Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Call for Papers: ANZSIL Post-Graduate Research Students Workshop

The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) has issued a call for papers for a Postgraduate Research Students Workshop, to be held June 29, 2016, at the Australian National University. The workshop will be followed by the ANZSIL Conference, June 30-July 2, 2016. Here's the call:



CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline: 17 March 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Postgraduate Research Students Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, from 9.30am until 5.00 pm. The Workshop will take place at University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

The aims of the Workshop are to provide postgraduate degree research students with an opportunity to present their research to their peers, to discuss their experiences of postgraduate research and to make academic and professional connections. Participants will give presentations of an aspect of their research for approximately 15 minutes, followed by a roundtable discussion of each paper. There is no registration fee. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.

The Workshop will be followed by the 24th ANZSIL Annual Conference, which will take place from Thursday, 30 June to Saturday, 2 July 2016. Participants who presented at the Workshop will also be given an opportunity, if they wish, to present their research through a poster display at the Annual Conference.

ANZSIL will waive the conference registration fee (including the cost of the Conference dinner) for all participants at the ANZSIL Postgraduate Workshop who wish to attend the main Conference. (Workshop participants are still required to complete the conference and dinner registration form.) Participants attending the main ANZSIL Conference may be asked to provide a short report on individual ANZSIL Conference sessions for the ANZSIL Newsletter.

Postgraduate research students wishing to present their work on an international law topic are encouraged to submit their proposals for presentation at the Workshop. Applicants must be enrolled in a higher degree research program (PhD, SJD, or Research Masters) at an Australian or New Zealand university.

Applicants should submit a one-page abstract and brief one-page curriculum vitae (both as word documents) by email to by no later than Thursday, 17 March 2016. Please include the heading on your email message ‘PG Workshop Application: [Your Name]’. The organisers will let applicants know of the outcome of their application by early April. Participants who have not previously presented at an ANZSIL Postgraduate Workshop will be given priority.

Participants will be asked to provide a brief contribution on their work for a report on the Workshop, for inclusion in the ANZSIL Newsletter.

The Coordinators of the Postgraduate Workshop are Associate Professor Petra Butler (School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Daniel Joyce (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).