15 August 2022

World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists - Fifth Worldwide Congress - Call for papers



The Fifth Worldwide Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists will be held June 14-16, 2023 in Malta.

The theme of the Congress is “Mixity in the Private and/or Public Law”.

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce its Fifth Worldwide Congress, which is to be held at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Law, from an opening evening reception and lecture on 14 June through closure on 16 June 2023.

Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.

The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their mixity, however, is not restricted to the private law alone, but is often evident in the public law as well, such as in the criminal, administrative and constitutional law.  

We propose in this Fifth Worldwide Congress to investigate mixity wherever it may appear in these legal systems.

Proposals for papers on any topic related to the above theme, whether relating to private or public law (or both) are welcome. Proposals may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Professor Vernon Palmer, President of the WSMJJ, (vpalmer@tulane.edu) by 15 October 2022. 

Authors will be notified by 15 November 2022 whether their proposal has been accepted. 

Submissions from scholars with historically underrepresented viewpoints –including women scholars, BIPOC scholars, and scholars from the Global South—are particularly welcome. 

Submissions should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. 

The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. 

All papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.




Fifth International Legal Linguistics Workshop (ILLWS22) - Call for abstracts


Call for Abstracts

The fifth International Legal Linguistics Workshop (ILLWS22) will be held on 10th December 2022 online and co-hosted by the Austrian Association of Legal Linguistics (AALL) and the Department of African Language Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. The focus of the workshop is legal linguistics under the theme “Legal Linguistics around the globe”. It will primarily address, but is not limited to, questions such as:

- How can critical legal linguistics provide practical answers to questions of national and international language planning and policy in legal contexts?

- What is critical about critical applied legal linguistics and/or critical sociolinguistics?

- How can legal linguistics improve the delivery of justice in monolingual legal systems?

- What is the role of critical legal linguistics in the investigation of power struggles in the world of law and legislation?

- Which contributions can critical legal linguists make in reducing obstacles of participation in sensitive human rights contexts?

- What is the role and impact of disruptive technologies on the transformation of legal systems?

- What are the avenues of interdisciplinary collaboration between critical legal linguistics and research on international business communication?

- How can the notion of critique in legal linguistics contribute to critical legal language teaching in law schools?

Abstracts should be 200-300 words (excluding references and keywords) and should include 3-5 keywords and a selection of key references (3-5). Please also include information regarding the author(s), such as name(s) and affiliation(s).

Abstracts will be accepted in the following languages:

  • English
  • isiXhosa
  • German

Submissions should be sent to co-organisers:

  • Mr Daniel Green: daniel.green@wu.ac.at, and 
  • Dr Zakeera Docrat: zakeera.d@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: 1st November 2022