Saturday, June 30, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018

Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018

Here's a reminder that ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain ([email protected]) or Yvonne Dutton ([email protected]) by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community. Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group. Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

For any questions about papers and presentations, please contact ASIL-Midwest Interest Group Co-Chairs, Neha Jain ([email protected]) or Yvonne Dutton (For questions about conference logistics, contact immediate past-Chair, Cindy Buys ([email protected]).

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June 30, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Internatioanl Panels at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference

The Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Milwaukee on July 11-14, 2018 includes four panels organized by the LWI Global Legal Writing Skills Committee that may be of interest to attendees:
  • Teaching Students (and Ourselves) to Think Globally:  The Why, What, and How of Infusing Transnational Law into the JD Legal Skills Curriculum
    • Rosa Kim
    • Diane Penneys Edelman
    • Susan DeJarnatt
    • Adrienne Brungess
  • Best Practices in Designing Curricula and Teaching LL.M. Students
    • Katherine Brem
    • Lurene Contento
    • John Thornton
  • Understanding Cultural Competency as a Core Lawyering Skill
    • Cara Cunningham
    • Deleso Alford
    • Sha-Shana Crichton
    • Mary-Beth Moylan
    • Sandra Simpson
  • Incorporating Ideas from Applied Linguistics and English Education into the Legal Writing Classroom
    • Lurene Contento
    • Jeremy Francis
    • Alissa Hartig
    • Diane Kraft

Click here for more information about the LWI Conference.

Hat tip to Rosa Kim (Suffolk University Law School)

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June 24, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 18, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference Call for Submissions

ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), is co-sponsoring its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, IL on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain or Yvonne Dutton by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community.  Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group.  Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.  

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

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June 18, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Traveler IQ Challenge

In 2012, we blogged about a Traveler IQ Challenge Game. The link to that game went dead, but thoughtful blog reader Emily North (who describes herself as an Illustrator, Graphics Designer, and Creator of Worlds) found a new link to the game at https://www.crazygames.com/game/traveler-iq-challenge. Enjoy, particularly if you're trying to avoid grading.

Hat tip to Emily North.

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June 7, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ECJ Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Binational Couples

One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of a baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage (ostensibly because the baker did not receive an unbiased hearing in the tribunal below), the European Court of Justice has ruled that the term "spouse" within the meaning of the EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and their family members must include same-sex spouses. Although EU member states have the freedom to decide whether to authorize same-sex marriage in their own jurisdictions, they may not obstruct the freedom of residence of an EU citizen by refusing to grant a derived right of residence for a same-sex spouse who is a national of a country that is not an EU member state.

The decision is Coman v. Inspectoratul General, N. C-673/16 (5 June 2018).

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June 5, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

ASIL-Midwest LogoASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018

Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018

Here's a reminder that ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on September 7-8, 2018. The goal is to create a friendly, open conversation about works in progress and to foster a Midwestern United States international law community. To that end, the workshop will include both full drafts and early works in progress.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a 500-word abstract to ASIL-Midwest Co-Chairs Neha Jain ([email protected]) or Yvonne Dutton ([email protected]) by July 15. Please also include a sentence about the stage the paper is expected to be in by September 7 (e.g., reasonably complete draft, early work in progress, etc.). Papers may address any International Law topics, and this Call for Submissions is open to everyone in the international legal community. Preference will be given to ASIL members who are also members of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group. Paper presenters will be asked to circulate their drafts (or a summary of the project if it is in an early stage) to workshop attendees no later than August 25, 2018.

Those interested in serving as a commentator for a paper should also send an email to the Co-Chairs by July 15. Commentators will be asked to prepare five to eight minutes of comments on one or more of the papers. Those interested in presenting are also encouraged to comment on the other papers and should indicate whether they are willing to serve as commentators as well.

ASIL members and SIU School of Law faculty, staff, and students may attend for free. Participants who are not ASIL members or SIU School of Law affiliates will be required to pay a $50 registration fee (includes workshop and some meals) for the conference. Some meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. More details regarding transportation, hotels and other logistics will be provided shortly.

For any questions about papers and presentations, please contact ASIL-Midwest Interest Group Co-Chairs, Neha Jain ([email protected]) or Yvonne Dutton (For questions about conference logistics, contact immediate past-Chair, Cindy Buys ([email protected]).

(mew)

June 2, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)