Call for Papers - The Third East Asian Law & Society Conference
Building the East Asian Socio-Legal Community:
Theoretical Visions and Empirical Challenges
Dates: March 22-23, 2013
Venue: KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The Third East Asian Law & Society Conference will be held in Shanghai during March 22-23, 2013. The conference is hosted by KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and organized by the Law & Society Association’s Collaborative Research Network East Asian Law and Society (CRN-EALS). The theme of this year’s conference is Building the East Asian Socio-Legal Community: Theoretical Visions and Empirical Challenges.
We invite scholars from East Asia and other parts of the world to submit individual papers and panel proposals to the conference. Potential paper topics cover all areas of law and society research, including but not limited to the legal profession, judicial reform, legal education, legal consciousness, legal pluralism, criminal justice, dispute resolution, law and development, gender in the law, etc. We encourage both studies focusing on specific East Asian countries and comparative inquiries across national boundaries. We particularly welcome graduate students to submit papers and some panels will be reserved for graduate student presentations, with distinguished scholars serving as chairs and discussants.
As a general principle, panel proposals should include papers on two or more East Asian countries, though exceptions can be made for excellent panels focusing on one specific country. Sample panel topics being discussed include Asian Legal Innovations in the Next Decade, East Asian Economic and Legal Collaborations after the Financial Crisis, Comparative Studies on the In-House Counsel, East Asian Legal Professionalism, Current Status and Future Prospects of the Judicial Reform, Internationalization of Legal Education and the Campus Asia Plan, Construction of the East Asian Legal Community, Impacts of American Law in East Asia, etc.
Please send your paper title/abstract (less than 200 words) or panel proposal (less than 1,000 words, 5 papers maximum) in English to email@example.com (Ms. Li Yiran) by August 31, 2012. Please also include the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of each paper presenter or discussant in the proposal. We will review all submissions and notify the applicants by October 15, 2012. The preliminary program of the conference will become available in early December 2012.
Registration for the conference will begin on October 31, 2012. The registration fee for regular participants is $100 (USD). Participants whose residence are in countries in the middle and lower income categories of the World Bank Country Classifications (http://lawandsociety.org/ann_mtg/am12/country_list.pdf) will pay only half of the registration fee ($50). Graduate students are exempt from paying the registration fee.
We look forward to welcoming you in the new Law Building of KoGuan Law School in downtown Shanghai in March 2013.
Law & Society Center (LSC), KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Collaborative Research Network East Asian Law and Society (CRN-EALS), Law & Society Association