Monday, November 7, 2011

McMaster Graduate Conference for Legal Theory

May 15-17, 2012 at McMaster University - Hamilton, ON, Canada

Keynote Speakers: Jules Coleman (Yale) and Mark Murphy (Georgetown)

We are currently accepting submissions from graduate students and law students from all universities for presentations relating to all areas within legal theory including, but not limited to:

· General and Normative Jurisprudence

· The Nature of Law

· Law and Morality

· Judicial Review / Judicial Activism / Theories of the Judicial Role

· Constitutionalism

· Feminist Approaches to Legal Theory / Critical Legal Studies

· The History of Legal Philosophy

· Law and Authority

· Controversies related to all areas of law (criminal law, tort law, administrative law, etc…)

· International Law

Papers should be approximately 3000-4000 words in length and be either in .rtf or .doc format. Each presenter will be given a one hour presentation slot, of which 25-30 minutes will be dedicated to presenting the paper, with the other 30-35 minutes dedicated to participant responses. An abstract of 100-200 words should accompany all papers. All papers and abstracts must be submitted no later than January 15, 2012.

A panel of legal philosophy graduate students and professors at McMaster will review submissions using criteria of interest, sophistication, and general overlap with similar themes. All papers will be subject to blind review. Notice of acceptance will be given on February 8.

While only graduate and law student papers will be accepted for presentation, all persons (including students, faculty, or any persons with a general interest in legal theory) are welcome to attend.

Please send papers and abstracts, together with your name, contact information, and home university to: philosophy_conference@mcmaster.ca

*Conference Fee : $40.00 CDN (all participants)