Announcing the Publication of Creative Law and UBC's 17th Graduate Legal Studies Conference: Law and the Individual
In cooperation with cIRcle, The University of British Columbia's open access digital repository, the UBC Graduate Law Students' Society is pleased to announce the publication of Creative Law: Selected Papers from the University of British Columbia's 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Students' Conference. This working papers ebook is available online at no charge and contains outstanding Canadian and international graduate scholarship. The ebook includes the conference program and is fully bookmarked.
The book is available for download at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/41159
UBC'S 17TH LEGAL STUDIES CONFERENCE: LAW AND THE INDIVIDUAL: Readers will also be interested in UBC's 17th Graduate Legal Studies Conference: Law and the Individual. The Call for Papers is below.
While the deadline for receipt of abstracts has passed, exceptional late submissions may be considered and, in any event, the conference organizing committee is open to requests from graduate students and professionals to attend without presenting (although a conference attendance fee will still apply).
CALL FOR PAPERS: Graduate students in all disciplines are invited to participate in the 17th annual UBC interdisciplinary legal studies graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the University of British Columbia on May 10 - 11, 2012.
The theme of the 2012 conference is 'Law and the Individual'. The conference organizers seek papers that contemplate this relationship, examining it from any interesting angle and in any area of law: the individual as the appropriate subject of law; law's focus in promoting and protecting individuals; the agency of corporations; individuals as practitioners of law; the role of law in connecting (or distancing) individuals from the community; law and the construction of individual, regional, national or global identities, and the role of identity in the construction of law; theoretical perspectives on individual and collective ethics and morality, including human rights law; the role of the state and institutions in global issues; and in any other way that authors understand the theme.
We strongly encourage scholars to be creative in their interpretation of the theme, and give it their own individual meaning. Abstracts from scholars in all fields of law, and from all methodologies and theoretical approaches to law are welcome. We also encourage submissions from disciplines intersecting with law (including but not limited to economics, political science, anthropology, history, sociology, gender studies, psychology, cultural studies and philosophy).
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Proposals should include the title of the paper, a 250 word abstract, and the student's full institutional affiliation, e-mail address and phone number. Presenters should be current graduate students or have recently completed graduate studies (exceptional proposals from 3rd year LL.B./J.D./B.A. students may be accepted).
Abstracts must be submitted by Monday February 13, 2012. Please submit abstracts via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to keep registration fees as low as possible, funds cannot be provided to assist with travel or other costs of participation. The general working language of the conference will be English. Questions may be directed to the conference organizers at email@example.com