I write to invite proposals for papers for the Torts subject section meeting of the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. This year's conference will take place from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September 2013 at the University of Edinburgh, with Professor Hector MacQueen as President.
The overall theme of the Conference is ‘Britain and Ireland in Europe, Europe in Britain and Ireland’. Papers may engage with this topic as it applies to tort, but proposals on any aspect of the law of tort would be very welcome. The Torts section will take place in the first half of the Conference: please note that it has changed from the second half last year, so will run on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th.
All members of the section, whether research students, early career academics or more senior colleagues are invited to offer papers. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a title and a brief abstract. I am happy to discuss any potential submissions informally. Please also tell me if you are proposing a paper for another section, so that I can coordinate arrangements with my fellow convenors. The deadline for proposals is 12pm UK time on Monday 4th March 2013.
Proposers will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible after the deadline. All those who have papers accepted will be required to post a final abstract to the conference paperbank by the end of July.
Another reason to present a paper at the Conference is the 'Best Paper Prize', which is open to all those who comply with the criteria to be found at http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/conference/best-paper-prize.cfm. Papers for the prize must be placed in the paperbank in advance of the conference. The Prize includes a monetary award of £250, and the winning paper will be published in Legal Studies. Please note that there is a strict word limit, and the rules have been clarified so that any paper must not be already published or under consideration for publication anywhere. (Papers not for consideration for the prize are not of course subject to these rules).
After the success with their introduction last year, there will also be the opportunity to present research posters. If any members of the section would be interested in offering a poster, please write to me and I shall offer further details. There is also a prize for the best poster.
Convenors have been asked to make it clear to all potential speakers and poster presenters that all speakers, presenters and delegates (and convenors) are required to book and to pay to attend the conference. Booking information will be circulated later in the year.
Torts Subject Section Convenor
The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.