Call for papers: LDRN 5th annual conference – “Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development” | Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law, South Africa (hosted online) | 24 – 26 November 2021

LDRN’s 5th annual conference – “Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Law and Development” – will be hosted online by the Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law, South Africa, on 24 – 26 November 2021.

Download the call for papers here

The conference will be organized along two tracks:

  • A general track on the conceptual challenges in law and development scholarship, considering how law and development can respond to global challenges to ensure the field’s continuing viability and relevance.
  • A thematic track with seven sub-streams:  (1) governance, human rights, and the rule of law ; (2) global health and access to health care services; (3) environment, sustainable development and climate change; (4) the law of the sea and development; (5) land; (6) human mobility and social protection; (7) international economic law and development finance.

The deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is 15 September, and selection decisions will be communicated by 15 October.

Further information will be made available on the conference website as from mid-August. In the meantime, further questions can be addressed to the organizers at LDRNConference [at] mandela (dot) ac (dot) za

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: June and later deadlines [UPDATED]

Calls for papers

The Future of Human Rights: 40th Anniversary Special Issue, Nordic Journal of Human Rights (abstract deadline: 25 June 2021)

Special Issue on Data, Law and Decolonization, Technology & Regulation journal (abstract deadline: 15 August 2021)

Vacancies / scholarships / fellowships

5 PhD scholarships – Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy (deadline: 3 June 2021)

Assistant Professor in Anti-Black Racism and Resistance, Sociology Department, UC Santa Barbara, USA (deadline: 28 June 2021)

Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic, University of California – Irvine School of Law, USA (deadline: 21 July 2021)

PhD Scholarship ERC Grant CURIAE VIRIDES – Sustainable development law and access to justice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline: 28 July 2021)

Two Postdoctoral Scholars – Information and Security, University of Calgary, Canada (deadline: 30 July 2021)

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 October 2022)

Online events

The relevance of perspectives from the global South for human rights law research – closing seminar with Prof. Thomas Spijkerboer, International Francqui Professor Chair / University of Ghent, 1 June 2021

Cooperation or Externalisation: online debate on the impact of the EU migration policy on countries in Africa, University of Ghent / 11.11.11, 4 June 2021

Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: The Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada / Liu Network for Africa, 21 – 24 June 2021

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: May and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

3 PhD positions – Legal connectivities and colonial cultures in Africa | Max Planck Institute for Legal History & Legal Theory, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (deadline: 1 May 2021)

2022/3 German Chancellor Fellowship – BRICS + US citizens | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / chosen host institution in Germany (deadline: 15 October 2021)

Calls for papers

Revista Derecho del Estado No. 54 – El reconocimiento de la naturaleza como sujeto de derechos / Rights of nature | Universidad Externado de Colombia (deadline: 31 August 2021 – ES / EN / PT / FR)

Online events

Protecting the Amazon Region: Governance Gaps | Brussels School of Governance VUB | 4 May 2021

International Law and Distribution – Sustainable Development, Security, and the Governance of Resources | Glasginburgh 2021 Conference | 13 – 14 May 2021

Call for submissions: Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice

Call for submissions: Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice

The series editors, John Harrington, Celine Tan and Wouter Vandenhole (from LDRN partner institutions Cardiff University, University of Warwick, and University of Antwerp respectively)  welcome submissions to the Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice book series.

This series explores the relationship between law, development and global justice. It provides a platform for critical engagement with and interdisciplinary perspectives on the role and impact of law, defined in its broadest and most pluralistic sense, on economic development and social and political organisation. The series seeks contributions animated by a concern with global, social and gender justice, broadly understood, and welcomes both theoretically and empirically informed approaches to these issues. The series particularly welcomes contributions focused on and originating from the global south. Proposals are sought across the wide range of substantive legal areas, such as international trade and investment law, intellectual property law, international development law, environmental law, human rights, gender and the law, constitutional law, health law, housing and land law, and strategic and public interest litigation. It also seeks innovative work on the pedagogy and methodologies of law and development.

The series aims to bring scholarship on and from the global south to the widest possible audience, and the publisher is committed to ensuring the widest possible access. In particular, books are included in two schemes which provide free or low-cost access to libraries in developing countries.

Please see the website of the Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice for further details.

Upcoming academic opportunities: February and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

Doctoral fellow – International law & economic activities in areas of contested statehood – Western Sahara | University of Ghent, Belgium (deadline: 20 February 2021)

5 vacancies (4 PhD & 1 post-doctoral) – Development studies  | Institute of Development Policy – University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 7 March 2021)

NIAS Individual Fellowships | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 March 2021)

15 PhD positions – Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals | European Joint Doctorate Consortium ADAPTED, various locations  | (deadline: 31 March 2021)

Calls for papers

Human Development & Capability Association – 2021 Conference | University of Antwerp, Belgium (hybrid) | 13 – 15 September 2021 (proposal deadline: 15 February 2021)

COVID-19 and “New” Human Rights – blog symposium | Völkerrechtsblog / Global Pandemic Network (submission deadline: 17 February 2021)

Law and Development Review – 2022 issues (recommended submission deadline: 1 June 2021)

LDRN partner Cardiff Law & Global Justice to host 2021 Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference (30 March – 1 April 2021 | online)

On 30 March – 1 April 2021, LDRN partner Cardiff Law & Global Justice will host the 2021 conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, which will be presented as a virtual conference for the first time.

As well as 25 streams across the socio-legal field, highlights include plenaries on:

Please see the conference website for the call for papers and registration info, and follow conference tweets on @SLSA_UK & @LGlobalJustice

*UPDATED* Upcoming academic opportunities: September and later deadlines

Calls for papers

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (deadline: 30 September 2020)

*NEW* Winter 2021 (Virtual) Symposium – Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity | Detroit Mercy Law Review (deadline: 31 October 2020)

Vacancies

2021-2022 Fellowship – Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University, USA (deadline: 10 September 2020)

Managing Editor (International Law) | Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Criminology, Law and Society | George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society, USA (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development | Department of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 30 September 2020)

Assistant Professor – Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women’s Studies | University of California Berkeley, USA (deadline: 5 October 2020)

Assistant Professor, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy – Josef Korbel School of International Studies | University of Denver, USA (deadline: 1 November 2020)

*NEW* Assistant Professor Global Indigenous Studies & Assistant Professor Global Racial Studies | University of California Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 November 2020 / until filled)

Associate Professor (tenure track) – S.J. Quinney College of Law | University of Utah, USA (deadline: rolling)

Upcoming academic opportunities: August and later deadlines

Calls for papers

A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement | Journal of Internal Displacement (deadline: 1 September 2020)

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (deadline: 30 September 2020)

Vacancies

Country experts on citizenship laws | European University Institute Global Citizenship Observatory – remote (deadline: 31 August 2020)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Criminology, Law and Society | George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society, USA (deadline: 15 September 2020)

(Associate) professor of environmental law and natural resources | University of Iowa College of Law, USA (deadline: rolling)

Various tenured/tenure-track positions | University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, USA (deadline: rolling)

Upcoming academic opportunities: June & later deadlines

Calls for papers

The COVID-19 pandemic, inequalities and human rights in South Africa | South African Journal on Human Rights (abstract deadline: 15 June 2020)

A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement | Journal of Internal Displacement (manuscript deadline: 1 September 2020)

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (manuscript deadline: 30 September 2020)

Vacancies

Volunteer research assistant (< 10hrs / week) | Journal of Internal Displacement (application deadline: 30 June 2020)

PhD / post-doc – evidence regime of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights | Ghent University, Belgium (deadline: 15 July 2020)

Upcoming academic opportunities: April / May deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Law & Society Scholars-in-Residence | Center for Law, Society & Culture -Indiana University Maurer School of Law, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Teaching fellow  – Stanford Programme in International Legal Studies | Stanford School of Law, CA, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Two PhDs on urbanisation, urbanity, and urban diversity in relation to African Studies | African Studies Centre Leiden, Leiden University, The Netherlands (deadline: 1 May 2020)

Two ERC doctoral scholarships – PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE – Land, Property and Spatial Justice in International Law | Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 15 May 2020)

Assistant Professor of Sociology – Immigration | California State University San Marcos, USA (rolling deadline)

Calls for abstracts / papers

Thinking Forward | Ghent University, Belgium | 18 -20 November 2020 (deadline: 15 April 2020)