(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) We posted last year about the 2d meeting, in Edmonton, Canada, of the 4 Societies Workshop, a scholarly roundtable cosponsored by the Japanese Society of International Law, the American Society of International Law, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, and the Canadian Council on International Law. The 1st meeting had been in Wellington, New Zealand. Meeting 3 having been set for August 27-28, 2010, on Awajishima Island, Hyogo, near Kobe, Japan, organizers now are seeking paper proposals. (credit for photo of Akashi Bridge, which connects the island to Kobe)
Each sponsoring society will select 4 unpublished papers; submitters are encouraging to send to the society with which they are likely to have a longterm affiliation. Preference will be given to authors in the early stages of their careers and to "innovative and cutting edge proposals" related to the workshop's theme, "International Law in the New Era of Globalization."
Submission deadline very soon for applicants to the Canadian Council -- this Thursday, October 1 -- and later for all other applicants -- December 20, 2009.
Selected participants will be notified by next February and expected to submit a full paper by the end of next July. The working language of the conference will be English. All proposals should include a project description not exceeding 500 words and the applicant’s curriculum vitae; papers may be published in a conference volume. Details on the theme and on how to submit are here.