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Call for papers on Banking and Finance for the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.


Dear all,

I write to invite proposals for papers for the Banking & Finance 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 banking and finance are welcome. The section will take place in the first half of the conference from 3rd-4th September 2013. Papers are considering aspects of European Union banking law are particularly welcome and depending on the papers submitted, these may be assigned to a special joint meeting with the EU law section.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail me (noel.mcgrath@ucd.ie) with a title and a short abstract. I am happy to discuss any potential submissions informally. I would appreciate it if you could let me know if you are submitting 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://conference.legalscholars.ac.uk/best-paper-prize/index.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, convenors and delegates are required to book and to pay to attend the conference.

Booking information will be circulated later in the year.

Kind regards

Noel McGrath



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