I write to invite proposals for papers for the Restitution 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’. However, proposals on any aspect of the Law of Restitution (common law and Scots) are welcome. The Restitution section will take place in the second half on 5th and 6th September.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail me (Duncan.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; there is no bar to presenting two papers but it is useful for coordination purposes to know. The deadline for proposals is Monday 4th March 2013, after which I will inform you whether the paper is included in the section programme. All those who have papers accepted will be required to post a final abstract to the conference paperbank by the end of July.
The criteria for the best paper prize can be found at http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/conference/best-paper-prize.cfm. Convenors will be asked to nominate a paper from their section. Please note that to be eligible for the prize a paper 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. After their successful 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 – so me too!) are required to book and to pay to attend the conference. Booking information will be circulated later in the year.
Professor Duncan Sheehan
The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.