Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back Call for Papers
September 23 – 24, 2013
West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
***SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2013***
Conference Chair: Jena Martin (WVU College of Law)
The West Virginia University Festival of Ideas in conjunction with the West Virginia University College of Law invites the submission of papers and abstracts for its conference entitled “Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back.” The conference will examine the United Nation’s recent work on business and human rights issues, an area that has grown substantially in the last ten years. Highlights of the subject’s growth include the United Nations’ establishment of a Working Group on Business and Human Rights and its adoption of the Guiding Principles for business and human rights. Participants will use these two major events as a focal point for discussing the roles that corporations, civil society and states can all play in advancing the cause of human rights.
Potential topics for the conference include: Implementation – a discussion of best practices for implementing the Guiding Principles; the History of Business and Human Rights – examining the history of business and human rights as a precursor to the work in its present form; and The Framework – examining what principles or philosophies should be used to guide the business and human rights agenda.
For the second day of the conference, a special discussion group will bring together experts from a disparate number of fields, such as labor, trade, investment, and corporate social responsibility. The aim is to spotlight the impacts a business and human rights agenda has on different disciplines. Rather than following the format of a typical panel, the discussion group will be a less structured session that will allow both experts and participants to engage in a lightly moderated but productive conversation.
Please submit papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research related to all aspects of business and human rights, including but not limited to the topics discussed above. In addition, we encourage submissions of interdisciplinary research including research in law, practice, and economics.
Papers that are selected for the conference are expected to be published as part of an edited volume on the subject. Initial submissions in response to the Call for Papers can be either full drafts (of no more than 15,000 words) or detailed abstracts (of no more than 1,000 words). Scholars that have their abstracts accepted in lieu of a paper are expected to have a final draft submitted by September 1. Each paper submitted should be an original that has not been published in a prior work.
Paper Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013 Notification of Acceptance of a Paper: June 30, 2013 Poster Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013 Conference Dates: September 23 – 24, 2013
West Virginia University is one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education. The Princeton Review has ranked West Virginia University College of Law as a “Tier 1 Law School,” and it is a Top Institution for Public Interest Law. Located in beautiful Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University boasts both the beautiful scenery of pastoral life with the progressiveness of a large college town. This is the first conference of its kind in the United States, and West Virginia University hopes to continue its promotion of freethinking and human rights throughout the world.
If you have any questions regarding this conference or this call for papers, please e-mail email@example.com.
The Federalist Society’s Faculty Division is pleased to announce a Call for Papers relating to the topic of Freedom of Contract. Up to three submissions will be selected for inclusion in an upcoming Faculty Division colloquium on the topic Freedom of Contract. Authors of the selected pieces will each receive a prize of $5,000 (any co-authors must share a single prize).
TOPIC: The Freedom of Contract topic is intentionally broad in scope, though we have a particular interest in papers that examine limitations imposed on freedom of contract under our legal system, the attendant justifications for these limitations, including in areas such as labor & employment, consumer contracts, or corporations/business entities, and potential responses to these justifications.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
- Submissions will be accepted from current law faculty, as well as fellows, visiting assistant professors, and other law graduates who are pursuing full-time employment in the legal academy.
- There is a limit of one submission per person.
- Submissions must be substantially complete and formatted in accord with the Bluebook.
- Submissions should be of a quality publishable in a mainstream law journal, but must not have been published as of the date of the submission deadline below.
- Submissions must be sent via Microsoft Word or pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, March 1.
Call for Papers: Central Banking and Systemic Risk: Evolution or Revolution? Monetary Stability, Prudential Policies and Governance
Call For Papers – Eighth Edition
Central Banking and Systemic Risk: Evolution or Revolution? Monetary Stability, Prudential Policies and Governance
17-18, June, Bocconi University
Bocconi University will refund economy – class travel expenses and will cover accommodation for paper presenters and chairs for the two days of the Conference.
European Banking Centre, Tilburg University
Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation, Bocconi University
Centre on Central Banks & Financial Institutions, New York University
AIM: After seven editions, Finlawmetrics has established itself as a unique forum for scientific and policy analyses and discussions of the most relevant issues related to the evolution of thinking, judgment, and practice in the fields of monetary policy and financial regulation and supervision.
The initiative is scientifically promoted by three leading research centres: The Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation (Bocconi University), the European Banking Center (Tilburg University) and the Center on Central Banks and Financial Institutions (New York University).
By the early ’2000 an increasing numbers of countries had adopted a well defined central bank framework, which was characterized by two intertwined features: the authority becomes specialized in achieving the monetary policy goals, and consequently its traditional responsibilities in pursuing the financial stability were less important in its institutional perimeter.
But then, after the Financial Crisis erupted in 2008, reforms are undertaken and projects are under discussion in order to reconsider the central bank role as well its governance. How to design the new central bank setting in order to address the relationships between monetary, macro e micro prudential policies?
The Steering Committee welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that shed light on the evolution of the central banking before and after the crisis, on the different causes of change in, and their consequences.
Coordinators: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University), Sylvester Eijffinger (Tilburg University and CEPR), Geoffrey Miller (New York University), Steven Ongena (Tilburg University), Marc Quintyn (Institute for Capacity Development, International Monetary Fund), Tommaso Monacelli (Bocconi University)
Economics: Jerry Caprio (Williams College), Alex Cukierman (CEPR and University of Tel Aviv), Kevin Davis (University of Melbourne), Jakob De Haan (University of Groningen), Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics), George Kaufman (Loyola University Chicago), Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University), Ross Levine (Brown University), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI Madrid and CEPR), Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University), Stijn Claessens (International Monetary Fund), Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Law: Kern Alexander (Queen Mary University of London), Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Rosa Lastra (Queen Mary University of London), Fabio Recine (European Central Bank), Hal Scott (Harvard University), Joe McCahery (Tilburg University and EBC)
TOPIC: The Conference will focus on the relationships between monetary policy, prudential issues and central banking.
FORMAT: Papers will be presented in session presentations of 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of plenary discussion. No more than 10 papers will be presented and overall participation at the workshop will be limited to 30 people.
PAPER SELECTION: Authors are invited to submit completed papers electronically (MS Word or PDF format). The first page of the paper should contain the title; name of the author(s), complete address, telephone, fax numbers and E-mail addresses. All submitted papers must be accompanied by an abstract of at least 250 words, but no more than 400. Authors may also be asked to serve as session chair and/or discussant.
A selected number of papers will be considered for possible publication in the Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) for a special issue to be edited by Donato Masciandaro following normal review process. One should clearly indicate their preference for being considered for possible publication in the JFS or not in a cover letter.
DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is February, 28, 2013. Authors will be notified by March, 29, 2013.
June 6-7, 2013, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) organizes a two-day Workshop on “Economic Governance and Organizations” at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on June 6-7, 2013. We aim to assemble scholars from law, economics, and management studying organizations that mitigate economic governance problems and invite submissions of theoretical, empirical, and experimental work, as well as case studies. We aim at creating an open atmosphere that stimulates interdisciplinary discussions, in particular to understand where perceived discrepancies across disciplines are the effect of substantive differences/scientific approaches or where they are merely the result of different definitions of terms.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to TILECgovernance@tilburguniversity.edu. Long abstracts are accepted but full papers are preferred. In case of questions, please contact the workshop organizers (see below). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 15, 2013. Speakers might be asked to discuss a paper. Completed drafts of accepted papers are due by May 26, 2013, and will be made available for download on the conference website.
FURTHER INFORMATION: TILEC will cover the accommodation and reasonable travel expenses of speakers and the accommodation expenses of discussants. More information is available at: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/tilec/governance
Luis Garicano (LSE)
Henry Smith (Harvard University)
Henry Hansmann (Yale University)
Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University)
May 9-10, 2013. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Morten Bennedsen, Insead
Patrick Bolton, Columbia Business School
Ronald Gilson, Columbia and Stanford University
Zohar Goshen, Columbia Law School
Henry Hansmann, Yale Law School
Reinier Kraakman, Harvard Law School
Colin Mayer, Said Business School, Oxford University
OVERVIEW: Large owners play a central role as monitors of companies around the world, but who monitors the monitors? What are their incentives to exercise their ownership well – in the interest of society as a whole? We know that security and company law plays a role in this respect, but informal mechanisms like reputation, trust or social norms may be important as well. In this workshop we aim to explore how and when these mechanisms informal work. Is reputation a source of long term decision making in family firms? What induces institutional investors to active ownership and stewardship? What role do social norms play in ownership structures less disciplined by market forces? What is the interplay between formal accountability and a more subjective sense of responsibility? These are some of the issues that we would like to discuss.
ORGANIZATION: The workshop is organized by the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School. It is sponsored by the Research Project on Industrial Foundations.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Copenhagen Business School
PARTICIPATION: Potential participants should e-mail the Center for Corporate Governance (ccg@cbs,.dk) before 1. March 2013. Attendance is limited, but free of charge. Notification of acceptance 15. March 2013. Deadline for registration 1. April 2012.
June 14-15, 2013, Yale Law School
Yale/Stanford/Harvard Law Schools announce the 14th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 14-15, 2013 and seek submissions for its meeting.
The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Ten to twelve scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.
TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and gender and race theory, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the upcoming 2013 meeting, the topics will cover these areas of the law:
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
- Law and Policy Implementation
- International Law
A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Yale, Stanford or Harvard, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is published work eligible. Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses.
QUALIFICATIONS: There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than 7 years. We accept co-authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the JFF.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submissions for this Forum should be mailed to:
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Electronic submissions should be sent to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2013. Please note on the cover letter which topic your paper falls under.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Ian Ayres at Yale Law School (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joseph Bankman at Stanford Law School (email@example.com) or Adriaan Lani at Harvard law School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“The Public Life of the Private Law: The Logic and Experience of Mass Litigation”
A Conference in Honor of Richard A. Nagareda
Vanderbilt Law School announces a conference in honor of the late Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law and founding Director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program. “The Public Life of Private Law: The Logic and Experience of Mass Litigation” Conference will be held on September 27 and 28, 2013, at Vanderbilt and is jointly sponsored by the Branstetter Program, the Journal of Tort Law, and the University of Texas Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice, and the Media. Conference organizers are Tracey George (Vanderbilt), John Goldberg (Harvard), Sam Issacharoff (NYU), and Charlie Silver (Texas). We invite junior scholars to submit paper proposals for the conference by February 15.
In the spirit of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard Nagareda devoted himself to studying the life of the law–the law as it actually plays out in lawyer-client relationships, the maneuvering of adversary litigation, the efforts by judges to manage an unruly litigation process, and the construction of elaborate settlement agreements that now dominate the modern landscape of civil litigation. Yet despite his relentless focus on the “realities” of civil litigation, Richard never fell prey to skepticism about law. Indeed, he insisted that lawyerly efforts to fashion new claims and new forms of dispute resolution are and should be shaped by substantive law, the rules of professional responsibility, and ultimately principles of administrative law. The hallmark of his work is its commitment to taking seriously both the logic and the experience of mass tort law and complex litigation.
This conference pays homage to Richard’s scholarship by inviting a new generation of scholars to address topics and concerns related to his work. Each panel will be organized around a junior scholar’s paper with senior scholars commenting on papers. Senior scholars will include Lynn Baker, Bob Bone, Beth Burch, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tracey George, Myriam Gilles, John Goldberg, Sam Issacharoff, Bill Rubenstein, Suzanna Sherry, Charlie Silver, and Patrick Woolley. All papers and comments will be published in the Journal of Tort Law.
If you are a junior scholar interested in participating, please submit a five-page paper proposal to Branstetter.Program@vanderbilt.edu no later than February 15. If your proposal is accepted, we will inform you by March 15. All travel expenses will be covered for invited junior scholars. If you have any questions, please email Branstetter Director Tracey George (email@example.com).
Proposals Due: March 1, 2013
The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to announce a new Academic Symposium track that will begin at the 2014 Annual Meeting that will be held in New York City (January 3-6, 2014). This new track will offer space at the Annual Meeting for open-source programs expressly structured as academic symposia. Symposium program proposals may be proposed by any faculty member at an AALS Member School, and need not be tied to any AALS Section.
Proposals are due March 1, 2013. Proposals may be for either full-day or half-day programs. Proposals will need to include (a) an abstract of up to 750 words describing the overall symposium program and its anticipated contribution to legal scholarship, (b) abstracts of up to 250 words summarizing each symposium paper, and (c) a list of symposium participants.
Within the Symposium, you may have up to three slots reserved for speakers selected from a call for papers, who will not need to be identified by March 1, 2013. Symposium organizers will be required to secure publication for the Symposium in a scholarly journal or as an edited book volume, and describe the publication arrangements in their proposals. The primary criterion used to evaluate proposals will be scholarly quality. All proposals will be expected to reflect the diversity of the legal academy in their proposed speakers. Organizers are encouraged to include junior faculty as participants in their proposed symposium.
The AALS welcomes comments and questions about the Academic Symposium. Questions should be directed to Jane La Barbera at the AALS, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMITTEE ON SECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING
D. Benjamin Barros, Widener University School of Law, Chair
Lennibeth Benson, New York Law School
Kristi L. Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law
David L. Callies, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Aya Gruber, University of Colorado School of Law
Danne L. Johnson, Oklahoma City University School of Law
Hillary A. Sale, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Laurel S. Terry, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law
Patrick Wooley, The University of Texas School of Law
We’ve just wrapped up the Law Review Symposium on Gideon at 50 here at W&L School of Law. Each of the speakers and panels were very informative and thought provoking. Moving beyond an idealistic nostalgia for Gideon, the panelists took on the meaning and value of Gideon today and the future of the right to counsel.
Does access to justice demand an expansion of Gideon or funding for indigent defense? Or do we need to be smart on Gideon, doing triage to figure out which cases really warrant an attorney versus some other type of non-attorney advocate. In a world of plea-bargaining, hyper-incarceration, and collateral consequences for criminal convictions, what is the proper way to deploy and support a right to indigent defense counsel? These questions and more were explored during the past two days and will be discussed in greater detail in works to be published in the Washington & Lee Law Review this spring in its Symposium Issue. Video of the symposium will be available at a later date.
Congratulations and appreciation are due to the organizers of the symposium, Professor J.D. King and Law Review Symposium Editor Carney Simpson, as well as Editor-in-Chief Alex Sugzda.
Fifty years ago the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright established the right to counsel for criminal defendants. An upcoming symposium at Washington and Lee School of Law will explore the legacy of this case, its impact on the criminal justice system, and the future of the right to counsel.
The symposium is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall on the grounds of Washington and Lee University. The event is free and open to the public.
W&L professor and symposium co-organizer J.D. King, who directs the school’s Criminal Justice Clinic, notes that this is not a celebration of the case, but rather a cold, hard assessment of what has gone right and what has gone wrong since Gideon became law.
“One of the failings of the criminal justice system is that while we do provide lawyers to people who can’t afford their own, there is no meaningful check on how good those lawyers are,” says King. “The reality of indigent defense is that in many cases defendants get a lawyer in physical presence only.”
Another problem, says King, is how Gideon and the right to counsel has been limited to apply only to so-called “serious” cases, that is, cases that could result in incarceration. However, there are more serious consequences that can result from a misdemeanor conviction now than there were when Gideon was decided.
“You can get deported, kicked out of your housing, lose student aid, not a get a job because of a background check, or wind up on the sex offender registry, all for misdemeanors for which you were not entitled to counsel,” says King.
The symposium is especially timely, adds King, as the fiscal crisis of the last several years has put increased strain on funding for public defender systems. Indeed, in many states, including Virginia, defendants eventually bear the burden of the cost of their attorney, which can force them to waive their right to counsel from the outset.
The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners representing a range of views on the issues. Symposium attendees include Norman Reimer, executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Robin Steinberg, founder of the visionary defense support service The Bronx Defenders, as well as leading academics from law schools around the country.
The symposium is sponsored by the W&L Law Review, the Frances Lewis Law Center, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Foundation for Criminal Justice. A complete list of panelists, symposium schedule and registration information is available online at law.wlu.edu/gideon.