Legal education

Call for Papers Call for Papers - South Asian Postgraduate Law Conference 2022: The first SAPLawC’22,  to be held virtually on 25th and 26th November 2022 aims to bring together research scholars working in the area of legal issues that are of concern within the South Asian countries. The purpose of the Conference is to encourage the young research scholars to present their research before...

[Neiha Lasharie is a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a recent graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her research interests include TWAIL, IHL, the international white slavery/human trafficking regime, and Islamic law and jurisprudence.] It is not so much that life imitates art. Life and art are necessarily discursive, in that life informs...

[C. Ignacio de Casas is an Adjunct Professor of Public International Law and the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Austral.] I have a state, and I'm going with you as my lawyer. International law is your field. I'm offering you the adventure of a lifetime: to save an independent state. Will you...

The blogosphere and twitterverse are replete with horror stories about how universities treat their academic staff. And rightly so: for most academics, particularly those who are part of the ever-growing ranks of the adjunct professoriat, the rise of the neoliberal university has meant -- as summarised by a recent book on the subject -- little more than "de-professionalisation, worsening conditions...

[Benoit Mayer is Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; his research focuses on climate law.] My thanks to Srinivas Burra for his post engaging with my argument about the role of lawyers, in particular in relation to the mitigation of climate change. For those who are just catching up here: in a previous post (in EJIL:Talk!), I explained...

[Dr. Srinivas Burra is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi.] This is in response to Benoit Mayer's writeup titled 'Why I Can't Sign the World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action', which was a reaction to 'World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action: An Urgent Call for Climate Mainstreaming'. I am not an expert on climate...

The eminent jurist Harry Arthurs opens a provocative article — Law and Learning in an Era of Globalisation — with a binary. He splits legal scholars into pools of optimists and pessimists, classifying them according to their perception of the trajectory of legal education.  “The optimists amongst us assume that human hands — our hands — shape legal education, that legal...