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LSAC Research Grants The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way.
The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project.
Application deadline is August 15, 2016
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On Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History will be presenting a conference on “Anglicization of Law and through Law: Early Modern British North America, India, and Ireland Compared.”  Scholars have long asked whether and how English settlements in North America, India, and Ireland converged towards metropolitan models, or anglicized, over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  This question has commonly been asked about each region separately.  Our conference poses the question comparatively—and from the perspective of legal history.  We want to study the comparative anglicization of law and the anglicization of society through law in different portions of the English empire.  To this end, we are interested in the following sorts of questions: To what extent does the notion of “anglicization” make sense in the dissimilar contexts of early modern North America, Ireland, and India?  What value does the concept have as English law adapted to and conformed with extant legal systems from Belfast to Boston to Bombay?  How did local material, demographic, and ideological environments shape the meaning of anglicization?  How did imperial officials, settlers, merchants, and indigenous leaders, from their distinct perspectives, treat anglicization as a goal to be advanced, reworked, or resisted?  In what ways did each region serve as a laboratory for ideas and policies about anglicization that were later exported to other regions, and there reshaped?  The conference will bring together law professors, historians, and social scientists to think about a comparative legal and social history of anglicization across the dispersed early modern English empire.

Attendance at the Symposium is free and open to the public.  Those who wish to attend should preregister by sending an email to Richard Ross at  Papers will be circulated electronically to all registrants several weeks before the conference.

For information about the conference, please consult our website at or contact Prof. Richard Ross at or at 217-244-7890. 

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2016 Application Deadline:  April 20, 2016
Funding:  Up to $3 million for multiple grant awards
Solicitation at

NIJ is seeking investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, and the effects of drug legalization and decriminalization on law enforcement, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions. Proposals must address one of two criminal justice activities: drug intelligence and community surveillance, or criminal investigation and prosecution. In addition, NIJ has identified three drug research priorities:

  • Marijuana and cannabis products;
  • Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs); and
  • Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs).

Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Services response center via email at, telephone at 1-800-851-3420, or TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only).  NCJRS will forward all questions to NIJ, and responses may be posted as FAQs for public access.

Visit NIJ’s drugs and crime research webpages ( including:


Call for Papers

International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

July 14-16, 2016 Fordham Law School in New York City

LSA members are encouraged to submit paper and program proposals and participate in the International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, which will take place July 14-16, 2016 at Fordham Law School in New York City. More than 300 legal academics, practitioners and regulators from around the world will convene to discuss issues of common interest relating to ethics and the legal profession, including: access to justice, the rule of law, ethics in clinical education, professionalism, globalization, interdisciplinary approaches, lawyers as societal role models, and many others. 

Topics will be explored from different legal cultures, including both common law and civil law traditions, and by speakers from different parts of the world, including both developed and developing nations. ILEC VII panels and discussions will be organized around these 8 themes:

Culture, Technology, Ethics and Society , Empirical Perspectives on the Legal Profession and Legal Ethics, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Legal Profession, Philosophy and Legal Ethics, Regulation of the Legal Profession and Judiciary, Ethics and Legal Education, Globalization and the Legal Profession, Rule of Law and the Legal Profession

To register, propose a paper or program or sponsor an international attendee: Questions:

Removal date: April 1, 2016

New York State Political Science Association

70th Annual Conference
April 22-23, 2015
SUNY New Paltz – New Paltz, NY

The conference provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations to discuss issues and share their work related to political science and associated disciplines.  We welcome proposals from history, philosophy, psychology, gender studies, economics, law, organizational studies, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary proposals. 

Conference highlights include NYSPSA awards for the best conference student and faculty/practitioner papers. Membership in the association is open to political science students and professionals inside and outside New York State.  We have just launched a new website and membership benefits.  The event usually draws 175 to 250 panelists and round table participants, and features a book display. The site of the conference rotates each year between upstate and downstate university host campuses.

For more information:

Removal Date April 10, 2016

Call for Papers for the Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation The Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation (JHTE) seeks high quality submissions to discuss and debate the legal and policy issues involving prevention, intervention, investigations, prosecution, individual, state and corporate responsibility and the law itself including its application in practice, judicial interpretation(s) and any ramifications emanating therefrom. The JTHE is primarily concerned with publishing high quality legal articles and significant case notes from domestic, regional and international jurisdictions. However, this journal will also consider interdisciplinary submissions and book reviews.

The core submissions are intended from the following legal realms:

  • Criminal law
  • Human rights law
  • International law
  • Labour law
  • Migration and asylum law

Addressing the substantive laws and jurisprudence involving human exploitation is an under explored area in need of attention and analysis. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Slavery
  • Servitude
  • Forced and compulsory labour
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Recruitment and use of child soldiers
  • Forced and early marriage
  • Organ trafficking 

For more information, please visit Submission deadline: 1 April 2016

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) will be held in Berlin, Germany, June 17-19, 2016. Quite a few prominent contributors to this list participated in the 2014 and 2015 events of ICON-S; as with the 2014 meeting in Florence and the 2015 meeting in New York, the 2016 meeting in Berlin provides an ideal forum for presenting interdisciplinary scholarship about public law in all its varieties.

The event will feature approximately 400 individual papers organized in approximately 80 panels held over three days, alongside several keynote addresses and plenary panels. Among the plenary speakers in 2014 and 2015 were Bob Keohane, Jeremy Waldron, Seyla Benhabib, Vicki Jackson, Joseph Weiler and Tom Ginsburg. Among the plenary speakers this year are Justice Koen Lenaerts (President of the Court of Justice of the European Union); Justice Guido Raimondi (President of the European Court of Human Rights); Catharine MacKinnon; Alex Aleinikoff; Susanne Baer; Philippe Sands; Pratap Mehta and others. Grainne de Burca (NYU law) and I oversee the program; as always, we will put emphasis on including as much relevant political science work as we can in the final program. Proposals may be submitted via:

Proposals are due by February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Innocence Network Conference The Innocence Scholarship Committee of the Innocence Network is seeking high quality social science and legal scholarship for presentation at the 2016 Innocence Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 8-9 ( 

Areas of research are open but should touch upon the multifaceted causes, implications, and/or remedies of wrongful conviction. International papers are welcome but must be submitted in English. Please submit a title and paper proposal to the Innocence Scholarship Committee at this G-Mail account: by February 1, 2016. Paper proposals must be no more than 200 words. Drafts must be submitted to the Committee by March 25, 2015

The Innocence Scholarship Committee is actively seeking publication for those papers accepted for Conference presentations in a law review symposium edition. More information about that is forthcoming. 

The Innocence Scholarship Committee is comprised of the following Members: Professor Aliza Kaplan, Oregon Innocence Project, Lewis & Clark School of Law, Portland, Oregon; Associate Professor Valena Beety, West Virginia Innocence Project, West Virginia University College of Law; Assistant Professor Keith Findley, Wisconsin Innocence Project, University of Wisconsin Law School; and Associate Professor Gwen Jordan, Illinois Innocence Project, University of Illinois-Springfield.

Call for Papers: 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association The Culture Network invites you to submit panels, papers, and book sessions proposals for the 41st annual meeting of the Social Science History Association , November 17-20, 2016 in Chicago. For more information on the meeting as well as the call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website:

The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2016. The theme for this year's conference is Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World. We welcome proposals on this theme and on the broader research network’s continuing interests in culture and its relationship to historical processes and phenomena around the globe. In addition to single papers, we also welcome full panel proposals, which should include at least 1) four papers , a 2) discussant , and a 3) chair. Book panel ("Author meets Critics") proposals are also warmly welcomed. If you have any questions, please contact one of the Culture Network representatives: Neha Gondal (, Jeff Guhin (, Kathleen (Casey) Oberlin (, Victoria Reyes (

Positions and Fellowships

2 positions: Investigator, and Investigator Title IX - Harvard University Reporting directly to the Title IX Officer/Director of the Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution (ODR) with a dotted line report to the Lead Investigator. The Investigator conducts investigations, handles informal resolutions and is available to answer questions as a member of the ODR and also plays an important role in meeting the University’s training and education obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and other federal or state civil rights laws. With case-related guidance from the Lead Investigator, the Investigator   is responsible for his/her caseload, partnering with school designees throughout the investigative process, conducting legally sufficient investigations, meeting established timelines and treating all constituents engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality. To apply and view full job description please visit:

Title IX Investigator position application and description is at

Deadline for Removal: June 30, 2016

American Bar Foundation Visiting Scholar Program Information The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites scholars to join our intellectual community for the 2016-2017 academic year.  We encourage national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse sociolegal community and excellent facilities.  We offer an office, telephone, computer, and library access, but no stipend.

Preference will be given to visitors whose scholarship coincides with the research agenda of the ABF, and who will be in residence full-time for all or part of the year.  Summer visits are possible.  Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including a weekly seminar.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes. Its research community consists of leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.

Application letters should be addressed to Jothie Rajah, Research Professor, and sent in electronic form to Erin Watt, Executive Assistant, to with the subject line “Visiting Scholars Program.”  Letters of interest should include(1) the topic on which you are working, (2) the preferred dates for residence, and (3) the days each week you would expect to be at the ABF.  Please also attach a current CV. 

Applications should be received no later than April 1, 2016.  Applications will be considered as space allows.  The ABF Appointments Committee will review applications and prospective visitors will be notified accordingly.

School of Taxation and Law, UNSW, Research Fellowships The School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW, Australia is now calling for applications for up to 3 research fellows for 2016.

Selection is based on the applicant's research proposal and on their ability to contribute to the School of Taxation & Business Law’s research profile. A track record in collaborating with Taxation & Business Law academics will be considered as an advantage.

The successful applicant will receive up to $5,000 AUS to cover airfare, accommodation etc for the duration of their stay at the School.

Applicants are expected to spend at least 4 weeks at the School of Taxation and Business Law.  Access to a work area, computer and the internet will be provided. They are also expected to present a research seminar and undertake research with one of the School's academics.

Applications are invited from overseas academic and professional researchers working in taxation, business law and related disciplines. To apply, applicants must send by email:
1.   A letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), how they will collaborate with Taxation & Business Law academic(s), and their preferred timing to undertake the Fellowship.
2.   A current curriculum vitae
Applications are due by 28 February 2016 and to be sent to:

The Research Fellowship Conveners
School of Taxation and Business Law
UNSW Australia
Sydney NSW 2052

The outcome of applications will be communicated to applicants in late March.

Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Pennsylvania The Global Innovations Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship program, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Global Innovations Institute is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House will connect Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.

Applications are welcomed from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2016. We hope to bring 3-4 postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars from a variety of disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary outreach and who work on policy relevant topics.

Postdoctoral fellows at the Global Innovations Institute will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of the Global Innovations Institute and Perry World House. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year and attend regularly scheduled seminars. The position pays a stipend of $47,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. Perry World House will also introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Pennsylvania is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse community at Penn (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date.

To apply, send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to our email address,, or to our mailing address:
University of Pennsylvania
Perry World House
1 College Hall
Suite 122
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2016-17 academic year.  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is in one or more of the following areas:  legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law, culture, and the arts.  The position requires a Ph.D or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter addressed to Professor Lawrence Douglas, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

More information at
Deadline for applications: February 15, 2016

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Department Chair at the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair beginning Fall 2016. The Department serves over 900 undergraduate majors pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and approximately 40 graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program. The Department is comprised of 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty, three fulltime lecturers, several adjunct instructors, and two administrative assistants.

The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Public Policy and is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and goal-setting in the research, teaching, and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate would identify and implement strategies commensurate with the stated University and Department goal of Tier One Research status. Candidates should have experience in budget and personnel management, an ability to work in a collaborative and inclusive manner with academic faculty, clear communication skills, and a passion for leadership.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field with a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service enabling an appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Previous experience in an administrative or leadership position and involvement in external funding are preferred. Area of research specialization is open, but an interdisciplinary orientation would be valuable for developing collaborative relationships between the department and other disciplines including the top-ranked cyber security department at UTSA. Relatedly, interest and skill in fostering Department research partnerships with the local community and state stakeholders would be preferred. The position is a ten and a half month appointment with a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and reduced teaching responsibilities. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

The Department of Criminal Justice ( is housed within the College of Public Policy on UTSA’s Downtown campus, which is situated in the heart of San Antonio. UTSA is an emerging Tier One research institution with nearly 29,000 students and part of the University of Texas system. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan area (, which is the 7th largest city in the US.

All questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio

Applicants should electronically send: (1) a letter outlining their research orientation and activities, administrative experience, and philosophy toward leadership; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of five references whom we may contact (search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references).

All materials should be submitted to:
Rhonda Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio

CC: Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio

Review of applications begins March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections The University of Texas at Austin has opened a national and international search for Director of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson), an innovative partnership that pairs the abundant scholarly resources of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection with the teaching and research focus of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The Institute encompasses 160 faculty associates, eight joint faculty members, an endowment totaling over $24 million, a dynamic student program, and a vibrant intellectual community; and the unparalleled Benson Collection is one of the largest and finest library and archival collections dedicated to the history, culture, arts and sciences of Latin America and of Latino communities in the United States.  As partners, LLILAS Benson engages in collaborative programs of research and teaching, digital scholarship, and public engagement that make Latin American studies and collections at The University of Texas a high University priority and world-renowned.  LLILAS Benson is a Title VI National Resource Center operating with a staff of 30 and a budget of approximately four million dollars.  The Director of LLILAS Benson will provide intellectual leadership and vision for our collections and academic programs, will assume principal responsibility for LLILAS Benson’s administration and seven million dollar endowment campaign, with the collaboration and assistance of a strong director’s team, and will represent LLILAS Benson to its diverse local, national and international publics.  For more information on LLILAS Benson and The University of Texas, please visit:

Candidates should have demonstrated leadership abilities and strong administrative experience in an academic, library, or comparable setting; experience in donor cultivation and stewardship; and a documented record of excellence in scholarly activity, commensurate with tenure. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts.  A demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required.  This position will be expected to teach at least one course each semester, which is the teaching load for tenured faculty members serving as Director.  Field of expertise will determine the faculty member’s home department.  Expected start date is Fall 2016. Applications are submitted via Interfolio ( and should include a cover letter, current vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and names and contact information for a minimum of three references.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions about the position or to submit nominations, please contact:  Richard R. Flores, Search Committee Chair and Sr. Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, c/o Hannah McKenna (

Removal Date: March 1, 2016

Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty The Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in Constitutional Law/Judicial Politics to begin September 1, 2016. The department strongly encourages applicants with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: constitutional law and civil liberties, judicial behavior, critical legal studies, or American constitutional development. The successful candidate will teach upper-division and graduate level courses in their areas of substantive specialization and required lower-division courses in U.S. and/or Texas Government and Politics.

To apply, please go to: (and keyword search Political Science) or

Review of applications begins Feb. 12, 2016

Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-17 on Gender/Sex/Race

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2016-2017 theme, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race.”  

Although the privileges and protections provided by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship.  In its 2016-17 theme year, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge.  In the U.S., women and men of color confront police violence, high rates of incarceration, and attempts to roll back voting rights, while women of all backgrounds contend with the persistence of sexual violence, labor exploitation, and family disintegration.  And while 2015 saw great strides in LGBTQ rights with the achievement of marriage equality and growing public awareness of trans women and men, there is ongoing resistance to these developments.  Globally, anti-gay legislation and violence, state repression, ethnic conflict, and human trafficking for sex and forced labor have all affected the meaning, status and enactment of citizenship, as well as the strategies individuals and communities have publicly mobilized for the recognition of their personhood. 

The DCC program welcomes applicants engaged in empirical or normative scholarship, focused comparatively or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores these questions and seeks to assess the complex impact of the radically evolving media landscape on democratic politics, as well as on the closely related issues of citizenship and constitutional government.

The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants.  The DCC Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach an Undergraduate Seminar on a related topic, and join monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants.  The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and study and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $53,800, plus health insurance.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e., May 2011 or later).

Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Applications should be made through Interfolio at

For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, see the DCC Program website,  or contact DCC Administrator Matthew Roth at

Teaching Professor at University of California Santa Cruz The Department of Politics and the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invite applications for the position of Teaching Professor in Legal Studies. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered by the Politics Department. While the specialization is open, we especially welcome candidates whose education, professional activities and teaching combine public law and public policy with one or more of the following: gender, race, social movements, and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach six courses, a small number of which may be repeated, over three quarters. The successful candidate will also fulfill administrative and service responsibilities to advance the program. The “Teaching Professor” title is used for appointees in the Lecturer with Security of Employment Series. Security of Employment, including Lecturers with Potential for Security of Employment, hold full time academic year positions with the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate. “Potential for Security of Employment” is analogous to “tenure-track” whereby the successful candidate will be appointed for two-year terms and is eligible for promotion to Security of Employment. Basic qualifications include a Ph.D., or J.D., or equivalent foreign degree in Political Science, law, or related field as well as a demonstrated record of university teaching and advising experience at the undergraduate level.

To apply and view full job description please visit: Refer to Position #JPF00326-16 in all correspondence. Updated closing date: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016.

Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland Position in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice for a full-time lecturer. This position is expected to start the fall 2016 semester. We seek a candidate who is an excellent teacher and will provide expert teaching support for the Criminology & Criminal Justice’s College Park campus. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000, depending on experience. The position is a full-time 9 month appointment with the possibility of renewal. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice or related field and excellent teaching credentials. The candidate must be capable of teaching courses on courts and sentencing, violence, crime prevention, introduction to criminology, juvenile delinquency, and other topical areas. Submit letter of application and a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references. For best consideration applications are due no later than March 1, 2016 but the search will continue until suitable candidates are appointed. 

Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. 

Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department may be obtained at  To apply for this position, please refer to

Teaching Fellow for the Stanford Law School LLM Program in Environmental Law & Policy The Teaching Fellow for the Stanford Law School LLM Program in Environmental Law & Policy will work with LLM student candidates in the program. The fellow will assume significant academic, advising and administrative responsibilities. He or she will be responsible for organizing and teaching three quarters of a colloquium addressing current issues and scholarship in the environment, energy, other natural resources, and related fields. The fellow will also organize and facilitate informal workshops, outside speakers, and academic and social events; be responsible for day-to-day administrative management of the LLM program; advise and counsel LLM candidates on academic and personal issues; respond to inquiries from prospective LLM applicants; and interact with our faculty in support of the LLM program goals and needs. The fellow will work with the Executive Director of International Graduate Programs, and under the supervision of Professor Barton Thompson. The fellow will also fully participate in the admissions process, working under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Admissions, to admit the new class. Although this is a full time position, the fellow will have a reasonable amount of time to conduct his or her own research, and will enjoy access to environmental and other faculty at the law school for feedback on their research.

Application Deadline:  February 19, 2016

See the complete job announcement and instructions to apply

Teaching Fellow, LLM Program in International Economic Law, Business and Policy  The Teaching Fellow in international economic law, business and policy will work with candidates in the LLM specialization in IELBP. The fellow will assume significant academic, advising and administrative responsibilities. He or she will be responsible for organizing and co-teaching a yearlong colloquium addressing current issues and scholarship in international economic law and business, and may elect to develop an additional seminar or lecture course in the field, subject to the approval of the IELBP Director. The fellow will also organize and facilitate informal workshops, outside speakers, and academic and social events, be responsible for day-to-day administrative management of the LLM program, advise and counsel LLM candidates on academic and personal issues, respond to inquiries from prospective LLM applicants, and interact with our faculty in support of the LLM program goals and needs. The fellow will work with the Director of International Graduate Programs, and under the supervision of the Director of the IELBP program. The fellow will also fully participate in the admissions process, working under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Admissions to admit the new class. Although this is a full time position, the fellow should have a substantial amount of time to conduct his or her own research, and will have ready access to affiliated faculty for that purpose.

To read  full description and to apply for this fellowship please click here:

Removal date: March 1, 2016

Director, Empirical Research Group at the University of California Los Angeles The Director will continue and advance this empirical work at the law school. A strong candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in a field that emphasizes strong empirical research skills (e.g., economics, political science, policy, statistics, finance, or sociology). Candidates must be facile with current statistics, data analysis, and survey methods (e.g., regression, re-sampling, covariate balancing, etc.) and have experience using relevant statistical software (e.g., Stata, SAS, SPSS, and/or R). Computer programming ability sufficient to work with large data sets and to create stimulus materials for computer-based social science experiments is preferred.

Removal date: February 26, 2016

Global Impact PhD Fellowship As Namati’s Global Impact Fellow, you’ll support the design and implementation of field evaluations for grassroots legal empowerment efforts in Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Kenya, India, and/or Mozambique. Working closely with Namati’s Scholar in Residence and Principal Investigator, you’ll shape Namati’s understanding of how legal empowerment works at the micro level, what impact it can have, and the policy implications it holds.
To this end, you will:
  • Design and supervise new studies around legal empowerment efforts
  • Work with local partners to improve M&E frameworks
  • Draft survey instruments
  • Develop methodologies for capturing programmatic “spillover” effects
  • Participate in the vetting and selection of in-country monitoring and evaluation team members
  • Support local partners and global network members in the execution of monitoring and evaluation strategies.

To learn more, visit:

Deadline: March 18, 2016

Research Fellow, Intellectual Property, Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley and Professor Lisa Ouellette are looking for a research fellow with expertise in qualitative or quantitative empirical studies to help with empirical projects related to intellectual property.  There will be opportunities to work closely with professors on academic projects and possibly to co-author papers.  The research fellow will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of IP Law.  For more information, including a full job description and application instructions, please follow this link:

Application deadline:  February 29, 2016. 

gLAWcal  - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development - Research Associate gLAWcal  - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development is an independent non-profit research organization (think tank) that aims at providing a new focus on issues related to economic law, globalization and development, namely the relationship between international economy and trade, with special attention to a number of non-trade-related values and concerns.

Through research and policy analysis, gLAWcal sheds a new light on issues such as human rights, right to water, rights to food, social, economic and cultural rights, labour rights, consumer protection, climate change and environmental matters, energy, product safety, food safety and security.

Moreover, through an established network across the European Union and Asia, gLAWcal carries on several projects and disseminates its results through conferences, workshops, news, newsletters and publications.

gLAWcal is looking to recruit a passionate Research Associate to carry out research on a number of topics, some of those research will be executed in China within EU funded research projects.

For this call for applications, beside the daily general tasks and Responsibility, the Research Associate will work to produce a policy paper on the “Energy Security, Climate Change and Shale Gas: An Assessment of the Environmental, Health, Social and Economic Impact and the Public Participation of Local Communities”

Deadline: 25 february 2016

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