Friday, June 15, 2012

Write On! ASIL international economic law group

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

The American Society of International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group (whose Co-Vice-Chair is IntLawGrrl Elizabeth Trujillo) seeks papers for its next conference, entitled "Re-Conceptualizing International Economic Law: Bridging the Public/Private Divide," to be held November 29 to December 1, 2012, at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Here's an excerpt from the full call for papers, which begins by noting shifts away from "the conventional statist model of international economic law":
'[R]ecent trends compel us to break away from long-standing principles that separate public actors from private actors. It is fruitless to consider the work of public actors without considering the efforts of the private sector. In this regard, it is high time that scholars, practitioners and policymakers develop new ideas, doctrines, research agendas, and policy proposals to re-conceptualize international economic law to keep abreast of the new regulatory environment.
'... We encourage scholars to submit papers or panel proposals related to trade, investment, international financial regulation, transnational private law, and development law, as well as their intersection with social regulation such as over global warming, labor rights, human rights, and consumer safety. This call for papers welcomes submissions that provide new analytical frameworks, reassess legal theory, evaluate developments in legal doctrine, engage in empirical analysis of how international economic law operates, and provide guidance for policymakers, regulators and adjudicators in this time of international economic change.'
The full call then proceeds to suggest an area of possible topics.
Deadline for submitting 300-or-fewer-word proposals, to 2012biennialconference@gmail.com, is July 30, 2012. Details here.

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