Saturday, August 28, 2021

Reminder of Call for Papers: AALS Section on International Law

The Section on International Law of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a program at the AALS 2022 Annual Meeting to be held virtually between Jan. 5-9, 2002 (exact time and date of the panel TBA).

The topic of the program is The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching International Law Responses to the Climate Change Crisis. This panel will address the Biden Administration’s efforts to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement and to prioritize energy justice in its climate change plan. Much additional work will need to be done globally to reach the goals outlined in the Biden plan. The panel discussion will focus on the very pressing issue of the international law responses to climate change, with a particular focus on how to best teach about these emerging developments and justice issues, and to provide opportunities for experiential engagement of our students to help make a difference.

Eligible faculty members are invited to submit manuscripts or detailed abstracts that address any of numerous substantive and pedagogical issues related to the way in which the United States can better address climate change through law-making.

The presenter chosen through this call for papers will join a distinguished panel featuring the following speakers:

Moderator: Hari Osofsky, Dean and Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and panel of invited speakers.

Speakers:

Deepa Badrinarayana, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

Lisa Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

David Hunter, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Co-sponsoring sections: Environmental Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law

Eligibility

Per AALS policy, only full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit a paper to a call for papers. The following are ineligible: faculty at fee-paid law schools, international, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and non-law school faculty.

Untenured faculty members and persons who have not had the opportunity to present a paper at an AALS Annual Meeting previously are particularly encouraged to submit papers/abstracts. 

Registration fee

The selected Call for Paper participant is responsible for paying his or her AALS annual meeting registration fee.

Form and length of submission

Eligible faculty members are invited to submit manuscripts or detailed abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topic.  Detailed abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers proposed.

Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

Papers and abstracts must be submitted electronically to: Dean Hari Osofsky, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, [email protected]. The subject of the email should read: “Submission for AALS Section on International Law.”

The initial review of the papers and abstracts will be blind and will be conducted by members of the section’s executive committee.  In order to facilitate blind review, please identify yourself and your institutional affiliation only in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript, and not in the manuscript itself.  The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.    

The deadline for submission is September 7, 2021.

The author of the selected paper/abstract will be notified by September 24, 2021.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

CFP: Comparative Law Works-In-Progress Workshop (Online Event)

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop

February 3 – February 5, 2022

University of Illinois College of Law

Announcement and Call for Papers

 

Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law),

Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), and

Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School)

 

Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law,

Princeton University’s Center for Human Values,

University of Pennsylvania Law School,

and the American Society of Comparative Law

Comparative law scholars are invited to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held online, as a Zoom conference, February 3-5, 2022, and hosted by the University of Illinois College of Law (with Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School co-hosting.)  Each of the seven selected presenters will be allocated a 75-minute session to get feedback on their work.  These sessions will be scattered over the three-day period and will be scheduled to accommodate the presenters’ and commentators’ time zones.   Each presenter will be expected to attend all of the other presenters’ sessions where time zone permits.

Interested authors should submit papers to Jacqueline Ross at [email protected] by December 1, 2021.  The selection committee will inform authors of our decision by December 18, 2021. The conference will run from Thursday, February 3 until Saturday afternoon, February 5, and will be held entirely online.   

The annual workshop continues to be an important forum in which comparative law work in progress can be explored among colleagues in a serious and thorough manner that will be truly helpful to the authors.  "Work in progress" means scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough to merit serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop, if  already accepted for publication.)  It includes law review articles, book chapters, and other appropriate genres.  All fields of law and all jurisdictions are fair game.   

The organizers ask for one contribution per author, limited to a maximum of 15,000 words (including notes), or, if the paper (or book chapter) is longer, to indicate which 15,000-word portion they would like to have read and discussed.  Shorter papers are, of course, eagerly welcomed.  

The objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create an opportunity for comparative lawyers to meet and discuss comparative law in the company of sympathetic others, both in the sessions and outside (as Zoom permits). We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence for the discipline of comparative law.

Hat tip to Margaret Woo, Chair of the AALS Section on Comparative Law

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Saudi Arabia's Reservation to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Saudi Arabia recently sentenced to death Abdullah al-Huwaiti, a boy who was only 14 years of age at the time of the crime he was charged with. The court ignored evidence that his initial confession was obtained only after police interrogators had beaten him, deprived him of sleep, and "told him that his mother and sisters had been arrested and would not be released unless he confessed." Asmaa al-Omar & Ben Hubbard, Given a Death Sentence For a Crime at 14 Casts Doubt on Saudi Reforms, N.Y. Times, Aug. 14, 2020, at A6. The court also ignored cellphone alibi evidence that indicated he was not at the crime scene but at the waterfront. See id.

Article 37(a) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child prohibits state parties from imposing capital punishment or life imprisonment without possibility of release for offenses committed by persons below 18 years of age.

Saudi Arabia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. When it ratified the CRC in 1996, it entered “reservations with respect to all such articles as are in conflict with the provisions of Islamic law.” 1996 U.N.T.S. 316.

Objections to this reservation were made in 1997 by Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Sweden.

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UIC is Hiring

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago's only public law school, is seeking entry-level or near entry-level candidates for two full-time faculty positions in the tenure/tenure-track at all ranks to teach a combination of courses needed in the law school curriculum. The law school’s primary needs are Civil Procedure, Property, and Torts and secondary needs are Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Estates and Trust, and Business Associations.

The Law School, which is located in Chicago's downtown Loop, was created by merging a 120- year-old independent law school with a strong history of access, opportunity, and innovation into the University of Illinois Chicago, a Carnegie Research 1 University that is part of the University of Illinois system. The Law School is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity and is excited to recruit individuals who are- or demonstrates the potential to be- exceptional teachers and scholars. For more information about the Law School, visit https://law.uic.edu .

Responsibilities include teaching law students at the Juris Doctor’s and Master’s Levels. Regularly producing high-quality scholarship. Collaborating with other faculty and staff to establish a strong learning environment. Engaging in internal and external service activities, including attending Law School and University meetings, serving on law school and University committees, participating in scholarly organizations or organizations related to the legal profession, delivering presentations, and providing other service to the academy, community, or legal profession.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country; record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential to become an excellent teacher and record of high-quality scholarship or demonstrated potential to produce high-quality scholarship; and demonstrated interested in serving at an urban, public, Research 1 university Excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to mentor students is highly preferred. Salary, academic rank and tenure/tenure-track will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the name of three professional references by August 27, 2021 by applying online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149463 . Initial screening interviews will be conducted via Zoom or a similar platform. Individuals invited to interview for the position should be prepared to submit teaching evaluations for past law-school teaching (whether as an Adjunct, Visiting Professor, or full-time Professor), copies of or links to published scholarship, and, where applicable, copies of promotion reports from current or past law schools. Applicants can continue to apply as a confidential review and screening of candidates will continue until positions are filled.

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. UIC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The problem for the 26th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition has just been released. The theme is "Protected Areas and Armed Conflict." 

Click here for the Record for the 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  

Regional Rounds will be held around the world.

Click here for information on regional rounds.

International Finals to be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida on April 7–9, 2022.

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Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The problem for the 26th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition has just been released. The theme is "Protected Areas and Armed Conflict." 

Click here for the Record for the 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  

Regional Rounds will be held around the world.

Click here for information on regional rounds.

International Finals to be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida on April 7–9, 2022.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Southern Illinois University is Hiring

The School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning January 1, 2022.

The Assistant Professor will teach Lawyering Skills I and II, which is a required first-year course for all law students, as well as first year or upper-level doctrinal or skills courses depending on the needs of the School of Law and on the successful candidate's area of expertise.  The selected individual will also participate in research/scholarly activity and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a minimum of five years of legal practice.

Preferred Qualifications:  Law teaching experience; prior experience in teaching legal writing; and an outstanding professional record.

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare thm for a changing legal profession in a global environment.

Deadline to Apply: 8/26/21 or until filled. Here's the link to apply  https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobid=12367.

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Golden Gate University is Hiring

Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is hiring a Director of Bar Performance and Assessment. For more information, contact Rana Boujaoude ([email protected]).

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

New International Treaty to Improve Pandemic Preparedness and Response

In March of this year, twenty-six nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the development of a new international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in light of the COVID-19. Viruses, like so many modern problems, do not respect borders. Accordingly, better cooperation and coordination among the international community would make prevention and response to future pandemics more effective. 

Since that call, the  roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines brought some hope that the end of the pandemic was in sight, but the rapid rise of the Delta variant quickly dashed those hopes and further demonstrated the need for international cooperation. According to WHO Director General Tedros, the COVID-19 pandemic is being driven by the lack of sharing of information, technology. and resources.

At the World Health Assembly in May 2021. 194 nations agreed to discuss a new international treaty to address pandemics at a special meeting this coming November and December 2021. The negotiations for this new treaty will be conducted under the auspices of WHO.  While negotiating a new treaty is likely to be a slow process, it is at least a step in the right direction.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Call for Papers: AALS Section on International Law

The Section on International Law of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a program at the AALS 2022 Annual Meeting to be held virtually between Jan. 5-9, 2002 (exact time and date of the panel TBA).

The topic of the program is The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching International Law Responses to the Climate Change Crisis. This panel will address the Biden Administration’s efforts to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement and to prioritize energy justice in its climate change plan. Much additional work will need to be done globally to reach the goals outlined in the Biden plan. The panel discussion will focus on the very pressing issue of the international law responses to climate change, with a particular focus on how to best teach about these emerging developments and justice issues, and to provide opportunities for experiential engagement of our students to help make a difference.

Eligible faculty members are invited to submit manuscripts or detailed abstracts that address any of numerous substantive and pedagogical issues related to the way in which the United States can better address climate change through law-making.

The presenter chosen through this call for papers will join a distinguished panel featuring the following speakers:

Moderator: Hari Osofsky, Dean and Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and panel of invited speakers.

Speakers:

Deepa Badrinarayana, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

Lisa Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

David Hunter, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Co-sponsoring sections: Environmental Law and Natural Resources and Energy Law

Eligibility

Per AALS policy, only full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit a paper to a call for papers. The following are ineligible: faculty at fee-paid law schools, international, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and non-law school faculty.

Untenured faculty members and persons who have not had the opportunity to present a paper at an AALS Annual Meeting previously are particularly encouraged to submit papers/abstracts. 

Registration fee

The selected Call for Paper participant is responsible for paying his or her AALS annual meeting registration fee.

Form and length of submission

Eligible faculty members are invited to submit manuscripts or detailed abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topic.  Detailed abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers proposed.

Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

Papers and abstracts must be submitted electronically to: Dean Hari Osofsky, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, [email protected]. The subject of the email should read: “Submission for AALS Section on International Law.”

The initial review of the papers and abstracts will be blind and will be conducted by members of the section’s executive committee.  In order to facilitate blind review, please identify yourself and your institutional affiliation only in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript, and not in the manuscript itself.  The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.    

The deadline for submission is September 7, 2021.

The author of the selected paper/abstract will be notified by September 24, 2021.

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