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Tenure stream Assistant Professor position at Centre for Criminology/Sociolegal Studies-U of T

Thu, 2017-07-27 16:57 -- manager

Tenure stream Assistant Professor position at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1st 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a Canadian or international context, and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information, please visit
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701230

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Tenure stream Associate Professor position at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1st 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a Canadian or international context, and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information, please visit
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701232

CRDS Law and Society Conference: Constraints and the Law

Sun, 2017-06-18 18:34 -- manager

This is a general call for papers for the first ever graduate conference hosted by the Law and Society research group (CRDS) at UQÀM.

Location: Université de Québec À Montréal (Department of Legal Studies)

Date: November 23rd and 24th, 2017

Deadline for submissions: July 31st, 2017

The Collectif de Recherche en Droit et Société (CRDS) invites graduate students and other scholars, from various disciplines, to participate in a conference bringing together scholars and researchers with a particular interest in socio-legal studies, the sharing of inter-disciplinary research, legal pluralism, the exchange of ideas, methods, opportunities and criticism, to submit their proposals related to one or more of the themes discussed below.

Themes:

Historically speaking, the legal order was imposed on individuals and society in the attempt to legitimize or regulate certain norms of behaviour. Thus, the role and capacity of legal constraints were shaped and evolved as a function of societal transformation and social changes. Hence, in proposing the theme “Constraints and the Law”, we encourage contributors to, not only reflect on the different manifestations and evolution of constraints, but also on the impact, positive and negative, they have on the law. 

We propose that potential participants appreciate the different dimensions of constraint, for example the physical constraints inherent in the human body and the imposition of self-constraints, the power of sanctions imposed by one agent to constrain the agency of another, or the structural constraints, that limit, regulate, and, determine the actions of individuals and groups.           

 The CRDS invites potential participants to broach one (or more) of the following topics in their proposals:

➔      In what way do constraints manifest themselves in your research subject?

➔      What is the role played by constraints in the law? Are they generally a limitation or an enabler for individuals and groups?

➔      What are some examples of legal constraints? What are the ways in which people are forced to innovate, create or resist on account of legal constraints?  

➔      In what way do legal constraints -institutional, social, economic, epistemological, etc.- influence our choices as socio-legal scholars?

Format and Submissions

Please send a brief abstracts (in either English or French) and a description of your paper/research proposal (up to 250 words) to David DesBaillets (English) or Valériane Thool (French) at crds.uqam@gmail.com  no later than July the 31st, 2017.

We are especially interested in graduate students, academic researchers, and socio-legal scholars.

In addition, we ask that you include your name, affiliation, as well as contact details and 5 key -words that describe the nature of your research. Please also indicate your comfort level in French and English in order to help us better organize the panels (participants are not required to be bilingual). All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Presentations will be moderated and panels will be organized according to topics raised by the participants work. Please indicate if you would like to co-present your research project with another participant. Please indicate their name, contact information, affiliation, etc.

Selected panelists will be asked to submit a copy of their paper by November 5th in order for their work to be circulated among the other participants before the conference. This will give all a chance to provide feedback on the paper under discussion and the panelists the chance to improve their research.      

All papers will be reviewed and considered for publication in an anthology curated by the CRDS Organizing Committee.

We hope to see you all in Montreal next November.

 

The CRDS Organizing Committee

 

CRDS Conférence Droit et Société: Droit et contrainte

Sun, 2017-06-18 18:33 -- manager

Conférence Droit et Société : Droit et contraintes

 

Le Collectif de Recherche Droit et Société (CRDS) de l’UQAM lance un appel à communications pour sa toute première conférence.

 

Lieu : Université du Québec à Montréal (Département de Sciences juridiques)

 

Date : 23 et 24 novembre 2017

 

Date limite pour soumission : 31 Juillet 2017, à minuit

 

Le Collectif de Recherche en Droit et Société (CRDS) du Département des sciences juridiques de l’UQAM a le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue du colloque « Droit et contraintes » les 23 et 24 novembre 2017.

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes aux cycles supérieurs ainsi que les chercheurs et chercheuses avec un intérêt particulier pour les études sociojuridiques ainsi que les perspectives interdisciplinaires ou pluralistes à participer à cette conférence. Les échanges de même que la collaboration avec des étudiantes et étudiants de différentes disciplines sont les bienvenus et même fortement encouragés. 

Thématique :

Si, d’un point de vue historique, le droit s’est imposé comme un ordre de contraintes sur la personne et la société afin de légitimer ou interdire des normes de comportement, le rôle et l’effectivité de la contrainte se sont adaptés aux transformations de la société. Ainsi, en proposant le thème « Droit et contraintes », nous encourageons les étudiants et étudiantes à réfléchir aux différentes manifestations et transformations de la contrainte en droit, mais également sur le droit.

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes à appréhender la contrainte dans ses différentes dimensions, par exemple la contrainte physique inhérente au corps humain et l’auto-contrainte, la contrainte-sanction qu’un agent exerce sur un autre agent ou encore la contrainte structurelle, qui limite, encadre et détermine les actions possibles des agents.

Le CRDS convie les étudiants et étudiantes à se saisir de l’une ou de plusieurs des questions suivantes, sans toutefois s’y limiter:

➔      De quelles manières les contraintes se manifestent-elles dans votre sujet de recherche?

➔      Quel est le rôle de la contrainte en droit? Est-elle limitative ou habilitante?

➔      Quelles sont les contraintes qui s’exercent sur le droit? Quelles sont les adaptations ou les résistances qui en découlent?

➔      De quelle manière la contrainte - institutionnelle, économique, sociale ou épistémique - se vit-elle dans la recherche en droit?

Format de soumission

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes de même que les chercheurs et chercheures à envoyer un résumé (jusqu’à 250 mots) à David DesBaillets (en anglais) ou Valériane Thool (en français), à crds.uqam@gmail.com avant minuit le 31 juillet 2017. Veuillez indiquer vos nom, affiliations, coordonnées et cinq mots clés qui décrivent la nature de votre recherche. De plus, veuillez nous informer de votre niveau de compréhension du français et de l’anglais (il n’est pas requis que les participants soient bilingues). Les propositions seront révisées par les pairs.

Les communications retenues devront être envoyées avant le 5 novembre 2017, afin qu’elles puissent être lues par les autres participants. Les textes seront tous considérés pour publication.

Les panels seront organisés en fonction des intérêts des participants et participantes. Veuillez également indiquer les informations nécessaires si vous souhaitez co-présenter votre communication (nom, affiliations et coordonnées du co-présentateur, de la co-présentatrice).

Le Comité organisateur du CRDS

 

University of Wollongong School of Law - Law Lecturer job

Fri, 2017-05-05 11:18 -- manager
 
I’m writing to let you know the good news that the University of Wollongong School of Law is advertising two positions, one a continuing position at Lecturer Level B/C and one fixed term one year contract.  As you will see, we are looking for people whose research aligns with the Legal Intersections Research Centre.  You can find information on the LIRC here https://lha.uow.edu.au/law/LIRC/index.html .
 
The links to the position advertisements on the UOW website are below.  I would appreciate it if you would inform potential candidates and forward these links to your networks. 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for your assistance.
 
Warm wishes
Nan
 
 
Professor Nan Seuffert
Director, Legal Intersections Research Centre
University of Wollongong
School of Law
Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts
Building 67
Wollongong, NSW 2522
AUSTRALIA

 

CALL FOR PAPERS-Thriving Mothers/Depriving Mothers: Mothering and Welfare (Working Title)

Tue, 2017-04-11 18:07 -- manager
Dear fellow law and society scholars, 
 
I am pleased to share with you a call for papers for a new edited volume on mothering and welfare in the 21st century to be published by Demeter Press (an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed work on mothering, reproduction, sexuality and family).  Abstracts are due July 31 and selections will be confirmed in September, with final papers due in March of 2017.  We welcome scholarly articles and essays, as well as fiction, poetry and visual art, and are concerned with broad and inclusive understandings of both “mothering” and “welfare”.  For details please see the attached call.
 
Dr. Lorna A. Turnbull
Professor
Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
 

 

Élection 2017 pour la fonction de Représentant-e des étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs de l'ACDS

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:11 -- manager

Chers étudiants aux cycles supérieurs, chères étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs de l'ACDS,

Avec l’approche du colloque annuel vient également celle de l’élection pour la fonction de Représentant-e des étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs de l’ACDS. Il s’agit d’un mandat de deux ans, se chevauchant avec celui de l’autre Représentant-e. Cette élection visa à remplacer Kerri Scheer, afin de partager ce mandat avec Sabrina Tremblay-Huet pour la prochaine année. Les tâches liées à cette fonction sont principalement de représenter les intérêts des étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs au sein des activités du conseil d’administration de l’ACDS; de communiquer des informations pertinentes aux étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs (par exemple : opportunités de financement) par courriel ou médias sociaux, ou par le bulletin de nouvelles de l’ACDS; de coordonner le financement étudiant pour les colloques de l’ACDS; et d’organiser les évènements sociaux pour les étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs dans le contexte des colloques de l’ACDS. Si vous êtes intéressé-e-s à soumettre votre candidature pour cette fonction, veuillez envoyer un courriel à Sabrina à l’adresse acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com, incluant une courte biographie et une déclaration d’intérêt, avant le 19 mai 2017. L’élection aura lieu par l’entremise d’un vote en ligne, du 22 mai au 2 juin. Veuillez noter qu’il vous faut être membre de l’ACDS pour servir à titre de Représentant-e des étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs.

 

Best / Au plaisir,

 

Sabrina Tremblay-Huet

CLSA Graduate Student Representative

Représentante des étudiant-e-s aux cycles supérieurs de l'ACDS

acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com

CLSA Graduate Student Representative 2017 Election

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:10 -- manager

Dear CLSA grad students,

 

As the Annual Meeting is fast approaching, so is the election for the CLSA Graduate Student Representative position. This is a two-year mandate, overlapping with the mandate of the other Graduate Student Representative. The current election will seek to replace Kerri Scheer, in order to share this mandate with Sabrina Tremblay-Huet for the upcoming year. The tasks related to this position are mainly to represent the interests of graduate students within the activities of the CLSA board; to communicate relevant information to graduate students (e.g.: funding opportunities) by email or social media, or through the CLSA newsletter; to coordinate student funding for CLSA meetings; and to organize social graduate student events in the context of the CLSA meetings. If you interested in submitting your candidacy for this position, please email Sabrina atacdsgradsclsa@gmail.com, with a short bio and statement of interest, before May 19th, 2017. The election will be held through online voting, from May 22nd to June 2nd. Please note that you must be a CLSA member to act as Graduate Student Representative.

Contemporary Challenges in Constitutional Theory-University of Liverpool

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:31 -- manager

Please find attached call for papers for an upcoming workshop, to be held by the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, on 19th-20th June 2017.

The theme of the workshop is ’Contemporary Challenges in Constitutional Theory’. We hope to provide a valuable opportunity for those researching in constitutional theory to receive feedback on their work from an assembled panel of experts, chaired by Professor Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, University of Edinburgh. We also invite submissions from those who would not necessarily identify as ‘theorists’, but feel they might benefit from feedback on a particular theoretical element of a work in progress.

The deadline for submissions is 30th April.

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