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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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Call for Submissions


Breaking Down the Shades of Color

Writer's Deadline: July 15, 2016.

Under the guest editorship of Pushpa Iyer, associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and director of the Center for Conflict Studies, a part of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice issue 28(4) will focus on exploring and understanding conflicts centered around race and on approaches that challenge race conflicts.

For this issue, essays are welcomed on a broad range of topics including but not limited to the combination of race and: ethnicity, and religion, and immigration, and class, and gender/sexuality, and culture, and arts, and language, and media, and the criminal justice system (law, law enforcement, prisons), and slavery, and democracy, and politics.

Both academics and practitioners are encouraged to submit essays that appeal to a wide readership. All submissions should be between 2,500-3,500 words together with a 1-2 line bio.  Please refer to submission guidelines for more details. 

Submissions are due by July 15, 2016.
Please direct content-based questions or concerns to Guest Editor Pushpa Iyer (
Send Essays to:
Robert Elias (Editor in Chief)
Shawn Doubiago (Managing Editor)
Subject Line: Race Conflicts

APLA 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) invites students in graduate degree-granting programs to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. We encourage submissions that expand the purview of political and legal anthropology and challenge us to think in new ways about power, politics and law. For possible topics, submission and eligibility requirements, please visit The committee will select five finalists; each finalist will be assigned a mentor to offer feedback. APLA awards a cash prize, travel expenses to AAA 2016 Meetings, and papers will be considered for publication in PoLAR. Please submit papers as PDF attachments to Karin Friederic ( by July 1, 2016. For more information, please see

The Fulbright Scholar Program The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combined teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for legal professionals and independent scholars.

This year, the Fulbright Scholar Program is offering over 90 awards in the field of Law. Exciting opportunities are available in many countries, including but not limited to:

We recently hosted a webinar on Fulbright opportunities in law. Staff provided an overview of awards open to academics and professionals, and a 2015-16 Fulbright alumnus spoke about his experiences and answered questions. Please follow this link to listen to the recording.

For further awards in the field of Law, please visit our new Opportunities in Law webpage. There you will find award highlights and examples of successful projects in the discipline.
For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow this link. Interested scholars may also wish to join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding any of the opportunities listed above or the Fulbright Scholar Program in general.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit


Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Section on East Asian Law & Society Program at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
The Section on East Asian Law & Society is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which presenters
will be selected for the Section’s program to be held during the AALS 2017 Annual Meeting in San
Francisco on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. This is a “research in progress” program, and includes research
that is ongoing as well as recently completed work.

Papers may be either in a short form (5,000-7,500 words) or a long form (10,000-25,000 words). Up to
four papers will be selected and announced in the fall 2016. Papers will be reviewed by a committee of
our Section comprised of Professors Setsuo Miyazawa (UC Hastings), Jim Feinerman (Georgetown) and
Margaret Woo (Northeastern). Papers should be submitted to Setsuo Miyazawa at by August 31.

The Section has arranged for selected papers to be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania Asian
Law Review for consideration and possible publication.

Presenters will be responsible for paying the AALS meeting registration fee and hotel and travel

Inquiries or questions: Please contact Professor Carole Silver, Northwestern University Pritzker
School of Law,, 312-503-1772.

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

Lecturer, full-time, 9 months, renewable 3-year term, jointly-held between the Law, Societies, and Justice Program and the Department of Sociology, University of Washington, beginning September 2016.  Area of Specialization: Criminal Justice Institutions and Processes, with a preference for an applicant with expertise in punishment, law and inequality.  Position requires teaching six courses over three quarters, including a survey course on criminal justice institutions and processes, and additional courses based on the successful applicant’s expertise.  Amongst our available existing courses are “Punishment Theory and Practice,” “Drugs and Society”, “Deviance and Social Control” and “Miscarriages of Justice.”  Ability to teach introductory sociology, social stratification/inequality, family/gender or other core areas of sociology is desirable. Most courses would be large lecture classes and would require supervision of graduate teaching assistants assigned to the course. We are looking for someone who is an excellent classroom teacher, and welcome applicants prepared to participate fully in committees and governance.  Other instruction-related duties and support to be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Salary and benefits competitive. When hired through a national search, Lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and paid professional leave, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. Candidates must have Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in sociology or relevant social science discipline prior to appointment. An application packet will include a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (statement of educational philosophy, sample syllabi, course evaluations), and three confidential letters of recommendation. 

Apply via the following link: University of WA Law, Societies & Justice/Sociology Lecturer Position (  Priority will be given to applications received by April 10, 2016. If you have questions about your application, please contact Steve Herbert:  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Removal date: 9/10/16

Apply for a Fellowship at Princeton Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites between 20 and 25 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 2017-2018 the focus will beThe Social Sciences in a Changing World. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which opens June 1 and can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Term faculty appointment at the American University The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment to begin Academic Year 2016-2017. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2016. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology and criminal justice. Please visit for more information and to apply.

Removal date: July 1, 2016

Temporary Instructor in Legal Studies at U.C. Berkeley U.C. Berkeley's Legal Studies Program ( seeks a temporary instructor to teach "The Supreme Court & Public Policy" for Spring 2017.  Syllabi from past iterations of the course are available at A complete job description, which includes instructions for how to apply, can be found at:   The Legal Studies Program is particularly interested in learning of candidates who share U.C. Berkeley's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, or service. The application deadline for this position is 1 August 2016.

Full time, tenure-track in Sociology at Sarah Lawrence College Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Sociology beginning in Fall 2017.  We seek a sociologist whose research and teaching interests are in at least two of the following areas: Border Studies, Structural Inequalities, and/or Law and Society. We are especially interested in candidates who combine strong theoretical training with rigorous qualitative or quantitative analysis, and can teach both forms of research methods. Sarah Lawrence is a co-educational liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to development of the research, writing and analytical skills of their students. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology and college level teaching experience. Application materials must include: Cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly writing, two course descriptions and sample syllabi relevant to the position, three letters of recommendation, and copy of official transcripts.

The deadline for applications will be September 30. However, we would encourage applicants to get their materials to us by the first week in August since we will be interviewing at the 2016 American Sociological Association annual meetings in Seattle.

In their cover letter, candidates should indicate whether they will be attending ASA, and indicate the dates when available.  Applicants may apply online at:

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning at MIT

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our efforts to improve the quality of life in and resilience of the world’s urban regions through planning, design, and policymaking. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in the study of countries and regions of the Global South. DUSP has had a long-standing and well-known emphasis on graduate study and research focused on the developing world and marginalized regions. 

We invite applications from individuals engaged in innovative research, teaching, and practice, and advocacy who can contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:

  • Demographic Change, Migration, and Race (e.g., their impacts on planning of cities, regional economies and development, infrastructure, housing and labor/employment);
  • Security, Violence, and Conflict (e.g. their impacts on human rights; urban form and design; surveillance and technological systems; or infrastructure);
  • Political and Economic Policy (e.g. poverty reduction policies and projects; state-business relations; regional and urban economics; jobs; urban and national development strategies; rural-urban links; affordable housing; municipal and urban finance and taxation).
  • Ecosystem Planning and Design (e.g. ways of maintaining socio-ecological balance in the face of climate change, planning for natural disasters, and the managing of natural resources).

Initial appointments are expected to be made at pre-tenure ranks, although in exceptional cases we will consider more senior tenured candidates.  Successful applicants will be expected to engage with students from the department’s undergraduate, professional masters (MCP), and doctoral programs.
Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in planning or a related field; a track record of excellence in scholarship and teaching; and a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems.  In rare cases, a record of outstanding practice will be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree or teaching/scholarship; MIT offers a parallel track for associate professor of the practice, which may be more appropriate for practitioner-scholar. Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at:

A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three referees. 
Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until all positions are filled.
For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997 8807) or Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott (please do not send materials by email).
MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.applications from women and members of under-represented groups.
For more information, please visit: