Friday, March 22, 2019

"How to Become a Full time Law Professor"--A Workshop for Aspirants at the 4th National People of Color Scholarship Conference

The 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference takes place this weekend in a beautiful setting, at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., 21-24 March 2019. For more information see HERE. Great thanks to American's Dean Camille Nelson for the vision to realize this important gathering.

Among the most important work of the People of Color Scholarship Conferences is their mentoring for people seeking entry into the legal academy, and then mentoring young scholars to enhance the prospects of career success. I was delighted to contribute in some way to that work at a Workshop for Law Teaching Aspirants--"How to Become a Full Time Law Professor"--at the 4th National People of Color Scholarship Conference.  To those ends I joined an impressive group of colleagues--Craig Konnoth (Colorado), Melinda Molina (Capital), Anita Sinha (American), and moderated by the great Alfreda Robinson (George Washington).  

The PowerPoints of the workshop follow along with the Panel description.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New Issue of Journal of Legal Education: On the Relationship Between American Legal Education, Globalization, and Internationalism

The American Legal academy continues to consider its relationship to the rest of the world. That consideration takes two quite distinct forms. The first involves the reception of the "foreign" within the United States--and that requires combating a parochialism and legal-centrism long embedded in American legal education. The second involves the projection of Americanism in law and legal education outward. This is something that the American academy has been quite eager to participate in, especially after 1989. It reflects the notions of the central role of American sensibilities in the technical assistance required for other states to "catch up" under the guidance of a more mature system with good (and perhaps universal) principles. 

I have considered these issues from time to time. See e.g., 'Internationalizing the American Law School Curriculum (in Light of the Carnegie Foundation’s Report),' in The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education 49-112 (Jan Klabbers and Mortimer Sellers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008); 'Global Law Schools on U.S. Models: Emerging Models of Consensus-Based Internationalization or Markets-Based Americanization Models of Global Legal Education,' 2 Revista de Educación y Derecho/Education and Law Review (España) 4:1-53 (April-Sept. 2011) (with Bret Stancil); 'Human Rights and Legal Education in the Western Hemisphere: Legal Parochialism and Hollow Universalism,' 21(1) Penn State International Law Review 115-155 (2002); and 'General Principles of Academic Specialization By Means of Certificate or Concentration Programs: Creating a Certificate Program in International, Comparative and Foreign Law at Penn State,' 20 Penn. State International Law Review 67 (2001).

This month the flagship journal of the Association of American Law Schools, the Journal of Legal Education, has devoted a substantial amount its Issue 67-4 to the relationship between American legal education and globalization and internationalism, through an examination of international and comparative law. Special thanks to the editors of this issue, American University's Camille A. Nelson and Anthony E. Varona for putting together a group of quite thought provoking articles.

Links to the articles follow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals/Convocatoria a Sumarios/Propuestas de Paneles: ASCE 29th Annual Conference

ASCE's Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting
Cuba -- Growth or Decline: Is the Revolution Dead? July 25-July 27, 2019

Requirements: Abstracts and/or panel proposals should describe original work related to the economy of Cuba in a broad sense, including legal, sectoral and social aspects of economic development. Abstracts or panel proposals must not exceed 250 words and must be accompanied by a 150 word biography for each author. Abstracts, panel proposals and biographies, or full papers if already completed, should be sent via email to and for consideration by the Program Committee. Please include the words "ASCE 2019 CONFERENCE SUBMISSION" in the subject line. Authors of accepted papers or panels will be required to register for the Conference.
Deadlines: Deadlines for submitting abstracts, papers and or panel proposals for the conference are as follows:
  •   Abstract, paper or panel submission deadline: May 1, 2019
  •   Notification of acceptance by Program Committee: May 15, 2019
  •   Papers due to discussants: July 15, 2019
  •   ASCE Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference: July 25-July 27, 2019
  •   Submission of full papers for consideration for Conference Proceedings: September 15,

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ASCE XIX Conferencia Anual 
"Cuba--Crecimiento o Declive: ¿Ha Muerto la Revolución?" 25 de julio-27 de julio 2019 

  1. Requisitos: Sumarios y/o propuestas de paneles deben describir trabajos originales relacionados con la economía cubana en un sentido amplio, incluyendo aspectos legales, sectoriales y sociales del desarrollo. Los sumarios o propuestas de paneles no deben exceder 250 palabras. Por favor, con el sumario o propuesta de panel incluya una biografía de 150 palabras de cada autor. Los sumarios, propuestas de paneles, o los ensayos si están disponibles así como las biografías, deben ser enviadas por correo electrónico a y a para su consideración por el Comité de Programa. Incluya la frase "ASCE 2019 CONFERENCE SUBMISSION" en el asunto del mensaje electrónico. Se requerirá que los autores de los ensayos y/o participantes en los paneles aceptados se inscriban en la conferencia.
    Fechas límites: Las fechas límites para la presentación de propuestas de ensayos o de paneles son las siguientes:
    •   Envío de propuestas de ensayos y/o paneles: 1o de mayo de 2019
    •   Notificación de aceptación por el Comité de Programa: 15 de mayo de 2019
    •   Ensayos mandados a los comentaristas: 15 de julio de 2019
    •   ASCE XXIX Conferencia Anual: 25 de julio-27 de julio, 2019
    •   Ensayos sometidos para su posible publicación en la memoria de la conferencia: 15 de
      septiembre de 2019