21 October 2014

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: What Makes Law - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

This book offers an advanced introduction to central questions in legal philosophy. What factors determine the content of the law in force? What makes a normative system a legal system? How does law beyond the state differ from domestic law? What kind of moral force does law have? These are all questions about the nature of law. The most important existing views are introduced, but the aim is not to survey the existing literature. Rather, this book introduces the subject by stepping back from the fray to sketch the big picture, to show just what is at stake in these old debates. Legal philosophy has become somewhat arid and inward looking. In part this is because the disagreement between the main camps on the important questions is apparently intractable. The main aim of the book is to suggest both a diagnosis and a proper practical response to this situation of intractable disagreement about questions that do matter.
Click here to read more about this book.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University Law School invite submissions for the eleventh meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at Columbia Law School in New York City on June 8 & 9, 2015.
Submissions (in Word, no pdf files) will be accepted until January 5, 2015, and should be sent by e-mail to: Center for the Study of Law and Culture, culture@law.columbia.edu . Please be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), telephone and e-mail contact information.

For more information contact Cindy Gao, 212.854.0167 or culture@law.columbia.edu, and to see past winners go to: http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/law_culture/lh_workshop.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS: The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education

The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education is looking forward for reviewers. Please visit this link for further information.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

The Transitional Justice Institute of the University of Ulster is organizing a Symposium on Occupation, Transitional justice and gender on May, 8th 2015, and is looking forward for papers on this field.
The deadline for paper and poster proposals is on December, 31st 2014.
Please click here for further information.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

The Fourth Worldwide Congress

McGill University Faculty of Law, 
Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015

“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction”
«Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte» 

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening reception and lecture on 24 June through 26 June 2015. The theme of the Congress will be “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.”

La World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists est heureuse d’annoncer son Quatrième Congrès International, qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill (Montréal, Canada). Le Congrès débutera avec une réception suivie d’une conférence le 24 Juin en soirée et se poursuivra jusqu’au 26 juin 2015. Le thème de ce congrès sera « Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte ».

20 October 2014

JURIS DIVERSITAS: Synergies, Partnerships, etc, etc

Juris Diversitas has some big news ahead about our publications, our 2015 conference, etc, etc. 

But we've also been thinking about how we might work with others on common themes and goals in the future.

If you're interested in establishing individual or institutional links with us, please contact Christa Rautenbach, our Outreach Officer, at christa.rautenbach@nwu.ac.za.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference 14-16 December 2015

Call for panel and roundtable proposals
Mumbai Conference 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Dates: 14-16 December 2015

In the last decades legal pluralism as a field of research and study has matured across different disciplines and inter-disciplinary areas including law and legal studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, history, and development studies. The concept of legal pluralism has also gained credence in ‘area studies’ domains such as Southeast Asian, Latin American and African studies. Debates on policies, legal and constitutional changes, and development pathways also engage with the notion of legal pluralism in diverse ways, as do social movements and struggles of various kinds.

Taking stock of these developments, the international Commission on Legal Pluralism is organizing its next biennial conference in South Asia.

WORKSHOP: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'

The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples

22 October 2014 - 3:00-6:30pm 

Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC).


The issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’

The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.

Link here for additional information.

[Apologies for the late posting.]