08 September 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: Hong Kong University Legal Scholarship Workshop


The Hong Kong University offers forum for  current doctoral candidates in law to present work in a focused workshop. 

The one-day workshop will host a total of not more than 4 presenters. Each presenter will be allocated an exclusive 90-minute session for presentation, substantive Q&A and stylistic feedback. Each presenter can expect an earnest discussion on both substance and style from the workshop participants. The workshop participants will primarily include research postgraduate students from the University of Hong Kong led by the hosting faculty member, and invited faculty members whose expertise coincide with the presented paper.

The workshop will include papers from all areas of law, with no restrictions on jurisdiction and methodology. There is no strict limitation on paper length, though papers whose format and length are meant for either an one-hour workshop discussion or an one-hour job talk presentation are preferred.

Presenters and participants must commit to attend the entire Workshop, including reading the presented papers of all presenters prior to the session.

The Workshop is open to current postgraduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in law (e.g., PhD or JSD, but excluding JD) in any law school around the world. Recently graduated doctoral candidates who have not obtained a tenure-track academic position may also apply, but priority will be given to current students.

There is no conference registration fee for presenters. In addition, the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law will provide each presenter with travel reimbursement of up to HK$6000 (approx USD 750) for return economy airfare from either the presenter's academic institution or home country, and accommodation reimbursement of up to HK$2000 (approx USD 250) for two night stay in Hong Kong.

To apply, send a paper or abstract, together with a CV and a cover letter stating the intended format/purpose of the paper to Jianlin Chen (jianlin@hku.hk) by October 1, 2013. Decisions will be made and communicated to applicants no later than October 15, 2013. The finalized paper to be presented is due by November 23, 2013 for distribution a week before the workshop.

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