Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher in Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice | Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 28 November 2019)

The Institute of Development Policy of the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a doctoral researcher in the area of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice.

The researcher will seek to engage with questions of power and dynamics pertaining to the interaction between city councils, financial investors and citizenship at the time of climate emergency.

More specifically, the aim of the research will be to conduct a comparative, power-sensitive and socially-informed analysis of the way in which two or more  cities use or plan to use Green Bonds to finance their climate change adaptation and mitigation plans. This will include an examination of the identification of priorities, democratic participation, indebtedness and transformation of the regulatory and governance framework.

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2019.

For more information and to apply, please see the full vacancy notice.

Dates confirmed for 5th Annual Conference of the Law & Development Research Network (LDRN) | 21 – 23 September 2020 | Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

LDRN is pleased to announce that the dates for the 5th annual LDRN conference  – to be hosted at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa – have been confirmed for 21 – 23 September 2020.

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Upcoming academic opportunities: vacancies and fellowships – November/ December / January deadlines

The following vacancies and other opportunities may be of interest to researchers in the field of law and development:

Workshops

Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop | UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, USA | 7 – 8 June 2020 – scholarships available (deadline: 2 December 2019)

Fellowships

Diversity Fellowship Programme | Ithaca College, NY, USA | 16 August 2020 – 31 May 2021 (deadline: 2 December 2019)

Visiting Fellowships – Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World | Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, USA | 2020 – 2021 (deadline: 15 January 2020)

Vacancies

Associate Professor / Professor in International Law and Human Security | Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (deadline: 8 January 2020)

Executive Director, Center for Advancement of Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) | Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, USA (deadline: rolling)

Two Assistant Professor positions, Department of Legal Studies | College of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Illinois Springfield, USA (deadline: 2 December 2019)

Assistant Professor of Law and Society | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, USA (deadline: 16 November 2019)

 

Call for Papers: Law and Development in High-Income Countries | LDI Conference | Bucerius Law School, Hamburg | 6 November 2020 (deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2020)

The Law and Development Institute (LDI) and Bucerius Law School invite the submission of abstracts for their conference in Hamburg, Germany, on 6 November 2020 focusing on law and development in high-income countries. Submissions are sought on the following topics:

– Poverty and Inequality in High Income Countries and the Role of Law

– Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Growth and Stability in High Income Countries

– The Role of State and Development in Industrialized Countries
International Trade, WTO and Substitute Institutions.

The deadline for one-page paper abstracts is 31 January 2020.

For more information, see the full call for papers

Additionally, the programme has been announced for the 2019 LDI conference, “Law and Development: From the Islamic Perspective”, to be hosted at the University of Dubai, UAE, on 7 – 8 December 2019.

See the programme here

Photos of the 4th Annual LDRN Research Conference | “The Plurality of Law & Development” | Humboldt University Law Faculty, Berlin, 25 – 27 September 2019

Images from the 4th Annual Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) Conference |”The Plurality of Law and Development” | Humboldt University Law Faculty | 25 – 27 September 2019

LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference 2019 podium

All photo credits: Humboldt University

LDRN Philipp Dann Humboldt University welcomes conference participants LDRN Katharina Pistor David Trubek keynotes Berlin
LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference audience 2 LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference audience 1
LDRN Philipp Dann Humboldt University LDRN conference Ram Kakarala Azim Premji University
LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference participants 1 LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference Sam Adelman Warwick Madan Lokur
LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference - Thomas Dollmaier Humboldt organizer LDRN PhD event Jeff Handmaker ISS Deborah Casalin Antwerp
LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference Edward Elgar Publishers book stand LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference participants 2
LDRN Madan Lokur keynote Berlin LDRN Madan Lokur keynote Berlin 2
LDRN Law and Development Research Network Volkerrechtsblog banners LDRN Law and Development Research Network Conference participants 3
LDRN David Trubek keynote Berlin LDRN David Trubek keynote Berlin 2
LDRN conference final panel Celine Tan Warwick Morag Goodwin Tilburg Michael Riegner Humboldt Law and Development Research Network Conference audience 5

 

 

Over 200 participants showcase the Plurality of Law & Development at the 4th annual LDRN conference in Berlin

On 24 – 27 September 2019, over 200 researchers and practitioners gathered in Berlin for the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN)’s fourth and biggest annual conference, hosted by the Humboldt University Law Faculty’s Chair of Public Law & Comparative Law. 

(Photo: Gamze Erdem Türkelli)

The conference theme – “The Plurality of Law and Development” – was visibly put into practice as 55 panels covered a vast mosaic of issues, including historical and theoretical aspects of law and development, public law and socio-economic development, development finance,  human rights, gender and legal pluralism.

A whole track was also dedicated to conversations with practitioners from intergovernmental, state and private institutions, as well as book launches where the latest academic research was on display. 

Keynote addresses were delivered by Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Justice Madan Lokur (Supreme Court of India) and David Trubek (University of Wisconsin – Madison).

(Image: Humboldt University, via Youtube: LDRN Channel)

Full keynote videos are available on LDRN’s new Youtube channel

The conference was once again a highlight of the year for LDRN partner institutions, individual members and other scholars and practitioners from 39 countries to come together and form connections over law and development. Over 60% of participants travelled from outside Europe to join the conference, with 25% receiving travel grants for researchers from the South, making this an even more global occasion.

LDRN looks forward to seeing you at our next conference at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa in September 2020 – sign up for our newsletter to receive all the info!

(Photo: Gamze Erdem Türkelli)

In the meantime, catch up on more content and debates from this year’s LDRN conference on the Völkerrechtsblog online law and development symposium, or on Twitter under #LDRN2019

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Völkerrechtsblog online symposium on Law & Development | Insights from the LDRN Annual Conference 2019

The Völkerrechtsblog – a blog on international public law and international legal thought founded by the Working Group of Young International Law Scholars – is running an online symposium on Law & Development with the contribution of speakers at the recent Law & Development Research Network Annual Conference at the Humboldt University Law Faculty.

Five articles have already been published, with more to follow over the coming weeks. Keep visiting the Völkerrechtsblog Law & Development symposium for further insights from LDRN conference participants!

Scholarship deadline extended (15 October 2019): Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme | University of Antwerp, Belgium | 10 February – 13 April 2020

The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp (an LDRN founding partner) is pleased to announce the extension of the call for applications for its innovative postgraduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE), which will run  in conjunction with the University of Antwerp Master of Laws (LL.M) from 10 February to 30 April 2020

Building upon four editions (2016-2019) of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Programme (SUSTLAW), SUSTJUSTICE offers an intensive, in-depth legal training, providing both critical and contextualized insights. It brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice (in particular, in courses on  International Law and Sustainable Development; Human Rights and Global Justice; Law in Developing Countries; and External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment).

The programme is aimed at lawyers, scholars, and practitioners of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from all over the world. Participants should have at least a bachelor-level degree and a basic knowledge of human rights and international law.

Scholarships are available for 12 students belonging to the Global South, with the support of the Belgian development cooperation (VLIR-UOS).

For further information and to apply, please visit the SUSTJSUTICE website.

Deadline for scholarship applicants: 15th October 2019

Deadline for self-funded applicants: 1 December 2019

Early career researchers’ workshop: Law, Rights, and Governance in Africa | Leiden University, The Netherlands | 28 – 29 January 2020 (deadline: 10 November 2019)

Applications are open for the two-day workshop “Law, Rights, and Governance in Africa. A look to the Future”, which will take place at Leiden University, The Netherlands on 28 – 29 January 2020.

The workshop will facilitates exchange and dialogue between 12 early career researchers (PhD candidates & post-docs) working on topics of law, (human) rights and governance in Africa. Researchers from a wide range of
disciplines – i.e. African studies, law, anthropology, sociology, geography, political science and development studies – are welcome to apply in order to meet and exchange ideas and findings. Through adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the aim is to bring together researchers from different universities, faculties, and departments to exchange and work on new research agendas from diverse perspectives.

For further details on themes, submission guidelines and participation costs / grants, please see the full call for papers

Deadline for submissions: 10 November 2019

 

Upcoming academic opportunities: vacancies, fellowships, calls for papers (rolling / end October / November deadlines)

The following academic opportunities may be of interest to members of the LDRN network – for further information, please visit the relevant links below:

Vacancies

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice – 2 positions – Norwich University, USA (starting 1 July 2020; applications open until position is filled)

Assistant Professor of Criminology & Socio-Legal StudiesUniversity of Toronto, Canada (deadline: 31 October 2019)

Assistant Professor of Global Labor and Gender – Department of Sociology and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) program – College of William & Mary, USA (deadline: 1 November 2019)

Fellowships

Residential Fellowships,  Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)Princeton University, USA (deadline: 13 November 2019)

Calls for papers / submissions

Law & Society Association Annual Meeting – Rule & Resistance – 28 – 31 May 2020, Denver, USA (deadline: 6 November 2019)