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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, 2015.
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Call for journal articles Chanakya Journal of Public Policy is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal, published by the Participatory Democracy India Project. Participatory Democracy India Project is an internet-based initiative a group of concerned citizens, and examines the opportunities that the Internet provides for democracy in India with policy research, debate and advocacy. We work will focus on topics such as public policy,pre-legislative consultation response,etc for making India a better “participatory democracy.

The journal aims to become a fora for various stakeholders to involve themselves in policy discussion.

The authors are entitled to make submissions under the following heads:
Scholarly research article (Below 8000 words).
Short Articles (Below 5000 words).
Case Comments, Legislative Briefs, book review,policy analysis etc which fall within the ambit of public policy (1500-2500 words).
Note : Maximum word limit includes the footnotes.

Authors are requested to follow EPW style of citation which can be accessed here(

The deadline for accepting submissions is May 30th, 2015

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Call for journal submissions for the Jindal Global Law Review Jindal Global Law Review (ISSN 0975-2498) is the flagship journal of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). It is published bi-annually. As a double-blind peer reviewed journal, JGLR aims to publish inter-disciplinary scholarship at the intersections of legal theory, critical theory, political economy, international relations and the humanities. It lays emphasis on publishing work that is at the cutting edge of doctrinal, theoretical and empirical research.

The October 2015 issue of the JGLR is titled as 'Developments in Corporate and Financial Law'. Themes include:
  • Corporate Jurisprudence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Sector Reforms
  • Path-dependency in Corporate Governance
  • Board Composition and Diversity
  • Related Party Transactions
  • Minority Shareholder Protection
  • Disruptive Technologies in Corporate Functions

For further details please see:

Key Dates:
1. Deadline for submission of full paper: 15th July 2015
2. Notification of acceptance: 30th July 2015
3. Publication of Journal: October 2015

2015 meetings of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ)  Flinders Law School in Adelaide, South Australia will be hosting the 2015 meetings of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) both of which should be of interest to law and society scholars. The theme of the ANZSOC Conference (25-27 Nov) is Security and Rule of Law: The changing face of criminal justice.

LSAANZ meets 30 Nov-2 Dec and Lynn Mather, former LSA President, will be delivering a keynote address, together with prominent Maori lawyer Moana Jackson and leading legal theorist Margaret Davies. LSAANZ conference themes includeCriminal law and criminologies; Disabilities, ageing and the law; Indigenous legal cultures; Legal activism and transformations; Legal institutions: professions and education; Legal spaces and geographies; Legal subjectivities, citizens and rights;Research methods and ethics; Restorative, community and social justice; and Transgressing boundaries: regulation, emerging technologies and govern mentalities.

Further information available at: 

Removal date: 3 December 2015

Dissertation Prize from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has generously funded a dissertation prize of $5,000. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies; topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2014 will be eligible for this year’s prize. The Foundation awards the prize after a review of the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History.  The deadline for submission is May 30, 2015

For information on how to be considered for this year's prize, please go to:


Call for Papers

Call for papers - new journal Derecho y Crítica Social The journal Derecho y Crítica Social [Law and Social Criticism] (DCS) has been created, with the aim of providing a platform for critical examination of the legal from the most diverse disciplinary perspectives. DCS is an international and multidisciplinary journal that is published in electronic format, and is subject to a strict policy of peer review. DCS will publish original articles in Spanish or English that are the result of original research, and Spanish translations of relevant articles previously published in other languages. However, it also seeks that thepapers published in it produce a reflection beyond the academic space about the social problems affecting Latin America. In particular, DCS is interested in identifying the role that law plays as a cause, condition or possible solution to these problems.

The editorial board of DCS invites submission of manuscripts for publication in the first volume of the journal, to be published during 2015. We welcome contributions from scholars with institutional membership and independent academics, as well as from university students. The call to publish in DCS is permanent and manuscripts can be sent at any time. This, however, does not guarantee publication in the next issue after the date of acceptance. As a suggestion, we recommend sending contributions until May 30 for inclusion in the first issue of the respective year and October 30 for inclusion in the second issue.

More information about the journal, its editorial board, the process of review and publication of articles, and detailed instructions for preparing manuscripts can be found on the

Call for Papers entitled "Re-reading Pasolini: after the disappearance of the fireflies", to be held in Perugia in July 15-18 2015. The Collective of PhD students and researchers of the Department of Law and Department of Political Science at University of Perugia (Italy) is promoting the second edition of the Conference "Visioni del giuridico/Legal Imagination(s)" with a Call for Papers entitled "Re-reading Pasolini: after the disappearance of the fireflies", to be held in Perugia in July 15-18 2015. The Call for Papers is open to all young researchers (PhD students, post-docs and researchers) of the different legal and social disciplines who want to talk about the importance of comparison, between Laws and between the Law and the other social sciences, in the changed scenario in which the right of the new millennium offers us. We are sure, that only by using this method we have the ability to understand and address the current challenges that arise every day in front of the law.

All information and the text of the invitation (in Italian and English) are available at

For any request, please contact

Deadline for submission of proposal: May 22, 2015

Call for Conference Papers and Presentations:
“Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today’s Law Students”
October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a conference for legal educators, law students, the legal community, and anyone interested in legal education.  The Conference will be opened by Professor Gerald Hess, a leading American scholar on legal education, and founder of the Institute for Law School Teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law.  The Conference will include panels and workshops intended to address an array of challenges facing law schools in the early 21st Century. 

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: Applying the latest teaching techniques, methods and technology in the classroom; Integrating practice-ready skills with doctrinal teaching; Teaching the underprepared student; Keeping higher performing students engaged and challenged; Teaching alternative and second career students; Preparing students for the new legal marketplace; Building an excellent academic support program; Preparing students to serve underserved communities.

For more information please visit

Removal Date: July 15, 2015

Call for papers
International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism in
collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

The 2015 international conference will pay particular attention to emerging areas that have gained in momentum due to processes of globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. Not surprisingly, debates and evolving policies on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights are forced to deal with issues of legal pluralism, perceiving a risk in high-technology regimes, which further exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities and marginalize the already disadvantaged, especially in developing societies and ‘emerging economies’.

For more information, please visit:

Please send your paper proposals to (for the attention of
Prof. Waheeda Amien and Prof. D. Parthasarathy) by no later than May 31st, 2015.

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Politics Department at Occidental College The Politics Department at Occidental College invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Fall 2015 term to teach Politics 140 (Law and Society) and Politics 244 (Constitutional Law I).  Ideal candidates will have prior teaching experience.  Review of applications will begin March 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.   A Ph.D. in Political Science or interdisciplinary socio-legal Ph.D. at time of appointment is strongly preferred, but JD and ABD candidates will be considered.

Applicants should submit in electronic form a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; and names of three references.  The letter of interest should demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment.  Please submit these materials to Ms. Romelia Corona, Search Committee Coordinator, Politics Department, at  Inquiries about the position can be directed to the Politics Department chair, Prof. Tsung Chi

Removal date: June 1, 2015

Three positions open at the Regulatory Institutions Network in Australia The Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), one of five Schools/Centres in the College of Asia & the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU), is expanding and seeks world-class energetic academics to join its team of interdisciplinary scholars. RegNet is seeking an outstanding Professor and Associate Professor to help lead and build the intellectual ideas, the education initiatives and the wider engagement with policy makers and practitioners. We are also recruiting an enthusiastic Research Fellow to take up the inaugural Braithwaite Fellowship.

Located in Canberra, which is ranked by the OECD as the most liveable city in Australia, the ANU is among the top one hundred universities in the world and one of the leading research-intensive universities in Australia. RegNet is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation. Our work is built on principles of justice, sustainability and human wellbeing. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, Natural & Human-made Environments; Human Rights; Law & Justice; Society, Safety & Health; and Trade, Commerce & Intellectual Property. We welcome new research directions.

Applications close: 10 Jun 2015 11:55:00 PM Aus. Eastern Standard Time

Fellowship Applications at Princeton University Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2016-2017 the focus will be Law and the Social Sciences.

The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Associate Professor in Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Pending final approval, the interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is planning to hire an individual at the Associate Professor level, expected to start on September 1, 2016.

Faculty from the Legal Studies Program will be attending the Law and Society Association meeting in Seattle and will be available to informally discuss the position with prospective applicants. To set up a meeting, you can email Paul Collins at

We welcome applications from scholars studying a range of law and society topics, including, but not limited to, crime, law, and society; dispute mechanisms; identity and law; judicial politics and behavior; law and regulation; law and security; legal and social mobilization; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. Although we welcome applications from scholars studying comparative and international law, we have a preference for a scholar studying law and society in the American context.

The successful candidate should have a strong record of scholarly publications, a commitment to teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual growth of the Legal Studies Program. The capacity to secure extramural funding will be looked upon favorably. We anticipate hiring at the Associate Professor level, but do invite applications from exceptional scholars at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a PhD in political science or a closely related social science discipline. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. This search continues the Department’s efforts to add to the strength of its diverse and growing faculty, which included hiring one tenured and three tenure-track faculty in the Legal Studies Program over the past two years.

Removal date: May 26, 2015

University of California, Irvine - Faculty Position in Criminology, Law and Society The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine seeks candidates for up to two positions of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Lecturer PSOE).  Lecturer PSOE is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. Like Assistant Professors, Lecturers PSOE are evaluated for reappointment and merit salary increases every two years and within eight years (or less) are evaluated for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (Lecturer SOE), which has the permanence of a tenured position.   The Lecturer SOE series requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. Lecturers PSOE are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for UCI’s attractive faculty housing programs, medical and retirement benefits. 

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach a variety of courses including core lower-division courses in the School of Social Ecology, introductory courses in Criminology, Law & Society, core upper-division courses in Criminology, Law & Society, and upper-division electives in Criminology, Law & Society. See: for more information.  Candidates must have a Ph.D in a relevant field and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of outstanding teaching performance (including detailed syllabi for courses previously taught and teaching evaluations), 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) should also be included in the application materials.

Applications will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: for immediate consideration until the positions are filled.   Please direct questions about this position to Professor Michael Gottfredson at

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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Removal date: December 31, 2015

Dean, School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Social Ecology. We seek a distinguished scholar and innovative administrator with an outstanding national reputation and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusiveness, who will bring vision and inspiring leadership to the School. The new Dean will have the opportunity to implement a robust university mandate for interdisciplinary, problem-focused research and teaching, and to advance the mission of the School.  Key selection criteria will include:
  • Recognized intellectual leader in criminology, law and society, planning, psychology, public affairs, or other related field
  • Leading advocate for interdisciplinary research
  • Dedicated to establishing a culture that promotes the growth and recruitment of an exceptional and diverse faculty
  • Strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the community and other stakeholders in resource development, fund raising, and advancement of the School
  • Established success as an administrator, including faculty leadership, staff development, fund raising, and fiscal and facility management

The School of Social Ecology, a unique multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic unit at the University of California, Irvine, is comprised of three departments: the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (; the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design (; and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (  Anchored by a commitment to interdisciplinary research, diversity and inclusive excellence, and teaching that is inspired by pressing social problems, the School embraces theory development and scholarship that advances basic science, the practical application of scholarly knowledge, preparation of students to engage with others and assume leadership roles, and civic engagement in the communities upon which we depend and to which we contribute. Further information about the School can be found at:

Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of relevant experience and a vision for the School, curriculum vitae, and names of three or more references.  A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We encourage electronic application submission; please click the online application link to begin the submission process:  Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be sent to

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.

Removal date: December 31, 2015