Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Call for Papers: 10th Annual Toronto Group Conference

The Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law has issued a call for papers for its tenth annual conference. to be held April 28-29, 2017. Here's the call:

Call for Submissions for the 10th Annual Toronto Group Conference

Advancing International Law in a Global Society:
Reconciliation, Participation and Collective Action

April 28-29th, 2017 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Canada

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Toronto Group Conference, we ask what the future of international, transnational and comparative law could be in resolving increasing divisions in global society. In posing this question, we aim to reimagine the practice of law as, above all, providing a space for reconciliation, collective action and robust participation, that responds to and is inclusive of critical, but neglected voices.

In approaching presentation topics, applicants may consider how international, transnational and comparative law could:

  • foster relationships while connecting the values, norms and expectations of diverse groups?
  • redress injustices and be forward looking?
  • address unequal power and the exclusion of a variety of voices and stakeholders?
  • maintain self-determination and identity, while finding common ground?
  • ensure the law’s resilience and sustainability, through true participation?
The Toronto Group Conference brings together students and emerging scholars from across the globe. Papers on any subject matter in international, transnational and comparative law that address one or more of the themes above are welcome and encouraged. Interested individuals should send a short bio and an abstract of 300-500 words by January 10, 2017. Applicants will be notified of results by January 30, 2017.

Questions and abstracts should be sent to:

*** for more information, including a non-exhaustive list of potential topics, see here ***