Call for Papers - McMaster Univeristy (Ontario)

Les comparto esta convocatoria, creo que a muchos les puede interesar. En la Universidad de Macmaster (Hamilton, ON, Canadá). Hay dos conferencias centrales, por Wilfrid Waluchow (Macmaster) y Andrei Marmor (USC) y hay un Call for Papers, sobre temas Jurisprudencia Descriptiva y Normativa, Positivismo Incluyente y Excluyente, Activismo Judicial, Control de Constitucional, Teoría del Papel de los Jueces, Constitucionalismo, Aproximaciones Feministas a la Teoría Jurídica, Estudios Jurídicos Críticos, Historia de la Filosofía del Derecho, el Debate Hart-Dworkin, el Debate Hart-Fuller, Derecho y Moralidad, Derecho y Autoridad y controversias relacionadas con todas las áreas del derecho canadiense. Por supuesto, yo pretendo participar.

McMaster University Graduate Conference for Legal Theory
Hosted by McMaster University’s Philosophy Department
March 5-7, 2010 at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Keynote Speaker: Andrei Marmor (USC), Wil Waluchow (McMaster)
Conference fee: $20.00

Call for Papers

We are currently accepting submissions from graduate students and law students from all universities for presentations relating to all areas within the general sphere of legal theory – including, but not limited to:
    General and Normative Jurisprudence
    Inclusive and Exclusive Legal Positivism
    Law and Morality
    Judicial Review / Judicial Activism / Theories of the Judicial Role
    Feminist Approaches to Legal Theory / Critical Legal Studies
    History of Legal Philosophy
    The Hart/Dworkin and the Hart/Fuller Debates
    Law and Authority
    Controversies related to all areas of Canadian law (criminal law, administrative law, etc…)
    International Law
Papers should be approximately 3000-4000 words in length and be either in pdf or word format. Each presenter will be given a one hour slot, of which 25-30 minutes will be dedicated to the reading of the paper, with the other 30-35 minutes dedicated to participant responses. An abstract of 100-200 words should accompany all papers. All papers and abstracts must be submitted no later than January 13, 2010.

A panel of legal philosophy graduate students and professors at McMaster will review submissions using criteria of interest, sophistication, and general overlap with similar themes. All papers will be subject to blind review. Notice of acceptance will be given on February 7. Papers will be posted on the conference website: so that interested attendees can review them in advance.

While only graduate and law student papers will be accepted for presentation, all students, faculty, or persons with interest in legal theory are welcome to attend.

Please send papers and abstracts, together with your name, contact information, and home university to: