The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) and the Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University invite you to a webinar on:
Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Law and Development Research Agendas
Date: 9 December 2020
Time: 13:00 to 14:30 UTC
The webinar will focus on four cross-cutting themes for Law and Development in the time of Covid, presented by the following speakers from our Network:
- Global Health – Dr Rachel Hammonds, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Climate Change – Dr Stellina Jolly, South Asian University, India
- Sovereign Debt – Dr Celine Tan, University of Warwick, UK
- Poverty / Gender – Prof Mônica Sapucaia Machado, Instituto de Direito Público, Brazil
Moderator: Prof Joanna Botha, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
The event will begin with four short interventions by the thematic experts, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A.
We look forward to engaging with you as a Network.
Register here or via the poster below!
Calls for papers
Early Career Workshop: Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment | University of Essex (online event), 22 – 23 April 2021 (abstract deadline: 1 December 2020)
EU-Africa cooperation and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum: ‘Cooperation or Externalisation?’ | University of Ghent/11.11.11 | 6 November 2020, 11h00 – 12h30 (CET)
PhD position – UN, human rights to water & indigenous peoples | ERC RIVERS Project – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (deadline: 7 November 2020)
Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellowship | UCLA Law Williams Institute and Critical Race Studies Program, Los Angeles, USA (deadline: 16 November 2020)
*NEW* Research & Learning Manager | International Development Law Organization, The Hague, The Netherlands (deadline: 22 November 2020)
Lecturer in Global Security | University of Arizona Tempe, USA (deadline: 30 November 2020)
*NEW* University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Development | University of Cambridge, UK (deadline: 1 January 2021)
*NEW* 3 fixed term (temporary) lecturer posts in Development Studies | University of Cambridge, UK (deadline: 1 January 2021)
As in many other countries, the justice system in South Africa is facing dramatic changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 29 May 2020 at 13h – 14h (UTC+2), LDRN partner Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law will host a live webinar to unpack and debate these challenges, featuring insights from Glenn Goosen, High Court Judge and adjunct professor at the faculty. The session will be moderated by Prof. Joanna Botha, head of the Department of Public Law and LDRN steering committee member.
To find out more and register, please visit the NMU Law Faculty website.
The following opportunities may be of interest to researchers in the field of law and development:
Iowa Law Faculty fellowship | University of Iowa, USA (deadline: 5 March 2020)
Postdoctoral researcher – Development Processes, Actors and Policies | Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 15 March 2020)
Associate professor – socio-legal studies | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK (deadline: 2 April 2020)
Teaching fellow – Stanford Programme in International Legal Studies | Stanford School of Law, CA, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)
Research associate – qualitative research on New York bail reform | Vera Institute of Justice, New York, USA / remote (rolling deadline)
Visiting clinical supervisor – immigration law clinic | Brooklyn Law School, NY, USA (rolling deadline)
Conferences and workshops
Law and Digital Society: Re-Imagining the Futures – Conference of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law | Lund University, Sweden | 24 – 26 August 2020 (deadline: 15 March 2020)
Science for Sustainable Development – Conference of the ACV International Law Institute and the Cambridge University Brazilian Alumni | São Paulo, Brazil | 2 – 3 July 2020 (deadline: 30 March 2020)
The European Convention on Human Rights Turns 70 – Taking Stock, Thinking Forward | Ghent University, Belgium | 18 -20 November 2020 (deadline: 15 April 2020)
LDRN members are welcome to announce any opportunities (e.g. vacancies, scholarships, calls for papers) by contacting the Editor.
Opportunities are updated throughout the month, so do visit LawDev.org again, or subscribe to the LDRN newsletter to receive a monthly roundup.
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
Two LDRN partner institutions, University of São Paulo Law Faculty & FGV Direito São Paulo, will be co-hosting the event “Law & Development: New Institutional Approaches from the Global South” on 5 – 6 August 2019.
The event will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), as well as roundtables on:
- Law, political economy and institutions;
- Democratic institutions in movement;
- Corruption and reform in the Global South;
- Financial regulation; and
- Socio-legal architecture of markets.
There will also be a book launch for “The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality” by Katharina Pistor.
See here for further information
Register on the event website
The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre will hold a Summer School on Development Aid and Migration from 24-28 June 2019. This expert-led programme is aimed at students, researchers and academics, human rights defenders, and practitioners working in government, NGOs and international organizations.
The programme provides participants with the intellectual skills and instruments to understand the complex nexus between development aid, migration policy and food security.
Topics addressed will include:
- The use of development aid as a tool for migration control
- The outsourcing of migration control to developing countries
- The focus on security in the context of migration control
- The parallels between food (in)security and food aid and migration control
- The nexus between humanitarian and development interventions
Academics and practitioners will share knowledge and insights on the role played by state and non-state actors in the development context and the workings of international and regional law and policy at the interface between hunger and migration. The summer school faculty is led by Dr. Annamaria LaChimia and Dr. Daria Davitti of Nottingham University. The programme will feature, amongst others, sessions led by Dr. Ana Aliverti of the University of Warwick Law School (LDRN partner institution) and LDRN member Likim Ng (Australian National University).
Further details and a full programme are available on the summer school website
Deadline for registration & deposit payment: 9 June 2019
The first Workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) under the auspices of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) – “From Researcher to Author: Converting Your Thesis into Publications” – was successfully held on 25-26 March 2019 – Antwerp, Belgium with the participation of 18 ECRs from 11 different universities from 10 countries around the world.
The workshop was co-organized by Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli of the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Celine Tan from Warwick Law School in collaboration with Prof. Dr. John Harrington from Cardiff Law and Global Justice. Prof. Dr. Wouter Vandenhole and Prof. Dr. Koen De Feyter of the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group also joined the workshop as mentors for ECRs.
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The LDRN Publication Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Law & Development will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, on 25 – 26 March 2019. It is co-organised by the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group and Warwick University Law School, with the cooperation of Cardiff Law and Global Justice at Cardiff University.
Most researchers in law aim to transform their doctoral theses into monographs. Monographs are often viewed as important scholarly milestones for any researcher, especially early career researchers (ECRs) and monographs remain important set pieces of legal scholarship and scholarship in humanities and social sciences. There is also growing interest in publishing the theses contained in a dissertation in stand-alone scholarly articles. The conversion of a doctoral dissertation into a monograph or stand-alone journal articles requires significant shifts, substantively and stylistically, and there are several challenges to overcome in this transition.
This workshop, the first under the auspices of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN), is aimed at bringing together a small group of early career law and development scholars who are in this transition stage to work together alongside more experienced colleagues in the field to develop their ideas and writing further, whether in terms of crafting a conversion project or writing. The workshop will be a combination of peer learning, directed and self-directed writing activities and sharing of experiences aimed at ECRs within the law and development field (broadly defined).
We welcome scholars who are engaged in the completion of a PhD thesis and its conversion, or potential conversion, into a monograph or stand-alone articles. There is no fee for attending the workshop but participants will need to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
For any queries or to confirm your interest in attending, please contact Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli (gamze.erdemturkelli [at] uantwerpen.be) or Assoc. Prof. Dr. Celine Tan (celine.tan [at] warwick.ac.uk).
The Workshop is supported by an OJO 2018-2019 (Support for Young Researchers) grant from the Antwerp Doctoral School (University of Antwerp).