Events and Announcements: April 28, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Calls for Papers

  • We have launched our own call for papers aimed at LL.M, Ph.D and S.J.D. students as well as those practitioners/academics within the first five years post-degree to participate in our New Voices symposium starting in July. The deadline for 200-word abstract submissions is in only two short days: May 1, 2013!!
  • This serves as a reminder for the call for papers for the Interpretation and International Law conference at the University of Cambridge. The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to May 8, 2013. For more information, click here.
  • The Center for Legislative and Evaluation Studies of the University of Geneva and the International Association of Legal Methodology hosts Assessment of Research in Law: Stakes and Methods, on February 13-14, 2014. Research Proposals should be submitted to cetel[@] by June 30, 2013.
  • The Campbell Law Review announces a call for papers for its National Edition, which will be focused on Internet Law and related themes. Abstracts should be submitted by August 1, 2013. Submissions, along with a curriculum vita, should be sent to culawreview [at] email [dot] campbell [dot] edu.
  • The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) invites submissions to its Working Papers Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress, reflecting cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. Recent papers have considered integration, detention and smuggling of asylum-seekers, gender-related asylum claims and long-term encampment. For more information, see here.

Upcoming Events

  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a seminar on Unilateral Jurisdiction and Arbitration Clauses, Valid or Not? on May 8, 2013.
  • The British Institute of International Comparative Law will also host the Twentieth Public Meeting of the Investment Treaty Forum May 10, 2013. The theme is the Litigation of Public Law Concepts in Investor-State Arbitration – Practical and Theoretical Considerations.
  • From May 22, 2013 to May 24, 2013, Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin will be teaching their annual Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship workshop. This workshop will be held in Los Angeles, California, and is co-sponsored by University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and Washington University Law. The workshop is for law school and social science faculty and graduate students interested in learning about empirical research. There is more information available about the workshop here. 
  • The New York City Bar is hosting an event entitled Targeted Killing Away from a “Hot Battlefield:” Exploring the Legal Issues on May 28, 2013. Click here to register.
  • The University of Amsterdam’s Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) will organise a seminar on Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law in Amsterdam on 30 and 31 May 2013. This seminar will consider extra-legal perspectives on how responsibility is to be distributed when multiple wrongdoing actors contribute to a harmful outcome. The relevant principles of international law leave many questions open. Should the responsibility of all actors be based on their individual contribution to such harms? Are there grounds for differentiation? Should all actors be held responsible in an equal amount, or should they, if no differentiation can be made, be held responsible collectively? At the seminar, 13 contributions by leading experts from various disciplines will be discussed. Only limited seats are available. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to: contact [at] sharesproject [dot] nl. For more information and the preliminary programme see here.


  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic, proactive, and highly-motivated individual for the position of Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for advancing the vision of the Center and will be responsible for managing the Center’s budget and fund-raising efforts as well as coordinating Center events and activities. The Director will also be responsible for facilitating student engagement in international and transnational legal work. For a full description of the job description and instructions on how to apply, please click here. 

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