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                                                   2021 

Call for papers

1. Brexit and enforcement, UACES Annual (Virtual) Conference, 6-8 September 2021. 

We invite papers which explore the ramifications of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on compliance with and the enforcement of EU law and policy. Paper proposals are invited, but not restricted to, the following aspects of the debate:   

  • The impact of Brexit on the governance and institutional architecture of enforcement at international, regional, national and devolved/decentralised levels;

  • The implications of Brexit for enforcement in specific policy sectors, e.g. environmental policy, food policy, social policy, health policy, state aid, competition, employment rights, data rights and consumer protection;  

  • The enforcement of the EU acquis in the UK post-Brexit;

  • The enforcement of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, the Protocal on on Ireland and Northern Ireland and the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement; 

  • The role of regulatory alignment for the enforcement of UK/EU law;

  • The consequences of Brexit for the enforcement of EU law in other Member States.  

We welcome papers from all academic disciplines (but not limited to) law, politics, public policy, economics, sociology, geography and history. We accept proposals from established academics, practitioners and well-prepared doctoral students.  We particularly welcome proposals from BIPOC academics, scholars from under-represented geographies (e.g. teh Global South) and scholars from disciplines that are less well represented at UACES conferences including anthropology, cultural studies and history.

 

If you are interested in contributing, please send a title, abstract (300 words maximum) and short biography with contact details to the panel conveners, Sara Drake (DrakeS@cardiff.ac.uk) and Ludivine Petetin (PetetinL@cardiff.ac.uk) by Friday 26th March 2021. 

2. Irish Journal of European Law – Call for papers for 2021 volume

The Irish Journal of European Law has been published since 1992 and is a leading international journal on European law, edited by scholars and practitioners.  Previous volumes are hosted on Westlaw, HeinOnline and on the Irish Society for European Law’s website (https://isel.ie/journals/)  The journal – whose articles are blind peer reviewed – is now issuing a call for original papers for its 2021 volume. Papers are welcomed in the following categories:

  • Long articles (indicative length 8,000 – 12,000 words)[1]

  • Shorter articles and analysis (indicative length up to 6,000 words)[2]

  • Professional practice pieces, addressing areas of European law and/or practice that would be of particular interest to practitioners (any length)

  • Notes on case law (indicative length 2,000-3,000 words)[3]

  • Notes on legislation (any length)

 

The journal welcomes submissions on all areas of European law, including EU law and European law in the wider sense.

The journal has an international reputation and attracts contributions from scholars, practitioners, judges and public servants (writing in a personal capacity) from across Europe and beyond. Submissions are welcomed from established scholars, early career researchers, students, and practitioners.

Please send submissions for consideration by the editorial board to ijel.submissions@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 26th March 2021 in Word format, size 12 font, single-spaced. References should be in OSCOLA Ireland format and please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Please attach two separate files: the first comprising a cover page with your name, affiliation, contact details, five or so keywords, and the title and abstract for your article, and the second comprising your full article with no personal identifiers (for blind peer review purposes). Please direct any queries to the same email address.

 

[1] Inclusive of footnotes.

[2] As above.

[3] Longer pieces will be considered in appropriate cases.

3. Call for papers: Society of Legal Scholars (UK) Annual Conference 31st August-3rd September, University of Durham, UK.

This is a second call for papers and panels for the EU & Competition section of the 2021 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference to be held at the University of Durham, from Tuesday 31st August – Friday 3rd September. The EU & Competition section will meet in the second half of the conference on 2-3 September and will have four sessions, each lasting 90 minutes, as well as an additional joint session hosted by the IP section, jointly with the Health and Media sections on "Innovation and health crises".
 
If you are interested in delivering a paper or organising a panel, please submit your paper abstract or panel details by 11:59pm UK time on Friday 26th March 2021.  All abstracts and panel details must be submitted through the Oxford Abstracts conference system which can be accessed using the following link - https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/2483/submitter - and following the instructions (select ‘Track’ for the relevant subject section). If you registered for Oxford Abstracts for last year’s conference, please ensure that you use the same e-mail address this year if that address remains current. For those whose papers are accepted, the original submission offers the facility to upload a full paper nearer the time. If you experience any issues in using Oxford Abstracts, please contact http://slsconference@mosaicevents.co.uk.
 
We intend to host the 2021 conference in person, with an online option for those who would prefer to participate virtually. The precise format of the conference will be confirmed by the end of April. When submitting an abstract you will be asked to indicate whether you would wish to present in person or virtually. Please note that this indication is not binding and it is merely to assist with conference planning.

Decisions will be communicated by the end of April.

We welcome proposals for papers and panels on any issue relating to EU and/or Competition Law, including, but not limited to, broad constitutional aspects of EU law, Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital economy, and questions of policy, substance or procedure in competition enforcement. We welcome proposals representing a full range of intellectual perspectives and methodological approaches in the subject section, and from those at all stages of their careers.

Please note that interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged, in particular, for the joint session on “Innovation and health crises”. These are to be submitted to the IP section directly. Proposals may include, but are by no means limited to, topics such as innovation networks and information exchanges, AI and online health consultation, misinformation and vaccines, or any other relevant topic that speaks to the joint session theme.

Those wishing to present a paper should submit a title and abstract of around 300 words. Those wishing to propose a panel should submit a document outlining the theme and rationale for the panel and the names of the proposed speakers (who must have agreed to participate) and their abstracts.  Sessions are 90 minutes in length and so we recommend panels of three to four speakers, though the conference organisers reserve the right to add speakers to panels in the interests of balance and diversity.

As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, we discourage speakers from presenting more than one paper at the conference.  With this in mind, when you submit an abstract via Oxford Abstracts you will be asked to note if you are also responding to calls for papers or panels from other sections.
 
Please also note that the SLS offers two prizes. First, The Best Paper Prize, which can be awarded to academics at any stage of their career and which is open to those presenting papers individually or within a panel.  The Prize carries a £300 monetary award and the winning paper will, subject to the usual process of review and publisher’s conditions, appear in Legal Studies.  To be eligible:

  • speakers must be fully paid-up members of the SLS (Where a paper has more than one author, all authors eligible for membership of the Society under its rule 3 must be members. The decision as to eligibility of any co-authors will be taken by the Membership Secretary, whose decision will be final.)

  • papers must not exceed 12,000 words including footnotes (as counted in Word);

  • papers must be uploaded to the paperbank by 11:59pm UK time on Monday 23rd August;

  • papers must not have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication; and

  • papers must have been accepted by a convenor in a subject section and an oral version of the paper must be presented at the Annual Conference.

 
Last year the Society launched the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student Prize, which is open to currently registered doctoral students who are members of the Society. The Prize is £300. There is no link to publication in Legal Studies arising from this award, but any winner would be welcome to submit their paper for consideration by the Society’s journal. To be eligible:

  • speakers must be fully paid-up members of the SLS who are Doctoral students. (Where a paper has more than one author, all authors eligible for membership of the Society under its rule 3 must be members and all authors must be Doctoral students, whatever their discipline). The decision as to eligibility of any co-authors will be taken by the Membership Secretary, whose decision will be final;

  • papers must not exceed 12,000 words including footnotes (as counted in Word);

  • papers must be uploaded to the paperbank by 11:59pm UK time on Monday 23rd August;

  • papers must not have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication; and

  • papers must have been accepted by a convenor in a subject section and an oral version of the paper must be presented at the Annual Conference.

 
We have also been asked to remind you that all speakers will need to book and pay to attend the conference and that they will need to register for the conference by Friday 18th June 2021 in order to secure their place within the programme, though please do let us know if this deadline is likely to pose any problems for you. Booking information will be circulated in due course, and will open after the decisions on the response to the calls are made.
 
Adrienne Yong & Andriani Kalintiri, EU & Competition Sections Co-convenors.

 

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