Monday, November 30, 2015

Call for Papers: Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law and International Organization

A call for papers has been issued for the 2016 Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law and International Organization, to be held March 4, 2016, at the University of Notre Dame. Here's the call:

Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law

and International Organization

Call for Papers

March 4th 2016 at the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame welcomes applications for the 2016 Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law and International Organization. This one-day workshop encourages new scholarship on the interdisciplinary study of international law, international organization, legalization, and globalization. It is sponsored by the Center on Law and Globalization (American Bar Foundation/Illinois College of Law) and the IO/IL Working Group of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies of Northwestern University. The workshop is on March 4th 2016 at the Notre Dame Conference Center in South Bend, Indiana.

We are seeking proposals from interested scholars of law, globalization, history, politics, and related fields. The event is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. We also welcome participants interested in serving as discussants.

Applicants should send a topic, abstract, and bio by January 15, 2016 to the organizers listed below.

This is the sixth annual presentation of the regional colloquium. The series aims to encourage new scholarship on the globalization of law and to foster an intellectual community in the Midwest across institutions, disciplines, and approaches. Previous sessions were held in Chicago (2015), at the American Bar Foundation (2014), University of Wisconsin Law School (2013), University of Chicago Law School (2011), and Northwestern University (2009). The colloquium considers law and legalization as juridical, historical, political, and comparative phenomena with a global scope. We encourage research across a range of topics and perspectives, including on private and public legalization, historical and contemporary issues, formal and informal institutions and practices, and conceptual and empirical concerns.

The University of Notre Dame will provide for all colloquium meals. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. A number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Morris Inn in South Bend, IN. For questions on travel and lodging, please contact Steven McDowell, Ph. D. student at Notre Dame ( A small number of modest subsidies for travel are available to enable participation from individuals who otherwise could not attend. To be considered for a subsidy, please include the request in your application.

Applications and queries should be sent to:

Emilia Justyna Powell
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Notre Dame University

Ian Hurd
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Northwestern University

Andrew Day
Graduate Coordinator IO/IL Working Group at the Buffett Institute
Northwestern University

Steven McDowell
Ph. D. Student at Notre Dame