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:: Calls :: The 2016 Ontario Legal Philosophy Graduate Conference will take place on May 5th and 6th at McMaster University, Ontario. Keynote speakers: Dr. Michelle Dempsey (Villanova) and Dr. Kenneth Himma (Washington). Deadline for abstracts: February 15th, 2016.

Call for Papers

The organizers are currently accepting graduate and law student submissions relating to all areas within legal theory including, but not limited to:

*  ·         General and Normative Jurisprudence
*  ·         The Nature of Law
*  ·         Law and Morality
*  ·         Judicial Review/Judicial Activism/Theories of the Judicial Role
*  ·         Constitutionalism
*  ·         Criminal law and Punishment theory
*  ·         Feminist Approaches to Legal Theory/Critical Legal Studies
*  ·         The History of Legal Philosophy
*  ·         Law and Authority
*  ·         International Law
*  ·         Controversies related to all areas of law (Tort law, Administrative law,
Contract law, Family law, etc.)

Papers should be approximately 3000-4000 words in length. Each successful applicant will be given a one hour presentation slot, of which 25-30 minutes will be dedicated to presenting the paper, and the other 30-35 minutes dedicated to participant questions and discussion. An abstract of 100-200 words should accompany all papers. All papers and abstracts must be electronically submitted by February 15th, 2016.

A panel of legal philosophy graduate students and professors at McMaster, and law students and professors at Osgoode Hall will review submissions using the criteria of interest, sophistication, clarity, and general overlap with similar themes. All papers will be subject to blind review. Notice of acceptance will be given on March 11th, 2016. While only graduate and law student papers will be accepted for presentation, all are welcome to
attend (including students, faculty, or any persons with a general interest in legal theory).

Please send papers and abstracts (in .doc .docx .pdf or .rtf format), together with your name, contact information, and home university to: olppgraduatestudentconference@gmail.com  with the subject “olppsubmission.”