11 December 2015

Baltimore Conference on The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools

CONFERENCE: The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools 

March 31-April 1, 2016

The University of Baltimore School of Law will host this groundbreaking conference   on March 31 and April 1, 2016, at UB’s landmark new John and Frances Angelos Law Center in midtown Baltimore.
As American legal education faces an identity crisis, what will become of scholarship in U.S. law schools? Will it survive the tumult – should it survive – and in what form?
The conference will reexamine first principles of legal scholarship – its value (to legal education, to the legal profession, to society) and its essential aspects – and will survey particular issues of contemporary concern, including emerging scholarly forms and technologies and the relationship among legal scholarship, journalism and new media.
The two-day conference will consist of themed plenary sessions, concurrent small-group sessions, opportunities to interact informally and a keynote address by Jack M. Balkin Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.
Questions and sponsorship interest may be directed to the conference organizer, UB School of Law Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship C.J. Peters , at cpeters@ubalt.edu  or410.837.4509.
Online registration for the conference will be available soon. Watch this space for more information.

08 December 2015

Weaving Intellectual Property Policy in Small Island Developing States

Weaving Intellectual Property Policy in Small Island Developing States

Miranda Forsyth and Sue Farran

September 2015 | ISBN 978-1-78068-225-9 | xiv + 280 pp. | paperback

62 euros | 74 US dollars | 59 GB pounds

This book considers the challenges of creating appropriate intellectual property frameworks in developing economies. It focuses on the small island states of the Pacific region to explore and illustrate the many dilemmas, drawing together considerations of policy, theories of development and law, and empirical studies to suggest solutions and possible strategies.


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07 December 2015

Juris Diversitas Appel à communications: nouvelle date (8 janvier 2016)

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
JURIS DIVERSITAS
CONGRÈS ANNUEL  
Du 30 mai au 1er juin, 2016
Louisiana State University
Law Center, Baton Rouge, États-Unis

Unité et/ou Diversité
Colloque international et interdisciplinaire de droit comparé

Thème : Les études juridiques comparatives ont longtemps été perçues comme un moteur de convergence, d’harmonisation et d’unification des traditions et des systèmes juridiques. Le pluralisme juridique met aujourd’hui l’accent sur la reconnaissance de la diversité humaine et sociale. Faut-il pour autant conclure que nous devons choisir entre unité et diversité, jus unum ou juris diversitas ? Dans quelle mesure les sociétés pluralistes embrassent-elles ou rejettent-elles l’harmonisation et l’uniformité, ou les ignorent-elles tout simplement ? Unifions-nous vraiment ou ajoutons-nous un niveau supplémentaire de complexité juridique ? L’histoire révèle-t-elle un mouvement de la diversité vers l’unité ou un conflit entre les deux ? À quelles conditions l’unité est-elle une réussite durable ? Ce colloque est une invitation à une discussion interdisciplinaire du développement du droit et des normes sociales, pris dans la tension dialectique entre l’unité ontologique des êtres humains et de l’humanité et la pluralité des aspirations individuelles et des arrangements sociaux.

Communications : Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.
Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde) sont à adresser au Pr Salvatore Mancuso (JDLSU2016@gmail.com) avant le 8 janvier 2016 avec une brève notice biographique. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.


Droits d’inscription : €200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2016. Les informations relatives à l’adhésion et l’inscription sont disponibles sur http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).

Juris Diversitas Call for Papers: Time Extension (January 8, 2016)

CALL FOR PAPERS
JURIS DIVERSITAS
ANNUAL CONFERENCE  
May 30 - June 1, 2016
Louisiana State University
Law Center, Baton Rouge, USA


Unity and/or Diversity
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Comparative Law

Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual aspirations and social arrangements.

Submissions: Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions of three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we encourage more original session structures.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at JDLSU2016@gmail.com by January 8, 2016, with a short biography listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.

Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

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