4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference 2014: Law and Responsibility

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (jorgefabraz@gmail.com)

Call for Papers
4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference 2014: Law and Responsibility
Yale Law School
Date: November 14-15, 2014
Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 1, 2014
This conference aspires to provide doctoral students and recent graduates who wish to present their work with a forum for discussion beyond the limited scope of academic debate, adopting an interdisciplinary approach touching upon numerous subject areas.
From the relevant press release:
Yale Law School is proud to host the 4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference, which will be held on November 14-15, 2014. The conference aims to provide doctoral students and recent graduates with a forum to present, share and discuss their work beyond conventional academic boundaries. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate discussion across diverse subject areas and methodological approaches, with a view towards fostering a community of aspiring legal scholars.
Law is a central social tool for establishing responsibility and for holding agents accountable for their actions and omissions. These functions of the law raise fundamental questions: What is it that the law does when it calls agents to account? What justifies its authority to do so? What values underlie the law’s call of those under its jurisdiction to responsibility? What are the limits of holding persons legally responsible? What modes of responsibility can and should the law impose? In what ways do these functions interact with the other social functions of the law? In what ways can and should legal institutions themselves be held responsible?
Abstracts of 300-500 words (with your institutional affiliations) should be submitted toyls.doctoralconference@gmail.com by August 1st, 2014. Selected applicants will be informed of acceptance in late August, and presenters will be asked to submit their papers of up to 10,000 words in length by October 10, 2014.
We regret that we are unable to provide financial assistance. However, the conference organizers will endeavor to facilitate accommodation at the homes of current Yale Law School graduate students for those presenters who request it.