Call for Proposals – LSA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our 2015 Annual Meeting!
May 28 – 31, 2015 in Seattle, Washington U.S.A.


Law’s Promise and Law’s Pathos
in the
Global North and Global South

What has law accomplished in the Global North and Global South? Its champions have promised much—the spread of human rights and the rule of law, the elimination of discrimination and the protection of the vulnerable, the lure of economic development and the fostering of global trade, endowments of human dignity and restraints on economic rapacity. Its critics observe law as an instrument for repression, hegemonic control and infringements on privacy and intrusive surveillance (in the context of a never-ending and ubiquitous ‘war against terror’), as a weapon against free speech or political opposition, as a tool of economic exploitation and domination, and as a retreat from politics. The 2015 LSA annual meeting will engage law’s promises and law’s pathos in domestic and transnational contexts, through plenaries addressing the roles of law in the war on terror, in climate change, in emancipation and protection of the world’s most vulnerable populations, and in law’s relationships with religions.

This year’s Program Committee is Co-Chaired by Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales, and Terence Halliday, American Bar Foundation.

We invite the submission of Individual Papers and/or Session proposals. Papers and panels need not be centered on the conference theme. Proposals on any law and society topic are welcome.

You will find the Call at

In the Call you will find more information about the theme, submission instructions, and more. We will be adding more meeting information as time progresses.

The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2014.
Registration will begin in early February, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact us at
We hope you will join in what promises to be a full and exciting program in Seattle!

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