02 April 2012

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSION PROPOSALS - Stateless Law? The Future of the Discipline

I wanted to remind our members that the deadline for proposals (16 April 2012) for the Stateless Law? The Future of the Discipline Conference (Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2829 September 2012) is approaching:

This event will aim to foster a debate that critically assesses the latest developments in legal thought and innovative approaches to law, in the light of the challenge of globalization and the move away from a national paradigm for understanding law. It will also ask the question of how to integrate the insights so gained into the teaching of law. The concern is with law in all its dimensions: public and private, local and transnational, formal and informal. 

By being forced to abandon, at least in part, the posited law of the nation state as their lode star, legal education and legal scholarship have been presented with an opportunity to break the mould of centuries of legal nationalism: an opportunity that encourages new, transdisciplinary and transnational ways of thinking about law. 

In short, the goal is to re-assess and to re-imagine the discipline of law, its place in the university, and its role in society.

See the original notice for additional details. Members interested in putting together a Session Proposal, should contact me (sean.donlan@ul.ie) or Salvatore Mancuso (sm.mancuso@gmail.com).

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