Call for Papers: Customary Law and Legal Pluralism in Africa: Panel in Honour of Professor Gordon Woodman – African Studies Association UK Conference | 11 – 13 September 2018 | Birmingham

Cardiff Law and Global Justice invites contributions to this panel which honours and reflects on the work of Gordon Woodman, a pioneering and world-renowned scholar of law in Africa and legal theory. 

Proposals for papers are invited which address all areas of Gordon Woodman’s work and the general themes which he engaged with over his distinguished career: Ghanaian Law, Land Law, Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Social Change, and Legal Philosophy.

Proposals from scholars working on or based in West Africa, including early career scholars, are particularly welcome.

Further information and the full call for papers available here.

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 school of the Law and Development Research Network

 

Seminario doctoral y taller de publicación de la LDRN / LDRN PhD school & publication seminar | Universidad Austral, Argentina (virtual: ES & EN) | 16 – 17 & 22 – 23 marzo / March 2021

(English below)

Por primera vez se organiza virtualmente y en América Latina el seminario doctoral y el taller de publicación de la Law and Development Research Network (LDRN), bajo la dirección de la Universidad Austral y con el apoyo de la Universidad de Amberes. El evento será gratuito para los estudiantes y estará dividido en dos capítulos distintos. Las sesiones se llevarán a cabo en español o en inglés. Los ponentes y moderadores serán de la Universidad Austral, la LDRN y demás instituciones universitarias. Las sesiones tendrán una duración de 1h30-2h e incluirán presentaciones de profesores locales e
internacionales, con un fuerte énfasis en la interacción entre los presentadores y los oyentes.

El primer capítulo es el seminario doctoral, cuyo objetivo es orientar a los estudiantes de doctorado actuales y futuros de América Latina y más allá. Como las escuelas doctorales son consecuentes y obligatorias en la mayoría de las universidades latinoamericanas, el objetivo aquí es proporcionar una herramienta práctica y complementaria para los estudiantes de doctorado. El enfoque de las sesiones será (1) gestión del tiempo en español, (2) metodología en inglés, (3) preparación para la defensa y para la publicación de la tesis en español, (4) una sesión de pares en español, así como ( 5) una sesión sobre estancias de investigación en el extranjero en inglés.

 

El segundo capítulo es el taller de publicación, cuyo objetivo es asesorar a
investigadores de América Latina, abriendo también a otras regiones. El objetivo es brindar un panorama de las posibilidades y requerimientos de publicaciones locales e internacionales, a través de presentaciones y discusiones con editores de revistas y / o profesores con experiencia sustancial en publicaciones. Las sesiones se organizarán de la siguiente manera (1) publicación local y regional -Argentina / Latinoamérica- en
español, (2) publicaciones internacionales en inglés, (3) preparación y presentación de una edición especial en inglés (3) la publicación de un libro / la transformación de la tesis en un libro (para publicaciones del Reino Unido) en inglés.

Ver el programa y inscribirse aquí

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For the first time, the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) PhD school and publication workshop will be organized virtually and in Latin America, under the leadership of Universidad Austral, with the support of the University of Antwerp. The event will be
free of charge for students and divided in two distinct parts. Sessions will be conducted either in Spanish or in English. The speakers and moderators will be from Universidad Austral, the LDRN and beyond. The sessions will last 1h30-2h and will include presentations from local and international professors, with a strong emphasis on interaction.

The first part is the PhD seminar, aiming at mentoring current and prospective PhD students from the Latin American region and beyond. As PhD schools are substantial and mandatory in most Latin American universities, the objective here is to provide a practical and complementary tool for PhD students. The focus of the sessions will be on (1) time management, in Spanish, (2) methodology, in English, (3) preparation of the defense and publication of the thesis, in Spanish, (4) a peer session in Spanish, (5) a session on studying abroad, in English.

See the programme and register here

The second part is the publication workshop, aiming at mentoring researchers from the Latin American region and beyond. The objective is to provide a panorama of local and international publication possibilities and requirements, through presentations and discussions with journal editors and / or professors with substantial experience in publication. The sessions will be organized as follows (1) local and regional publication in Argentina & Latin America, in Spanish, (2) international publications, in English, (3)
preparing and presenting a special issue, in English (4) publication of a book / transformation of a thesis into a book (for UK publications), in English.

See the programme and register here

Photo credit: Åbo Akademi University

The second annual LDRN PhD school took place in 2019 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands. Read the full report here.

The first annual LDRN PhD school  took place in 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.  See the report here.

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Annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network

LDRN 2020 & COVID-19: LDRN 5th annual conference postponed to September 2021

In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) has had to take the difficult decision to postpone its 5th annual conference to September 2021. The conference was to be held on 21 – 23 September 2020 at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This plan is no longer deemed viable given our collective responsibility to participate in ensuring public health and safety, as well as the need to acknowledge the uncertainties brought about by this situation.
 
The network fully supports the host university in this difficult moment, and is grateful for the considerable work that has already been put into organizing the conference, as well as Nelson Mandela University’s continued commitment to hosting in September 2021.
 
We are also grateful for the interest and engagement of all the researchers who already submitted abstracts and panel proposals, and will be reaching out to all of you individually.
 
While we await our next in-person events, we aim to create opportunities this year to bring the LDRN community together online to engage with each other’s work, including around the original timing of the 2020 conference.
 

We will be delighted to share these plans with you via the LDRN website and newsletter – please do subscribe to stay in touch.

 

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The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development” was hosted by Humboldt University Law Faculty (Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law) in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019. The conference brought together over 200 researchers and practitioners interested in law and development from 39 countries in the global North and South.

The conference aimed to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study and practice. 55 panels explored historical and theoretical aspects of law and development, public law and socio-economic development, development finance,  human rights, gender, legal pluralism, and more. The panels included discussions on research, teaching and publication, practitioner conversations and book launches.

Read the conference report

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

Full keynote videos are available on LDRN’s Youtube channel

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

The Völkerrechtsblog online law and development symposium also includes some contributions by LDRN conference participants.

See the final programme and call for papers (closed).

Visit the conference website

In 2018, over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the 3rd annual LDRN conference, titled ‘Interfaces’, hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School in Leiden, The Netherlands.  Read more about the 2018 conference