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Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award

The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences. Three cash prizes will be awarded:

  • First prize:  $3,000
  • Second prize:  $1,500
  • Third prize:  $500

In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March, 2017).  A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner.

The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.  The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.

Please go to the SfAA web site (https://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/peter-new/) for additional information on the New Competition and Award.


2017 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship from The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2017 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship.  Persons identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native and accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship.  Two students will be funded. Applications are due by and must be received no later than February 1, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2017.  All applicants must be a current member and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States when applying.  Contact: Dr. Reuben J. Miller, Chair, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee at mreuben@umich.edu.  For more information, visit http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/261/Racial/Ethnic_Minority_Graduate_Scholarship/.

Social Psychology and Law Preconference at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), to be held in San Antonio, Texas The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law and Psychology Program invites you to attend the Social Psychology and Law Preconference at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), to be held in San Antonio, Texas on January 19, 2017.  The preconference will include two symposia focused on issues of policy based research in hate speech; immigration; sex offender registration policy; justice resolution; prejudice.  Featured speakers include Michael Zárate, Rich Wiener, Mark White, Joseph Feagin, Bernhard Leidner, and Jessica Salerno. Submissions for poster session and 10-minute datablitz talks are now open. Please find more information about the preconference, including registration and instructions on how to submit a poster or datablitz presentation at our website.

Submission deadline: January 5, 2017

Visit our website: http://meeting.spsp.org/preconferences/law  


The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is accepting applications. The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is now accepting applications through December 15, 2016. This opportunity is for tenure-track faculty who are committed not only to research and teaching but also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. Applicants may not be going up for tenure during the award year (2017–18). 

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. While Malkiel Scholars may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences, preference will be given to those whose work relates to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. 

Please share this opportunity with colleagues who may be interested in and eligible for the Malkiel Scholars Program. Additional information is available at www.woodrow.org/nwm.

To download a one page brochure click here

Summer Institute on Objects, Places and the Digital Humanities June 19-23, 2017 & June 2018 The Institute at the National Humanities Center will focus on the theory and practice of digital work for topics in art, architectural, urban history or material culture.  The two-year Institute will provide “hands-on” training with tools for geospatial mapping, 3D modeling, photogrammetry, and data collection and visualization. Participants will develop a digital component to a research project related to the lives of things. Participants will examine how modeling, database and mapping tools can reframe evidence towards new questions. The workshop is intended for mid-career scholars engaged in research that can be expanded to include a digital dimension.  No previous experience in digital scholarship required.  The Institute will be led by Caroline Bruzelius and Mark Olson, both in the Department Art, Art History &Visual Studies at Duke University. Apply by midnight February 21, 2017 at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/digital-humanities/.

Symposium Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Law on January 20, 2017 The American Journal of Law and Medicine (AJLM) invites scholars working within the fields of law, the social sciences, the humanities, and the health sciences to the AJLM Symposium titled "Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences" taking place at the Boston University School of Law on Friday, January 20th, 2017. This Symposium will explore the embedded nature of race in the health sciences and identify opportunities to disrupt and rethink these arrangements in pursuit of racial justice and health equity. We will examine the interconnected histories of science, medicine, and law that lead to racial differences and disparities to be mistakenly understood and experienced as natural phenomena, obscuring their social, political, and economic determinants. We will also discuss the theoretical and empirical interventions that bring attention to the constructed nature of our racial imaginations in the health sciences. Additionally, the methodological challenges associated with developing intersectional approaches that do not obscure (and indeed support) the centrality of other identity standpoints—such as sex, gender, class, sexuality, and disability—when exploring race in health sciences research will be considered through the Symposium presentations and discussions.  

Keynote Speakers:
Patricia Williams, Columbia University School of Law
Jay Kaufman, McGill University, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Law School 

Conference Panelists:
Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, Departments of History, Women's Studies, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Chandra Ford, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Amani Nuru-Jeter, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
Deborah Bolnick, University of Texas, Austin, Department of Anthropology
Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern School of Law
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, Department of African American Studies

See more about AJLM at www.bu.edu/ajlm/
Please RSVP your attendance to Ajlmsymposium@gmail.com.
Please contact Professor Khiara M. Bridges (kmb73@bu.edu), Professor Terence Keel (tkeel@blackstudies.ucsb.edu), Professor Osagie Obasogie (obasogie@berkeley.edu) with questions about the Symposium. 

Removal date: January 21, 2017


Conference on Judge Made Risk Regulation.

February 9 & 10, 2017 at Utrecht Center, Netherlands

On the 9th and 10th of February 2017, the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall) and Erasmus School of Law’s research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort will organize a two-day colloquium on ‘judge made risk regulation’, financed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). During this two-day colloquium outstanding academic experts, who are active in the field of tort law, EU law, regulation, civil procedure and law and economics, will assess the potential and limits of judicial risk regulation as a mechanism to redress (alleged) regulatory failures in the context of health and environmental risks. As the Urgenda judgment on Dutch climate change policies illustrates, civil courts can be participants in the (political and regulatory) process of risk regulation. This raises fundamental questions about the capacity and legitimacy of (civil) courts to operate as (semi-)risk regulators and as such intervene in governmental risk policies. Does judicial intervention in governmental risk regulation undermine the foundations of our Western polity? Do courts have the tools to act as risk regulators? Are they able to take into account the social and economic consequences of their rulings? Are they capable of making a sound risk assessment?
There is no conference fee. Registration is possible by sending an e-mail to ucall@uu.nl. The conference will be held in Utrecht.

More information: http://ucall.rebo.uu.nl/actueel/?more=3371#post-3371

Removal date:15th of January 2017

 


Call for Papers

New York State Political Science Association
Call for Papers and Participation
71st Annual Conference
April 21-22, 2017
Nazareth College – Rochester, 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.

More information 

Deadline: December 10, 2016


Call for Journal Papers - Constitutional Studies Constitutional Studies is pleased to invite individuals to consider submitting a manuscript for its next issue. The journal publishes work from a variety of disciplines that addresses the theory and practice of constitutional government. It seeks work of the highest quality that expands our understanding of constitutional democratic institutions and the bases for their legitimacy, practices of constitutional self-government, formal and informal constitutional systems, approaches to constitutional jurisprudence, and related subjects. The journal welcomes submissions from a comparative, empirical, historical, normative, or analytic perspective from scholars across the range of the social sciences and humanities.

Please visit constitutionalstudies.wisc.edu to see our most recent issue or constitutionalstudies.msubmit.net to submit manuscripts. Individuals interested in submitting a manuscript can also email Christopher Krewson, managing editor, at krewson@wisc.edu. We look forward to seeing your work.

Removal date: 12/31/2016


Call for Papers
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites submissions for the 67th Annual Meeting, to be held August 11-13, 2017, at the Montreal Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Quebec Canada.  This year’s theme selected by President Donileen R. Loseke is Narratives in the World of Social Problems: Power, Resistance, Transformation.  The submission deadline is January 31, 2017.  SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.  If you are involved in scholarship or action in pursuit of a just society nationally or internationally, you belong in the SSSP.  You will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies.  Contact: sssp@utk.edu.  For more information, visit http://www.sssp1.org/2017_Call_For_Papers.

Call for journal papers for the American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/jsss

The deadline is December 10th, 2016

Full manuscipt Articles must be submitted by e-mail to: editor@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com


Call for journal papers for the American Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

submission via this link:http://www.journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com/index.php/79-journaux-economi/126-journal-of-humanities-and-cultural-studies-r-d

or via email at submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Volume Issue 6

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal. The main objective of JHCS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. JHCS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities, Culture and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, crosscultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women studies and so on.The journal is published in online versions.

JHCS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social science will occasionally be published.

Deadline: 10 December 2016

The editorial board list:http://journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com/index.php/79-journaux-economi/126-journal-of-humanities-and-cultural-studies-r-d

The JHCS is now indexed in Research Bible, MIAR, Directory of Research
Journals Indexing , Scipio,Electronic Journals Library,IndianScience,
Jifactor,Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), The LINGUIST List , Cosmos
Impact Factor (CIF),EBSCOhost

 


Call for journal papers for the American Journal of Inequality and New Social Discourses Inequality and New Social Discourses

The increase in social imbalances in the past decade as a result of economic crises and policies means that inequality is a blistering topic in public debate at a regional, national and international level.
Within a context of rapid social change, discourse studies offer a multidisciplinary approach contributing to awareness, understanding, description and eventual combatting of old and new dynamics of inequality. Depending on the perspectives adopted and the traditions engaged with (sociology, anthropology, political sciences, law, linguistics and/or communications studies, among others), the field of discourse studies allows for a multiplicity of analytical viewpoints on complex social processes.

From this multidisciplinary approach, discourse studies allow crucial issues in these processes to be examined, exploring the semiotic mechanisms of representation, legitimation, resistance and circulation of inequality in multiple contexts, social practices, identities, and language(s), in management, distribution, hierarchisation, maintenance, transformation and revitalization.
The general theme chosen for this special issue of the Journal of Social Science Studies  aims to be a common core around which different forms of participation and interests may be articulated.

Deadline: 10 December 2016

For more information http://jrsdjournal.wixsite.com/jsss

Submission via: editor@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com


Request for Articles - Criminal Justice Contact and Inequality

The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Get more information at http://www.russellsage.org/publication/request-articles-immigration-and-identities-criminal-justice-contact-and-inequality

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on January 15, 2017 to: https://rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to https://rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. 


Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: Call for journal papers The 2015–2016 editors of the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (JOxCSLS) are pleased to announce the publication of the new issue of on 'Socio-Legal Perspectives on Current Global and Local Challenges’. The issue features contributions analysing a wide variety of socio-legal phenomena, including many linked to events and debates that have taken place in the last year. Topics covered range from a proposal for climate justice to the development of a new understanding of the global commons; from the idea of ‘just terror’ as employed by transnational terrorist entities to the question of the effects that a coup such as that in Turkey can have on the ‘legal regime’ of a nation; from assigning reparations in the aftermath of an international criminal trial to the challenges of carrying out fieldwork in Colombia in the midst of a peace process. In addressing these topics, this issue presents new socio-legal reflections from a strong cohort of interdisciplinary authors. Contributions for the next issue are invited. The call for papers is available on the website. Submission deadline: January 8th, 2017

Call for journal papers at Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice seeks submissions for its 33rd volume, to be published in Spring 2017. Articles are reviewed on a rolling basis. HJREJ is committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities, as well as publishing innovative works by minority scholars and students. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we confront the law on issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Please submit articles via Expresso or to hjrejsubmissions@gmail.com. Further information may be found at http://hjrej.com/ We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Removal date: May 1, 2017.


Call for papers
Gender on the International Bench
Workshop in Oslo Mar. 23-24, 2017
PluriCourts and ICourts, the two Scandinavian research centers studying international courts and tribunals, invites papers in political science and philosophy to a joint workshop on Gender on the International Bench. The aims of the workshop are to better understand the patterns and effects of (the lack of) gender diversity on international courts, to critically assess reasons to be concerned with the gender disparity, and to identify challenges and ways to alleviate disparities that should be changed.  The workshop takes place in Oslo on March 23-24, 2017.

You find the call for papers here: http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/news-and-events/news/2016/2016-11-01-cfp-gender.html

Deadline: January 20, 2017


Call for Papers
Art in Law in Art Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 4-5 July 2017
The University of Western Australia law school is hosting the interdisciplinary conference, Art in Law in Art. The conference will investigate the broad themes of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law.  Papers from any discipline may engage with any aspect that explores these general themes and may embrace a broad definition of both visual art and law. Scholars, practitioners, artists, and artistic and cultural institutions are invited to submit abstracts and a one-paragraph bio with contact details by 4 December 2016 to conference-law@uwa.edu.au The conference will be held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia during 4 and 5 July 2017.

More information: http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/research/art-in-law-2017

Removal date: 6 July 2017


Call for papers: Conference on Business Law and Ethics, March 31-April 1, 2017 Wharton’s Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department invites submissions for its inaugural Conference on Business Law and Ethics, to take place March 31-April 1, 2017. This is the first meeting of what will be a recurring conference: we aim to gather together each year the most cutting-edge work on law, ethics and business. Papers are invited from scholars both senior and junior, and from diverse disciplines, on the theme of “The Ethical Lives of Corporations.” Submit an abstract of an unpublished paper to Phil Nichols (nicholsp@wharton.upenn.edu ) and Gwendolyn Gordon (gwgordon@wharton.upenn.edu). The deadline for abstract submissions is January 6th, 2017.

Social Psychology and Law Preconference at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), to be held in San Antonio, Texas on January 19, 2017 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law and Psychology Program invites you to attend the Social Psychology and Law Preconference at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), to be held in San Antonio, Texas on January 19, 2017.  The preconference will include two symposia focused on issues of policy based research in hate speech; immigration; sex offender registration policy; justice resolution; prejudice.  Featured speakers include Michael Zárate, Rich Wiener, Joseph Feagin, Bernhard Leidner, and Jessica Salerno. Submissions for poster session and 10-minute datablitz talks are now open. Please find more information about the preconference, including registration and instructions on how to submit a poster or datablitz presentation at our website.

Submission deadline: January 5, 2017

Visit our website: http://meeting.spsp.org/preconferences/law  


New York State Political Science Association
2017 Annual Conference
April 21-22, 2017
Nazareth College -- Rochester, NY
The New York State Political Science Association invites proposals for panels or individual papers for our 2017 Annual Conference. Our 71st Annual Conference will be hosted by Nazareth College.  Please visit our website at http://www.nyspsa.org/2017_conference_call_for_papers for our full call for papers.  You can also select “Conference” on the top navigation bar of our homepage and select “2017 Call for Papers” from the menu.

We welcome proposals from history, philosophy, psychology, gender studies, economics, law, organizational studies, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary proposals.  If you are not sure where your paper fit please contact the program chair.

NYSPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions.  If you are proposing a paper, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. The abstract must describe the presentation's purpose, methods, data sources, existing literature and potential contributions to the field. Undergraduate students MUST submit their proposal to the undergraduate section.  We have a very limited number of panels for undergraduates.

Please review the guidelines for undergraduate proposal at http://www.nyspsa.org/undergraduate_paper_submission_and_evaluation_guidelines. You can also select “Conference” on the top navigation bar of our homepage and select “Undergraduate Paper Submission and Evaluation Guidelines” from the menu. If you are proposing a full panel please note that individual papers must be accepted (that is, we will require information on the individual papers before a panel proposal can be accepted). Additionally, all proposed panels must have a minimum of three papers and a maximum of five.

In order to submit a proposal please visit our website http://www.nyspsa.org/ and selecting the “Abstract Submission” link on the top navigation bar or in the middle of the homepage.

Submission Deadline December 10, 2016


Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia

June 13–15, 2017 (Tuesday–Thursday)

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Empirical legal studies are well established in the United States and are now part of the academic mainstream. In Asia, as compared to other “law and” disciplines, empirical legal studies appear to rise faster and spread wider. For legal empiricists, it is not enough. Both legal academia and policy-makers would benefit from a deeper understanding of the law in action as well as behaviors of courts, legislators, regulated parties, etc. Hosted by Academia Sinica in Taiwan and sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), the first Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia (CELSA) brings together academics from law and other fields who embrace the empirical turn and seek to develop empirical accounts of law and legal institutions in Asia. 

CELSA will be held on June 14–15, 2017 and includes up to seven panels with up to 5 parallel sessions. One of the parallel sessions will be reserved for papers using Asian data.

On June 13, there will be a symposium on “Do courts rule efficiently?”. Christoph Engel (Max Plank) is the keynote speaker. Michael Frakes (Northwestern), Michael Heise (Cornell), Bert Huang (Columbia), William Hubbard (Chicago), Florencia Marotta-Wugler (NYU), Anthony Niblett (Toronto), Ronen Avraham (Texas/Tel Aviv) and JJ Prescott (Michigan) plan to attend and present their original works. All registered CELSA participants are also welcome to attend (with a minimal fee). This symposium also counts as the 4th International Conference of Judicial System. The first three conferences were held in 2008, 2011, and 2014, all in Taipei organized by Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia

Papers are selected through a rigorous peer review process. CELSA will consider empirical papers across all areas of law. Quantitative data analysis is preferred. Only submissions in English are considered. While authors are strongly encouraged to submit works-in-progress, submissions should be completed drafts that present main findings. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference.

Each paper will be assigned a discussant and authors of accepted papers are expected to be willing to act as discussants of another paper. Although there is no commitment toward publication, conference speakers are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

For instructions on how to submit your paper, visit the SSRN website at http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=CELSA-2017.

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2017


Call for Papers

Tenth International Junior Faculty Forum

Stanford Law School in October 2017

Sponsored by Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the International Junior Faculty Forum (IJFF) was established to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research among younger legal scholars from around the world. We live today in a global community– in particular, a global legal community. The IJFF is designed to foster transnational legal scholarship that surmounts barriers of time, space, legal traditions and cultures, and to create an engaged global community of scholars. The Tenth IJFF will be held at Stanford Law School in October 2017 (the exact date has not yet been fixed).

In order to be considered for the 2017 International Junior Faculty Forum, authors must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of a country other than the United States
  • Current academic institution is outside of the United States Not currently a student in the United States
  • Have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years as of 2017; and Last degree earned less than ten years before 2017

Papers may be on any legally relevant subject and can make use of any relevant approach: they can be quantitative or qualitative, sociological, anthropological, historical, or economic. The host institutions are committed to intellectual, methodological, and regional diversity, and welcome papers from junior scholars from all parts of the world. Please note, however, that already published papers are not eligible for consideration. We particularly welcome work that is interdisciplinary.

Those who would like to participate in the IJFF must first submit an abstract of the proposed paper. Abstracts should be no more than two (2) pages long and must be in English. The abstract should provide a roadmap of your paper—it should tell us what you plan to do, lay out the major argument of the paper, say something about the methodology, and indicate the paper’s contribution to scholarship. The due date for abstracts is Monday, January 16, 2017, although earlier submissions are welcome. Please submit the abstract electronically to both ijff@law.stanford.edu and ijff@law.upenn.edu with the subject line, International Junior Faculty Forum. The abstract should contain the author’s name, home institution, and the title of the proposed paper. Please also send a current CV.

After the abstracts have been reviewed, we will invite, no later than mid-February, a number of junior scholars to submit full papers of no more than 15,000 words, electronically, in English, by mid-May 2017. Please include a word count for final papers. There is no fixed number of papers to be invited, but in the past years up to 50 invitations have been issued from among a much larger number of abstracts.

An international committee of legal scholars will review the papers and select approximately ten papers for full presentation at the conference, where two senior scholars will comment on each paper. After the remarks of the commentators, all of the participants, junior and senior alike, will have a chance to join in the discussion. One of the most valuable—and enjoyable—aspects of the Forum, in the opinion of many participants, has been the chance to meet junior and senior scholars, and to talk about your work and theirs.

Stanford and Penn will cover expenses of travel, including airfare, lodging, and food, for each participant. Questions should be directed to ijff@law.stanford.edu.


Positions and Fellowships

Fellowships at SRCD SRCD is seeking applicants for SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2017-2018. There are two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices. 

Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and advanced professionals are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016. More information about the Fellowships is available online at www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships, or email policyfellowships@srcd.org.

To apply to the fellowship, click here


Head, Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Head. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the department and a vision for its continued excellence in research, teaching, service and community engagement.  Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a leading urban public research university with 17,000 undergraduates, 8000 graduate students, and 3000 professional school students; UIC is federally designated as a Minority-Serving Institution. The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to working in a wide range of areas, including the study of processes and consequences of social control in diverse realms such as, schools, neighborhoods, policing, courts, and prisons; issues of social justice; and, the etiology, impact, and prevention of violence. Faculty have exceptional research opportunities as a result of the Department’s affiliation with the Center for Research in Law and Justice and the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence, as well as strong relationships with agencies throughout the city, state, and nation.  The Department has 10 tenured and 3 visiting professors, and a diverse student body of approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors, 15 M.A. students, and nearly 50 Ph.D. students (https://clj.uic.edu/).

The Head is the chief administrative officer of the department with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters.  The successful candidate will have a PhD, a distinguished scholarship record commensurate with the rank of full professor, a strong teaching record, and appropriate academic administrative experience. A demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among a diverse group of scholars is desirable, as is a strong record of external funding and exemplary awards. The ideal Head will work effectively with key units within LAS, the UIC community, and the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance the mission of the Department, the College, and the University.

The desired appointment date is August 16, 2017.  Salary is competitive based on qualifications. To apply complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of four references at https://jobs.uic.edu.  Please click on the Job Board and then the position.

The job is posted at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=71196

For information about the application processes please contact Edward Drogos at edrogo2@uic.edu or at 312-355-0646.  For information about the department please contact Lisa Frohmann at lfrohman@uic.edu  or at 312-413-2477.

Applications and nominations should be received by December 5, 2016  to receive full consideration.  The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Assistant Professor, Global Inclusion & Social Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the MA and PhD Programs at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2017. The new faculty member will be a social scientist with expertise in building socially inclusive communities at the local, national and global level, and a track record of graduate teaching and externally-funded research (or, in the case of junior individuals, initial success and further promise to attract external funding) in one of the following fields: (1) Leadership, management and organizational studies: Applicants in this field should have a PhD in leadership, management, organizational studies or another social science with externally-funded research focused in one or more of these areas; (2) Social policy, inequality and exclusion: Applicants in this field should have a PhD in social policy, population studies, sociology, international development or another social science with externally-funded research focused on social policy to address inequality and exclusion. For more information, please see: https://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77579&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1476796305468

Removal date: December 15, 2016.


Tenure-track position at Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec The Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec invites applications for a position in Feminism and Law and Society. This internationally known institute offers four undergraduate programs in the field of Women's Studies (Major, Minor, Certificate, and Specialization). Applications are encouraged from those whose scholarship critically addresses questions of feminismin relation to law and society with a research agenda that crosscuts one of the following areas: human rights, environmental issues, resistance to the state, political economy, disability studies, technology, or social justice. Bilingualism (French/English) is required. The successful candidate should have a completed PhD, teaching experience in the field, and a record of scholarly publications.

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/tenure-track-appointments/tenure-track-position-in-womens-studies.html

Deadline:  December 12, 2016


Postdoctoral fellowships at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will award up to six Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for up to five years, beginning October 1, 2017. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Applications will be considered only if the Ph.D. dissertation was completed no longer than seven years ago. For more information please see http://www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/polonsky-postdoctoral-fellowships
The deadline for submission is February 1,  2017.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Contemporary Social Theory and Law beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Sociology or socio-legal studies. Evidence of an active research program on contemporary social theory and a demonstrated ability to teach contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level are required. The successful candidate will also have a research program that contributes to the Department's thematic area of Crime, Law, and Security and the undergraduate Legal Studies program. Duties will include teaching contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching substantive undergraduate courses in socio-legal studies, and supervising graduate students in sociology or socio-legal studies. 

For more information about the position: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=37842

Deadline: Feb 27, 2017


Baldy Center Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award several fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. Applications are invited from junior and senior scholars from law, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Please see more info at http://baldycenter.info/cgi-bin/applications/bfils17/application.cgi

Deadline: January 17, 2017


Postdoc fellowships at PluriCourts, University of Oslo 1-2 postdoctoral fellowships of up to three years in political science are available at PluriCourts, University of Oslo. We are looking for applicants who will contribute to PluriCourts' research agenda, by studying the functioning, effects and legitimacy of international courts and tribunals (ICs). We seek candidates with a background in judicial politics, international relations, comparative politics, political economy, public administration, or other relevant political science subfields. Successful candidates will develop their own research agenda, in collaboration with colleagues at PluriCourts. Possible research topics include, but are not restricted to; 1) judicial independence and politicization of ICs, 2) compliance with and effectiveness of ICs' decisions, 3) the effects of international judicialization on domestic politics, including redistribution of powers and resources between societal groups and actors, 4) judicial behavior and impartiality of judges, 5) the selection and retention of judges, 6) the social legitimacy of international courts, 7) descriptive and substantive representation of men and women in ICs, and 8) interest group litigation and the role of law and courts as a legitimation strategy for achieving political goals. Salary level 57-65 (NOK 486 100 to 567 100 pr. year)

Application deadline is January 25, 2017. Read the full announcement here: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1735565/70420?iso=no

Professor of Law at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Law The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law is ambitious and fast-growing with a track record of sustained excellence in teaching and learning.  This is evidenced by the consistently high scores in the National Student Survey, the excellent employability record of our graduates and our league table position.  We are now seeking to expand and enhance our research culture and have created two posts to drive this ambition forward. 

We are seeking a Professor of Law who has an appetite for research leadership. You will be highly regarded in your discipline and, with a proven research profile, be able to provide strong leadership to enrich the School’s research including support for our early career researchers.

Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and its region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education.

For detailed information regarding the vacancy please ensure you refer to our Professor of Law Candidate Application Pack, by visiting www.workforportsmouth.co.uk

For additional information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ003311 - Professor of Law (Combined Further Particulars).docx

Closing date January 26, 2017


Reader in Law, The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law is ambitious and fast-growing with a track record of sustained excellence in teaching and learning.  This is evidenced by the consistently high scores in the National Student Survey, the excellent employability record of our graduates and our league table position.  We are now seeking to expand and enhance our research culture and have created two posts to drive this ambition forward. 

We are seeking a Reader in Law who has an appetite for research leadership. You will be highly regarded in your discipline and, with a proven research profile, be able to provide strong leadership to enrich the School’s research including support for our early career researchers.

Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and its region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education.

For detailed information regarding the vacancy please ensure you refer to our Reader in Law Candidate Application Pack, by visiting www.workforportsmouth.co.uk

For additional information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ602807 - Reader in Law (Combined Further Particulars).docx

Closing date January 26, 2017