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Bridging the Gap. A Mini-Conference on Race and the Environment A one day conference hosted by the Environmental Sociology Section’s Committee on Racial Equity will be held on August 10th, 2018 (the day before ASA’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia) on the downtown campus of Temple University. This event will bring together U.S.-based scholars to build collaborative networks and share theoretical frameworks, empirical research strategies, and policy applications that push the boundaries of environmental sociology. Papers will draw on frameworks such as Black feminism, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, and critical race theory. The goals of the conference are to challenge the White space of environmental sociology (Anderson 2015, Mascarenhas 2018), reimagine the theoretical intersections between race and the environment, and begin to address the lack of diversity in membership and scholarship in the discipline. Link to RSVP.

Keynote Speaker: David Pellow

Panel Session: Barriers to Equity and Diversity in Environmental Sociology
How can the academy in general and our section in particular make meaningful strides toward being a more (racially as well as theoretically) diverse and equitable space?

Panel Session: From Outside the Academy
Regulatory and community perspectives on race and the environment.

Paper Session I: Inside Looking Out
Scholarship on race and the environment that looks beyond core frameworks of Environmental Sociology and/or draws on other traditions from outside of the section.

Paper Session II: Outside Looking In
Scholarship from outside the section or discipline that engages with race and the environment in interesting theoretical and practical ways.

Travel fellowships in the amount of $500 will be available to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from under-resourced institutions requiring financial assistance to attend and participate in the conference. To be considered for a fellowship, please submit a one page (250 word) application explaining why you would like to attend and how this conference will be relevant to your work, teaching, and/or scholarship to In addition to financial need, the committee will consider racial, gender, geographic, and institutional diversity. Application statements must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on July 15, 2018.

This conference is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Sociology Program. A detailed conference agenda will be published in June 2018.

Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference - 4th and 5th June 2018, INOX Sheffield UK Conference event Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference is going to be conducted on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2018 at The University of Sheffield, INOX Building in the United Kingdom.

The Centre for Criminological Research and the Law & Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of Law are pleased to announce a two-day research symposium exploring implicit bias and how it impacts policing policies and policing outcomes.

The symposium will examine issues including:
• What is the current state of implicit bias research?
• What does empirical evidence on implicit bias mean for policing?
• How can implicit bias research impact policing policies and policing outcomes?
Please click on the following link which provides further information about the conference event, including the biographies of the speakers and also how to book a place on this event:


Call for Conference Papers

Call for Papers: Anglo-American University Law Review Established in 2009, the Anglo-American University Law Review is the Anglo-American University’s flagship legal journal, and has a proud, distinguished history of publishing a wide array of legal scholarship via its digital platforms.

The Anglo-American University Law Review primarily focuses on emergent concerns that transcend Anglo-American and Central European countries, across respective common and continental law jurisdictions, related to facilitating dynamic and sustainable business relationships.

The Anglo-American University Law Review is entirely managed by a student editorial board, which performs all daily operations and is responsible for making all production and editorial decisions. The editorial board will subject all chosen manuscripts, even by the most respected authorities, to a rigorous editorial process, designed to sharpen not only technical but substantive accuracy.

Today, the Central European states comprising the Visegrád Group, or V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), are emerging from a sustained period of significant regional economic expansion. Yet, although the V4 has prospered, regional economic growth has somewhat stagnated, in part due to fettered innovation. Across the V4, internationally-minded startups and entrepreneurs looking to achieve greater scale for their business models are increasingly struggling to cross into new markets and expand within their home markets, failing to realize significant investments in new, innovative and possibly disruptive technologies.

In part, this is because V4 governments have not adopted or adapted laws and regulations which encourage startups and entrepreneurs to innovate, by providing greater clarity as to a wide array of concerns, including corporate governance, technological changes, intellectual property, and venture capital.

Our next issue will focus on the V4, to understand how government regulations directly and indirectly impact startups and entrepreneurs with a collaborative view of renewing theoretical questions about how governments may respond to foster greater innovation.

We invite authors to submit manuscripts which either broadly or specifically explore these concerns.


Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2018

More Information

To submit an inquiry about this call, or to submit a manuscript for consideration, please visit

Call for Papers: 5th Volume of NLUO Law Journal National Law University Odisha, Cuttack invites contributions for the 5th Volume of “NLUO Law Journal” in the form of articles, case comments, legislative comments and book reviews. Any original scholarly work providing multi-disciplinary discussions on the theme of law, justice and society is welcome.


The NLUO Law Journal [NLUOLJ] (ISSN 2348-8913) is the flagship publication of the National Law University Odisha. It aims at encouraging legal writing and scholarship across the country. It is an annual peer-reviewed journal. The primary aim of the journal is to encourage research in national and international inter-disciplinary legal issues with an empirical focus.


Any original scholarly work providing multi-disciplinary discussions on the theme of law, justice and society is welcome.

Submission guidelines

General Instructions
1. All articles, book reviews and case comments should be original and not published elsewhere.
2. Submissions must consist of the abstract, main contribution and a declaration of originality.
3. An abstract of 150 to 300 words should also be submitted along with articles and case comments. After initial screening, short-listed submissions will go through a double-blind peer review process and the final selection will be based on that peer review process.
4. Maximum of two authors can collaborate for any submission.
5. The last date for submission is 15 June 2018.

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The gap between a norm and a decision is infinite. What does it mean to ‘follow the law’? How does interpretation relate to temporality, to the balance between past and future? How does it respond to the tension between justice and certainty, individual and collective, universal and particular? Is the interpreter’s duty one of fidelity or clarity or obedience or faith or reason or revival or reception? Where does one tradition of reading end and another begin? How can you tell?

Different traditions, times, and places have responded to the diverse demands of legal interpretation, providing answers that are neither self-evident nor static. Each approach bears the imprint of its time and place, and of the other cultural forces that eddy around it, be they art, literature, or religion. How do underlying values of culture, indeed the meaning and weight given to that loaded word ‘tradition’ itself, shape or scar practices of legal interpretation? How do these forces and pressures shift and settle over time?

What might be learnt from the different answers given to the problem of interpretation by different times, places, and peoples?

Confirmed presenters include Ahmad Atif Ahmad (UC Santa Barbara), Honni van Rijswijk (UTS), and Shaun McVeigh (Melbourne).

More information and a full call for papers is available on the conference web site:

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 25 May 2018.

Call For Papers: Northeastern Political Science Association's 50th Annual Meeting A reminder to submit a proposal for a paper, panel, or roundtable for the Northeastern Political Science Association's 50th Annual Meeting, held this year November 8-10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The call for proposals is open! Please submit by June 15, 2018.

Our 50th anniversary gives us good reason to celebrate and to reflect. This year, the conference theme will focus on events, trends, and crises that have shaped the world during the past half century of the NPSA's existence. Papers do not have to incorporate the conference theme, but we encourage submitters to think creatively and to draw connections to "50 Years of Change" when possible. Also new this year, in honor of our host city, we are sponsoring a French Language section for papers in all fields of political science written and presented in French.

We are also looking for volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants.

To submit a proposal, or to indicate your willingness to volunteer, please visit our webpage and follow the links to the submission site: You'll also find information about hotel accommodations, discounts on travel, and special events. Names and contact information of section chairs are included on our website, so if you have a question about a submission, please reach out. We update our webpage regularly, so please check back frequently!

For general questions about the program, please contact Farida Jalalzai, 2018 Program Chair (; for questions about membership, contact Koop Berry, Director of Member Engagement (

Call for Papers: The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA) The call opened on February 15th, 2018. Please view the attached documents for all information. Despite that the call has been given a deadline, it may close early, should a ceiling be placed on the submission numbers, as we have already received an abundance of submissions, over 400 in the first call. Please also find attached the SECOND and FINAL Call for Papers for the CALA 2019, which we ask you to distribute among your networks.

Aligning with extensive requests for an Asian specific focus on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields, The CALA will bring together
• Linguists
• Anthropologists
• Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists
• Culturologists
• Sociologists
• Political Scientists
• Those in the Arts
• other related fields
pertinent to Asia.

The CALA, housing a large body of globally prominent academics in its Scientific Committee, is proud to inform that the American Anthropological Association fully endorses the CALA as its affiliate, as do many academic institutions globally.

The Website is at and at

The first of several videos, by the Vice Chair, Dr. Susan Hagadorn, is at

The second of several videos, by the Chair, Dr. Sam-Ang Sam, is at

For additional videos, please visit our channel at:

We advise that several Special Journal issues are planned, as well as a collection of Monographs, from papers submitted to the CALA, and that meet the requirements of submission, review and acceptance. The papers selected will all be published with Top-Tier Ranking journals, and their Publishers. Here, ample assistance will be provided so to revise these manuscripts for publication.

We thus invite you to the CALA 2019, the annual academic conference that, together with your assistance, seeks to redefine aspects of Asian Language and Society.

Positions and Fellowships

Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2018. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a field related to Criminology or Law and Society. The position will begin July 1, 2019 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2019). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) is also required.

Please direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Professor Simon Cole (

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Free Speech Clinic Fellow at Antonin Law School The Liberty and Law Center at the Antonin Law School is looking for a Free Speech Clinic Fellow to run a Free Speech Clinic for law students. The Free Speech Clinic Fellow will collaborate with the Clinic Director to manage, instruct, and support the activities of the Clinic.

The Clinic will focus on two core First Amendment objectives:
(1) litigating and supporting cases and other legal proceedings that further the cause of free speech: and
(2) training a group of future lawyers who want to advance their knowledge of the status of freedom of speech in the United States. This is a full-time position for a period of two-years.

Responsibilities include: Serve as manager of the Clinic. Provide supervision and instruction to students in the Clinic. Manage ongoing cases, ensuring that the work is done in a timely and professional manner. Assist with the organization and teaching of the Clinic, focusing on substantive knowledge of First Amendment doctrine and the litigation process, as well as effective legal writing, advocacy, and client-relations skills. Develop the focus of cases the Clinic will work on. Assist in managing the marketing and promotion of the Clinic.

Required qualifications: A Juris Doctor degree: License to practice law in Virginia, or ability to obtain a Virginia bar license within a short timeframe.

George Mason University is equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. For more information and to apply visit
position number - FA23FZ

Full-time faculty position-School of Public Affairs at American University The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Professorial Lecturer for Academic Year 2018-2019. Applicants preferably will have a PhD in a social science or humanities field with a focus on law, but highly qualified applicants who hold a JD or a PhD in a different discipline will also be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the university level is highly desired. The position will require the applicant to teach three classes per semester, including an undergraduate legal studies research course. The successful candidate should also be able to teach courses relating to legal studies such as Gender and the Law, Justice and Deviant Behavior, Law and Social Theory, and Topics in Law and Social Science. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. For more information and to apply, visit

UMass-Amherst – Lecturer – Junior Year UMass-Amherst – Lecturer – Junior Year Writing The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to start September 2018. Primary responsibility will be to teach Junior Year Writing with occasional teaching of Legal Studies undergraduate content courses, in accordance with program needs and state funding. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding. Applicants are required to have a PhD or equivalent background in Political Science, Legal Studies or a closely related field, and at least two years of experience and demonstrated strong performance teaching college-level writing and composition.

For more information including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Intellectual Property & Food Security The T.C. Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the Australian Research Council funded Laureate Project - Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research into intellectual property and food security; to publish from the research; and to participate in a range of outreach activities associated with the Laureate project. The successful applicant will hold a PhD and have experience and knowledge in intellectual property and/or related areas such as food security, agriculture, plant or animal breeding, food production, processing, or a relevant geographical area within the Asia-Pacific region. We are particularly interested in applicants who combine these skills with an interest or experience in an interdisciplinary area of research, such as science technology studies or socio-legal studies, or have an interest in anthropology, history or related areas of study. This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years (with the possibility of an extension) at Academic level A or B.

Deadline to apply: April 24, 2018

More information at the following link:

Temporary Instructors : Berkeley Law Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our Legal Studies program should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time. Positions may be available as early as Summer 2018, but applications will be accepted through December 3, 2018 to fill ongoing needs.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit the following links: --- Legal Studies Program

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Managing Editor (ME) for Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP) Job title: Managing Editor
Company: Harvard Law School
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

Duties & Responsibilities
The Managing Editor (ME) for Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP): SHARIAsource will manage the daily operations of the Program and Portal (SHARIAsource)-designed to collect and organize sources on Islamic law content and context in a way that is accessible and useful. For the Portal, the ME is responsible for supporting and managing (1) portal content and publication, (2) portal technology and development; and (3) program administration and communication. For the Program, the ME will manage the office and small staff; plan and organize events; be the principal administrative contact for internal and external program constituencies; implement and review policies as needed; anticipate and resolve problems, updating supervisor as needed. The ME is expected to work with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities, and to collaborate with relevant individual and institutional stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of related experience in administrative, editorial and business/tech start-up environment.

Additional Qualifications
JD or other advanced degree (MA/MPP/MPA+) strongly preferred. Knowledge of Middle Eastern Studies and working knowledge of law preferred. Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests. Proven project/program management skills. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision and discreetly handle complex and confidential information. Proficiency with variety of software, ability to learn new ones and manage portal development based on program needs.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Removal Date: March 30, 2018

Call for Journal Papers

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