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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, January 8, 2021

Call for papers for Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management 2021

The following is posted as a courtesy to YIP Man (Associate Professor, Director of Centre for Commercial Law in Asia, Singapore Management University School of Law):

The fourth conference in the “Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management” series will take place virtually via Zoom on 22-23 July 2021. The daily conference proceedings will take place between: 8 am and 1 pm (UK time); 5 pm and 10 pm (Melbourne/Sydney time); 3 pm and 8 pm (Singapore time).  The 2021 conference will be co-organised by the Centre for Commercial Law in Asia Singapore Management University, the University of York, and the Asian Law Centre Melbourne Law School.

The theme of the conference is “Philanthropy in the Age of Covid-19: Asian and Global Perspectives”. The conference will focus on current developments and challenges facing the philanthropic sphere in the contemporary political and socio-economic climate, with particular emphasis on the unprecedented challenges brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for Governments, charities and NGOs to step up to fill the growing needs of the most vulnerable members of society.  The conveners of the conference (Richard Nolan (York), Tang Hang Wu (SMU), Yip Man (SMU) and Ying Liew (Melbourne)) plan to publish a selection of the papers presented at the conferences. 

If you would like to offer a paper, please submit a working title and an abstract (of no more than 1500 words) by 28 February 2021 by email to Yip Man (manyip@smu.edu.sg) and Ying Liew (ying.liew@unimelb.edu.au).  The conference conveners are particularly keen to hear from Asian, women and young scholars in the field. Acceptance will be on a rolling basis and the conference conveners will be grateful for early submissions. There are no speaker registration fees for this conference.


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