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The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation on Trust in Institutions and NSF Workshop The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation on Trust in Institutions and an accompanying NSF Workshop on Trust will take place April 24-27, 2014. See for detailed information.

The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation historically has included capstone and cutting-edge talks, and the Workshop will supplement the Symposium’s two days of trust presentations with various activities such as trust-focused data/theory blitzes, roundtable discussions, and networking sessions.

In addition, we invite posters of relevance to any aspect of motivation or trust (these can be new posters or ones that have been recently presented) for the session that will take place on Thursday, April 24 at 4:10 pm. Poster proposals should be submitted by COB, Monday, April 7, 2014. For questions or poster submissions, email


Call for Student Applications:  American Society for Legal History annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 6-8, 2014  Student Research Colloquium (to be held Nov. 5-6)
In 2014, the ASLH will host its inaugural Student Research Colloquium (SRC) in conjunction with its annual meeting.  The SRC will offer a small group of graduate and law students an opportunity to work intensively on their in-progress dissertations and law review articles with distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars.  The Colloquium will take place at the ASLH conference site in Denver on Wednesday, November 5, and Thursday, November 6.  In keeping with the goals of the SRC, the Colloquium is limited to eight students.  The target audience for the SRC includes early post-coursework graduate students and law students interested in legal history.  Each participating student will pre-circulate a paper of no more than fifteen pages, double-spaced, to the entire group.  These papers will provide the foundation for discussion at the colloquium.  Participants will receive stipends that will partially defray the travel, hotel, and registration costs of attending the annual meeting.  A student can be on the annual program and participate in the SRC in the same year.  Students working in all chronological/geographical fields of history are encouraged to apply.  

To apply to the ASLH’s Student Research Colloquium, please submit: 

  • a cover letter
  • a CV 
  • a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor/advisor 
  • a two-page, single-spaced “research statement” describing an in-progress research project (e.g., a dissertation or a substantial law review article)

The application deadline is July 1, 2014.  Organizers will notify all applicants of their decisions by August 15, 2014.

Please direct questions and applications to John Wertheimer ( 

Preconference on Emerging Fields (to be held Thursday, Nov. 6)

A workshop on an emerging field of legal history will be held on Thursday, November 6th, before the start of the annual meeting. Information about the topic and the application process will be circulated in January.

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity's Call For Papers

The Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the American Sociological Association, and Sage are pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for the new journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (SRE). SRE will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. We are currently welcoming submissions at Interested reviewers can also register for an account through this website. Additional information, news, and guidelines can be found at Please share this news widely!

Removal date is April 30, 2014

Call for Papers in Western Society of Criminology new Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS) The official journal of the Western Society of Criminology is now the Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS). This peer-reviewed journal builds on the mission of its predecessor, Western Criminology Review (WCR), by promoting understanding of the causes of crime; the methods used to prevent and control crime; the institutions, principles, and actors involved in the apprehension, prosecution, punishment, and reintegration of offenders; and the legal and political framework under which the justice system and its primary actors operate.

CCJLS publishes

  • theoretical and empirical research on criminology, criminal justice, and criminal law and society;
  • practice-oriented papers (including teaching/pedagogical issues);
  • essays and commentary on crime, law, and justice policy;
  • replies and comments to articles previously published in CCJLS or WCR
  • book and film reviews; and
  • scholarly article reviews.

Historical and contemporary perspectives are encouraged, as are diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

Manuscripts are submitted electronically through Scholastica. All submissions should be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009). All correspondence is conducted online to speed the review process. Due to the advantages of being an online journal, there are no page, color, or appendix restrictions; therefore, authors can include hypertext links and images at their discretion. Our evaluation process of submitted papers involves a brief internal consideration by editorial staff, followed by a blind assessment by two external reviewers. Persons interested in submitting their work to the CCJCLS should send inquiries to the editors—Henry F. Fradella, Aili Malm, and Christine Scott-Hayward—via email at

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Call for proposals for upcoming works-in-progress, University of Missouri The University of Missouri is issuing a call for proposals for an upcoming works-in-progress conference as well as a call for papers for a student writing competition.  Both of these calls are affiliated with a symposium entitled "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging:  From Myth to Methodology" and address a number of issues relating to the role of judges and the goals and methods of judicial education. 

Works-in-progress proposals can include analyses that are practical, theoretical or interdisciplinary in nature, and participants can discuss judges at the state, federal or international level.  Proposals for the works-in-progress conference should be directed to Professor S.I. Strong ( and will be accepted until May 26, 2014.  Papers for the student writing competition will likely be due in August 2014, although precise details (such as the due date and the amount of any prize money associated with the competition) are still being finalized.  More information about the symposium, works-in-progress conference and student writing competition is available at the symposium website, located at:  

Call for papers:
Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) Copenhagen, Denmark 24-26 Sept.
Now is the time to prepare your abstract submission!

GCET is the leading global forum for exchanges on the principles and practices of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments relevant for greening of the economy and a more sustainable development. Research presented at the previous fourteen conferences has helped provide a stronger theoretical and empirical underpinning of the legal, economic and behavioral issues in this area. In line with the tradition, also this year a selection of the best contributions will be published in the conference proceedings “Critical issues in environmental taxation” from Edward Elgar publishers.

The scientific program for GCET15 will cover issues relating to environmental taxation and emissions trading in an era of climate change. Abstracts and papers can be submitted within a broad range of related topics.
You can find information at
Don't forget the deadline for the Call for Papers is May 10, 2014.
The conference this year will be hosted by Aarhus University.

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) is pleased to solicit proposals for participation in a conference entitled, ‘Researching State and Personhood: Law and Society in Southeast Asia’. The conference will be convened by Asst. Prof. Lynette J. Chua, together with Prof. Andrew Harding and Prof. David Engel (State University of New York, Buffalo), and will be held at NUS in Singapore on 15-16 December 2014. Abstracts must be for work that is original and has not been published previously.

Scholars who would like to participate in this conference should submit an abstract of 150 words and a
biographical sketch of 100 words by April 15, 2014. Proposals should primarily focus on research located in one or more of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam. Priority will be given to proposals based on
fieldwork. Funding may be available for those who are selected (no separate funding application is required).
Decisions, including funding availability, will be announced by June 15, 2014. Complete versions of all
conference papers must be submitted by November 15, 2014.

For more information, and for submission, please visit

Call for Papers

The 2014 Annual Conference
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
October 9-11, 2014

“Encouraging Inclusiveness in Doing Sociology: Public and Private, Applied and Clinical”

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2014
Download the 2014 AACS Submission Proposal Forms
Click here to register for the 2014 AACS Annual Conference online 
or Click here to download the mail-in registration form

Please direct all program inquiries and submissions to 2014 conference program
organizer Anthony Troy Adams

To join AACS or renew your membership, please visit our website at

Positions and Fellowships

Research Fellowship in Comparative and Cross-national Justice System Studies, University of Minnesota The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice was launched in 2011 in the University of Minnesota Law School. The Law School has one of the strongest criminal law faculties in the United States, and is particularly strong in sentencing law and policy; punishment theory; race, ethnicity, and crime; and comparative and cross-national justice system studies. The Institute collaborates with other University of Minnesota departments and leading criminal justice and criminology programs throughout the world. Its programs are strongly interdisciplinary. Three research fellows with complementary backgrounds (e.g., social science, law, public policy, philosophy) will be hired in 2014; one fellowship remains to be filled. This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for an additional two years after successful completion of the first year.

For more information, please visit:

Deadline: July 31, 2014

School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty 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, and must commit to the full academic year.  Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Non-tenure-track, teaching faculty position in Political Science at Drexel University The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, teaching faculty position in Political Science.  The successful applicant will begin in September 2014. The initial appointment will be for 2 years. We are interested in a scholar in the field of Political Theory with the ability to teach in another subfield, preferably Comparative Politics. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Political Science and be an experienced and enthusiastic educator. The workload is 36 credits of courses (3 classes for 3 quarters per year), and it includes a full benefits package.

Only applications submitted via will be considered – Department 3649 / Requisition 6050. Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history; and 3) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please address all queries to Prof. Christian Hunold,

Application deadline: June 15, 2014