Events and Announcements: March 17, 2013

Events and Announcements: March 17, 2013

Calls for Papers

  • The Jersey Legal Information Board presents Law Via the Internet: Free Access to Law in a Changing World on September 26-27, 2013. The conference will address the impact of online publishing on e-democracy, access to law and the rule of law, e-learning, privacy and open government in legal publishing, and emerging patterns of information access and usage.Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2013. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.
  • The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and the Issam Fares Institute of the American University of Beirut are embarking on a multi-year research project to study the history and contemporary dynamics of human rights in the Arab world. The project focuses on the relationship between research on human rights theory and principles broadly defined, advocacy at the international, regional, and local levels in the Arab world in the form of pressure as well as knowledge production, and the formation of public policies related to human, civil, social and political rights throughout the region. The initiative is soliciting contributions, in the form of research essays, interviews, roundtables, or speculative essays, from scholars, activists, and even government officials working on the above issues. Submissions will be considered for publication on Jadaliyya and potentially for conference and manuscript purposes.Submissions should be 1200-1500 words. Submissions or ideas should be sent to Mark LeVine, at


  • Readers who found our symposium on Curtis Bradley’s book this week interesting might like to check out an upcoming event on Customary International Law: What is its role in the U.S. legal system? to be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) from 12 – 1 p.m. Prof. Bradley will be joined by Professors Bradford Clark (GWU Law) and Carlos Vazquez (Georgetown Law) to discuss the role that the fundamental legal principle of Customary International Law does and should play in U.S. domestic courts. You can register online here.
  • The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London presents the International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC) on 8 and 9 April, 2013. The 2013 keynote lecture this year will be given by Professor David Caron, the newly appointed Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law. The title of his lecture is  ‘Scholarship (n): What is valued as, What is, Thrust of‘ and it is intended to set a reference point for discussions at the conference. The IGLRC is comprised of Panel and Poster Sessions. The Poster Session presents a wonderful opportunity for Conference participants to debate and discuss cutting edge legal research in a supportive environment. Registration information is found here and more information about the IGLRC can be found here.
  • The Sydney Centre for International Law is a holding a conference entitled Facing Outwards: Australian Private International Law in the 21st Century on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A conference flyer may be found here. For further information and registration, click here.
  • Registration is now open for the Spring Conference of the International Law Association (British Branch) which will take place in Oxford on April 12 and 13. The theme of the conference is “The Changing Face of Global Governance: International Institutions in the International Legal Order”. The conference will explore the changing nature of international institutions and their impact on international governance, international law-making and law-enforcement. Papers address the role of international institutions in a wide range of areas, including the maintenance of peace and security, international economic law, environmental law, law of the sea, international criminal law, as well as the regulation of technology and health. The Keynote Lecture and Inaugural Oxford Global Justice Lecture will be delivered by Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel.
  • Golden Gate University will host its Annual Fulbright Conference April 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California, with the theme International Law in a Multipolar World. This event which will bring together some of the region’s leading experts and scholars in international law. In addition, some Fulbright scholars have accepted invitations to attend or present at this event. We are proud of maintaining a strong tradition of providing legal training in the area of international law to the students in our LL.M. and S.J.D. in International Legal Studies Programs. Professor Dr. Michael C. van Walt van Praag, will deliver the keynote address. Register online here. With questions, contact Brad Lai at
  • The inaugural London International Boundary Conference will take place on 18 and 19 April 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Speakers at the Conference are among the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the effective resolution of territorial disputes. They will examine recent developments in disputed “hotspots” around the world, and discuss new and emerging ideas for the resolution and management of territorial disputes, from legal, geopolitical, technical, commercial and other viewpoints. The Conference will also run a half-day technical workshop at King’s College London on the afternoon of 17 April 2013, offering a practical introduction to maritime limits and boundaries. For further details (including speakers, pricing and registration), click here.
  • The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, presents Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Fri., April 19, 2013.
  • This year’s Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from July 8-19, 2013 at the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice, Italy. The theme of this year’s academy is Obligations of States. You can view the detailed program here.Online registration closes May 5, 2013. The fee is €600 and a maximum of 60 participants will be selected.

Last week’s post can be found here. If you would like to post an announcement on Opinio Juris, please contact us.

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