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IT Law – Paris

The International Federation of National IT Law Associations (IFCLA) Conference, IT Law Challenges in a Changing World: Global, Virtual, Open & Outsourced, takes place in Paris on June 5-6, 2008. The deadline for the call for papers is September 5, 2007.

Socio-Legal Studies – Hull, UK

The Socio-Legal Studies Association holds the SLSA Postgraduate Conference January 23-24, 2008, in Hull, UK.

The conference is aimed at those starting out in their careers who may need guidance on issues such as: completing their postgraduate research; getting their work published; finding their first academic job; and establishing links with like-minded scholars. Students often find that they are the only socio-legally minded individuals in their law school and it is hoped that these events reduce the resulting feelings of intellectual isolation.


Legal Pluralism – Kunming, China

The Commission on Legal Pluralism holds its next conference, Legal Pluralist Perspectives on Humanity, Development and Cultural Diversity, July 15-23, 2008, in Kunming, China. Continue reading

Islamic Finance – Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law SchoolIslamic Legal Studies ProgramIslamic Finance Project hosts the Eighth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, “Innovation and Authenticity,” April 19-20, 2008, in Cambridge, MA. The call for papers deadline for abstracts was Sept. 1.

Islamic Legal Studies – Cambridge, MA

Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program hosts the second Law of Waqf Conference May 16-18, 2008. The call for papers deadline is September 30, 2007.

Thanks: Identity Unknown.

Ethical Theory – Edinburgh

The British Society for Ethical Theory will hold its 2008 conference in Edinburgh July 14-16, 2008. The call for papers deadline is December 7, 2007.

Thanks: Legal Theory Blog.

Comparative Legal Systems – Athens, the Hague, Brussels, Istanbul

The Australian Institute of Comparative Legal Systems has four conferences coming up in 2008:

Legal Education – Warwick

The UK Centre for Legal Education presents the Learning in Law Annual Conference (LILAC) at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, January 3-4, 2008. The theme is (Dis)integration…designs on the law curriculum. The call for papers deadline is October 2, 2007.

August 31, 2007 Colloquia/Workshops


Morgan Symposium on the Gender of Constitutional and Human Rights Law

UCLA Friday Colloquium

Daniel Cole (Indiana-Indianapolis Law), The Stern Review and Its Critics: Implications for the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Iowa Law

Tino Cuellar (Stanford Law)

Poli Sci Conference This Week in Chicago

Jeff Yates at the Voir Dire Blog lists “interesting panels on the law and courts” at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2007.

Legal Rhetoric – DC

American University’s Washington College of Law presents “How Legal Rhetoric Shapes the Law” on Friday, November 2. James Boyd White will deliver the keynote address.

The conference is free; register here. For more information, contact Teresa Godwin Phelps.

Chief Justice Roberts at Montana

Chief Justice John Roberts will speak at the University of Montana School of Law. His public talk on Sept. 13 will be the annual address at the Law School’s William B. Jones and Judge Edward A. Tamm Judicial Lecture Series. “Although the title of his talk is not yet known, the UM lecture series is dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the judicial system.” High-profile guests to visit UM, Helena Independent Record, Aug. 28, 2007.

August 30, 2007 Colloquia/Workshops


Steven Dean (Brooklyn Law), The Incomplete Global Market for Tax Information

George Washington

Beate Gsell (Augsburg Law Faculty), Product Liability & Damage to the Product Itself: A Comparison Between Germany and the U.S.


Gerald Magliocca (Indiana-Indianapolis Law)


Chris Guthrie (Vanderbilt Law), Inside the Trial Judge’s Mind

August 29, 2007 Colloquia/Workshops

University of Oregon Environmental & Natural Resources

Mary Wood (Oregon Law), Courts as Guardians of the Global Trust

Third International Conference on Universal Digital Library

Third International Conference on Universal Digital Library
November 2-4, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

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August 28, 2007 Colloquia/Workshops

Georgetown Law

Mike Seidman (Georgetown Law)

UC Berkeley Law & Economy

Michael Cypers (Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw), Securities Litigation: State of the Art Methods to Navigate the Civil and Criminal Minefields

Securities litigation requires the practitioner to draw on a broad range of skills, from knowledge of recent Supreme Court opinions to persuading a jury. Since Enron, there has been an explosion of developments from the courts, Congress, and the SEC, and a number of high profile executives have been sentenced to jail for criminal misconduct. This session will discuss the practical methods securities litigators use to maximize results for their clients.

Globalizing Secured Credit Law: Current Problems, New Directions

Globalizing Secured Credit Law:  Current Problems, New Directions, at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California on November 9-10, 2007.

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August 27, 2007 Colloquia/Workshops


Anita Bernstein (Emory Law), The Pitfalls Approach to Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility: Forewarned, Forearmed, Ethical.

Loyola Tax Policy

David Walker (Boston University Law), Regulatory Tax Penalties.

Rutgers (Camden)

Phillip Harvey (Rutgers (Camden) Law), Income, Work and Freedom: Progressive Alternatives to Conservative Welfare Reform.

UCLA Monday Colloquium

Gary Orfield (UCLA Education & Civil Rights Project), The Louisville and Seattle Decisions and the Future of Integration in American Schools.

Law, Knowledge, and Imagination – Tuscaloosa

Austin Sarat is organizing a three-part conference at the University of Alabama School of Law: Law, Knowledge, and Imagination.

Oct. 19, 2007 – Law’s History: How Law Understands the Past 

Jan. 11, 2008 – Imagining a New Constitution for the United States in the 21st Century

April 11, 2008 – Legal Doubt of Scientific Certainty: What Scientific Knowledge Does For and to Law