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SLS Intellectual Property Section – Call for Papers 2014

SLS Intellectual Property Section – Call for Papers 2014

Dear Intellectual Property Section Member

I am delighted to issue the econd  Call for Papers for the Intellectual Property Section at the Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference 2014. The conference will run from 9th to 12th September 2014 at the University of Nottingham. This year the Intellectual Property Section is in Group B, being held on 11th and 12th September. There have been problems with the website and so the deadline for the receipt of papers has been extended. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail a proposed title and short abstract of up to 300 words to me at by 10th April. Papers on any aspect of Intellectual Property law are welcome, including those reflecting the Conference Theme, 'Judging in the 21st Century'. Alternatively, if you would like to propose a topic of current interest for a panel or roundtable discussion, please do get in touch to see if this can be arranged.

The sessions are friendly, informative and constructive. We encourage submissions from research students and early career academics as well as established academics.

Please note that whilst you need only send a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers are encouraged to submit a full paper to the SLS paperbank before the conference.  The SLS offers a Best Paper Prize which can be awarded to academics at any stage of their career.  The Prize carries a £250 monetary award and winning papers are published in Legal Studies.  Further details about the Prize are available at, though please note that to be eligible all authors must be fully paid-up members of the SLS and the paper must not:
• have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication; or
• exceed 10,000 words. 
I have also been asked to remind you that all speakers will need to book and pay to attend the conference.  Booking information will be circulated in due course.
As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, speakers are strongly discouraged from presenting more than one paper at the conference.  With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could let me know if you are also responding to calls for papers from other sections. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best wishes
Claire Howell

Intellectual Property Law Subject Section Convenor
Aston University

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