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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

Jus Dicere National Essay Competition Jus Dicere is pleased to announce and invite essays for the 2nd Jus Dicere National Essay Competition.

The Present age in academics and research may be best expressed as the age or interdisciplinary studies and therefore, be it teaching or research an isolated approach is simply unthinkable. it is becoming very challenging to prevent crime and maintain timely justice.
Any criminal justice of any society depends totally depends on efficient working of Judicial System. Another important essence of criminal law is victimization and providing timely justice.
Therefore, It is an important issue for Eminent Scholars, academicians, practitioners, lawyers and students and expert of related faculty to come forward and contribute their scholarly work.

Criminal Victimization & Justice Administration in India

The Competition is open to Law students studying in any Law Schools / Colleges / Departments of the Universities recognized by Bar Council of India.
Master Students & Research Scholars are also eligible for the competition.

• Winner will receive Cash Prize of 5000/- and Internship Opportunity & Gift Hamper
• Runner-up will receive Cash Prize of 3000/- and Internship Opportunity
• Second Runner-up will receive Cash Prize of 2000/- and Internship Opportunity
• Top 50 entries will be published in Special Book with ISBN.
• Cash Coupon of ₹2000 each for special submissions with the Certificate of Merit.

Note: Participation Certificate will be awarded to all participants.

Guidelines & Regulations
1. The essay should be original (not published earlier or extracted from other sources).
2. Co-Authorship is not permitted.
3. The length of essay should be 1000-2000 words (Footnotes included)
4. The essay must be typed in Ms-Word.
5. Submissions are preferred in Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing in the main text with the font size 12.
6. The footnotes shall be in Times New Roman Font with font size 10 and 1.0 line spacing.
7. The complete text including footnotes shall be in justified alignment.
8. The author is suggested to use 19th Bluebook Citation Style.
9. The author is advice is to keep his or her name as the name of word file.

Registration & Submission
No Registration Fees
Note: Participants are not required to register separately, Kindly use the form available on submission page to submit your essay directly.
Submit your entries here.

Important Dates
• Last Date of Submission: February 15, 2018
• Announcement of Result: March 15, 2018
• Dispatch of Certificates: March 20, 2018

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Two-Day Conference:Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean A two-day Conference on ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean‘ will be held at the University of Malta on the 20-21st March 2018. (Further information attached) Abstracts of 200-300 words are to be submitted via e-mail to by the 31st January 2018. This conference is organized by the University of Malta through the Department of Civil Law and the Mediterranean Institute research group on Belief, Identity and Exchange in conjunction with the ERC-funded research project on ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’ hosted by the University of Amsterdam.

Papers (7,000-8,000 words), will be considered for publication in a special issue of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ISSN: 1016-3476), published by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta and available electronically through Project Muse. Upon request, limited travel and accommodation funds (two nights) may be available for short-listed candidates who cannot apply for funding from their own universities. Please submit your request for funding with your paper proposal.

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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 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.

2018 Technology, Law & Society Summer Institute UC Irvine,June 22-24, 2018 The University of California, Irvine is pleased to host a 3-day Technology, Law & Society (TLS) Summer Institute that examines this critical juncture. The Institute will bring together junior scholars whose work addresses new relationships between technology, law and society (broadly defined) along with diverse experts from fields like sociology, criminology, anthropology, law, political science, informatics and computer science, and beyond. Attendees will participate in a series of small and larger group activities including research workshops devoted to participants’ ongoing projects, cross-methods training, hands-on demonstrations of coding and technology-based innovations, and a concluding group activity such as a hack-a-thon or legal-bot design. Underpinning our discussion will be key themes: How does the discretion of legal actors operate, and get transformed, in technologized law? How do technological innovations, in legal operations and elsewhere in social life, reconfigure racial and other forms of bias, complicate jurisdiction, and pose new ethical challenges for research and the practice of law? How are public/private legal and social spheres complicated by technology, and how does digital space challenge laws bounded by geography/sovereignty?

Eligibility & Application Procedure:
We invite applications from junior scholars from any field whose current research interests touch upon technology, law and society, especially law and computational technology, and who would benefit from participating in the TLS Summer Institute. Applicants should be graduate students who have advanced to candidacy or post-graduate scholars, including assistant professors, who received their doctoral degrees no earlier than 2013. We will cover travel expenses to UC Irvine (up to $500), as well as lodging and meals for the duration of the Institute. Funding for the Institute is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Sciences program, and by the Schools of Social Science and Social Ecology at UCI. Applicants will be evaluated based upon centrality of research interests to the Summer Institute’s mission, and quality of submitted research project description. Applicants should complete the online application form and submit a current CV and research project description of approximately 5 pages that specifically describes a current technology, law and society-related research project, including its current stage of development. All applications should be submitted through the application portal, accessible at: The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018. For more information about this initiative, go to For questions about the Institute or the application requirements, contact

Removal Date:3-22-18

Law & Society Review Call for Papers: “Disability Legal Studies” The Law and Society Review is inviting articles for a mini symposium on disability legal studies, an emerging area of research on the role of law in the social construction of disability.

Within sociolegal studies disability is emerging as an important site of analysis of legal categories, social movements, and rights. The symposium is to draw attention to creative intersections between these modes of inquiry. We are looking for articles that push this intersection in new directions and that expand or challenge the possibilities and limits of sociolegal theory.

This symposium invites critical interrogations of disability and the law that reflect sociolegal methods and approaches. We hope to generate articles that place disability at the center of analysis of contemporary legal issue, such as immigration, education rights, police violence, incarceration, or reproductive rights. Other potential topics include access and accommodations, institutionalization, guardianship, voting rights, ableism in employment, criminal justice, , disability and the welfare state, and access to justice. We invite articles that generate more complex understanding of legal concepts, such as normalcy, competence, rationality, autonomy, productivity, and citizenship, as well as comparative studies of disability rights movements and human rights discourse, and for studies that employ intersectional analysis.

Submission Deadlines:
Please submit a 1000-word abstract by March 15, 2018. If selected, the full article will be due August 1, 2018

Please send your abstract to the special issue editors:
Katharina Heyer
Sagit Mor

Cofounders and co-coordinators of the Law & Society Association’s CRN on disability legal studies

UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference - LAW AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the 22nd UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference, to be held at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, on May 10–11, 2018. This conference will offer graduate students a unique interdisciplinary opportunity to engage with contemporary perspectives in law and other disciplines.

Submissions should include the title of the paper or project, a 250-word abstract in English, the author’s name, email address, institutional affiliation and phone number. Presenters should be current graduate students or must have recently completed graduate studies. Exceptional proposals from undergraduate, LL.B. or J.D. students may be accepted. An up-to-date CV should be submitted along with the abstract.

Please submit abstracts via email to: with “Submission” included in the subject line by February 2, 2018.. Please ensure all attached documents’ file names begin with your last name.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by February 16, 2018. The completed papers will be due on March 30, 2018. Accepted participants must register and pay the $100 (CAD) registration fee by March 30, 2018. An additional fee of $50 (CAD) will be payable by conference participants who wish to attend the conference dinner on May 10, 2018. Accepted participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.

Please feel free to address any questions, comments, or concerns to Godwin Dzah, Chair of the 2018 UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference, at (and cc:

Tamil Nadu National Law School - International Conference The International Conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality is an academic endeavour of the Tamil Nadu National Law School in collaboration with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University, United Kingdom. The conference aims to bring together academicians, practitioners and students from various disciplines including law, sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, statistics and other social sciences and will be held in Tiruchirappalli, India on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018.

For more information regarding abstract submission and sub-themes, please visit:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 10th.

Annual Conference on Law and Business : 'The Role of Law and related disciplines in creating an ideal environment for business and economic growth’. The Department of Law at Monash South Africa (MSA) are hosting their first annual conference on 3 – 5 May 2018, with a focus on the theme, ‘The Role of Law and related disciplines in creating an ideal environment for business and economic growth’. The conference will also commemorate the fifth anniversary of the effective implementation of the South African Companies Act, 2008.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words on any of the above broad areas are invited to be submitted by 6 November 2017. Notification of abstract acceptance will be on 30 November 2017. Following the notification of acceptance of abstracts, contributors will be required to prepare papers in line with their accepted Abstracts. Abstracts of no more than 300 words on any of the above broad areas are invited to be submitted by 5 February 2018. Following the notification of acceptance of abstracts, contributors will be required to prepare papers in line with their accepted Abstracts.

Conference registration fees:
Presenting participants: R4, 500, or R3, 500 for early-bird registrants Non-presenting participants: R2, 000 or USD$150.00.

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Call For Papers: One-day Conference : Ways of Knowing: Epistemology & Law The Westminster Law and Theory Lab in association with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, issues this call for papers for a one-day international conference, Thursday, May 31, 2018: 9.45am – 5.30pm, London (England). The Conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussion on the place, significance, and further potential of epistemology within socio-legal studies.

Invited Speakers
Professor Maria Drakopoulou, University of Kent
Professor Peter Goodrich, Cardozo Law School
Professor Anna Grear, Cardiff University
Professor Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent
Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra

Academic Co-ordinators
Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and Professor Andreas Philipopoulos-Mihalopoulos, University of Westminster.

Questions and Issues
• The Conference will seek to address a range of questions/ issues, including:
• How has epistemology informed legal studies?
• How might diverse approaches to epistemology be understood collectively in relation to their contribution to socio-legal studies?
• What continuing relevance, if anything, can epistemology have for socio-legal studies?
• How should the concept of epistemology be understood in respect of, and if necessary distinguished from, broader concepts such as knowledge construction?
• How specifically can epistemology inform socio-legal theory, methods and praxis?

Abstract guidelines
Up to 300 words. Add title & contact details. Email by 26 February 2018 to:

Please see the conference webpage for further details (including on registration):

Call For Papers: VIT LAW REVIEW VOLUME 1 ISSUE I-CALL FOR PAPERS VIT School of Law, VIT, Chennai is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural issue of VIT Law Review. The VIT Law Review aims to be a scholarly publication that strives to publish leading research articles, notes and comments authored by the legal fraternity from across the world. The VIT Law Review aspires to carve out a niche in legal journalism and to serve as a research arm for practitioners, academicians and the broader intellectual community.

The law review publishes two issues every year. This Inaugural Issue aims to receive high standard submissions, in the area of ‘Law, Science and Technology.’ This necessarily includes information technology law and cyber law and related legal issues.
Submissions are invited for the following:
1. Articles (5000-10000 words)
2. Essays (3000-6000 words)
3. Notes & Comments (2000-5000 words)
4. Book Review (1000-2000 words)
Deadline for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue is February 28, 2018.

All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. The submitted manuscript should not be published previously or under consideration for publica- tion.
2. Footnoting must be mandatorily done according to the 19th Edition Harvard Bluebook Citation.
3. The font must be Times New Roman with size 14, for headings, and 12 for the remaining body with footnotes in Times New Roman, size 10.
4. Line Spacing -1.5 and 1.0 (footnotes) and a margin of 1” on all sides.
5. The submission must contain an abstract of no more than 300 words.
6. Co-Authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors.
7. Plagiarism will be viewed with zero tolerance.

Submissions shall be mailed, before the deadline, to with the Subject line as ‘SUBMISSION FOR VIT LAW REVIEW’.
Contact details:
Dr. Rajkumar-(Faculty Editor) +919600158290
Prof.Tania Sebastian-(Faculty Editor) +919810237136

Call For Papers: Jus Dicere's One Day National Seminar Jus Dicere, is pleased to announce Jus Dicere's One Day National Seminar on theme - State & Individual : Revisiting Social Contract. Seminar will take place on February 25, 2018 at New Delhi, India.

Concept Note
Since the beginning of human civilization, social contracts have helped structure how people and governments worked together. Societies are controlled by governments. This is the starting point for discussing social contract theory. Thinkers who believe in this theory argue that people benefit from living together in countries, kingdoms, or under other types of governmental oversight. Living in society, however, requires rules and laws. Societies are the result of compromises, and social contracts provide the framework for how people and governments interact. Individuals who live within a social structure gain protection from outsiders who may seek to harm them. In return, they must give up certain freedoms (like the ability to commit crimes without being punished), and they should contribute to making society stable, wealthy, and happy. It was to overcome the harsdhips and oppression on the sections of the society, that the man entered into two agreements which are:
• “Pactum Unionis”; and
• “Pactum Subjectionis”.
By the first pact of unionis, people sought protection of their lives and property. As, a result of it a society was formed where people undertook to respect each other and live in peace and harmony. By the second pact of subjectionis, people united together and pledged to obey an authority and surrendered the whole or part of their freedom and rights to an authority. The authority guaranteed everyone protection of life, property and to a certain extent liberty. Thus, they must agree to establish society by collectively and reciprocally renouncing the rights they had against one another in the State of Nature and they must imbue some one person or assembly of persons with the authority and power to enforce the initial contract. In other words, to ensure their escape from the State of Nature, they must both agree to live together under common laws, and create an enforcement mechanism for the social contract and the laws that constitute it. Thus, the authority or the government or the sovereign or the state came into being because of the two agreements.
Therefore, it is an important issue for Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts of related faculty to come forward and contribute their scholarly work. The objective of the seminar is to identify the individual and state’s role in a society, while revisiting the social contract theory.

Call for Abstract
We seek proposals in form of abstracts from all Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts to contribute in the seminar. Abstract should not merely address the issue but also conceptualise views and arguments of the author on current scenario.
The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article, beyond the existing available literature and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
We welcome submission which has direct linkage with the seminar’s central theme; author may choose any sub-theme which has linkage with the central theme.
We appreciate participation from Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts of other disciplines too. However, we welcome submission with philosophical reflection, but these submissions should be focused on India & not comparative.

How to Participate
If you wish to contribute, kindly submit us your Proposal cum Abstract of the Paper or Manuscript you would like to present at seminar on (Or Click Here) at earliest, but not later than January 30, 2018.
Conference will take place on February 25, 2018, at New Delhi.

● Winner will be awarded with Cash Prize of 15000/- along with gift hamper.
● Runner-up will be awarded with Cash Prize of 10000/- along with gift hamper.
● The next 5 following papers in order of credibility will be awarded with Cash Coupon of 5000/- each from Jus Dicere.
● Best 20 papers will be selected for publication in peer reviewed publication with ISBN number.
Reach Us
Kindly reach to Jus Dicere, with any query at Email –, Mobile – +91 9903854885 (Ms. Shiwani Agrawal)

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 (

V INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENGLISH AND ESP LEXICOLOGY AND LEXICOGRAPHY:THE WORDS OF THE LAW The Lexicology of Languages for Specific Purposes Research Group (LexEsp) is pleased to announce its “V International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography: The Words of the Law”, to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on April 26-27, 2018.

The organising committee encourages the submission of individual abstracts focused on Specialized Legal Lexis/Lexicology, Specialized Legal Dictionaries, Bilingual Legal Lexicography, Corpora and Legal Lexicology, Word-Formation Processes in Legal English, Legal Terminology and Terminography, Legal Phraseology and Collocation, Teaching and Learning Legal Vocabulary Legal Language and the Media and Legal Terminology and Translation in Institutional Settings.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by Monday, January 15th, 2018. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed. Abstracts should be submitted using EasyChair:, by January 15th 2018.

All abstract submissions will receive notification of the outcome of the review process by February 15th, 2018.

Call for Papers | PhD in Law Association Rotterdam The PhD in Law Association Rotterdam (PILAR) would like to make an announcement for the call for papers of the Erasmus Early-Career Conference which will be held on 11-13 April, 2018.

We would like to provide the following information:

Erasmus School of Law (ESL), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Faculty of Philosophy (FW) invite submissions for the Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference to be held on 11, 12 and 13 April 2018. The purpose of this conference is to create an innovative and interdisciplinary discussion forum and open a new dialogue among early-career scholars from different disciplines. The theme of the conference is: “New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities”.

More information about the conference can be found at:

Prospective contributors are invited to submit their abstract (750 words maximum) with 5 keywords, including topic, research question, methodology, expected findings and a short CV by January 7, 2018 at Selected papers will be announced by the beginning of February 2018. A full draft of the paper is due on April 1, 2018, with the objective of publishing a collection of (selected) articles from the conference.

Call for Posters - 2018 SPSP Annual Convention | University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska Lincoln Department of Psychology and Law is pleased to invite you to The Social Psychology and Law: In the Courtroom and Beyond Preconference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2018. The preconference will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

About the Preconference: This preconference features the role of social psychology in court and beyond. In two separate symposia, presenters will review their own and others’ research pertaining to attribution models of social judgment, jury decision-making, attorney behavior, mediation and other issues of psychology which inform dispute resolution decisions. Presenters will show how social psychology research findings can influence policy making as well as practice, and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers during our featured symposia, datablitz presentations, and a poster session.

You can register for the even by clicking here!

Submissions Requested! The Social Psychology and Law Preconference will feature five to six, 10 minute datablitz talks (chosen competitively) on any topic related to law and social psychology. We will also host a poster session during lunch where research can be displayed and discussed. To submit a datablitz talk or a poster please send a pdf file containing the title, 150-250 word abstract, author(s), affiliation(s), and email address of the presenter to
• For a poster submission, address your email with the subject "Poster Submission: [YOUR NAME]".
• For a datablitz submission address your email with the subject "Datablitz Submission: [YOUR NAME]".
Posters and datablitz talks will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 1st, 2018.

Organizers: Dr. Richard Wiener – University of Nebraska Lincoln and Dr. Ashley Votruba – University of Nebraska Lincoln

Positions and Fellowships

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGFIELD LEGAL STUDIES The Department of Legal Studies in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an expertise in the field of legal studies. (We are particularly interested in teacher-scholars with a background in law and society and/or comparative law.) Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, or a JD from an ABA accredited law school, or foreign equivalent, with a preference for candidates who hold both a Ph.D. and a JD. The position will begin on August 16, 2018. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty and must be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with expertise in legal studies that builds on our current research and teaching expertise. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load.

UIS is situated in the Illinois state capital city, which is a vibrant legal community of law makers, lobbyists, attorneys, and judges. Springfield is the seat of the State Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, among others. There are few cities that offer such diverse legal venues and communities.

Springfield is situated nearby Chicago and St. Louis, yet offers an extremely low cost of living and very affordable housing prices. Chicago is a 3-hour drive from Springfield and has direct city-to-city train service. St. Louis is less than a 1.5-hour drive from Springfield and also has direct city-to-city train service. Urbana- Champaign is just an hour drive. Despite close proximity to these major cultural centers, the cost of living in Springfield is roughly 15% lower, and housing costs are nearly 30% lower, than the national averages.

Campus Information: Located in the state capital, UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment. Our diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and engaged professionals in service to society. Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus web page at and the department web page at

APPLICATION: To apply, click the "Apply for Position" button below, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Applications close on March 4, 2018.

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Director of Human Rights Practice position | University of Chicago The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago invites applications for its new Director of Human Rights Practice position. The Director will establish a problem-based Human Rights Laboratory designed to engage students (undergraduate and graduate) in offering solutions to real world human rights problems.

The responsibilities of the Director of Human Rights Practice include:
• working on a specific human rights problem through the development of a curriculum in human rights practice, including the teaching of two small clinic style courses per year of your own design;
• organizing and overseeing short term practitioner residencies related to the work of the Laboratory;
• establishing new linkages between the Pozen Center and civil society and government-supported human rights entities globally, nationally and locally;
• ensuring the Laboratory-based project has impact in its field beyond the university; and assisting in the operation of the Pozen Center’s current human rights internship program.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on 5 March 2018 with final decisions in spring 2018. For more information and to apply, visit:

Removal date: March 15, 2018

Statistician and Social Science Researcher - Wisconsin Director of State Courts The Wisconsin Director of State Courts office is seeking an experienced statistician and social science researcher to create and lead a newly authorized Research and Justice Statistics unit. The person will lead the overall architecture, design, and development of the Wisconsin court system’s data warehouse and services. Other responsibilities will include the hiring/oversight of the data team, creation of policies, establishing relationships, and implementing the data warehouse technologies necessary to most effectively achieve the objectives of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Director of State Courts office. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled and experienced data scientist and leader to get in on the ground floor of a new and exciting research and analysis initiative.

More information may be found at this link to the Wisconsin Court System website:

Removal Date : February 22, 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at American University The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology (JLC) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a two-year full-time, postdoctoral fellow at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2020.

Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in the field of criminology, criminal justice, or a related field. American University prides itself on having a diverse workforce and to that end encourages applications from underrepresented minorities interested in advancing their stellar careers in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and policy. Field of study is open but candidates conducting research in areas that build upon the strength of JLC’s faculty are especially welcome including criminological theory, victimization, race and justice, comparative criminology, and other areas. Postdoctoral Fellows will participate fully in the academic life of the department, including engaging with faculty and students and working on and disseminating their own research. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per academic year in the school’s Master of Justice, Law and Criminology program.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications to Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), three reference letters, and copies of recently published articles or working papers. Please email if you have any questions.

Removal Date : March 1, 2018

Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thoughtl Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a three-year visiting appointment starting in the 2018–2019 academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is in one or more of the following areas: global legality; jurisprudence and modern legal theory; the social organization of law; constitutionalism and democratic practice; law and literature; law, popular culture and the arts; and law and science. The position requires a Ph.D or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor | California State University Department: Gender and Women’s Studies
Faculty Hire Number: 18-32
Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University Northridge is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor who has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and research in Feminist Legal Studies or criminal justice law, broadly defined, which can include specializations in international law, global conflict, immigration, indigenous studies or refugee studies. We invite a focus on any of the following geographical areas: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle-East and/or the United States. The successful candidate would articulate an intersectional, feminist postcolonial or decolonial theoretical-methodological approach. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 21, 2018. Experience teaching courses in Gender and Women’s Studies or related discipline is required. Applicants must demonstrate commitment and ability to effectively teach, work and mentor a highly diverse student population. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a viable research agenda and the potential for publication. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The University seeks individuals who contribute to their chosen discipline through scholarly activity and share the University's commitment to teacher preparation and general education. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees and to advise students. The standard teaching load is 12 units (typically four courses) per semester, though reassigned time for r.esearch and curriculum development is available on a competitive basis. A willingness to teach evening classes is essential. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses, and can expect to teach General Education courses at the baccalaureate level, and undergraduate courses in their field. Publication is required for tenure.

Located in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The student population is very diverse. Many students enter the university as the first generation to attend college in their families; hence, the student population is also diverse in the degrees of academic preparedness. The successful candidate will join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that encourage and enable students to complete their degree. For more information about the University, check visit website at:

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 31, 2017. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, sample syllabi and three current letters of recommendation through the Interfolio application link below. The letter of application should include a brief statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy. Selected applicants will be interviewed by telephone and/or videoconference. Finalists for the position will be invited to campus for final interviews. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates.

CSUN is using Interfolio's By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

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Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology centered on Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global, beginning in August 2018. We welcome applicants who will advance educational and research initiatives related to human rights in urban contexts. We especially are interested in applications from scholars whose research and practice contribute to comparative understandings of urban politics and conflicts, appreciation of how global forces shape local conflicts and urban political processes, and innovations in teaching and community-based research and learning that enhance the intellectual and cultural diversity of student experiences. Particular research areas may include, for instance, urban politics and conflicts, racial and economic dynamics in urban politics and resource allocation, cultural dimensions of cities and urban struggles, globalization and urban sustainability/ resilience. Scholars with a degree in sociology, urban studies, or related disciplines that have strong sociological foundations are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have rich opportunities for multidisciplinary engagement through Pitt’s Humanities Center, World History Center, Global Studies Center, Urban Studies Program, and its multidisciplinary Human Rights Working Group. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018. Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016 are ineligible.

For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, visit: To be considered, please submit by February 16, 2018, via curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders.

For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by February 23, 2018. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships Applications are invited for one-year postdoctoral positions related to Israel Studies that will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability.

Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to:
• Pursue original research about the modern state of Israel and produce work for submission to appropriate academic publications.
• Teach at least one undergraduate course (one quarter)
• Present one public lecture while in residence
• Participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year

2018-19 Application Opening and Deadlines: The application for 2018-19 postdoctoral positions will open on December 1, 2017. Completed applications including all the required materials should be submitted no later than March 7, 2018. Decisions will be announced on April 6, 2018.

Who Should Apply:
• Applicants must have a PhD degree from an accredited university
• The Center welcomes applications from students in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.
More information about the fellowship and applying can be found by visiting the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at

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