The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London seeks proposals (before June 30) for contributions to "work in progress" seminars to be offered - in formats TBD - in the 2020/21 academic year. A special journal issue with the output of the series is contemplated as well. For more information, please see this website: https://ials.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/call-papers-directors-series-202021-law-and-humanities-pandemic.
The History Department at Concordia seeks to fill a Limited Term Appointment in Law and Society. The application deadline is April 30, 2020. More information is available here: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/limited-term-appointments/2020/lta-in-history.html.
«Les tribunaux comme objet de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales » - 88e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Université de Sherbrooke/Université Bishop’s, 5 et 6 mai 2020
« Les tribunaux comme objet de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales »
Sous la responsabilité de Yan Sénéchal, Pierre Noreau et Emmanuelle Bernheim Appel à communications
Les tribunaux constituent une institution centrale depuis la différenciation des sphères sociales dans la modernité. En retour, l’autonomisation graduelle résultant de ce processus a induit une ambivalence croissante de l’institution judiciaire, particulièrement manifeste aujourd’hui. D’un côté, les tribunaux ont été érigés en temples de la Justice, sous condition de légalité, de rationalité et de légitimité, et les magistrats en gardiens du pouvoir de dire le Juste, avec exigence d’indépendance, d’impartialité et d’intégrité. D’un autre côté, les tribunaux et les magistrats semblent actuellement dépassés par les réalités que vivent les justiciables : sentiment d’incompétence juridique, méconnaissance du droit, incompréhension du langage juridique, méfiance vis-à-vis des professionnels du droit, disproportion entre le coût des procès et le montant réclamé dans les causes, diminution des litiges civiles, multiplication des saisines administratives, autoreprésentation à la cour, recours aux médias sociaux pour dénoncer des injustices, etc. Cette ambivalence entre l’idéal et le réel porte à penser que les tribunaux sont un remarquable révélateur des transformations juridiques et des changements sociaux qui caractérisent les sociétés contemporaines.
En dépit de l’absence quasi-totale de données publiques précises et fiables (de statistiques en particulier), sur le fonctionnement de l’institution judiciaire – une situation pour le moins surréaliste au regard des pratiques qui prévalent en santé et en éducation – force est de reconnaître que de plus en plus de travaux en sciences humaines et sociales au Québec érigent en objet de recherche les tribunaux (leurs modes d’organisation, les processus qui s’y déroulent, les pratiques qu’ils occasionnent, les acteurs qui s’y activent, les dispositifs alternatifs qui se substituent à eux, etc.). D’où l’intérêt de prendre acte des recherches produites à propos et autour de cet objet. Cinq axes structurent le colloque proposé : (1) quels thèmes retiennent l’attention des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales ?; (2) quels terrains empiriques investissent-ils pour les explorer ? (3) quels concepts et quelles méthodes mobilisent-ils ?; (4) quels sont les apports de ces recherches à la compréhension du monde juridique et du monde social ?; (5) quelles sont les perspectives d’avenir de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales concernant les tribunaux ?
Cet appel à communications s’adresse aux chercheurs et aux chercheuses, ainsi qu’aux étudiants et aux étudiantes à la maîtrise et au doctorat, provenant de l’ensemble des sciences humaines et sociales.
Le colloque vise à atteindre cinq objectifs : (1) thématiser les orientations actuelles de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales autour des tribunaux afin d’assurer une certaine cumulativité des travaux; (2) témoigner du dynamisme des recherches actuelles afin de susciter l’intérêt des diverses sciences humaines et sociales à l’égard des phénomènes judiciaires; (3) favoriser le rapprochement des chercheurs juristes et non-juristes intéressés à la question des tribunaux; (4) consolider le réseautage en sciences humaines et sociales de manière à pérenniser les initiatives scientifiques vouées au partage des connaissances sur les institutions judiciaires; (5) animer l’avancement des connaissances sur les mondes sociaux de la justice afin d’accroître la pertinence des recherches en sciences humaines et sociales pour les acteurs du monde juridique et judiciaire.
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The Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU Law) invites applications from candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research as well as collegial governance for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.
The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020.
The Committee invites applications from candidates in all research and teaching areas. We encourage candidates to identify areas of teaching interest falling in the core JD curriculum.
The deadline for applications is January 25, 2020. More information is available here: https://tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/16549.
Faculty of Law: Tenure-Track Appointments
Academic Employment Opportunity #19-28UNB Fredericton
Closing Date: Review of applications is expected to begin by January 31, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.
The Faculty of Law invites applications for two tenure-track appointments, anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level, with start dates of July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021 or such other dates as may be negotiated with the successful candidates. The positions are subject to budgetary approvals. We welcome applications from outstanding scholars of diverse perspectives and are particularly interested in Indigenous scholars. Our current and anticipated teaching priorities are in the following areas:
Founded in 1892, UNB Law is a collegial community with a deep commitment to its 270 students. Faculty members contribute to, and are committed to, sustaining our core curriculum, which includes compulsory courses in all three years. Our offices, teaching facilities, and the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library are located together in an attractive setting on UNB's Fredericton campus, above the Saint John/St. Jean (Wolastoq) River, in the capital city of New Brunswick. Faculty and students support a variety of causes and events that enhance the civic life of the school and community. We are home to the student-produced annual, UNB Law Journal/Revue de droit de l'U N-B, and we offer many opportunities for collaboration both inside and outside the University.
Review of applications is expected to begin by January 31, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts of university study, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and the names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees to:
John Kleefeld, Dean and Professor of Law
Attention: Tina Madore, Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400, Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Territories of the Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee// Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Treaty Territory // Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory
The organizing committee for the 2020 Abolition Convergence invites you to come dream with us! We invite each of you to join us in hopes that our relationships will advance movements and shifts that bring about the futures we dream of! So come create, connect, explore and dream with us!
Proposals: We will be open for proposals from September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 and welcome a wide range of artistic, activist, academic submissions! We also encourage folks to submit proposals that will help to build our children and youth tracks!!
Ideas for proposals may include but are not limited to:
Art, Multimedia, theatre and game-making spaces;
Relationship building and sustaining;
Academic paper presentations
Spaces for creation and collaboration;
Our organizing committee is a collaboration of artists, activists, academics, and people with direct experience with the carceral system. Our group includes Indigenous folks, Black folks, people of colour, white folks, queer/trans* and 2-spirit folks, younger and older folks, folks who have been incarcerated and people who have worked and struggled against incarceration, detention, deportation, and settler colonialism in various ways.
In this light we want to encourage and make room for the participation of people/communities who face oppression or who may typically have less access to similar platforms including youth/students, Indigenous peoples, Black people, Latinx people and other racialized folks, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, Muslims, Jewish folks, Palestinian people, women, trans*/non-binary folx, people with different abilities, migrants, poor folks, sex workers, prisoners and other people who are directly affected by state violence.
We welcome proposals from anywhere in Canada, the United States or internationally. We recognize that lack of funds is often a barrier to participation and we will do our best to offer some subsidies for travel if a need is identified and funds allow.
Proposals & Registration: To register to attend or to submit a proposal, please fill out our registration form – and tell us a little bit about yourself:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iSb4ikPzzUic190uyrWwOii5LJpD2b7rFhvv-F3-mrI/viewform?edit_requested=true
Cost: In an effort to make the convergence financially accessible to as many people as possible, we are proposing the following registration costs (Note: All funds are in Canadian dollars and $1 CDN = $0.75 US):
Free – I am a youth, unemployed, underemployed, unfunded student, or someone who is formerly incarcerated
$1 – $100 (sliding scale) – I am employed but receive no funding from my work or school to attend the convergence
$100 – $200 (sliding scale) – I receive funding from my work or school to attend the convergence
Payments can be sent by e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? – Email us at email@example.com
Please include a clear description of your proposed session, information as to how long it will be, whether you have any access needs, and whether you would like to conduct your session in a language other than English. We will accept proposals in text, audio or video format based on whatever is easiest for you.
Please let us know if you are bringing children and would like them to participate in the children’s track for the event! If you have specific accessibility needs, if you have dietary restrictions, or if you require support with accommodation and travel give us that information and we will do our best to support your attendance and participation in this convergence. We are continually in a process of trying to make all events accessible, but please let us know if there are things we’ve missed!
For more information on the convergence, please go here: https://abolitionjournal.org/more-information-on-convergence-2020/
The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta invites applications for up to three tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin no later than July 1, 2020. Applications for appointment at a higher rank than Associate Professor will be considered in appropriate circumstances. The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from outstanding scholars of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. In appropriate circumstances, the Faculty will consider applications for appointment at a higher rank.
Details are available here.
An LLM scholarship and research assistant stipend is available for an eligible candidate to undertake master’s level research in connection with the project, “Online Abuse: Developing the Tort of Privacy for the Digital Age,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The principal investigator, who will supervise the candidate’s thesis, is Professor Emily Laidlaw.
This project seeks to develop privacy law; in particular, the tort of invasion of privacy, to better address the privacy impact of online abuse. This project seeks to holistically tackle the subject matter, from conceptualizing the model to the remedies that protect it, to the future of the tort with emerging technologies. This project is currently in year two (2019-2020) of a four-year project. The first stage of the project involved a return to first principles to re-imagine the tort of privacy in light of new technologies. In the next stage, the investigator will explore specific technology issues in the area of online abuse and privacy, including, among other things, issues of intermediary liability, cybersecurity, automation and artificial intelligence, and dispute resolution. The successful candidate would serve as a research assistant to the investigator to explore these and similar topics.
The successful candidate will, in consultation with the investigator, identify an LLM thesis topic that advances the research goals and methods of the project. Preference will be given to candidates with previous course work and / or practice experience in the areas of technology law and/or privacy. Excellent knowledge of the Canadian legal system is required.
The successful candidate must meet the admission and program requirements for the thesis-based LLM program, identified here: https://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore- programs/law-master-laws-thesis-based. Applications are due by January 15, 2020. The deadline is firm for international students but may be flexible for Canadian/permanent resident candidates.
The successful candidate will receive funding of $12,000 with potential further funding, which may be in the form of a Graduate Assistantship, a scholarship, or a combination of the two at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director, in consultation with the principal investigator. The funding is renewable for a second year provided that the candidate remains in good standing. The successful candidate should be available to commence their program in September 2020.
For further information about the research project please contact Emily Laidlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the LLM program and admission / application requirements and process, please contact Eunice Wong, email@example.com.
On April 6, 2020, Birkbeck, in the University of London, will host a workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration.
From the call for papers:
In 2018, the Law Commission released its extensive report on updating the Land Registration Act 2002. The same year, HM Land Registry announced its ambition to become “the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data, and aiming to achieve comprehensive registration by 2030”. Meanwhile, other states around the world have taken steps towards paperless, digital platform-based conveyancing. ‘Proptech’, the use of digital platform-based technology to find innovative ways of extracting value from real estate, is emerging as a new industry in late capitalist economies around the world. In the English and Welsh context, the proptech industry is being actively supported by HM Land Registry, even as law struggles to regulate it. Even, arguably, as the courts and others struggle to conceptualise just what land registration actually does, how and why it does this, and whether we actually want it to do what it does.
The history and doctrinal contradictions of the LRA 2002 and its predecessor, the Land Registration Act 1925, are well studied. What is less well-studied are the implications of the changes effected by systems of land registration. Which rights the law recognizes, how it recognizes them, and how the different rightsholders interact with each other are complex questions which tacitly rank competing claims to and in land and, by extension, rank those making these claims. The transfer of entitlement to enclosed, privatized land is thus not only a necessarily complex legal task, but also one that is dependent on and productive of relations of power. For a very long time, as Alain Pottage has demonstrated, that power was located in local community memory (Pottage 1992, 1994). The seemingly banal change in legal process from proving and transferring title through paper deeds to relying on a central register involved a shift in power away from local community memory and toward a central administrative archive, and a corresponding shift in the very idea of what was being proven and transferred (ibid). This legal technology was first trialled in the colony of South Australia, and its dispossessory effects on racialised populations and on women, whose relationships with land tend to be less amenable to registration, are now being acknowledged (Hanstad 1998; Ye 2009; Mollett 2010; Bhandar 2015; Keenan 2017). As we move away from paper registries and toward digital technology, new constructions of property are being produced and with them new formations of power. It is striking that these changes towards digitisation are happening before courts and others have fully conceptualised just what land registration does.
In light of these developments, new perspectives on land registration and its social, economic and political significance are pressing and important. For legislative schemes in which registration is necessary for the agreed title transfer to take effect, land registration does not merely provide the machinery for dealing with property, it manufactures new constructions of property.
In this one-day workshop we seek papers which engage with the broader significance of land registration. How does land registration change our understanding of property, what effects has land registration had on who can make claims to land and how, and how do these changes in our relationship to land matter more broadly? We are especially interested in papers applying critical theoretical lenses to land registration.
Please send a maximum 500 word abstract to Dr Sarah Hamill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Sarah Keenan (email@example.com) by 1 March 2020.
More information is available here (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=9409).
The School of Criminology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin November 28, 2019. Please see the job ad here (http://www.sfu.ca/criminology/employment.html) for more information.
One Continuing Lecturer Appointment
Review of applications will begin November 28, 2019. Please see the job ad here (http://www.sfu.ca/criminology/employment.html) for more information.
Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor Positions
Information about sessional positions is also available through this website (http://www.sfu.ca/criminology/employment.html.