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Seeking new Book Editor for the Law & Society Review. The Law and Society Association seeks a new Book Review Editor for the Law & Society Review. The appointment is for Volumes 51-53, appearing in 2017-2019, and includes an ex-officio appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association.  The Book Review Editor will be expected to begin work in the spring of 2016 and serve a three-year term.  The Search Committee is eager to receive nominations and applications for this position. Get more information 

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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Introducing a new legal book series with Duke University Press - Global and Insurgent Legalities

Edited by Eve Darian-Smith and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

Global and Insurgent Legalities explores the ways law and legal cultures travel within and beyond national jurisdictions (becoming global) and are critically reconfigured across a vast network of local, regional, national, transnational and global sites and actors (becoming insurgent). This series will pay particular attention to the ways Continental social and legal theories – typically associated with scholarship produced in the global north – are refracted and reframed through schools of thinking indigenous to the global south. Global and Insurgent Legalities provides a platform for understanding social, sexual, and colonial inequalities; complex processes of globalization; contemporary cultural conflicts and hybridizations; novel political formations and new modes of democracy and representation; the circulation of non-western concepts of property, sovereignty and individualism; the significance of new technologies of law and digital media; and the legal, political and social impacts of a rapidly changing natural environment.

Interested authors are invited to contact the editors:
Eve Darian-Smith
Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

Summer School of Institute for Law and Public Policy 

The Innovation Methods of Legal Disciplines Teaching: Case-method and Practice-oriented teaching Methodology of Legal Disciplines, 25-29 June 2015

The Institute for Law and Public Policy ( invites applicants for the Unique IV Summer School the program of which developed in the context of broad implementation of the competence approach to the preparation of lawyers of new generation taking into account the experience of the All-Russian Contest for Constitutional Justice 2011-2014 and recommendations of Russian and foreign experts and practical wishes of judges and officers of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russian Federation.  

The applicants of the Summer School can become graduate law students, post-graduates and lecturers who are actively using or planning to use case-method and the practice-oriented teaching methodology of legal disciplines in their teaching activity or specializing in the constitutional sphere from the institutions of higher education of Russia and other CIS countries. 

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Deadline for Applications - May, 1, 2015


The Institute for Law and Public Policy ( and the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation invite applicants for the 2015 International Summer School in Constitutional Rights that will take place at Law Faculty of the Russian Law Academy, Moscow (Russia) from 22 August - 05 September 2015 (2 weeks, from Saturday to Saturday).
Summer School will aim to explore the protection of civil and political rights in a comparative fashion and with interdisciplinary insight. The emphasis will be on the scope and limitations of civil and political rights (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, dignity and equality), the evolution and transformation of mechanisms of rights protection, and the conditions for improving rights-awareness and strengthening meaningful mechanisms of rights protection in emerging and new post- communist democracies. 
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Deadline - May, 1, 2015

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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OSI 2015 - International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law We are pleased to officially announce the opening of the application platform for the 6th International Osnabrück Summer Institute (OSI), Emergent Paradigms: Current Issues and Debates in Cultural Legal Studies, that will take place August 3 to 9, 2015. It aims to encourage and further promote the interdisciplinary study and research of the interrelations between law and culture, based on the idea that the extended cultural study of the law will foster profitable scholarly exchange and dialogue between legal studies and the humanities.

For more detailed information about the format of the institute and its application procedure, see the post below or visit the Summer Institute at

Removal date: 31 April 2015

Law in Context Early Careers Workshop, June 29-30, Oxford The International Journal of Law in Context and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies are pleased to announce their first early careers workshop to be held June 29-30, 2015. Interested scholars are invited to submit an extended 1,500-word abstract on the paper they would present by April 17.

Applications should be sent to Katie Kayward ( and more information and detailed criteria can be found at:  

Ten applicants will be selected to take part in the workshop which will involve a thorough exploration of each paper with experts.  

For more information please see:

Removal date: May 15, 2015


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: Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1) After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches’ invites presentation proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of  the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.  

The keynote address will be given by  Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale). This Call for Paper is only for the FIRST SESSION (‘FICTIONAL DISCOURSE IN LEGAL THEORY AND PRACTICE’)- a separate Call for Papers will be posted for Session 2 (“Law and Fiction”).

The Deadline is: March 30, 2015

For further information see:

Removal Date: May 15

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

Law and Boundaries

17th to 18th June 2015
Paris, France
We seek to create an academic space that would provide for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary training, for discussing and critically engaging with the legal transformations that take place in the globalized world.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 17th April 2015

Contact person: Delphine Dogot

Check the event website for more details and abstract proposals:

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

Faculty Position in Legal Studies at College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position with expertise in the field of legal studies. The position will begin on August 16, 2015 for 9 months with a possible extension for a second 9 months.

Candidates must hold either a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or a Ph.D. in a related discipline. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty and must be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level with expertise in one or more of the following areas: legal research, writing, and analysis, juvenile law, law and poverty, philosophy of law, constitutional law, or additional areas relevant to an interdisciplinary legal studies program. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required. Candidates must be willing to teach in both an on campus and online format; prior online teaching experience is a plus. For full information, please visit:

APPLICATION: To apply, go to the UIS job board and then to the Legal Studies position, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials.

Review of applications will begin April 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Removal date: May 15, 2015

Director, Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology The Department of Psychology and the Center on Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeking applicants with national recognition in research, social policy and/or program development to direct CCFL, a nationally known training and research center within the College of Arts and Sciences. CCFL’s approximately 50 faculty and staff conduct policy-relevant research, provide program evaluation, and design/provide training for human service and legal professionals. The Director of CCFL will report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and serve as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. CCFL’s research and projects have a reputation for excellence and innovation in child and family welfare policy and practice locally, regionally and nationally. The Director will provide leadership for CCFL’s faculty and staff, and administrative oversight of CCFL.

The successful candidate will have the academic experience and accomplishments that qualify for the rank of Full Professor.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, and a record of achievement in academic research and teaching, including a successful publication record. Experience in obtaining and managing grants is also required. Leadership experience in an organization that seeks and receives grant funding is preferred. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active program of research, including the pursuit of external funding, and teaching one course per year in Psychology. The University of Nebraska has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, please go to, requisition F_150056, and click on “Apply to this job.” Candidates should attach a cover letter expressing interest in the position, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and a list of up to five relevant publications, and contact information for three references. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Academic Assistant (50%) At the University of Zurich (CH) the Chair for Legal Sociology with particular focus on Media Law, headed by Professor Christoph B. Graber, PhD, is seeking to appoint an academic assistant (50%), as soon as possible or per agreement.

The successful applicant will be assisting the Chair in the preparation and delivery of classes and exams on Legal Sociology and on regulatory effects of new technologies (on Bachelor and Master degree level). Furthermore, he/she will be contributing to research projects and academic publications, as well as to the general organisation of the Chair. Academic assistants are also provided with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral (or postdoctoral) qualification.

An excellent command of English is required. Applications are invited from English native speakers with a good command of German and from Graduates of a Double Degree Master’s Programme. For further Information concerning the application please check:

Please submit your complete application documents via email to by 30 April 2015. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Graber directly via email.

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