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Educating Justice: Post-secondary Education in the Justice Disciplines
Educating Justice is the theme for this year’s conference hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) at the Department of Criminal Justice, The University of Winnipeg, May 8-10, 2014.
We call for papers that explore the development and current organization of criminal justice (CJ) and social justice studies programs at universities in Canada and which place such developments in the context of the growth of related fields in North America. The development of post-secondary CJ programs in Canada is an understudied phenomenon and even fewer reflections have been published on crossovers with other justice studies programs. The CIJS 2014 conference will create a record of and debate about the development of justice studies in Canada.
Our conference theme is shaped by our own experiences at the University of Winnipeg (UW). The CJ program at UW began as an interdisciplinary major. Over time, our CJ faculty attempted to build a program that was theoretically oriented while not losing sight of its applied roots. The development of the UW program highlights key tensions underlying the growth of CJ programs in Canada today. The journey can best be described as a mitigation of the protective services orientation (Frauley 2005) – a pejorative description of CJ leveled by critical scholars of crime, law and society. The literature portrays the development of these programs as descendants of applied criminology or as handmaidens to the state (Chunn and Menzies 1999; Frauley 2005; Menzies and Chunn 2006). Yet there is considerable diversity in programs across the country.
We wish to open dialogue about the nature of CJ education as well as justice and education more generally in Canada.
We invite session and paper submissions representing criminological, economic, political, historical, legal, feminist, and philosophical insights into education and justice; professional reflections and research on justice and education as well as pedagogy; area-based uses of justice such as social justice, restorative justice, ecological justice, urban justice, human rights, and reflections on the problems and potentials of justice education and crossover in the classroom. We are keen to receive session and paper submissions that reflect on the creation of justice studies and criminal justice studies departments, institutes, curricula, and programing in Canada or elsewhere and the challenges associated with such endeavours. We welcome session and paper submissions from scholars of all disciplinary backgrounds, students, community organizations, justice professionals and researchers, artists, activists and anyone who wishes to engage in an intellectual conversation on justice education.
We are particularly interested in sessions and papers that examine the justice disciplines at other Canadian post-secondary institutions. We take a broad view of what constitutes the justice disciplines and encourage submissions from scholars involved with programs in criminal justice, justice studies, criminology, socio-legal studies, and other allied disciplines with a scholarly focus on justice. We would also like to see submissions on social justice studies programs, including on recent closures of such educational sites.
Proposals must include:
- mailing address, e-mail, phone number, and affiliation for each participant
- abstract of not more than 500 words for sessions
- abstract of not more than 250 words for individual paper presentations
Vist the http://cijs.ca/ website for more information.
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 that is being convened at the University of Missouri's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution on.
The symposium is entitled "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging: From Myth to Methodology" and addresses a number of issues relating to the role of judges and the goals and methods of judicial education. The symposium features the Honorable Duane Benton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit as keynote speaker as well as an accomplished group of judges, academics, and judicial education experts from the United States and Canada as panelists.
The day before the symposium (email@example.com) and will be accepted until . Decisions regarding accepted papers will be made in June 2014. Prospective attendees should note that there is no funding available to assist participants with their travel expenses.), the University of Missouri will be hosting a works-in-progress conference relating to the subject matter of the symposium, broadly interpreted. Presentation proposals should be no more than one page in length and can include analyses that are practical, theoretical or interdisciplinary in nature. 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 (
The University of Missouri is also organizing a student writing competition in association with the symposium. Papers 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: http://www.law.missouri.edu/
Law’s Encounters: Co-existing and Contradictory Norms and Systems
Canadian Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2014
June 6-8, 2014
Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Register here: http://www.acds-clsa.org/en/
The Conference program is available here: http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/content/draft-annual-conference-program-2014
The Fort Garry Hotel
The Fort Garry Hotel (222 Broadway, Winnipeg) is one of the most important landmarks in Winnipeg. Located in the downtown area, it is only a 20-minute ride to the University of Manitoba campus. The special room rates are $159 for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please check http://www.fortgarryhotel.com/index.cfm. Please call 1-800-665-8088 to enjoy the special room rates. Please quote the group code 10N10K and the Faculty of Law when you book. Such rates are available until April 22, 2014, and are subject to availability.
Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South
The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg) is within close proximity of the University of Manitoba campus. The special room rate is $140 for a stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). Please visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=140... for further information and booking. Such rate is available until May 5, 2014 and is subject to availability.
· Please note: 14 rooms held, including one suitable for wheelchair access (they only have 14 rooms left)
Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry
The Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry (1824 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg) is located on Pembina, which is near the University of Manitoba campus and the new Investors Group Field. The special room rates are $112 for Deluxe Queens and $120 for King Leisure Suite for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please visit www.canadinns.com/fortgarry. In order to enjoy the special room rates, please call 1-888-332-2623. Please quote the group number #212293 and the event dates when you book. Such rates are available until May 5, 2014 and are subject to availability.
· Please note: 56 rooms held, including 26 King Suites that are suitable for wheelchair access
Inn at the Forks
The Inn at the Forks (75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg) is located in downtown Winnipeg at The Forks, the top tourism attraction for the city. The special room rates are $182 for Standard Queen and $187 for Superior King for stay between June 5, 2014 and June 9, 2014 (tax and charges apply). To find out more about the venue please visit http://www.innforks.com/. In order to enjoy the special room rates, please call 1-877-377-4100. Please quote the group number #127021 and the event dates when you book. Such rates are available until May 5, 2014 and are subject to availability.
· Please note: 20 rooms held, including two suitable for wheelchair access.
Call for Submissions for the 7th Annual Toronto Group Conference
We are pleased to invite graduate students to present their work at the 7th Annual Conference of the Toronto Group for the study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law (TG). The TG is a collaborative project between graduate students at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
The theme of the conference is Conflicting Legal Orders; it will be held in Toronto, Ontario on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Theme of the Conference
Legal orders are prone to a variety of conflicts: from conflicts within local systems of law, such as through vigilante justice and social protest movements, to conflicts between supranational legal orders and national or sub-national jurisdictions. These conflicts bring to the fore the inadequacy of law in resolving the question of how we should live together, in balance with our environments and within increasingly multicultural, cosmopolitan, and pluralist societies. It is time to get creative and devise new approaches, tools, and mechanisms that prevent and resolve both public and private conflicts that develop and rejuvenate international law, and that protect human rights and global security. It is the challenge of our generation to find ways in which law can evolve to support the resolution of violent conflicts and to help ensure a more sustainable world enriched by our differences.
We encourage participants to interpret legal orders broadly, and invite papers that explore a wide range of issues in this context. Topics can include legal orders relating to humanitarian law, human rights, criminal law, and international law generally, and any intersections with multiculturalism, pluralism, or religion. The institutionalization of law and the use of specialized tribunals can be a relevant area, as well as the role of civil society, technology and social media. Foreign policy, national security, terrorism, and cyber wars, are all areas where conflicts can occur. In redress of such issues, conflict resolution theory, processes, and their implications for law could be of relevance. These topics are certainly not exhaustive, and participants are encouraged to share unique perspectives and interpretation.
Submitting your work
We look forward to receiving your 250-word abstract on or before March 14 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TG2014Submission”.
Applicants will be notified if their conference submission has been accepted by March 21.
Please note that given our limited funding, we are unable to cover any travel or accommodation costs.
For more information about the Toronto Group, conference and accommodation options in Toronto, visit our website http://torontogroup.wordpress.com
*Contested Properties: Culture, Rights and the Humanities*
International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law
The fifth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrück Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.
During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium. Participating faculty in this year's Summer Institute include:
* Rosemary J. Coombe (York University, Toronto)
* Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
* Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck School of Law, University of London)
* Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Aarhus U)
* Joseph Slaughter (Columbia U)
* Leti Volpp (U of California, Berkeley)
with more faculty to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The Institute will offer a total of four workshops for 20-30 international participants (doctoral, post-doctoral and advanced M.A. – see below for eligibility) over a two-week period. The first workshop will be concerned with basic theories, concepts and perspectives within the emerging field of cultural legal studies, focusing specifically on the range and potential of interdisciplinary studies and approaches. The remaining three workshops will focus on key areas of critical inquiry that have been central to the dynamic development of the field:
* The tripartite relationship between culture, cultural rights, and the nation state
* The historical development and current debates about culture as heritage, property and as a resource and its legal definition and regulation (including concepts such as copyright, intellectual property and authorship)
* The cultural presence and representation of the law and the role of culture in the representation and dissemination of the concept of rights (e.g. law and literature, life writing and human rights, visual culture and rights rhetoric)
The Summer Institute aims at advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students from various academic fields whose research interests and projects are situated at the interface between law and the humanities and who are concerned with a better understanding of the interdependence of law and culture.
Even though the Institute strongly invites students from a broad variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, it focuses almost exclusively on questions and issues related to research done in the humanities and legal studies.
Doctoral candidates in literature, the law, the arts, the humanities, and the related social sciences are invited to apply, as are advanced students pursuing a J.D. or its equivalent (such as the L.L.B). Young scholars or junior faculty members who have received a Ph.D. or corresponding degree in the last five years are also eligible. While applications by doctoral/post-doctoral students are prioritized, the Summer Institute also encourages applications from advanced Master students about to conclude their studies and with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. There are openings for 20-30 students to participate in the Summer Institute.
Due to its international audience, the Summer Institute will be completely conducted in English. It does not offer language instruction classes, either in German or in English.
Applicants should complete:
* The application form on our website
There, they will have to upload
* A statement of purpose no more than two pages long, describing current scholarly interests, current research, and a short statement on how the Summer Institute would specifically further said interests and research.
* A curriculum vitae.
Advanced Masters students and graduate students (PhD and post-doc) interested in taking part in the Summer Institute should submit their applications no later than March 15, 2014. Detailed information about the Institute, the workshops, international faculty, admission and fees can be found at:
Please direct all inquiries and questions to Dr. Sabine N. Meyer, the coordinator of the Osnabrück Summer Institute, at
The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies
Call for Papers – Issue (2014) : 2
Editor in Chief
Prof. France Houle, Université de Montréal, Canada Email: email@example.com
The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second issue of 2014.
IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below.
Broad themes on which articles are sought include but are not limited to:
Innovations in institutional, procedural and social arrangements to deal with border security and immigration policy
Personal information databases and exchanges
Measures to restrict access to asylum
The coherence and coordination between various actors dealing with issues such as health, education,
social welfare, employment and law enforcement in the migration context
Causes and consequences (economic, social, political, environmental, etc.) of migration and their legal and
Local, regional and international mechanisms and logics that transform political and media discourses,
norms, policies and practices related to migration and border studies
Development of new priorities for immigration programmes
The role of gender, age, social status, ability, race and other factors in curtailing border and immigration
Indigenous rights and claims and border and migration studies
IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions related to key concepts that underpin them: borders, immigration and integration policies, humanitarianism, sovereignty, states, citizenship, etc. Such critical analysis contributes to a better understanding of current challenges from different disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social welfare, criminology, political economy, political science and public politics.
The journal invites submissions from both emerging and established scholars, including graduate students, post- graduates, professors and practitioners from around the globe, with the objective of ensuring that a plurality of experiences and perspectives is represented.
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on preparing and submitting articles.
Papers must be submitted by May 5, 2014 to Lyndsay Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee.