Events and Announcements: 8 November 2020

Events and Announcements: 8 November 2020

Call for Papers

University of Michigan Law School Virtual Junior Scholars Conference: The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 7th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place virtually on 16-17 April 2021. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Michigan Law journals have also agreed to give serious consideration to publish selected papers. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed. Applications are due by 4 January 2021. Further information and the full call for papers can be found at the Conference website.

Aristotle University Faculty of Law Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Normative Challenges: The Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International and Human Rights Law, with the support of the European Society of International Law, are organizing a colloquium on Artificial Intelligence and Normative Challenges: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives. The colloquium will take place on 1-2 April 2021, in Thessaloniki, Greece, or in a hybrid form/as a webinar, depending on the evolution of the current pandemic. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 December 2020. Additional details can be found here.

Jubilee Volume of the Polish Yearbook of International Law: In the late summer of 2021, the Editorial Board of the Polish Yearbook of International Law is planning to publish its jubilee volume (no. XL). In this context, the Editorial Board of PYIL is seeking high-quality, unpublished articles relating to public and private international law as well as EU law. A part of the forthcoming volume will be dedicated to the scientific legacy of Prof. Janusz Symonides, who sadly passed away in April 2020. Prof. Symonides was a well-known Polish jurist and diplomat, specializing in human rights, the Law of the Sea, protection of cultural heritage, and international relations. We also accept other texts that fall within the PYIL’s scope of interest. In this context we are particularly interested in articles that address current issues of public international law and EU law that relate to Central and Eastern Europe. Authors from the region are also strongly encouraged to submit their works. Submissions should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words (including footnotes). All details about submission procedure and required formatting are available at the PYIL’s webpage in the document entitled “Publication Guidelines”. Manuscripts can be submitted until 31 January 2021 via the PYIL’s submission system. Authors can contact us via email at: pyil[at]inp[dot]pan[dot]pl.

University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre: The School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex (UK), invite contributions to the Workshop ‘Critical perspectives on global law and the environment’ to be held as an online event on 22-23 April 2021. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together 8-10 early career scholars from around the world, employing interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the study of environmental issues, e.g. North-South dimension of environmental problems, including from a TWAIL and critical race perspective; critical readings of the law in the Anthropocene; posthuman and new materialist analyses; and queer/gender theory etc. The format of the Workshop is for each participant to produce a paper of around 8,000 words, with a short presentation and the opportunity to give feedback to one another based on the submitted paper. Each paper will also have a senior colleague as discussant, including colleagues from the University of Essex and beyond. Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez, Morris I. Leibman, Professor of Law at Loyola University of Chicago, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of racial capitalism and global environmental law. The best papers presented at the workshop will be considered for a Symposium in the Asian Journal of International Law, subject to the journal’s review process and criteria of having a significant transnational or international component, in line with the journal’s focus. Abstracts no longer than 500 words must be sent for consideration by 1 December 2020 to b[dot]ohdedar[at]essex[dot]ac[dot]uk.

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