10 December 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Kent Critical Law Society Conference

The first annual conference of the Kent Critical Law Society will take place on the 10-11 March 2012.
Aimed at all those who have an interest in critical perspectives on current legal issues, the conference is entitled ‘Equality- Are We There Yet?’

Submissions by 1 February 2012. Please direct all enquiries to: conference@kentcls.org

The website notes:

Our aim for this conference is to provide an open space for intellectual discussion, debate and criticism of the law and legal systems from a variety of different professional and academic perspectives.

NOTICE: National Science Foundation Law & Social Sciences Program

National Science Foundation Law & Social Sciences Program
New Funding Solicitation and Dear Colleague Letter

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The Law & Social Sciences (LSS) Program at the National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new funding solicitation (see http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727) and an associated Dear Colleague Letter (see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12022/nsf12022.jsp)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifth Annual International Junior Faculty Forum

Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School have established an International junior Faculty Forum. The purpose is stimulate the exchange of ideas and research, among younger scholars in the academy, from all parts of the world. We live today in a global community– in particular, a global legal community – and we would like to foster legal scholarship on a transnational basis. Scholars in different countries are often divided by barriers of time and space and also by barriers of different legal traditions and cultures. We hope that the Forum will be a step in the direction of surmounting these barriers. The papers at the 2011 forum were on a very wide range of subjects, from street law in Mexico City, to social justice in intellectual property law, to young people’s perceptions about war crimes trials in Bosnia, and the art and law of macroeconomics. The authors of these papers came from many countries, as did the senior scholars who chose the papers and commented on them. A wide range of views, techniques, and methodologies were represented.
The sponsors, Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, are pleased to announce plans for the fifth international forum. It will be held in fall, 2012, either in October or November (the exact date has not yet been fixed). It will take place at Stanford Law School, in Stanford, California.

In order to be considered for the 2012 International Junior Faculty Forum, authors must meet the following criteria:

- Citizen of a country other than the United States
- Home academic institution is outside of the United States
- Have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years as of 2012; and
- Last degree earned less than ten years before 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Justice Studies Association Conference

The Justice Studies Association seeks presentations for its 14th Annual Conference, May 30-June 1, 2012, Loyola University Chicago (Lake Shore Campus, Rogers Park). The Conference theme is “Justice and Work.” Possible topics for presentation include:

—How the distribution of and compensation for work affects the quality of life and development of persons, families, communities, and societies
—The just distribution of work in the family and school
—Immigration and work and societal responses to "illegal" work
—Gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and political ideology in the workplace
—Cooperation, mutual aid, collaboration, and shared decision-making in work situations and their salutary effect on personal and collective well-being
—Historical and contemporary struggles over collective bargaining and unions (e. g. the Pullman Strike of 1894 and recent corporate and governmental incursions into unions in the United States)
—Having a "Calling in Life" or "Life's Work" as opposed to a career
—Philosophies of work and employment especially those that promote freedom from work
—Labor in prison settings such as correctional institutions and internment camps
—Separation of work from healthful living in contemporary society
—Utopian visions of work in literature, film, and communal living arrangements


Sensing the Law

The Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture, and Humanities (CILCH) is calling for contributi
ons to an interdisciplinary edited collection on law and the senses. The book will emerge from a collaborative process that includes a workshop meeting of all authors in February 2013.

Sensing the Law addresses the numerous interfaces between law and the senses. While law is often presented as disembodied and abstract, the senses refer to the embodied, messy, and fleeting qualities of human life. The collection asks not only how law makes sense of the senses, but also how law is made sense of through vocabularies of sensory perception. The senses are mobilized in relationship to legal institutions in a variety of ways: as metaphors, embodied realities, sources of evidence and institutional rationalities. Yet, the senses seem to exceed and confound law in a number of ways.