The Mythology of Modern Law: At 25 Years (Melbourne Law School, 11-12 May 2017)

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In the opening sentence of Peter Fitzpatrick’s seminal book, The Mythology of Modern Law, first published in 1992, the claim that “law as a unified entity can only be reconciled with its contradictory existences if we see it as myth” is described as the first chapter’s “suspiciously simple argument”. Few perhaps would regard even that sentence, let alone the argument of the chapter or the book, as … [Read more...]

Visiting PhD Scholar Application (University of Wollongong) – Deadline Extended

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017 - Extended until 24th February! The Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC for a minimum period of two weeks in 2017. The Visiting PhD Scholar Program aims to support high quality interdisciplinary PhD research in LIRC’s areas of research, to provide … [Read more...]

New Edited Collection: Fables of the Law: Fairy Tales in a Legal Context (2016)

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Edited by Daniela Carpi, University of Verona, Italy and Marett Leiboff, University of Wollongong, Australia The latest development concerning the metaphorical use of the fairy tale is the legal perspective. The law had and has recourse to fairy tales in order to speak of the nomos and its subversion, of the politically correct and of the various means that have been used to enforce the law. … [Read more...]

CFP: Special Issue on Gender, War and Technology (AFLJ)

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Australian Feminist Law Journal: A Critical Legal Journal Call for Papers: Special Issue Vol 44.1 June 2018 Gender, War and Technology: Peace and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century Special Issue Editors: Emily Jones, Sara Kendall and Yoriko Otomo While feminist approaches to international law are flourishing, and while the international community has taken up gender, broadly construed, in a … [Read more...]

Critical Legal Conference 2017: Catastrophe (Warwick)

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Ten years ago, the so-called ‘Invisible Committee’ urged that ‘It is useless to wait…. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.’ Over a decade before, Leonard Cohen had written; ‘This is the darkness, this is the flood. The catastrophe has already … [Read more...]

One-Year Kent Law School LLM in Law and the Humanities (Canterbury and Paris)

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The Kent Law School invites applications to its LLM pathway in Law and the Humanities. Applications are currently welcomed for the September 2017. This one-year program is designed to develop a robust knowledge of a critical, humanities-based approach to law and legal study. The program is designed for students who wish to confront the challenges to justice and ethics that are posed by modern … [Read more...]

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

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The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, comprises nine specialist research institutes - including the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). SAS is able to support a small number of Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships - three-year postdoctoral fellowships from the academic year 2017-18. We welcome expressions of interest from candidates wishing to conduct research in one, or … [Read more...]

Visiting PhD Scholar Program 2017: University of Wollongong

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017 The Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC for a minimum period of two weeks in 2017. The Visiting PhD Scholar Program aims to support high quality interdisciplinary PhD research in LIRC’s areas of research, to provide opportunities to PhD scholars from … [Read more...]