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|LSAC Research Grants||The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way.
The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project.
Deadline is August 15, 2014.
For more details, go to www.lsac.org/lsacresources/grants/lsac-research
|The Department of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, California (USA) is excited to announce its revamped Master's Program in Justice Studies.
||The Department of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, California (USA) is excited to announce its revamped Master's Program in Justice Studies.
We offer a unique interdisciplinary graduate program drawing upon Criminology, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Law and History. Our Master’s program prepares students for careers in criminal justice administration, public institutions, community and nonprofit organizations, as well as for doctoral programs and research positions in public agencies.
|Deadline extended: Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law||We are happy to announce that due to the strong interest in the 2014 International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law: Contested Properties: Culture, Rights and the Humanities we will offer additional slots for participation. We have therefore extended the application deadline until April 6, 2014. The fifth International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrueck Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.
For more information visit our website: http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/
|Call For Papers: The Journal of Astrosociology||The Astrosociology Research Institute proudly announces the first call for papers for The Journal of Astrosociology (http://astrosociology.org/joa.html). The Journal of Astrosociology is the first academic journal dedicated to the study of the two-way relationship between human society and the outer space environment. The journal seeks to promote research into astrosocial phenomena, i.e., social, cultural, and behavioral patterns related to outer space. The journal will publish inter- and multi-disciplinary research, as well as essays that fall into the sphere of astrosociology. The journal will also accept book reviews that relate to astrosociological topics as well as space and society issues.
All manuscripts will go through a blind peer-review process by distinguished members of the Editorial Board. The editorial process will be handled by our competent and knowledgeable editorial staff. Each volume of The Journal of Astrosociology will be published online and freely available for download in our Virtual Library, where you will also find resources on astrosociological topics and publications and back issues of our quarterly newsletter Astrosociological Insights (http://astrosociology.org/vlibrary.html).
Deadline for Manuscripts: April 1, 2014
If interested in submitting a manuscript, please first review the Author Submission Guidelines, which can be found here:www.astrosociology.org/library/pdf/journal/JOA-Author-Guidelines.pdf. You may transmit your manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief via email to email@example.com. Please feel free to email the Editor-in-Chief with any questions or comments. We hope that you will consider publishing with us soon.
|Call for Student Applications: American Society for Legal History annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 6-8, 2014||Student Research Colloquium (to be held Nov. 5-6)
In 2014, the ASLH will host its inaugural Student Research Colloquium (SRC) in conjunction with its annual meeting. The SRC will offer a small group of graduate and law students an opportunity to work intensively on their in-progress dissertations and law review articles with distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars. The Colloquium will take place at the ASLH conference site in Denver on Wednesday, November 5, and Thursday, November 6. In keeping with the goals of the SRC, the Colloquium is limited to eight students. The target audience for the SRC includes early post-coursework graduate students and law students interested in legal history. Each participating student will pre-circulate a paper of no more than fifteen pages, double-spaced, to the entire group. These papers will provide the foundation for discussion at the colloquium. Participants will receive stipends that will partially defray the travel, hotel, and registration costs of attending the annual meeting. A student can be on the annual program and participate in the SRC in the same year. Students working in all chronological/geographical fields of history are encouraged to apply.
To apply to the ASLH’s Student Research Colloquium, please submit:
The application deadline is July 1, 2014. Organizers will notify all applicants of their decisions by August 15, 2014.
Please direct questions and applications to John Wertheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preconference on Emerging Fields (to be held Thursday, Nov. 6)
A workshop on an emerging field of legal history will be held on Thursday, November 6th, before the start of the annual meeting. Information about the topic and the application process will be circulated in January.
|International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law||The fifth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrück Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture. During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium. Advanced Masters students and graduate students (PhD and post-doc) interested in taking part in the Summer Institute should submit their applications no later than March 15, 2014. Detailed information about the Institute, the workshops, international faculty, admission and fees can be found at:|
|Sociology of Race and Ethnicity's Call For Papers||
The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the American Sociological Association, and Sage are pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for the new journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (SRE). SRE will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. We are currently welcoming submissions at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sre. Interested reviewers can also register for an account through this website. Additional information, news, and guidelines can be found at http://www.asanet.org/journals/sre.cfm. Please share this news widely!
Removal date is April 30, 2014
|Call for Papers in Western Society of Criminology new Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS)||The official journal of the Western Society of Criminology is now the Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS). This peer-reviewed journal builds on the mission of its predecessor, Western Criminology Review (WCR), by promoting understanding of the causes of crime; the methods used to prevent and control crime; the institutions, principles, and actors involved in the apprehension, prosecution, punishment, and reintegration of offenders; and the legal and political framework under which the justice system and its primary actors operate.
Historical and contemporary perspectives are encouraged, as are diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.
Manuscripts are submitted electronically through Scholastica. All submissions should be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009). All correspondence is conducted online to speed the review process. Due to the advantages of being an online journal, there are no page, color, or appendix restrictions; therefore, authors can include hypertext links and images at their discretion. Our evaluation process of submitted papers involves a brief internal consideration by editorial staff, followed by a blind assessment by two external reviewers. Persons interested in submitting their work to the CCJCLS should send inquiries to the editors—Henry F. Fradella, Aili Malm, and Christine Scott-Hayward—via email at CCJCLS@westerncriminology.org
For more information, please visit https://scholasticahq.com/criminology-criminal-justice-law-society
|Call for proposals for upcoming works-in-progress, University of Missouri||The University of Missouri is issuing a call for proposals for an upcoming works-in-progress conference as well as a call for papers for a student writing competition. Both of these calls are affiliated with a symposium entitled "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging: From Myth to Methodology" and address a number of issues relating to the role of judges and the goals and methods of judicial education.
Works-in-progress proposals can include analyses that are practical, theoretical or interdisciplinary in nature, and participants can discuss judges at the state, federal or international level. Proposals for the works-in-progress conference should be directed to Professor S.I. Strong (email@example.com) and will be accepted until May 26, 2014. Papers for the student writing competition will likely be due in August 2014, although precise details (such as the due date and the amount of any prize money associated with the competition) are still being finalized. More information about the symposium, works-in-progress conference and student writing competition is available at the symposium website, located at: www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2014.
The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
|CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (http://codex.stanford.edu) is accepting applications for a Resident Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. CodeX is a cross-disciplinary research center jointly operated by Stanford Law School and the Stanford School of Engineering. The center's mission is to explore the application of technology toward improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of the legal system. Codex research fellows will have the opportunity to spend one to two years at Stanford Law School collaborating with scholars in computer science and other relevant disciplines. Fellows will work on the center's existing projects, and will have the opportunity to explore related research on their own and commence new projects. Fellows will work with cutting-edge technologies emerging from Stanford's engineering departments, and will be expected to bring a legally oriented perspective toward integrating these technologies into the law. Fellows will also be involved in bringing in leading thinkers in the field to speak at the law school on these topic areas and will work with law and computer science students to engage them in the center's activities.
For more information, a complete job posting and to apply, please click here https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=61613.
Application deadline: March 31, 2014
UCLA School of Law
|The Research Director of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law will lead a team of scholars in defining and executing a research agenda that informs public policy debate and enhances academic scholarship on the leading national and international issues impacting the LGBT community. Requirements include an excellent academic and publication record; a PhD, JD, or equivalent degree; experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis; familiarity with current LGBT-related law and policy issues; experience conducting research related to LGBT people and/or areas that informs those issues The Research Director should have excellent management and supervisory experience; communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and experience with successfully completing grant-funded research projects. Applicants with senior-level experience in academic or non-academic research centers or think tanks and those whose research or experience focuses on people of color, transgender people, women, people with disabilities, children and youth, and/or people of low socio-economic status are encouraged to apply. Experience communicating research to the press, judges, policymakers, and the public strongly preferred. Successful candidates will also be creative, flexible; motivating, and committed to the Williams Institute’s mission.
Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00152 by submitting a resume, cover letter, list of publications and the names and addresses for at least five professional references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, March 31, 2014 but may be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014
|Dean, Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University||Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is searching for a new Dean, Faculty of Law. Situated in beautiful Kamloops, BC, Canada, TRU is an emerging leader in providing students with high quality, accessible education. The Faculty of Law, Western Canada's newest law school, opened in 2011 and has already established itself as a centre of excellence in legal education and scholarship. This is a challenging opportunity to provide innovative and visionary leadership to a talented team in the Faculty of Law and to be part of the exciting developments happening at TRU.
For more information:
Removal date: March 31, 2014
|Research Fellowship in Comparative and Cross-national Justice System Studies, University of Minnesota||The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice was launched in 2011 in the University of Minnesota Law School. The Law School has one of the strongest criminal law faculties in the United States, and is particularly strong in sentencing law and policy; punishment theory; race, ethnicity, and crime; and comparative and cross-national justice system studies. The Institute collaborates with other University of Minnesota departments and leading criminal justice and criminology programs throughout the world. Its programs are strongly interdisciplinary. Three research fellows with complementary backgrounds (e.g., social science, law, public policy, philosophy) will be hired in 2014; one fellowship remains to be filled. This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for an additional two years after successful completion of the first year.
For more information, please visit:
Deadline: July 31, 2014