We invite scholars from East Asia and other parts of the world to submit individual papers and panel proposals to the conference.
Potential paper topics cover all areas of law and society research, including but not limited to:
• criminal justice;
• dispute resolution;
• energy, environment and technology;
• gender and equality;
• governance, ethics and social responsibilities;
• judicial reform;
• law and development;
• law, language, and culture;
• lay participation in law;
• legal consciousness;
• legal education;
• legal pluralism;
• legal profession;
• any other law and society themes.
We encourage both studies focusing on specific North-East and South-East Asian countries and comparative inquiries across national boundaries.
We particularly welcome graduate students to submit papers and some panels will be reserved for graduate student presentations, with distinguished scholars serving as chairs and discussants.
As a general principle, panel session proposals should include papers on two or more East Asian countries, though exceptions can be made for excellent panels focusing on one specific country, provided that a discussant is from another country. Sample panel topics being discussed include Asian Legal Innovations in the Next Decade, East Asian Economic and Legal Collaborations after the Financial Crisis, Comparative Studies on the In-House Counsel, East Asian Legal Professionalism, Current Status and Future Prospects of the Judicial Reform, Internationalization of Legal Education and the Campus Asia Plan, Construction of the East Asian Legal Community, Impacts of American Law in East Asia, etc. However, papers and panels on other socio-legal topics are also welcome.
Please send your paper title/abstract (less than 200 words) or panel proposal (less than 1,000 words, 5 papers maximum) in English to firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms. Li Yiran) by August 31, 2012. In your proposal, please also include the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of each paper presenter and (if applicable) discussant. Please further note that each presenter is allowed to present only up to two papers, including a co-authored one. In addition, when you submit your abstract(s), please indicate the panel that you want to participate in; when you would like to set up an individual panel, please inform us in your panel proposal.
We will review all submissions and notify the applicants (of acceptance or rejection) by October 15, 2012.For accepted applicants, we expect you to submit the full paper before January 31, 2013.
【Panel Call for Papers】
The Conference will organize the following panels:
1. "Soft Law and Community Building". Its call for papers is available at: http://www.socio-legal.sjtu.edu.cn/En/Detail.aspx?id=1036
2. "Financial Regulation and Social Development". Its call for papers is available at: http://www.socio-legal.sjtu.edu.cn/En/Detail.aspx?id=1039