09 October 2013

NEWS AND REVIEWS: European Network on Law and Society (Réseau Européen Droit & Société)

The excellent 'Nouvelles du monde, 'Au fil des revue', and 'Repères'--both Anglophone and Francophone--of the European Network on Law and Society (Réseau Européen Droit and Société) are now available. 



08 October 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting

Association for Law, Property, and Society, 5th Annual Meeting -- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 2-4, 2014

The Association for Law, Property, & Society (ALPS) is a scholarly organization for those engaged in scholarship on all aspects of property law and policy including real, personal, intellectual, intangible, cultural, personal, and other forms of property. Its annual meeting brings together scholars from many disciplines to discuss their work and to foster dialogue among those working in property law, policy, and theory.

The 5th Annual Meeting of ALPS will be held in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at Allard Hall.

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, ETC: Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Canadian Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2014 -
- June 6-8, 2014
Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Law’s Encounters: Co-existing and Contradictory Norms and Systems

Law is dynamic. Over the course of time, law changes within and across societies. These changes are influenced by the course that society takes and in turn, society changes based on the dictates of law. In the process of societal interactions, law becomes expressed in multiple forms. Some of these forms are complementary, others are contradictory. The focus of the Canadian Law and Society’s Annual Meeting in 2014 is law’s multiple encounters in navigating interactions in society. It involves an exploration of co-existing legal and socio-legal norms as well as the contradictions inherent in some of these encounters. We are interested in papers, panels and other groups that explore law’s encounters at the margins as well as the center.

Our broad theme explores several areas of socio-legal thought and scholarship including:

- Disciplinary allegiances in socio-legal scholarship
- Indigenous laws and traditions and other legal systems
- Interactions between social norms, statute and other forms of legal expression
- International law/norms and domestic law
- Historical foundations of law’s multi-faceted encounters
- New and emerging socio-legal encounters
- Law’s encounters with gender, disability, race, health, age, criminalization etc.
- Crises – war, terrorism, financial crises and others – and spontaneous development of laws in light of pre-existing norms
- Law’s encounters with difference

CALL FOR PAPERS: How Law Sorts its World: Classification and Categories in the Making of Jurisdictions

Apologies for the late notice about this very exciting (proposed) session:

Law & Society Association Annual Meeting 2014 -- 
Call for Papers for Proposed Session: 
"How Law Sorts its World: Classification and Categories in the Making of Jurisdictions"

This panel will examine technical forms of differentiation, classification, and sorting that situate people and phenomena in relation to different bodies of law. Its central concern is the ways in which such distinctions shape boundaries of jurisdiction by establishing categories of subjects and objects suitable to - or, alternatively, outside of - law’s reach. As Bradin Cormack (2007) explains, to consider jurisdiction implies “an abstraction upward from a sphere of substantive law” in which “the latter confronts, in practice, the question of its competence over a given case.” Panelists will explore the criteria, actors, and forms of knowledge that their own research finds creating and reinforcing the distinctions that resolve such questions of competence. The panel may also consider how jurisdiction carries embedded categories which validate and further entrench modes of classification and/or make them transferrable across legal and regulatory domains. Of particular interest will be the ways in which not only spatial, but also temporal and conceptual boundaries become factors determining the application or non-applicability of law.

RESOURCE: The Law Review Commons

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JOURNAL: European Law Journal Special Issue

The (2013) 19:6 European Law Journal is now available here.

It’s a special issue from an International Workshop for Young Scholars 2012 on The Future of Transnational Law: The EU, USA, China and the BRICS.

It includes: