Worldwide Call for Papers: AJIL Agora on International Law and the Pandemic

Tufts is hiring for a human rights position

Joel Trachtman has asked me to bring this job opportunity to your attention.  Tufts does not have a law school, but this junior level position requires a JD.  It is a great opportunity for someone who wants great students, and to live in the Boston area.

You can learn more about the position here.

Write on: March 1 deadline for a graduate student writing contest

The editors of Law & Social Inquiry are pleased to announce their annual competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of law and social science written by a graduate or law student. Law & Social Inquiry publishes empirical and theoretical studies of sociolegal processes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Entries will be accepted starting January 1, 2019 and must be received by March 1, 2019

For more information, see:

Write on! See you at the ASIL mid year research forum? November 8-10 in LA

The ASIL mid-year research forum is a great place to present work in progress, and to network.  The research forum is, in my view, the best ASIL meeting because it is all focused on research, discussions are usually high quality, and each panel has an engaged discussant.  While the majority of presenters come from the discipline of law, it is interdisciplinary and it attracts many young scholars.

Applications are due June 25, and they are blind reviewed.  Papers may be on any topic related to international and transnational law and should be unpublished (for purposes of the call, publication to an electronic database such as SSRN is not considered publication). Interdisciplinary projects, empirical studies, and jointly authored papers are welcome. The application involves an abstract of no more than 500 words.  I hope to see you there!

Women and People of Color Also Know Stuff

The project “Women Also Know Stuff,” which makes it easier for the media to find informed women to speak on public affairs topics, has inspired the creation of a new project: “People of Color also Know Stuff.”  While mostly focused on political science, legal experts and interdisciplinary scholars may also be permitted to join the ranks of listed experts.

Check out the two projects, and consider listing yourself on these portals:

Women also know stuff:

People of Color also know stuff:


Write on! Please submit a proposal to the ASIL Research Forum Oct 26-28, 2017

Seventh Annual ASIL Research Forum will be held October 26-28, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri

The American Society of International Law calls for submissions of scholarly paper proposals for the ASIL Research Forum to be held during the ASIL Midyear Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University School of Law.

 The Research Forum, a Society initiative introduced in 2011, aims to provide a setting for the presentation and focused discussion of works-in-progress. All ASIL members are invited to attend the Forum, whether presenting a paper or not. 

Papers may be on any topic related to international and transnational law and should be unpublished (for purposes of the call, publication to an electronic database such as SSRN is not considered publication). Interdisciplinary projects, empirical studies, and jointly authored papers are very welcome.

 Proposals should be submitted online at by June 26, 2017. Interested paper-givers should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words in length) summarizing the scholarly paper to be presented at the Forum. Abstracts will be considered via a blind review process. Papers that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Notifications of acceptance will go out by the end of July.

 Papers accepted for presentation will be assembled into panels. The organizers welcome volunteers to serve as discussants who will comment on the papers. All authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a draft paper four weeks before the Research Forum (September 29, 2017). Accepted authors must commit to being present on both Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. Draft papers will be posted in advance of the Forum on an website accessible only by attendees of the Forum.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Pluricourts

1-2 postdoctoral fellowships of up to three years in political science are available at PluriCourts, University of Oslo. We are looking for applicants who will contribute to PluriCourts’ research agenda, by studying the functioning, effects and legitimacy of international courts and tribunals (ICs). We seek candidates with a background in judicial politics, international relations, comparative politics, political economy, public administration, or other relevant political science sub-fields.

Successful candidates will develop their own research agenda, in collaboration with colleagues at PluriCourts. Possible research topics include, but are not restricted to; 1) judicial independence and politicization of ICs, 2) compliance with and effectiveness of ICs’ decisions, 3) the effects of international judicialization on domestic politics, including redistribution of powers and resources between societal groups and actors, 4) judicial behavior and impartiality of judges, 5) the selection and retention of judges, 6) the social legitimacy of international courts, 7) descriptive and substantive representation of men and women in ICs, and 8) interest group litigation and the role of law and courts as a legitimation strategy for achieving political goals.

Salary level 57-65 (NOK 486 100 to 567 100 pr. year)

Application deadline is January 25, 2017. Read the full announcement here:

Job Posting at iCourts- Talented women especially encouraged!

Associate Professor or Professor in International Law or European Law with Focus on International Courts

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Associate Professor or Professor of international law or European law with focus on international courts. The position includes research-, teaching- and administrative responsibilities. The position is available immediately.

The Associate Professor or Professor will be affiliated with iCourts – the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts.

More information on the job can be found here:

Application deadline
The application must be uploaded by December 5, 2016.

Great opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship!

These positions are more generally focused on global governance, but a case can be made for focusing on the role of international law and international legal institutions within this project.

Three post-doc positions on legitimacy in global governance
The research program “Legitimacy in Global Governance” (LegGov) invites applications for three two-year post-doctoral appointments. The positions will be placed in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Lund (Sweden), with a planned starting date of January 1, 2017.
LegGov is a six-year collaboration (2016-2021) among researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm Universities, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. The program is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond with Professor Jonas Tallberg as lead coordinator and Professors Karin Bäckstrand and Jan Aart Scholte as co-coordinators.
For more information about the research program and the three positions, see Application deadline: June 30, 2016.