of the different legal and social disciplines who want to talk about the importance of comparison, between Laws and between the Law and the other social sciences, in the changed scenario in which the right of the new millennium offers us. We are sure, that only by using this method we have the ability to understand and address the current challenges that arise every day in front of the law.
All information and the text of the invitation (in Italian and English) are available at http://dirittiecomparazione.wix.com/visionidelgiuridico1
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
|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
|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 email@example.com. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the Politics Department chair, Prof. Tsung Chi firstname.lastname@example.org.
Removal date: June 1, 2015
|Ph.D. Fellowship University of Bern||At the University of Bern (CH), the Chair in General Sociology (Institute of Sociology) and the Chair for the Sociology of Law (Department of Law) jointly offer a Graduate Study (Ph.D.) Fellowship (50 %) from 1 August 2015. As part of your dissertation you will work on a politically relevant, empirical topic, theoretically guided yet methodologically controlled, preferentially on a socio-legal topic. A good fit with current comparative research on international migration and legal advice would be of advantage but is not required. Furthermore, a contribution to teaching is expected; but above all initiative and cooperation in the acquisition of external research funds in the above mentioned areas.
For further information concerning the application please check: http://www.jobs.unibe.ch/detail.asp?ID=8764&KatID=2
The deadline of application is the 31 March 2015.
|1-year visiting assistant professor at Drake University||Drake University announces a 1-year visiting assistant professor position in Law, Politics, and Society (LPS). Position is open with respect to specialization and disciplinary focus; we are particularly interested in law and society-oriented candidates who are committed to undergraduate education. Ph.D. or ABD in relevant area required. Teaching load is 3/4; successful applicants will teach seminar style upper and lower division courses in their area of specialty. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application which includes names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and a list of courses taught or in development at https://drake.HireTouch.com/ Drake is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and the faculty in LPS enthusiastically welcome diversity in applicants to this position.|
|Faculty Position in Legal Studies at College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)||Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position with expertise in the field of legal studies. The position will begin on August 16, 2015 for 9 months with a possible extension for a second 9 months.
Candidates must hold either a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or a Ph.D. in a related discipline. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty and must be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level with expertise in one or more of the following areas: legal research, writing, and analysis, juvenile law, law and poverty, philosophy of law, constitutional law, or additional areas relevant to an interdisciplinary legal studies program. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required. Candidates must be willing to teach in both an on campus and online format; prior online teaching experience is a plus. For full information, please visit: http://www.uis.edu/legalstudies/.
APPLICATION: To apply, go to the UIS job board https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board and then to the Legal Studies position, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials.
Review of applications will begin April 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Removal date: May 15, 2015
|Director, Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology||The Department of Psychology and the Center on Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeking applicants with national recognition in research, social policy and/or program development to direct CCFL, a nationally known training and research center within the College of Arts and Sciences. CCFL’s approximately 50 faculty and staff conduct policy-relevant research, provide program evaluation, and design/provide training for human service and legal professionals. The Director of CCFL will report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and serve as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. CCFL’s research and projects have a reputation for excellence and innovation in child and family welfare policy and practice locally, regionally and nationally. The Director will provide leadership for CCFL’s faculty and staff, and administrative oversight of CCFL.
The successful candidate will have the academic experience and accomplishments that qualify for the rank of Full Professor. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, and a record of achievement in academic research and teaching, including a successful publication record. Experience in obtaining and managing grants is also required. Leadership experience in an organization that seeks and receives grant funding is preferred. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active program of research, including the pursuit of external funding, and teaching one course per year in Psychology. The University of Nebraska has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.
Review of applications will begin April 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150056, and click on “Apply to this job.” Candidates should attach a cover letter expressing interest in the position, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and a list of up to five relevant publications, and contact information for three references. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.
|Academic Assistant (50%)|| At the University of Zurich (CH) the Chair for Legal Sociology with particular focus on Media Law, headed by Professor Christoph B. Graber, PhD, is seeking to appoint an academic assistant (50%), as soon as possible or per agreement.|
The successful applicant will be assisting the Chair in the preparation and delivery of classes and exams on Legal Sociology and on regulatory effects of new technologies (on Bachelor and Master degree level). Furthermore, he/she will be contributing to research projects and academic publications, as well as to the general organisation of the Chair. Academic assistants are also provided with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral (or postdoctoral) qualification.
An excellent command of English is required. Applications are invited from English native speakers with a good command of German and from Graduates of a Double Degree Master’s Programme. For further Information concerning the application please check:http://www.jobs.uzh.ch/jobDetail.php?jobID=5948
Please submit your complete application documents via email to lst.Graber@rwi.uzh.ch by 30 April 2015. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Graber directly via email.