The 10th Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory will take place at Melbourne Law School on 7-8 December 2017. The topic is ‘Time in Law – Law in Time’.
The Forum provides a supportive and collegiate forum for graduate researchers to engage with law and legal theory. This year’s Forum will feature keynote addresses by Matt Craven (SOAS), Emily Grabham (Kent) and Olivia Barr (Melbourne).
Abstract submissions are due by 11 June 2017. The call for papers can be viewed at https://www.docdroid.net/f0wSB6U/mdflt-2017-call-for-papers.pdf.html.
The Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Essay Prize for 2016 has been awarded to Jan Mihal (University of Melbourne) for his paper, ‘Defending a Functional Kinds Account of Law’.
The prize is awarded to the best essay on legal philosophy by a postgraduate student. See https://www.aslp.org.au/essay-competition.
There was a strong international field of submitted essays for this year’s prize. The essays were blind reviewed by a three person panel of distinguished legal theorists. The members of the judging panel were Prof Martin Krygier (University of New South Wales), Dr John Morss (Deakin University) and Dr Michael Sevel (University of Sydney).
Jan will present his winning paper at this year’s ASLP Conference at the University of Auckland (https://www.aslp.org.au/conference).
Registration is now open for this year’s ASLP Conference at the University of Auckland from 14-16 July 2017. The registration details can be found at https://www.aslp.org.au/conference.
The conference will feature keynote addresses by Alan Brudner (University of Toronto) and Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) as well as a book symposium on Jane Norton’s recent book: The Freedom of Religious Organisations (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Please also note that the call for papers has been extended until Monday 15 May. Abstracts can be emailed to Arie Rosen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group (LTRG) is seeking presenters for its 2017/18 seminar series. Submissions relating legal philosophy with other areas of philosophy and papers engaging with legal theory in a practical context are particularly welcome. More details can be found at http://www.legaltheorygroup.law.ed.ac.uk/seminar-series/callpresenters/.
Macquarie University is seeking a PhD candidate to join an interdisciplinary research project in law and philosophy.
The project is concerned with procedural justice in the context of resolving legal disputes. Its overall aim is to develop a theory of procedural justice that builds on relational theory in philosophy by incorporating relational concerns in the moral evaluation of legal procedures.
The theory will be used to evaluate the procedural practices of a designated legal institution (the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal). A case study will investigate the extent to which the theory explains, justifies or provides reasons for revising the procedural practices of the NCAT.
The PhD candidate will either work on the normative aspect or the institutional legal aspects of the project, depending on their qualifications and background.
More information can be found at http://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarships-for-domestic-candidates (click on ‘Faculty of Arts’, then ‘Philosophy/Macquarie Law School’).
The Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy will be hosted by the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law from Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July 2017. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Alan Brudner (University of Toronto) and Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) as well as a book symposium on Jane Norton’s recent book: The Freedom of Religious Organisations (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Call for Papers
The Society welcomes proposals for papers on any topic in legal theory, broadly understood. The aim of the ASLP Annual Conference is to provide a forum for the discussion and debate on a range of issues in legal theory and philosophy of law. It is not restricted to analytic legal philosophy, and we strongly encourage the involvement of participants from other disciplines and the inclusion of topics from across legal fields.
Pre-Conference Postgraduate Workshop
A Postgraduate Workshop for PhD students will be held on Friday immediately prior to the formal commencement of the conference. The ASLP Postgraduate Workshop provides PhD students with the opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress in a supportive and collaborative environment. We welcome submissions on any topic in legal theory, broadly defined.
Abstracts for both the ASLP Conference and the Postgraduate Workshop should be submitted via email by Friday 28 April to Arie Rosen, Auckland Law School email@example.com.
This year’s ASLP Conference will take place at the University of Auckland on 14-16 July. Please put the date in your calendars! Further details will be available shortly.
Please also note that entries for the annual ASLP Essay Competition close on 24 February. The competition is open to current doctoral or masters students in any discipline. Details can be found here: http://www.aslp.org.au/essay-competition.