Call for Papers: Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2013

Abstracts are invited for the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, to be held December 2-3, 2013 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The conference aims to provide a forum for postgraduate students to present and receive feedback on their work and to network with other researchers working in their area.

Conference theme | The theme of the conference is “Law, Individual, Community”. Papers from all areas of law and related fields are invited, including but not limited to commercial law, constitutional law, criminal law, critical approaches to law, human rights, intellectual property law, international law, legal theory, and medical law.

Keynote speakers | The keynote speakers for this year’s conference will be Martin Loughlin, Professor of Public Law at LSE, and John Harris, Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester.

Training component | The conference will include three training sessions, seeking to offer participants advice on managing their PhDs, on publishing as early career researchers and on finding their niche in the academic job market.

Prizes | Prizes will be awarded for the best paper submitted and best presentation at the conference.

Abstract submissions | Abstracts of no more than 300 words and 3-5 keywords are to be submitted to, together with a short biographical note (approx. 100 words) on the author. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 15, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by early September.

More information on the conference is available on the conference web page.

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair Award

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen to contribute to the intellectual life of the University of Birmingham through seminars, public lectures and curriculum development in any discipline. The University has recently launched two major cross-college initiatives that would provide an Institutional home for the Chair – the Institute of Advances Studies (IAS), which aims to promote cross-disciplinary research, and the new Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programme. The capacity to steer and contribute to these interdisciplinary research and teaching activities would therefore be an advantage. The appointment will be for a period of 6 months beginning at any point from 1 August 2014 to 30 April 2015. Candidates will be selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to receive a grant to be used towards related travel and maintenance costs.

More information about the benefits of the Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair Award, eligibility and selection criteria, the application process and timeline can be found here.

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