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Waleed (also Walid) Salem, a PhD student at the University of Washington (UW) and member of our socio-legal community, was detained in Cairo, Egypt, on May 23, 2018, while conducting research (through interviews, newspapers and archives) on courts and lawyers in Egypt since WWII. He was charged with complicity with terrorists and disseminating false information. Waleed is an Egyptian citizen who worked as a journalist before coming to graduate school but who has since been training for life as an academic. Waleed’s dissertation co-chairs are Michael McCann and Joel Migdal, both award winning mentors, who have assured us that Waleed’s research meets the highest standards of research ethics and excellence. The Law and Society joins with other professional Associations in urging the Egyptian government to respect academic freedom, to realize that scholarly inquiry into the judicial system in Egypt – long taken as a general model in the Middle East and beyond – redounds to the benefit of the country, and to release Waleed.

Read Letter to Members of the Supreme State Security Prosecution in the Arab Republic of Egypt


Call for Conference Papers

Call for Papers: Anglo-American University Law Review Established in 2009, the Anglo-American University Law Review is the Anglo-American University’s flagship legal journal, and has a proud, distinguished history of publishing a wide array of legal scholarship via its digital platforms.

The Anglo-American University Law Review primarily focuses on emergent concerns that transcend Anglo-American and Central European countries, across respective common and continental law jurisdictions, related to facilitating dynamic and sustainable business relationships.

The Anglo-American University Law Review is entirely managed by a student editorial board, which performs all daily operations and is responsible for making all production and editorial decisions. The editorial board will subject all chosen manuscripts, even by the most respected authorities, to a rigorous editorial process, designed to sharpen not only technical but substantive accuracy.

Today, the Central European states comprising the Visegrád Group, or V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), are emerging from a sustained period of significant regional economic expansion. Yet, although the V4 has prospered, regional economic growth has somewhat stagnated, in part due to fettered innovation. Across the V4, internationally-minded startups and entrepreneurs looking to achieve greater scale for their business models are increasingly struggling to cross into new markets and expand within their home markets, failing to realize significant investments in new, innovative and possibly disruptive technologies.

In part, this is because V4 governments have not adopted or adapted laws and regulations which encourage startups and entrepreneurs to innovate, by providing greater clarity as to a wide array of concerns, including corporate governance, technological changes, intellectual property, and venture capital.

Our next issue will focus on the V4, to understand how government regulations directly and indirectly impact startups and entrepreneurs with a collaborative view of renewing theoretical questions about how governments may respond to foster greater innovation.

We invite authors to submit manuscripts which either broadly or specifically explore these concerns.


Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2018

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Positions and Fellowships

Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana University, Bloomington, a premier research institution, invites nominations and applications for the tenured position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. The Department of Criminal Justice has a long and distinguished record of nationally recognized scholarship, teaching, and service. It has 10 full-time faculty members and a corps of adjuncts. It offers M. A. and Ph. D. degrees and is actively participating in the development of an online M. S. degree. For more information, please see the department’s website:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position will be August 1, 2019. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University places a high value on recruiting faculty and students from diverse cultural, intellectual, and demographic backgrounds. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:

A completed application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, leadership philosophy statement, a statement describing the applicant’s current research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation.

Instructional Faculty Legal Studies,George Mason University,Fairfax, Virginia, 22030 Open Rank — Professor

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University invites applications for a position as a tenure-track or tenured Professor in the field of legal studies (including Constitutional Law, Public Law, Judicial Process, Law and Society, Comparative Legal Studies, and related fields) to begin in the Fall 2019. This search is open with respect to rank. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in one of the areas listed above by the position’s start date. Candidates with a J.D. and a record of scholarship in lieu of a Ph.D. also will be considered. For further information and to apply: For full consideration, applicants must apply through the George Mason University website at

Applications received before September 30, 2018 will be given full consideration although the position will remain open until filled.

Assistant Professor: Criminal Justice,School of Public Affairs,San Diego State University The Program in Criminal Justice (CJ) in the School of Public Affairs at SDSU is seeking a faculty member at the assistant professor level with demonstrated publications and teaching experience for a fall 2019 appointment. The CJ program seeks to hire a scholar with demonstrated research in prevention policies, restorative justice, diversion programming, corrections, re-entry, and/or community supervision practices. The CJ program at SDSU seeks to hire a scholar who is collaborative and open to creating synergies with our criminology and criminal justice faculty currently focusing on these issues. Critical perspectives are especially welcome. This position requires expertise to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: corrections, restorative justice, community supervision practices, or law and society.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our School, teaching and contributing to our collaborative programs is desirable. These include our Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology; Master of Public Administration; Master of City Planning; Online MPA (College of Extended Studies); and Latin American Studies.

To be in a better position to serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body, and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity and excellence on our campus, we actively seek candidates demonstrating experience working with or mentoring students from under-represented communities, as well as those whose research interests involve or integrate understanding of under-represented populations and communities.

Application review begins September 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply via Interfolio at

Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Paul Kaplan, Recruitment Committee Chair, or 619-594-2350

Court Research Associate, National Center for State Courts

Job Title: Court Research Associate
Organization: National Center for State Courts
SALARY: $64,821.00 Annually

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization. NCSC's services – research, information services, education, consulting – are focused on helping courts implement improvements that promote efficiency and effectiveness, while ensuring access to justice, timeliness, and procedural satisfaction. The Court Research Associate will fit into this overall mission by working alongside a team of multidisciplinary researchers who interact directly with court stakeholders. The research division is looking for a highly motivated professional who seeks opportunities to work on multiple projects in a collaborative environment.

The Court Research Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to performing the following duties:
• Conducting empirical and applied research and program evaluation: Designing qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments;
• Conducting site visits (interviewing, focus groups, observations) with constituents, and Performing statistical analysis;
• Designing products that effectively communicate research findings to diverse audiences (e.g., data visualization);
• Presenting research findings (e.g., conferences, facilitated workgroups, publications); and
• Assisting in the development of funding proposals from federal, state, and private funding sources.

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in the social sciences, public policy, or a related field; or a J.D. combined with a Master's degree in social sciences, public policy, or a related field;
• Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to competently perform quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
• Ability to present research findings to diverse audiences (e.g., court-related leadership organizations, practitioners, and lay people);
• Excellent writing skills (e.g., client reports, policy memorandums, journal articles); and • Availability to travel periodically.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: NCSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/DISABILITY/VETERAN EMPLOYER To apply, go to our web page at and click on NCSC domestic jobs. First time users will need to register before applying.
This position is opened until filled. Applications must include a cover letter and resume in addition to the completed application.

Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2018. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a field related to Criminology or Law and Society. The position will begin July 1, 2019 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2019). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) is also required.

Please direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Professor Simon Cole (

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Temporary Instructors : Berkeley Law Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time. Positions may be available as early as Summer 2018, but applications will be accepted through December 3, 2018 to fill ongoing needs.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit the following links: --- Legal Studies Program

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