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NIJ Research and Evaluation the Administration of Justice FY2018 NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice FY2018

Applications Due: May 14, 2018

NIJ seeks to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) priorities of reducing violent crime and enhancing investigations and prosecutions by funding investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice. While the scope of this solicitation is defined as investigator initiated, the following research topics are of particular interest to DOJ.

1. Eyewitness Identification Evidence: cognitive neuroscience; and research on estimator and system variables
2. Front-end Intervention Strategies: diversion and deflection; pretrial notification protocols and court appearance compliance; bail reform; and justice-led strategies aimed at young-adult offenders
3. Enhancing Investigations and Prosecutions: body-worn cameras; and juror decision-making

Webinar: A webinar for this solicitation is scheduled for 3:00 pm EST on April 4, 2018. See the registration page at A transcript will be available on NIJ’s website at

Note: applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email fax 301-240-5830; or web chat See also NIJ’s solicitation FAQ page at

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2018 NIJ's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: 1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and 2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. Opioid research proposals should address narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigations; and opioids include heroin, fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues.

See The National Institute of Justice’s Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids at

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at . Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at . For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation (NIJ-2018-13682): toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email ; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at

Applications Due: April 25, 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


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: Infrastructures as Regulation (InfraReg) Conference Dates: September 28-29, 2018
Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2018

Infrastructures—whether physical, informational, digital—can have regulatory-type effects. These include requiring, preventing, channeling, enabling, and nudging particular human and social behavior. Infrastructures also help to shape second-order regulatory-type actions and structures. When stable, these infrastructures exert substantial power in social ordering. They interact or compete with law. In these ways, infrastructures have major effects on social relations, identities, roles, capabilities, and possibilities. We label these phenomena collectively by the moniker “Infrastructures as Regulation” (InfraReg). In our project we focus on regulatory effects of transnationally-connected infrastructures on social orders— e.g. effects on social relations, status, classes and class formation, social mobility, social time, and capabilities—and the interactions between social order and political, economic, and other infrastructure-based orders.

For more information and submission details, visit More information about the project is available at

Call for Papers: Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force: International and National Law Aspects Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic & Armed Forces of the Czech Republic have the pleasure to invite you to the conference Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force: International and National Law Aspects organized under the auspices of the Director of Special Forces Brigadier General Pavel Kolar and the Czech Branch of the International Law Association

Several distinguished experts have already confirmed participation in the conference. These are for example:
• Dr. Aurel Sari (Director, Exeter Centre for International Law/Fellow, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps/University of Exeter)
• ass. prof. Tamás Hoffmann (Corvinus University, Budapest)
• Dr. Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield)
• Dr. Kubo Mačák (University of Exeter)

Conference will be held on 24.-25. May 2018. For more information and call for papers, please consult the conference website:

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.

Call for Papers: Precedent - Bi-Annual Publication Jus Dicere invites contributions from legal professionals, academicians, research associates and students for Issue 1, Volume 2 (ISBN - 978-93-5300-585-6) of its Bi-Annual peer-reviewed publication, Precedent.

Guided by the expertise of our Editorial Board, consisting of distinguished legal professionals and academicians, Precedent, aims to promote critical analysis of contemporary issues, involving legal complexities, through research and methodical writing. Recognizing the fact that purposeful study is a gateway of opportunities to enrich one's concepts, while simultaneously facilitating the development of comprehensive and informed opinions on matters of multiple socio-legal consequences, Precedent focuses on publishing original research works that display clarity of ideas based on the sound inquiry of the subject matter.

We feel proud to say, Our past publication has featured contribution by Justice Ioannis SARMAS, Judge Supreme Court of Greece.

Precedent is published twice a year in form of a book, featuring quality research submitted by students, academician & researchers.

We thus invite unpublished submissions of the following nature:
1. Articles
   1. Short articles
   2. Long articles
2. Book Reviews
3. Case Comments

Important Links
For the detailed guidelines and policy, please visit at
To Submit your manuscript, please visit at

Important Dates
Submissions are accepted till April 15, 2018

Publication Fees
There will be no fees as publication or processing charges.
We will provide hard copy of publication certificate.
If you need any clarification, feel free to reach us at

Call for Papers Social Phobias and the Politics of Fear: Causes and Resistance Manufacturing the “Other”: Xenophobia, Fascism, the Alt-Right and More A Conference and Edited Collection In 2016, the University of Toronto Press published a timely collection on the rise of social phobias and the political production of fear as a mechanism of social control, regulation, and repression in the period of neoliberal global capitalism. Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice, edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz, examined fear politics, especially as developed and deployed by neoliberal governments (conservative and liberal) and Right-wing groups, and the targeting of specific communities, particularly racialized and migrant communities, as objects of social fear and public threat. Wide-ranging chapters analyzed the social, economic, and political aspects of these phobic practices as developed in several international contexts.

That collection, put together before the rise of Trump and the alt-Right, prefigured and predicted many of the essential features of those reactionary political movements and perspectives. Now, more than a year into the Trump regime, with open mobilization of fascists in diverse liberal democracies, street battles between fascists and antifascists (ANTIFA), and the killing of antifascists (like Heather Heyer in Charlottesville) and antiracists (as in Portland, Oregon) by far Rightists, there is a pressing need to explore the causes of social phobias, understand the practices governments and community groups that promote and pursue phobic politics, and to assess the state of resistance to social phobias.

Many questions related to the treatment of the “Other” need to be answered. If we utilize Trumpism as an example, several questions would be of a great interest. Does the rise of Trumpist ideologies, as examples of the anti “Other,” represent symptoms of unspoken social problems in addition to the obvious ones of racism and sexism? If so, what are the unspoken social problems? What are the means to counter these social problems?

Thus, we call for papers on topics related to causes, resistance to and alternatives to social phobias and fear politics in the current period. Topics might include but are by no means limited to:

Migrant solidarity movements, no borders movements, no one is illegal politics
Anti-racist movements
Black Lives Matter
International solidarity movements
Indigenous resistance and land struggles
Anti-settlerism and anti-colonialism
Community self-defense movements
Labor solidarity and rank-and-file workplace organizing
Anti-policing and anti-repression organizing
Abolitionist politics
Alternative social visions—anarchism, socialism, communism, etc.

Papers will be presented publicly for feedback and discussion, hopefully making contributions to community debates and active struggles, at a three-day conference during February of 2019 in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories (BC). These papers will then be collected in a special volume on Causes and Resistance to Social Phobias, edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz.

Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to both of the conference organizers: Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz by May 1, 2018.

Call For Papers: Law in Brazil The RLD is a recently free, open-access, independent and non-profit law review, based in Paris (France) which aims at addressing recent and new legal issues of global importance. One of the RLD's important features is to promote both the sharing of knowledge and the interaction between the members of the global legal community - students, PhD candidates, practitioners and academics - from all around the world. The RLD publishes articles on all aspects of law, both in English and French.

We open a call for journal papers on the following topic: "Law in Brazil".
The paragraph description of our call for journals papers is the following:
"Authors who would like to submit a paper are invited to deal with the subject whilst focusing on a specific legal field (such as e.g. arbitration law, business law, competition law, contract law, corporate law, energy law, litigation, investment law, international law (private or public). The deadline for submitting papers is fixed on April 30, 2018.

Authors will be notified at the very latest in June 2018. Selected articles will be published in the RLD in June 2018.

Papers should be submitted through the journal’s electronic submission system. For any queries, please contact Mrs. Gal Weitzman at

Here there is a link to more information:

Call For Papers: International Journal of Law and Politics You are welcome to submit your papers for International Journal of Law and Politics, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal, published every three months by Scientific Cooperations. It already has 3 issues published.

Last Issue Nov. 2017

Call for Journal Papers: European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) The European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) provides a practical and intellectual forum to discuss, comment and review all issues raised by the development and implementation of the law and policy governing the area of general and sector-specific competition law in the EU Member States.

Content and Form
Contributors to the journal report on key legislative developments in the EU and the Member States, and analyse important judgments that shape the field of EU competition and regulatory law, in particular those by the European Courts, international courts and tribunals, and higher national courts. We welcome submissions of articles, case notes, country reports and book reviews on, but not limited to, the following topics:
● Major ongoing antitrust matters (eg Google, Gazprom) and procedural trends (commitment cases with behavioral/structural remedies, settlement cases);
● EU and national antitrust enforcement in network industries;
● Consultation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control;
● Tax ruling investigations;
● Digital Single Market Strategy and competition rules (e-commerce regulation and sector inquiry, Electronic Communications Code, big data and antitrust, broadband rollout, roaming tariffs, net neutrality etc);
● Directive 2014/104/EU on antitrust damages actions.
All contributions will be subject to double blind peer-review before acceptance for publication and are required to conform to the author guidelines available at:

Deadlines for Submission:
● Issue 4/2017: 25 November 2017
● Issue 1/2018: 1 January 2018
● Issue 2/2018: 1 April 2018
Contributions may be submitted after the published deadlines, by arrangement with the editor.

The editorial team looks forward to discussing your proposals and receiving your submissions. For further enquiries, please contact the Executive Editor:Nelly Stratieva (

Positions and Fellowships

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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