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Appel à contributions pour un numéro thématique

Tue, 2013-06-11 16:36 -- manager

Canadian Journal of Law and Society

Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

En plus des deux publications annuelles contenant des articles de calibre international dans champ de recherche droit et société, la Revue Canadienne Droit et Société/Canadian Journal of Law and Society publie un numéro spécial par année. Nous acceptons maintenant des propositions pour le numéro thématique de 2015. Les propositions soumises doivent résumer brièvement le thème du numéro thématique et elles doivent proposer une liste préliminaire des auteurs et des articles proposés. Une courte bibliographie du ou des éditeur(s) doit également être fournie.

Les numéros thématiques sont l’objet de révision par les pairs et, de ce fait, il est donc impossible de garantir que chaque article soumis dans le cadre de ce numéro sera publié. Nous travaillerons de façon étroite avec les éditeurs ou directeurs de numéro dans la gestion de ce processus décisionnel. Les propositions doivent être soumises à cjls_rcds@carleton.ca avant le 1 janvier 2014. Toutes les propositions soumises avant cette date seront évaluées par le comité éditorial. La décision sera prise avant le 1er février 2014.

Nous accueillerons les propositions sur un large éventail de sujets et de provenance internationale dans le champ droit et société. RCDS/CJLS est une revue bilingue; nous accueillons donc les propositions de numéro thématique tant en anglais qu’en français. Les numéros thématiques peuvent également contenir un mélange d’articles en anglais et en français.  Pour toute question concernant les propositions pour numéro thématique, n’hésitez pas à écrire à l’un des membres de l’équipe éditoriale ou visitez notre site web au http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=fr/node/58.

Sincèrement,

Mariana Valverde

Violaine Lemay

Melanie Adrian

 

Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

Rm D482, Loeb Bldg.

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa ON  K1S 5B6

cjls_rcds@carleton.ca

 

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Tue, 2013-06-11 16:32 -- manager

 

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 2015.

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.  Please see the attached example proposal at the bottom of this article.

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 January 1 2014.  All proposals received by that date will be reviewed by the editorial board.  A decision will be made by February 1 2014.

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/?q=en/node/2.

Sincerely,

Mariana Valverde

Violaine Lemay

Melanie Adrian

 

Call for Conference Proposals - Centaur Jurisprudence: the Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law

Mon, 2013-06-10 16:11 -- manager

Call for Conference Proposals

Centaur Jurisprudence:
The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Montréal - Friday 21 February 2014

Many claims to justice ask law to be responsive to the lived experiences of those to and through whom it is applied. “Culture” is one label attached to collective forms of this lived experience. But what does it mean for courts and other legal institutions to be culturally sensitive? What are the institutional implications and consequences of such an aspiration? To what extent is legal discourse capable of accommodating multiple cultural narratives without losing its claim to normative specificity? And how are we to understand meetings of law and culture in the context of formal legal processes, such as when a criminal defendant invokes the acceptability of domestic violence within his ethnic community, when oral traditions are presented as the basis for an aboriginal land claim, or when the custom of ‘bush marriage’ is evoked as relevant to the prosecution of the war crime of rape?  A traditional approach to law anchored in positivism tends to construct the encounter between law and cultures as one of subjugation: cultural practices are vetted to assess compatibility with existing legal rules. Cultural anthropology would see a more horizontal interplay of practices and symbols, with law constituting just one more cultural field. As such, law and cultural anthropology would seem to correspond to different ways of imagining the world, to distinct epistemes. However, legal pluralism, rejecting a narrow focus on formal law and state institutions, offers a vision of law as dynamic and inherently open to “culture”.  This one-day conference] will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse Can legal pluralism create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes? Or does it entail abandoning a distinctively legal discourse in favour of an assemblage of anthropological and legal knowledge or “centaur discipline”? In short, can legal pluralism bring culture within the domain of law? Four panels will explore these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective in the context of international law, aboriginal law, alternative dispute resolution, and the recognition/accommodation of minority cultural practices. A fuller description of the Centaur Jurisprudence Project is available here.

Paper proposals must be between 300-500 words in length and should be accompanied by a short resume. Please submit your documents to centaur.conference@gmail.com. Any query may be directed to the conference convener, Professor René Provost (rene.provost@mcgill.ca).

 

The closing date for submissions is 15 July 2013. We will notify successful applicants by early August

2013.  An initial 3-5 page sketch of the paper must be submitted by 1 November 2013 for circulation among panellists and feedback from the conference committee. Presenters must submit a draft paper by 15 January 2014, ahead of the conference on 21 February 2014. Final papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Selected submissions will be considered for publication in an edited volume on the conference theme.

 

Airfare and accommodation of presenters will be covered by the conference organizers.

Positions in Law and Law and Society at the University of Western Australia

Tue, 2013-05-21 12:12 -- manager

 

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor Law and Law and Society

Job no: 492453
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Law

LAW SCHOOL

Up to 5 tenurable appointments to commence at or before February 2014

  • Salary range:  Level B $85,470 - $101,496 p.a.
  • Salary range:  Level C  $104,699 - $120,727 p.a.
  • Salary range:  Level D  $126,068 - $138,889 p.a.
  • Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Western Australia hosts one of Australia's premier Law Schools. The School runs a JD graduate-entry law degree, Master of Laws, specialist postgraduate courses in mining and resources law, research higher degrees (SJD and PhD), and undergraduate majors in Law and Society and Business Law. Further information is available from the Faculty of Law's website: http://www.law.uwa.edu.au.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR

The Law School is seeking to appoint academics from any field of law strongly committed to research and teaching. Some of the appointments will be made in international law, mining and energy law, and private law. We welcome strong applicants in any other area of law.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR IN LAW AND SOCIETY

As a result of its successful introduction of a new BA Major in Law and Society in 2012, The University of Western Australia Law School is seeking to appoint an academic with interests in socio-legal studies/law and society/empirical studies in law.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in research. Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application if they are tempted by a beautiful city, warmer weather, a strong economy, high achieving students, and a collegial atmosphere within a research-intensive university, ranked in the World's top-100.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Erika Techera, Dean and Head of School, on (08) 6488 2949.

Benefits include generous superannuation and leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance.  These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Application Details:  Applications must be submitted online.  Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Deadline for applications is 14 June 2013, 11.55pm Western Australia Standard Time.

For more information and full details on how to apply please visit:

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492453/assistant-professorassociate-professorprofessor-law-and-law-and-society

 

2014 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Fri, 2013-05-03 17:32 -- manager

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize. Graduate students at Canadian universities are cordially invited to submit papers on socio-legal issues. Papers should be 6000-8000 words long and should be submitted in .doc or .docx format. The winning essay will be announced at the ACDS-CLSA Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, MB (June 6-9, 2014).

Papers must be submitted by March 31, 2014 to Lyndsay Campbell (lyndsay@iii.ca), Chair of the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee. 

One-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Business & Society, York University

Wed, 2013-04-24 17:25 -- manager

*Position Rank:* Contractually Limited Appointment

*Discipline/Field:* Business & Society

*Home Faculty:* Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

*Home Department/Area/Division: * Social Science

*Affiliation/Union:* YUFA

*Position Start Date:* July 1, 2013

*Position End Date:* June 30, 2014



Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Department of Social Science



Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Business & Society. Applicants must hold a PhD (or near completion) in one of the social sciences or in a relevant discipline (e.g. legal studies, law, ethics, political philosophy) and have an active research program relevant to the programme. Applicants must have an interdisciplinary background and expertise to teach in the area of economics and law, corporate governance and regulation (for further details of the programme, see: www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/buso/). Excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching is essential. Demonstrated versatility in teaching (e.g., at different levels of the curriculum and in varying pedagogical formats) is an asset.



This contractually limited appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.



York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).



Applicants are to submit, in hard copy, (i) a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests; (ii) an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier; and (iii) one sample publication. They are also to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor Kimberley White, Chair,Department of Social Science, South 756 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.



The deadline for applications is May 19, 2013.

 

Public Interest Alberta's Seventh Annual Advocacy Conference

Thu, 2013-03-07 14:47 -- manager
 

Banner Image.JPGPublic Interest Alberta’s

Seventh Annual Advocacy Conference

 

Join us for an opportunity to exchange fresh ideas and

engage in dynamic discussion!

 

 

Conference Overview

Spring is a time for waking up, connecting ideas, and building new alliances. We have seen, and continue to see, corporate control extend over all aspects of our lives: from democratic processes, to essential services, to the basic necessities of life. If we sit back and watch, what will this mean for our future? How and why are so many people, locally, and around the world waking up to collectively challenge corporate control? How do we nurture, coordinate, and channel people power, across differences, across issues, across generations? We will hear from individuals and communities who are creatively and strategically “fighting for our future”, bringing us stories from the front-lines of resource extraction to the boardrooms of billionaires. We will look for common causes in themes ranging from tax fairness and public health care, from challenging austerity and cuts to public services, to international trade deals and food sovereignty. We will hear examples to inspire, from climate justice and indigenous rights to online activism and strategies for mobilizing.

 

Keynote Presentations

Calgary – April 10 @ 7:00 pm, Parkdale United Church

Edmonton – April 11 @ 7:00 pm, Chateau Louis Conference Centre

 

Plenary Speakers

Afsar Jafri (Focus on the Global South)Sean Devlin (Truthfool Communications)Kevin Millsip (Next Up), Julia Pope(Leadnow), Diana Gibson, Dennis Howlett (Canadians for Tax Fairness)Wendell Potter (Healthcare Advocate and Author of “Deadly Spin”) and many more.

 

Breakout Sessions

•      What We’re Fighting For – gain a deeper understanding and engage in discussion around specific issues.

        Public Interest Alberta’s Task Forces will lead sessions about their action areas. Other sessions will include: Food Sovereignty; Public Control of Water; Women, Health & Activism; North South Solidarity: Standing Up to Extractive Industries and Mobilizing Against Privatization.

 

•      People Power – learn new skills and tools for building people power.

        Sessions will include: Online Activism and a two-part toolbox workshop on Creative Activism/Action Planning.

 

For further information or to register check out our website at www.pialberta.org

 

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. 
 

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