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Graduate Student Essay Prize

Sun, 2013-02-24 21:32 -- manager

The CLSA is proud to announce a Graduate Student Essay Prize to complement our Book Prize and our award for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.  

This prize will be adjudicated by leading law and society scholars and the winning essay will be published in a fortcoming issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.

The prize is open to all graduate students (MA, LLM, PhD, SJD) studying socio-legal issues at any Canadian University.  

To apply please send your paper in doc. or pff form to [email address]

Deadline: XX Month 2013

Faculty Positions in Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:25 -- admin

Faculty Positions in Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa
October 23,2012

 

Faculty Positions in Law and Legal Studies - Hiring Announcement:

http://www1.carleton.ca/law/administrative-staff/department-faculty/facu...

Position in the “Transnational Regulation of the Economy”

The Department of Law and Legal Studies, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1st 2013.

Candidates should hold (or be close to completing) a doctoral degree, or the equivalent, in legal studies, law or a related discipline and demonstrate a capacity for theoretically-informed, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.  The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the field of the “Transnational Regulation of the Economy.” The qualified candidate will contribute to our existing concentrations in Business Law and Transnational Law with potential emphasis on any of: the regulation of finance (including international finance), copyright and intellectual property, corporate governance and ethics, globalization and capitalism.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses in our Business Law and Transnational Law concentrations and contribute to the continued development of these areas at the undergraduate and graduate level including our new PhD in Legal Studies.

The Department of Law and Legal Studies is the home of the oldest and largest undergraduate and graduate programs in Legal Studies in Canada. The Department emerged in 1967 as the first unit in Canada to study law with multidisciplinary academic concerns in mind. The Department offers a B.A. & B.A. (Honours) in Law to over 1000 students within the Faculty of Public Affairs and includes concentrations in Human Rights &Transnational Law, Business Law, and Law, Policy and Government among its undergraduate programs.  The Department of Law and Legal Studies is committed to interdisciplinary legal inquiry and is composed of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research from a range of disciplines including criminology, history, law, legal anthropology, political economy,political theory, mass communications and sociology.  The Department currently offers a B.A. in Law and a M.A. and Ph.D in Legal Studies.

Applicants should send a cover letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a teaching portfolio, including evidence of teaching performance, or a statement of teaching philosophy; and have three refereesforward supporting letters to: Chair, Department of Law and Legal Studies c/o Robin Dunbar, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6. <Robin_Dunbar@carleton.ca> by November 15, 2012.

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Position in “Law and (Socio-) Economics”

The Department of Law and Legal Studies, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1st 2013.

Candidates should hold (or be close to completing) a doctoral degree, or the equivalent, in legal studies, law or a related discipline and demonstrate a capacity for theoretically-informed, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.  The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the field of the “Law and (Socio-) Economics.” The qualified candidate will contribute to our existing concentrations in Law, Policy and Government and Business Law with potential emphasis on any of: labour, employment, poverty, business regulation, or economic policy (which may include the regulation of welfare, social and economic rights, and class).  The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses in our Business Law and Law, Policy and Government concentrations and contribute to the continued development of these areas at the undergraduate and graduate level including our new PhD in Legal Studies.

The Department of Law and Legal Studies is the home of the oldest and largest undergraduate and graduate programs in Legal Studies in Canada. The Department emerged in 1967 as the first unit in Canada to study law with multidisciplinary academic concerns in mind. The Department offers a B.A. & B.A. (Honours) in Law to over 1000 students within the Faculty of Public Affairs and includes concentrations in Human Rights &Transnational Law, Business Law, and Law, Policy and Government among its undergraduate programs.  The Department of Law and Legal Studies is committed to interdisciplinary legal inquiry and is composed of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research from a range of disciplines including criminology, history, law, legal anthropology, political economy,political theory, mass communications and sociology.  The Department currently offers a B.A. in Law and a M.A. and Ph.D in Legal Studies.

Applicants should send a cover letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a teaching portfolio, including evidence of teaching performance, or a statement of teaching philosophy; and have three refereesforward supporting letters to: Chair, Department of Law and Legal Studies c/o Robin Dunbar, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6. <Robin_Dunbar@carleton.ca> by November 15, 2012.

Lecturer in Criminology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:24 -- admin

Lecturer in Criminology, Birkbeck College, University of London
November 25,2012
 

Lecturer in Criminology (full-time, permanent)
Birkbeck College, University of London
 
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and enthusiastic scholar to join a School committed to theoretically-informed, critical and multidisciplinary research and teaching. The School of Law enjoys an internationally recognised research profile and has grown significantly in recent years, including a successful expansion of our Criminology and Criminal Justice provision.The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the School’s Criminology programmes, in particular the BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice. They will be able to teach the core BSc module Sociology of Crime. We would welcome applications from those with expertise in the following areas: Policing; Political Violence and Terrorism; White Collar and Corporate Crime; Race and Crime; Victimology; International Criminal Justice; Spatial and Environmental Approaches to Crime; Mental Health, Disability and Crime; Migration, Borders and Crime Control.
Candidate Requirements:
Candidates should have completed or be near to completion of a PhD (or equivalent qualification), and show evidence of published research or exceptional potential. All academic staff within the School of Law are required (subject to assigned duties) to contribute to teaching, scholarship and published research relating to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.Details available on the Birkbeck website: http://tinyurl.com/btptnss
 
The closing date is 8 January 2013. Interviews will take place the Week of 28 January. 
 

Call For Special Issue Proposals Canadian Journal of Law and Society Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:23 -- admin

Call For Special Issue Proposals
September 18,2012

Call For Special Issue Proposals Canadian Journal of Law and Society Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

In addition to publishing two regular issues a year featuring top socio-legal scholarship from around the world, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society/ Revue Canadienne Droit et Société is interested in publishing one special issue each year.  We are currently seeking proposals for a special issue to be published in 2014.

Proposals should briefly outline the overall focus of the special issue and suggest a preliminary list of authors and articles.  A brief biography of the editor or editors is also required.

Special issues will be subject to rigorous peer review and, as such, we can not guarantee that every article submitted as part of a special issue will be published.  We will work closely with editors on this decision making process.

Proposals should be submitted to cjls_rcds@carleton.ca. The deadline for proposals is December 15 2012.  All proposals received by that date will be reviewed by the editorial board.  A decision will be made by February 1 2013.

We invite proposals on a wide range of socio-legal topics from scholars around the world.  CJLS/RCDS is a bilingual journal and welcomes proposals and special issues in either French or English.  Special issues can also contain a blend of French and English articles.

Should you have any questions with regards to special issue proposals please do not hesitate to contact a member of our editorial team or visit the journal website at http://www.acds-clsa.org/en/canadian_journal_law_society.cfm.

CLSA Mid Winter Meeting

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:23 -- admin

CLSA Mid Winter Meeting
November 8,2010

Toronto, February 4-5, 2011

The upcoming Mid-Winter meeting will take place at U of Toronto on Fri Feb 4 and Sat Feb 5.   The mid-winter meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity for members to get together, discuss professional and intellectual issues and socialize in a small, informal context.  All presentations will be on Fri Feb 4 and the Board meeting on Sat Feb 5.  (Board members are asked to attend since this is the main Board meeting of the year.)

 

Mariana Valverde at Toronto is handling logistics for the meeting so please contact her (m.valverde@utoronto.ca) if you have any logistical issues.  Dwight Newman at Saskatchewan (Dwight.newman@usask.ca) is handling the program for presentation of research/other socio-legal issues and should be contacted on anything re the research program.  Please confirm your attendance to Dwight by Dec 15.  At this point we are looking for people interested in presenting a paper on socio-legal research work in progress; presenting in any format on teaching socio-legal studies;  forming a panel on socio-legal research issues; or more generally presenting on socio-legal issues in any creative format.  Graduate students are also encouraged to participate and present, so please pass on the invitation to relevant grad programs.  Please indicate as soon as possible and in any case not later than Dec 15 if you are interested in presenting in some manner in one of the sessions on Friday Feb 4 (which may be important to some to be able to claim for conference travel) – if you have an idea for this, please consider indicating a working title for a proposed presentation (though changes in title at the start of your presentation are encouraged per long traditions of the occasion’s informality) or any creative idea, and Dwight will work those into a research program for the Friday.  Kindly note that you will need to have an up-to-date membership on file before you will be included in the program, so please ensure you have registered as a member through http://www.acds-clsa.org/

More details to follow later with full schedule.
 

Mariana Valverde & Dwight Newman

Future CLSA Meetings

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:20 -- admin

Future CLSA Meetings
October 10,2011
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CLSA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2012. Call for Papers

Tue, 2013-01-08 12:19 -- admin

CLSA Mid-Winter Meeting, 2012. Call for Papers
October 11,2011

Ottawa, 27-28 January 2012.

Canadian Law and Society Association

Mid-Winter conference and meeting

January 27-28th, 2012

University of Ottawa

 

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association’s (CLSA’s) Mid-Winter meeting will take place at the University of Ottawa on January 27th and 28th, 2012 and will be co-hosted by the Justice Studies and Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. The mid-winter meeting provides an opportunity for members to get together to discuss professional and intellectual issues in a small, informal context. All presentations will be held on Friday, January 27th, 2012 and the Board meeting will be on Saturday, January 28th, 2012. (Board members are asked to attend since this is the main Board meeting of the year.)

 

Please confirm your attendance with Marie-Ève Sylvestre (marie-eve.sylvestre@uottawa.ca) or Dominique Robert (dominque.robert@uottawa.ca) by December 15th, 2011. Please contact Maritza Felices-Luna (maritza.felices.luna@uottawa.ca) for presentation submissions and details regarding the program.

 

We invite presentations relating to any ongoing socio-legal research, although we are particularly interested in presentations dealing with issues of social justice in the context of the current sociopolitical-economic climate. This includes papers that examine the federal government’s current law-and-order campaign from a variety of perspectives, such as those that discuss public policy with respect to the recent omnibus crime bill or that highlight Canada’s social justice community as it works to resist this agenda. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate and present; so please pass on the invitation to relevant graduate programs.

 

Please indicate as soon as possible, and no later than December 15th, 2011, if you are interested in presenting in some manner in one of the sessions on Friday, January 27th, 2012. Please indicate a working title for a proposed presentation (though changes in the title at the start of your presentation are encouraged as per long traditions of the occasion’s informality) or any creative idea, and we will develop a research program for the Friday. Kindly note that you will need to have an up-to-date membership on file before you will be included in the program, so please ensure you have registered as a member through http://www.acds-clsa.org

 

More details to follow later with full schedule.

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