16 April 2012

NOTICE: Speakers Announced - Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

The final program has been announced for:

Mixed Legal Systems, East and West:
Newest Trends and Developments

Parliament of Malta; Main Parliamentary Chamber; House of Representatives
Republic Street; The Palace; Valletta, Malta
May 14-15, 2012

The conference is co-organised by The Protection Project at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, and the Tulane University Law School Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law.

For additional information, contact Ms Anna Koppell at akoppel1@jhu.edu. 

NOTICE: Jurisprudential Comic Contest


Calling all comic artists! Law Text Culture–a transcontinental critical and creative legal journal based out of the Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong (New South Wales, Australia)–is searching for comic submissions and is launching a contest to find them. The contest is open to all artists who create original strips or panels. We are looking for either a single panel cartoon or a multi-panel comic (about a page or two) that addresses justice or law with depth, beauty and wit. The work can be humorous or serious, coloured or black and white, simple squiggles or high-tech computer art. We have committed ourselves to giving a voice to interesting artists, and we are serious about this! If selected, your comic will be published in a widely recognized, international legal journal and you will be paid $500 CAD just for doing something we know you love!

The fine print (we are lawyers, so you should have expected this!): the entrants will be giving LTC the rights to print and distribute their comic in its upcoming Volume 16 in December (a special issue about the nexus between justice, law and comics), but the entrant will still retain all rights to their work. In other words, we publish your comic, but afterwards you are free to further publish your comic as you see fit.

Artists should send us five copies of their original strip or panel, under a pseudonym before May 31, 2012, by mail to the following address:

Luis Gomez Romero
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI)
McGill University 
3610 McTavish, Room 22-4
Montreal, Quebec 
H3A 1Y2 

Please enclose the following information: name, address, telephone number and email address. Just make sure your name does not appear on the comic itself!  They will be blinded for the judgment session.

We seriously encourage you to have a look at the detailed rules and regulations of the contest at the Law Text Culture’s website before submitting your work: http://www.uow.edu.au/law/LIRC/LTC/index.html. 

Please address any enquiries to: comicsandlaw@gmail.com.