Call for external evaluators: Research programme on security and rule of law in fragile and conflict-affected settings | NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development | Deadline: 20 May 2019

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, part of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), has launched a Terms of Reference for the final review of the research programme on Security and Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (SRoL). This review will have a dual purpose of learning and accountability; the reviewers will assess the performance of the programme in terms of results, and identify recommendations to improve research programming and funding for development.

See the full terms of reference here

NWO-WOTRO invites interested parties to submit an application for this evaluation on 20 May 2019, 2 PM CEST at the latest.

Evaluators from low- and middle-income countries are encouraged to apply. The external evaluator will be selected in early June 2019, and the evaluation will start soon thereafter.

Vacancy: Two-year postdoctoral position | Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden | Deadline: 15 May 2019

The Department of Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden is hiring a postdoc to begin September 2019. The two-year postdoctoral position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project  JUSTEMOTIONS; The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making. The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).

The first year of the postdoctoral position will be spent collecting data in the US. Working with Professor Terry Maroney of Vanderbilt, the postdoc will collect data at state courts and prosecution offices of different levels (lower, appeal) and in different states.

Closing date: 15 May 2019

See full description and apply

Learn more about the research project JUSTEMOTIONS

Learn more about the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018

The Warwick Law School is looking to support excellent applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018. The School of Law has an excellent track record in supporting successful candidates with Leverhulme applications and we are now inviting suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest scheme. The Department will select a limited number of fellowship applications to support in the 2018 competition. These applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process.

The Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.

Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2018. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.

The 2018 round will open 1 January 2018. The closing date for applications to the Leverhulme Trust is 1 March 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to work on their proposal with their chosen mentor before submitting the application to the department.

For more information on the scheme and the process of application through Warwick Law School, please see: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/postdoc

Annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the second annual LDRN PhD seminar – “Legal Values and the Functions of Law: Symbioses and Synergies” – which will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 24 – 28 June 2019

What does law seek to accomplish, and how is society affected by it? And from a researcher standpoint, how do I identify synergies between my research subject and those of others? The LDRN PhD seminar will seek to answer these and other questions, drawing insights on some of the methodological, ethical and theoretical considerations relevant for these aspects of the law and development research field, both in the global North and global South.

Besides coaching and discussion sessions dedicated to participants’ PhD projects, the confirmed programme includes a range of methodological and substantive sessions with expert instructors  – including, from LDRN partner institutions: Prof. Karin Arts, Dr. Jeff Handmaker & Dr. Freek Schiphorst (ISS); Dr. Sanele Sibanda (University of the Witwatersrand); Dr. Celine Tan (Warwick University); Prof. Janine Ubink & Dr. Carolien Jacobs (Leiden University); & Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp). A programme of social activities is also offered.

Further practical information and online registration is available here on the course website. The registration deadline is 30 March 2019.

Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to students from LDRN partner institutions.

Photo credit: Åbo Akademi University

The first annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) took place on 11 – 15 June 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.

See the reportprogramme and website of the 2018 LDRN PhD seminar.

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Annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network

Early bird registration is open until 31 May!

Please note that presenters are required to register before this date to confirm their place on the programme.

The call for papers has closed. 

The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development”, will be hosted by Humboldt University Law Faculty (Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law) in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Justice Madan Lokur (Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India), Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Prof. David Trubek (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Visit the conference website for more information

LDRN is pleased to announce the venues for its following annual conferences:

  • 5th annual LDRN conference: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (September 2020exact dates to be confirmed)
  • 6th annual LDRN conference: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (2021 – exact dates to be confirmed)

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Over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) on 19-21 September 2018. This edition of the conference, titled ‘Interfaces’, was hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Read more about the 2018 conference