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Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Call for papers: The role of law in the EU and China

I have received the following announcement:


The role of law in the EU and China

The establishment of the China-EU School of Law (CESL) was approved in the autumn of this year. Based in Beijing at the China University of Political Science and Law and supported by a large consortium consisting of 16 European universities under the leadership of the University of Hamburg the CESL will become a center for excellence in legal education, professional training, research and consultancy.

The CESL invites abstracts of paper proposals of approximately 1,500 words, along with abrief CV, for a workshop to be held over the course of two full days on January 10 and 11, 2009 in Beijing, PR China, in order to discuss the development of future research to beconducted at the CESL.

The CESL therefore calls for papers from scholars who can contribute with original research from either the European or Chinese perspective.

Contributions should cover one or more of the following aspects of the role of law in the EU and China:

o Legal and administrative transformation in China

o China and Europe in a globalizing world

o Legal theory, law and culture, and other general aspects of law

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2008. Participants will be informed of their acceptance by December 15, 2008. Participants will be expected to provide complete copies of their papers, which should be approximately 10,000 words, in electronic form by January 6, 2008. Preferred format is MS Word.

Please submit proposals as an email attachment to Daniela Janicke, European Manager at the CESL (

See the CESL website for further details:

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