Graduate Student Law Conference on Energy and Environment in the 21st Century
Call For Papers

Friday, October 20th, 2017, Hotel Alma, University of Calgary

CONFERENCE: The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite graduate students to its 2017 graduate student law conference, Energy and Environment in the 21st Century. The conference is intended to provide a supportive atmosphere for graduate students to present ideas, receive constructive feedback, engage in useful discussions, and network with other graduate students. It will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in the Senate Room of the Hotel Alma on the University of Calgary campus, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Submissions shall include the title of the paper, presentation, or poster, an abstract of 250 words maximum, the student's institutional affiliation, degree program and year in which the student is enrolled. Please submit abstracts via email to with the subject line "submission" by July 31, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by August 15, 2017.

THEME: The conference theme is legal aspects of energy and the environment in the 21st century, broadly construed. These legal aspects encompass our transition to a low carbon economy, mining law, renewable energy law, water law, administrative law, adapting to climate change, regulating GHG emissions, regulatory theory, taxation, corporate law, economics, contract law, international trade and investment law, indigenous peoples' law, tort law, environmental ethics, pollution control, waste management, environmental impact law, intellectual property, human rights law and legal theory. Other related topics are welcome!

STUDENT SUPPORT: It is anticipated that travel and accommodation may be provided for a limited number of presenters. Please request any needed travel and accommodation support when you submit your abstract, and indicate whether you will be able to present without travel and accommodation being provided.

REGISTRATION: Registration is open to current (or recent) graduate students in a law faculty or other faculty who are interested in legal issues in energy and the environment. Registration is free through Eventbrite until October 13th, 2017, but space is limited. For additional information and registration, visit

Posted: 12 Jul 2017