Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What Are Legal Scholars Talking About?

Around the world, law professors and others who study law are getting together at conferences and symposiums to talk about their fields of study. Climate change, legal history in the renaissance, artificial intelligence and the law, how to teach legal writing, foreign state immunity, the new restatement of resititution, race and sovereignty, antitrust economics ... the variety of topics is dazzling.

How can you find out what's going on in this vibrant intellectual community? Visit the Legal Scholarship Blog. This blog posts announcements of upcoming conferences and symposiums. Calls for papers let you know when a journal or conference organizing committee is seeking submissions on a given theme. Each day, the blog also has a post listing colloquia and in-house workshops at law schools around the U.S.

There are lots of ways to use the site. You can browse the posts in the order they appear. You can use the calendar to find events by date. You can use the subjects in the sidebar to see just the posts about, say, environmental law or law and religion. You can also search the site.

Are you interested in becoming a law professor? Take a look at the Teaching page. It links to articles about becoming a law professor plus resources for current professors.

You might notice a familiar big W:
That's because this blog is a joint project of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the UW. We started tracking conferences to serve people right here at the UW and through this blog we can provide information to thousands of others as well.

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