Thursday, March 29, 2012

Write On! ASIL/ESIL workshop @ Cambridge

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers)

From our Syracuse Law colleague Evan J. Criddle comes word of a call for papers on international legal theory, to be presented at a joint works-in-progress workshop this fall.
Partnering to hold the workshop September 27 and 28, 2012, at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, England, are the International Legal Theory Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and the Interest Group on International Legal Theory of the European Society of International Law.
The workshop’s theme is “Transatlantic Debates in International Legal Theory.” Organizers write:
'On many levels, the interaction between North American international legal scholarship and its European counterpart(s) is working very well. Time and again, however, one finds that the underlying theoretical or philosophical framework is radically different. In this workshop we would like to explore that difference without letting ourselves be defined by it. Contributions analyzing, criticizing, denying or celebrating the difference are welcome, as well as papers exemplifying the various theoretical approaches to international law, be they “American,” “European” or neither. The most important function of this workshop is to intensify the transatlantic theoretical debate by bringing together scholars with diverse disciplinary, philosophical, and methodological perspectives to discuss cutting-edge research on international legal theory.'

Interested participants should submit abstracts, of no more than 1,000 words, to Deadline is April 20, 2012.
Questions, contact Evan at or Jörg Kammerhofer at

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