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Event: McGill Graduate Law Conference

The McGill Graduate Law Conference will be held on May 1-2, 2012 at the University of McGill in Montreal. One of the Topics to be addressed is ” New frontiers in air and space law”:

CFP – McGill Annual Graduate Law Conference


The Graduate Law Programme at McGill University’s Faculty of Law is pleased to host its Annual McGill Graduate Law Conference. We invite abstracts for presentations at the conference, to be held at the Faculty of Law at McGill’s downtown Montreal campus, May 1st and 2nd 2012.

*** Submission Deadline: 9am, Friday, 16 March 2012***

This year’s conference, “Emerging Legal Issues of the 21st Century”, seeks to bring together academics and students from a variety of areas of law, to discuss three current issues impacting on the law:

• Business law in a pluralistic society

• Amelioration of the law through interdisciplinarity?

• New frontiers in air and space law

The McGill Graduate Law Conference will be made up of three sessions, on the topics enunciated above. “Business law in a pluralistic society” seeks to address the emerging issues faced by corporations working across both common and civil law systems. “Amelioration of the law through interdisciplinarity” will explore how other disciplines are informing the law and how, or whether, the law is responding. “New frontiers in air and space law” will address how air and space lawyers will deal with issues such as increased privatization of air and space, increased security threats or the environmental impacts of air and space travel.

We extend an invitation to graduate law students from around Canada and the United States of America to apply. Both doctoral and masters’ students are encouraged to submit proposals, as this is a graduate student conference. By bringing together students, researchers and academics, we hope to engender strong discussion leading to new understandings about the emerging issues impacting our work.

We seek individual proposals for paper presentations – please see below for the required contents of submissions. We will primarily use a panel format for our sessions, with brief presentations followed by a Q&A discussion. Individual papers will be grouped in topical panels, as set out above. We are only seeking proposals on the topics of the panels. Projectors and Power-point equipped PC and/or Mac laptops will be available for all sessions.

Individual Paper Proposals:
* Title of paper
* Presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, and title
* Mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number
* An abstract of 150-200 words
* Three keyword descriptors

You will be advised if your paper has been accepted by 16 March 2012.