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

More conference photos will be available soon – stay up to date via our newsletter!

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

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)

Applications still open for the Global Scholars Academy | Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School & Graduate Institute Geneva | Geneva, January 2020 (deadline: 20 September 2019)

In January 2020, the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School and the The Graduate Institute Geneva will convene a pilot “Global Scholars Academy” in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Academy will be an intensive residential experience designed to enable junior faculty and postdoctoral scholars to engage in sustained, interdisciplinary, peer-to-peer collaboration under the close mentorship of research faculty drawn from the world’s top universities. The Academy will be open by application to advanced junior scholars working to understand and map the levers of political, economic, and legal authority in the world today and will offer a unique interdisciplinary curriculum focused on issues of significance for scholars and policymakers in the global South. 

Preference will be given to scholars who are from the Global South, 2-5 years post-PhD and currently hold postdoctoral posts or faculty positions. All accepted participants will be expected to submit an 8000-word piece of academic writing in advance of the Academy to be discussed with colleagues in intensive writing workshops.

The deadline to apply is Friday 20 September via www.iglp.law.harvard.edu  

 

Two tenure-track positions available at new global human rights hub | Arizona State University, USA (deadline: 14 October 2019)

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology or Political Science — Global Human Rights

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology or Political Science with expertise in Global Human Rights. The current position is part of the development of a global human rights hub at ASU. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology faculty at ASU who work in this area and whose research interests focus on examining global human rights law in relation to minority groups, including but not limited to gender, LGBT, race, and dis/ability. Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio.

Advanced Assistant ­­­­or Associate Professor of Sociology or Anthropology

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-eligible Associate Professor of Sociology or Anthropology whose research focuses on either: a) gender and migration in transnational context; and/or b) global human rights. The current position is part of the development of a global human rights hub at ASU and coincides with a concerted effort to build strength in and further support for Sociology within the School and across ASU. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science faculty and whose research interests focus on examining the fields of gender, migration, and/or human rights. Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio.

The deadline for both positions is 14 October 2019.

Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science | Mills College, Oakland CA, USA (selection begins: 18 October 2019)

The Mills College Department of Public Policy and Political Science is seeking applicants for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2020. The new faculty member will support the department’s interdisciplinary major, Politics, Economics, Policy, and Law, as well as the master’s degree in public policy and the political science major.

The successful candidate will teach 18 credits per year, including two sections of undergraduate Law and Society, a graduate course in public policy and the law, and a variety of electives related to their area of interest. In addition, they will provide programming and formal academic advising for students in the legal track of the PEPL major, as well as serving as the college’s official pre-law advisor. 

Review of applications will begin on 18 October 2019. 

For more details and to apply, please see the full vacancy announcement.

Two PhD scholarships available: Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia | University of Newcastle, Australia (deadline: 31 October 2019)

Two PhD scholarships are available at the University of Newcastle, Australia,  in a project funded by the Australian Research Council on ‘Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia’. 

The aim of the project is to examine the way small farmers identify, conserve and exchange plant material and incorporate it into cultivated crops through plant selection and breeding and to identify the ways regulatory structures in India and Indonesia help or hinder this process.

The scholarships are available to domestic and international students. In addition to to the minimum eligibility criteria for a Doctoral Degree in Law, applicants should have proficiency in relevant national and/or regional languages of India and/or Indonesia.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019. For further information on applying, please see the full scholarship announcement.

 

International Economic Law (IEL) Collective launched – inaugural conference in November 2019

The IEL Collective was launched in May 2019 to provide a space for critical reflection on complex interactions in the growing field of international economic law. It aims to explore how epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy. We aim to stimulate conversations about plurality, representation and criticality in researching, teaching and practising international economic law and spark new conversations about the future of the discipline.

The Collective is an initiative of seven law schools (including LDRN partners Warwick University School of Law and Cardiff Law and Global Justice – University of Cardiff) and is looking to expand collaborations with other partners from around the world, especially institutions from the global south.

The IEL inaugural conference will be held in November 2019 and other events will be forthcoming soon.

For more information, please sign up to the IEL mailing list or email ielcollective [at] globe.warwick.ac.uk

Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at UMass Amherst, USA – Law & Inequality (selection begins 15 October 2019)

The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank expected to start on September 1, 2020. Applications are welcomed from scholars studying law and inequality. Substantive areas could include access to justice; bias in the administration of justice; human and civil rights; social inequality and discrimination; crime and criminal justice; citizenship and immigration; gender, race, and the law; environmental and technological injustices; law and social movements; disparities in the labor force; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. Applications are encouraged from scholars studying American, comparative, and/or international law and inequality topics.

The successful candidate should exhibit significant promise in scholarly publishing, a commitment to teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual growth of the Legal Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. The capacity to secure extramural funding will be looked upon favorably. Applicants must have earned a PhD in political science or a closely related social science discipline by the starting date of the appointment. 

Legal Studies at UMass is the oldest undergraduate liberal arts program for the study of law and society in the country, and the only one in New England at a public university. The Program is housed in the Department of Political Science and maintains its own undergraduate major. The expanding Legal Studies Program is a center for ambitious intellectual activity and research that addresses important questions about the place of law in societies around the world while teaching undergraduate Legal Studies students and Political Science graduate students. The Department of Political Science is committed to teaching and research that crosses traditional disciplinary and sub-field boundaries and engages a broad range of methodological approaches.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement), and contact information for at least three reference writers who are willing to submit letters upon request, through the UMass online applications system (available at the end of September 2019). In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching and/or outreach. 

Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so because of lack of computer access or disability.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Associate Professor Jamie Rowen, the Search Committee Chair, at jrowen [at] legal (dot) umass (dot) edu.

Review of applications begins on 15 October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.