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Grant - W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime FY2017 The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and qualitative research on the intersections of race, offending, victimization, and the fair administration of justice for both juveniles and adults. It furthers the Department's mission by advancing knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This funding opportunity seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on topics linked to race and crime in the context of violence and victimization, crime and crime prevention, and justice systems.

In FY2017, NIJ will give priority consideration to proposals for research on:

  • Homicide and other violence in minority communities
  • Criminal courts (including but not limited to screening and assessment, legal defense systems, and sentencing reform)

Funding will be available for two categories:

  1. Scholars who are advanced in their careers may apply for up to $500,000 for research (excluding projects that only analyze secondary data) with a plan to mentor less experienced researchers
  2. Fellows who are early in their careers may apply for up to $100,000 for secondary data analysis projects, or up to $150,000 for research projects involving primary data collection (a short-term residency at NIJ is optional

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017
Funding:  Up to $3 million for multiple grant awards under two categories

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at

Grant - National Institute of Justice - Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017
Application Deadline:  March 23, 2017
Funding:  Estimate $1.5 million for multiple grant awards under two categories

The Drugs and Crime Research Program furthers the Department’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use. This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

NIJ has identified two drug priorities:
1. Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
2. Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

Applications must address one of two research categories:
1. Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
2. Drug intelligence and surveillance

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at

Conference on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities (3 – 12 July 2017) Admissions to the Venice Academy of Human Rights on the topic Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities (3 – 12 July 2017), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 19 April 2017, early birds who apply until 15 March 2017 receive a 10% discount. Key lecturers: Branko Milanović, Olivier De Schutter, Heisoo Shin, and Miloon Kothari.

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Removal date: 19 April 2017

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


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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2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition Fellowships span 22 agencies from all over the United States.

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship

Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at ACLS will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2017. All applications must be submitted through ACLS's online application system ( by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017

Questions about the program may be addressed to

Assistant Professor or Instructor of Criminal Justice, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017 at Stockton University, New Jersey Seeking candidates with expertise in Laws and Courts (tenure track assistant professor or tenure-track instructor) or Forensic Psychology (tenure-track Assistant Professor). Candidates will be expected to teach in the B.A.. and M.A.. programs and must be able to teach core classes.  All faculty are expected to teach general studies courses. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester.  Additional duties, including student advisement, are required as negotiated under collective bargaining agreement.
Excellent teaching and service are expected.  In addition, strong scholarship is expected for Assistant Professors. Rather than scholarship, Instructors are expected to advise 1.5-1.75 times the average numbers of advisee of program faculty and engage in additional service obligations to be negotiated upon hire.
Salary is dependent on experience. Screening of applications begins February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit for complete job description and how to apply.
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

Removal date: April 13, 2017

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

Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago The Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor (renewable for a total of three years), beginning August 16, 2017. The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or a related discipline. (Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent). The successful candidate’s substantive area of research is open; preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to teach graduate quantitative methods and statistics. The Department is also interested in candidates whose research adopts an intersectional approach, addressing questions of race, class, and gender.  Candidates  are  expected  to  teach  four  courses  a  year,  contribute  to  the  research  and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

For additional information about the department, go to For full consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2017. To apply please complete an on-line application at Please include in the application the names and email addresses of three academic references. Please upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda, and a writing sample.  Inquiries can be sent to:  Dr. Lisa Frohmann at

Deadline: March 29, 2017     

Tenure-Track Position in Law and Society with a focus on the Global South, Concordia University in Montreal The Department of History and the Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, seek applications for a tenure-track cross-appointment in Law and Society with a focus on the Global South.  We welcome applications from scholars with research in law and society in colonial, postcolonial, international, transnational, or comparative contexts.  Research specialties may include, but are not limited to: transitional justice, empire and the law, peace and conflict studies, legal pluralism, and law in everyday social life and informal contexts.  Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be near completion of a doctoral degree, in History, Political Science, or a relevant discipline.  The successful candidate will be housed in one of the two departments and will contribute to the interdisciplinary Minor in Law and Society.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and should be addressed to the Hiring Committee. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Dr. Peter Gossage
Chair, Department of History
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
LB 1001.05
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1M8

For more inforamtion:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2017. Completed applications are due by April 7, 2017, after which assessment will immediately begin. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Gossage or to Dr. Marlene Sokolon, Chair, Department of Political Science:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity

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

Please direct questions to

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.

Liverpool Law Review The editorial board of the Liverpool Law Review invites proposals for special issues of the journal on dedicated themes or topics. The Liverpool Law Review is a tri-annual, double blind peer reviewed journal dedicated to the examination of United Kingdom, European, and international legal and social policy issues of contemporary interest. The journal features articles, commentaries, and reviews across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal and social policy matters. The broad remit employed by the journal means that we are willing to consider proposals for special issues concerned with  law or law in society  drawn from (but not limited to) the disciplines of law, social science and history. It is hoped to publish at least one special issue annually between 2017 and 2019.

Prospective convenors of special issue are warmly invited to contact the editors-in-chief, Dr Lorie Charlesworth ( and Dr Gary Wilson ( for an initial discussion.

For more information, visit:

Removal date: March 30, 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 Journal Papers UFMS Law Review UFMS Law Review, ISSN 2447-2336, invites authors of the legal community to submit scientific papers and critical reviews for its next edition. It welcomes submissions on different theoretical and practical perspectives on the main theme of "Human and Fundamental Rights". In this sense, it accepts contributions that identify these rights and the way in which they are materialized, in relation to the concepts and dimensions of freedom, equality, solidarity, citizenship, democracy and social justice, as well as the analysis of the various legal, social and political mechanisms that guarantee these rights at the national and international levels. For more information, check

Submission Deadline: 04/04/2017

The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
Call for Articles
Issue on “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report,”  edited by Samuel L. Myers Jr, University of Minnesota, and Susan T. Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University. The year 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report the work on The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. The Commission was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 in the wake of successive summers of racial violence in America. Recent episodes of civil disorder and violent protests in American cities related to police violence and elections suggest comparisons with the 1960’s protests. Given the renewed national attention to the problems of race relations in the United States, the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report provides an opportunity to revisit the report, its findings, and recommendations in light of contemporary political realities, social structures, and policy debates. Original empirical research papers are invited in five substantive areas covered in the final report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and must directly address the questions of: How far have we come? What worked and what did not work? What are the implications for the 21st Century? Preference will be given to papers that address one or more of these questions using original empirical research.All papers must demonstrate a clear connection between the core themes and specific recommendations of the Kerner Commission Report. Preference will be given to papers that provide a direct linkage to the success or failures of remedies proposed in the report.

Prospective contributors should submit a current CV and an abstract of their study (up to two pages in length, single spaced), plus up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) to: All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted through the portal above will be considered. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue. A conference will take place at RSF in New York City on October 6, 2017, with a dinner for participants on the 5th. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due on September 8, 2017, a month prior to the conference) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers. The issue will be published in conjunction with a national conference commemorating the report's anniversary in fall of 2018. Authors are expected to present their final papers at this conference; travel costs, food and lodging will also be covered for paper presenters. Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for papers.

All abstract submissions are due no later than noon EST on March 30, 2017.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Gender and Development The issue of gender permeates all discipline and feminist studies continue to command prominence in an array of fields. Research focussed on questions of gender and development are broad, with gender inequalities and the gender gap being tackled in an increasingly globalised rubric. On the development front, theoretical frameworks continue to be needed to tackle an array of emerging issues.

Gender and development covers both conventional and unconventional streams of research, from power over and access to resources, it also takes us to eco-feminism and the feminisation of labour forces to name but three potential focal points. The question of change management has arisen over the past decade, focussing on efforts to foster international development and bridge the gender gap.

The issue of security and migration also presents its own unique challenges, with the face of migrants often being male, leading to questions of gender inequality within the migration framework. An underpinning to migration is often the political discourse and undermining of freedoms, also giving rise to questions of gender in popularism and fundamentalism.

This Special Issue is a forum for dialogue for the journal's principle multidisciplinary fields of legal, social and development research: it aims to attract research papers on one or more of (but not limited to) the following topics:
Gender and development in legal thought
Feminisation of the labour force and its impact on development
Value chains, free trade, fair trade and women’s unpaid work
Care and social reproduction in a post-production world
Change management and the gender gap
Gender, global inequality and insecurity
Gender violence in development and security contexts
Gender in popularism/fundamentalism
Abstracts of 250-300 words (including short bibliography) to be submitted in the first instance, by 15th April, 2017 to the journal's Editors in Chief:
Rajnaara Akhtar:
Jonathan Vickery:
Full papers of between 5,000 -- 8,000 words are to be submitted (for peer-review) by 30th August 2017.