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Pre-conference workshop for ASA Section on Sociology of Law ASA Section on the Sociology of Law invites submissions for its first pre-conference workshop, to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, on August 11, 2017.  This one-day conference will offer intensive engagement with participants’ research at the intersection of law and culture. The pre-conference's conception of law is broad, including hard or soft law, legal and quasi-legal institutions, and legal consciousness.  The conference will provide a light breakfast and lunch, with a participation fee of $30 for faculty and $15 for students. Funding to defray costs of travel and lodging will be awarded on a lottery basis for interested graduate students and term faculty participants; indicate your interest in being considered with your submission.  Announcements about travel awards will be made after papers are accepted.  Please submit complete papers with an abstract and no longer than 20 pages to Joe Conti at by April 30, 2017.

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Removal date: May 3, 2017

Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration -  free online course The new MOOC on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration opens on 15 May 2017. With contributions by academic and experts from all the regions of the world, the Global Campus Massive Open Online Courses provide free and open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns.

Enrollment is FREE and available on from 15 April 2017.

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Deadline: 30 June 2017


Call for Conference Papers

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 The conference will be held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia during 4 and 5 July 2017.

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Removal date: 6 July 2017

Positions and Fellowships

Law and Society Association seeks an Executive Officer The Law and Society Association invites applications to serve as Executive Officer for a five-year, renewable term commencing in fall 2018. LSA is also seeking a long-term institutional home for its executive office and staff beginning in fall, 2018.

The Executive Office handles all day-to-day business of the Association and coordinates all LSA activities, including the annual meeting, the Association web site, the publishing contract for the Law & Society Review, and governance activities of its Board of Trustees. LSA plans to hire an Executive Officer to serve as its principal administrator concurrently with, or shortly after, its long-term institutional home is determined. In addition to the Executive Officer, staffing for the Executive Office is expected to include approximately three staff members (one of whom would be working half-time).

We seek applications and nominations for both the Executive Officer position and the future office location. The applications may be bundled where the proposed host institution and the executive officer applicant will be co-located.

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Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Law School Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills and should have completed a Ph.D. and/or a J.D. Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More details and application information may be found at:
Removal date: August 31, 2017

Temporary instructors for Legal Studies at UC Berkeley Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise. Openings are generally part- time. Positions may be available as early as Fall 2017, but applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017 to fill ongoing needs.

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

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The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Removal date: June 10, 2017

Call for Journal Papers

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 Further information may be found at We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Removal date: May 1, 2017.

A Special Issue of Feminist Criminology
Women at Work in Criminal Justice Organizations
One of the more enduring feminist concerns entails why women remain disadvantaged and oppressed in the workplace. In criminal justice professions this debate is shaped not only by academic inquiries but by questions about the relation between women's oppression and liberation. The aim of this special issue is to explore the feminist critique of the under-representation of women at work and the gendering of the division of labor in criminal justice professions. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight the processes that socially construct the requirements of work which favor the powerful, support organizational class hierarchies embedded with inequality, and bureaucratic decision making in which inequalities are reproduced. We also seek articles that consider how women impact organizations, as well as policymaking intended to make the workplace equal. All articles should have either a policy or practice implication section that addresses women and work. We welcome papers that address one or more of these questions drawing on qualitative or quantitative work, theoretical arguments, or policy analysis. Prior to submitting a paper, please email a 500-word abstract/proposal to Cara E. Rabe-Hemp ( and Susan L. Miller ( by February 1, 2017.  If your abstract/proposal is selected, we will invite you to submit a paper to this special issue. Papers should be limited to 30 pages. All submissions will undergo anonymous review. If you have questions, please contact the Corresponding Guest Editor: Cara Rabe-Hemp at ccing Susan L. Miller at Please put “Special Issue” in the subject line.  Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017 with an anticipated publication date in early 2018.

Call for papers for book from Essec Business School The program « Law & Management » developed by the European Center of Law and Economics (known as CEDE in French) of ESSEC Business School, is an innovative and pioneering research program which aims to study the use of law as a competitive factor. In this regard, the members of the research program « Law & Management » have decided to publish a collective book focusing on legal innovation, co-edited by A. Masson and D. Orozco. This book will analyze, by crossing the points of view of lawyers and creative specialists, the concept of legal innovations, techniques and services, whether they are related to legislation, legal engineering, legal services, legal strategies…, as well as the role of law as a source of creativity and interdisciplinary teamwork. The program Board is now opening the call for proposals. Papers proposals (consisting in a brief summary in English) of a maximum length of 1000 words, should be sent to Mr. A. Masson ( by May 8th, 2017.

Call for papers for edited volume on mothering and welfare The year 2017 has ushered in important political trends in which right-leaning forms of populism appears to be displacing pluralism. The examples supporting this trend are numerous including the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and continued rhetoric and aggression against minorities in many places around the world. At the same time, some states continue to advance supports for mothers and families, and ideas like basic income are gaining public and political attention. What remains unclear in the face of these trends is the impact they will have for the welfare of women and mothers, many of whom often need additional protections from unwavering capitalism, unyielding patriarchy and other racialized and gendered forms of structural violence.   While welfare is generally conceived as the provision of programs and supports in response to material needs, welfare can also be understood as the well-being of citizens to manage their responsibilities and build a meaningful productive life.  For women and mothers, especially those located at the intersection of race, class, sexuality and ability, welfare policy has not meaningfully responded to their needs as evidenced by continued lower earnings, precarious employment, state surveillance of their mothering through the child welfare systems and little in the way of programs to support the care of children and/or other dependent family members.

Deadline for article and essay abstracts, fiction, visual art and poetry submissions: July 31, 2017
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