Thursday, July 30, 2009

Write On! Intersection of national security, human rights & international law @ AALS

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) Here's a chance to take part in a program -- at AALS' 2010 Annual Meeting this January in New Orleans, Louisiana -- that will examine a particularly vibrant intersection of law. It's a cooperative effort by 3 sections of the Association of American Law Schools: the Section on National Security Law, chaired by our colleague Michael J. Kelly; the Section on International Human Rights, for which IntLawGrrl Christiana Ochoa serves as Chair; and the Section on International Law, for which yours truly has that honor this year.
We three sections are calling for papers to be presented at a cosponsored program, entitled "Cross-Currents in International Law, Human Rights Law and National Security Law," to be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010.
Here's the key information from our call for papers:
Recent years have seen unprecedented interactions among three areas of law: Human Rights Law, International Law, and National Security Law. A Selection Committee comprising one officer of each section welcomes abstract submissions from all scholars, with preference given to authors who belong to at least one of these AALS sections. The Committee also will give preference to papers that highlight the cross-section among two or more of these fields, and will endeavor to have a cross-section of such cross-currents represented at the session.

(Note that you do not need to claim status as a "junior" scholar in order to respond.)
Deadline for submission of abstracts no longer than 5 doublespaced pages -- e-mailed in Word or PDF format to Professor Kelly at -- is Friday, September 18, 2009.
Please join us!

(For other AALS calls for papers, check out our Write On! series)

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