The International Law Students Association is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with opportunity to study, research, and network in the international legal arena. The organization's activities include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Western Law invites graduate, post-graduate and recent graduate students from all disciplines to submit abstracts for its upcoming Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference.
This year’s conference theme is “Law: Stagnation, Evolution or Revolution?” We encourage scholars to explore the status of law in an ever-changing world. Has law failed to keep pace with changing societies? Is the law progressive or regressive? Are there areas where law is evolving to address changes? Might the law be a tool for revolution, leading change in societies? Scholars are invited to identify, examine, and challenge the potential boundaries of law. We also strongly encourage abstracts which explore the intersection between law and other disciplines.
We encourage scholars to think creatively about the conference theme and how their own research interests fit into it. Potential paper topics may address, but are by no means limited to, the following themes:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please e-mail your paper abstract to [email protected] by January 27, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST with a copy of your CV and a 100-word bio. Abstracts should include the title of the paper, a 250-300 word abstract, the student's institutional affiliation, email address and phone number. Proposals should be suitable for a 15 minute presentation. Notification for successful papers will be announced by February 24, 2017. Papers to be submitted by May 12, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff of the Western Journal of Legal Studies who will be selecting top papers for publication in the Journal’s Fall 2017 issue, provided the paper complies with the Journal’s publication format standards.
REGISTRATION: Conference registration will open shortly after successful applicants have been notified. Registration fees will be payable by April 19, 2017.
QUESTIONS? Please direct them to the conference organizers at [email protected]
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