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Call for Applications :: Persian Instructor, Summer Intensive Program at Arizona State University. Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach elementary or intermediate intensive Persian in its 2020 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field by the time of appointment; possess native proficiency in Persian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Persian at the university level to non-native speakers. The successful candidates will teach Persian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming. Compensation for the 7-week 2020 program consists of a salary of $8960, housing in Tempe (a taxable benefit), and reimbursement for air/ground travel of up to $500. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Submissions :: Pioneer African Women in Law Project. The Pioneer African Women in Law Project (PAWLP) is a digital archive project designed to document in one collection, the lives and contributions of African women pioneers in the different fields of law across Africa. The PAWLP is accepting submissions for their archive. Entries are open to all interested authors. Cross and interdisciplinary submissions are especially welcome. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Details.

Call for Applications :: Research Assistant for book on Islamic Contract Law, Prof. Ilias Bantekas. Professor Ilias Bantekas, Hamad bin Khalifa University (Qatar Foundation) College of Law and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London, is looking for a research assistant for a book project on Islamic Contract Law (to be published by Oxford University Press 2022, with 3 other co-authors). The ideal candidate will be fluent in Arabic and English and will possess a thorough knowledge of the primary and secondary sources of Islamic contract law. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Scotiabank Postdoctoral Fellowship on AI and Regulation, University of Ottowa. The University of Ottawa is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on shaping the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a global context. Doctoral degree in law or allied field (e.g. ethics, policy, media studies) with training in law or policy preferred. The preference will be for candidates with doctorates awarded in the last 5 years, but all candidates will be considered. The salary range is $45,000, plus benefits. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Scotiabank Postdoctoral Fellowship on AI and Inclusion, University of Ottowa. The University of Ottawa is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on shaping the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a global context. Doctoral degree in law or allied field (e.g. ethics, policy, media studies) with training in law or policy preferred. The preference will be for candidates with doctorates awarded in the last 5 years, but all candidates will be considered. The salary range is $45,000, plus benefits. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Alex Trebek Postdoctoral Fellowship on AI and Healthcare, University of Ottawa. The University of Ottawa is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on the legal and ethical aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to the health and health care sector. Doctoral degree in law or allied field (e.g. ethics, policy, media studies) with training in law or policy preferred. The preference will be for candidates with doctorates awarded in the last 5 years, but all candidates will be considered. The salary range is $45,000, plus benefits. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Alex Trebek Postdoctoral Fellowship on AI and Environmental Health, University of Ottawa. The University of Ottawa is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on the social science aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to environmental sustainability. Doctoral degree in law or allied field (e.g. ethics, policy, media studies) with training in law or policy preferred. The preference will be for candidates with doctorates awarded in the last 5 years, but all candidates will be considered. The salary range is $45,000, plus benefits. Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Executive Director, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. The UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy (the “Institute”) at the UCLA School of Law and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Executive Director with sustained experience working at the technology/law intersection to provide bold leadership, strategic vision, and creativity to help build a newly-established center for research and education on topics including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and digital privacy. Applications are due May 29, 2020. Details.

Call for Applications :: PhD in Islamic Studies, Center of Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies, Universität Hamburg. The Center of Advanced Studies: RomanIslam – Center of Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies is accepting applications for a PhD position in Islamic Studies. The position would start October  1, 2020 and run through March 31, 2024. The candidate would serve as a Research Associate on the project: “Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity – Transcultural Processes on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa.” Applications are due May 30, 2020. Details.

Call for Proposals :: Khātima Conference (4-6 Jun 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon). The American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and the University of Bamberg (Germany) will be hosting the Khātima conference in June 2021 in Beirut. This conference aims to discuss literary phenomena with regard to endings, finality, and closure from different perspectives, starting with the question where the end of a given text even begins. Conference languages are English and Arabic. Proposals are due via email May 31, 2020. Details.

 

Call for Contributions :: “Marginal Matters: Explorations into Commenting and Glossing Techniques in Arabic Manuscript Cultures,” (31 May | University of Leipzig). Contributions to the volume may offer broad theoretical reflections on whole genres, works or particular phenomena, or take the form of case studies of single manuscripts. The main categories of paratextual elements to be included in the volume are marginal and interlinear commentaries, glosses, text variants, images, illustrations, maps, supplements and additions, and various scribal practices such as signes de renvoi or sigla. Contributions will have to be submitted in English, at a length of up to 8000 words excluding the bibliography. Contributions are due May 31, 2020. Details.

Call For Abstracts :: “State of Emergency and Covid-19 in the MENA Region,” Expert Workshop, MENA Legal Network. The MENALegalNetwork.org is hosting an Expert Workshop to analyze the legal and constitutional framework that regulates the State of Emergency in a selected number of countries in the MENA region. The network invites academics, scholars and practitioners to submit an abstract analyzing the state of emergency and COVID-19 measures in a specific jurisdiction (country-specific analysis) from the following list: Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Israel, Tunisia, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. Abstracts due May 31, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Medieval Middle East Dissertation Prize,” Middle East Medievalists. Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce its biennial prize for the best dissertation on the medieval Middle East (roughly 500-1500 CE). In an effort to recognize excellent doctoral research in the field, MEM will award the second biennial prize at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in Washington, DC in October 2020. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Jane Burbank Article Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The Jane Burbank Article Prize in global legal history will be awarded annually to the best article in regional, global, imperial, comparative, or transnational legal history. Submissions may address any topic and period, and may focus on case studies in which the analysis relates to broader processes or comparisons. Articles on methodological or theoretical contributions are also welcome. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Cromwell Article Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Article Prize is awarded annually to the best article in American legal history published by an early career scholar. Articles published in the field of American legal history, broadly conceived, will be considered. There is a preference for articles in the colonial and early National periods. The author of the winning article receives a prize of $5,000. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Cromwell Book Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book in the field of American legal history by an early career scholar. The prize is designed to recognize and promote new work in the field by graduate students, law students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty not yet tenured. The work may be in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but scholarship in the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. The prize is limited to a first book, wholly or primarily written while the author was untenured. The author of the winning book receives a prize of $5,000. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Cromwell Dissertation Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the best dissertation in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, although topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. The author of the winning dissertation receives $5,000. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The Dudziak Prize, named in honor of Mary L. Dudziak, a leading scholar of twentieth century U.S. legal history and international relations as well as a digital history pioneer, is awarded annually to an outstanding digital legal history project. These projects may take the form of either traditionally published peer reviewed scholarship or born-digital projects of equivalent depth and scope. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “John Phillip Reid Book Award,” American Society for Legal History. The John Phillip Reid Book Award is awarded annually for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Submissions :: “Sutherland Prize,” American Society for Legal History. The Sutherland Prize, named in honor of the late Donald W. Sutherland, a distinguished historian of the law of medieval England and a mentor of many students, is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Sutherland Prize Committee, to the person or persons who wrote the best article on the legal history of Britain and/or the British Empire published in the previous year. Submissions are due Jun 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Papers :: “Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE),” 4th Edinburgh Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies (19-20 Nov 2020 | Edinburgh). This conference focuses on the problematic relations between catastrophes and memory in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine societies. Memory plays a crucial role in the way events are perceived, understood and narrated by different groups and elites: locals might see the conquest of their city as a catastrophe, while the conquerors portray the same as glorious or divinely inspired. Papers and posters are due Jun 15, 2020. Details.

Open Call for Book Chapter :: Handbook on Islamic Environmental Law. The  Handbook on Islamic Environmental Law’s editorial team seeks contributions that provide theoretical and empirical perspectives on these issues from scholars around the globe, in any relevant discipline and at any career stage. The handbook is organized by section, around the following key topics: 1) A Historico-Legal Trajectory of Islamic Environmental Law, 2) Challenging Existing Environmental Law Paradigm, 3) Reconciling Islamic Customs and Norms, 4) Corporate Actors and Sustainability for a Faith-Based Approach. Interested colleagues are requested to submit extended abstracts of 400-500 words. Submissions are due Jun 15, 2020. Details.

Call for Nominations :: Women in International Law Interest Group Scholarship Prize, American Society of International Law. The Inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize Committee is accepting nominations for the first WILIG Scholarship Prize. The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. Although scholars have utilized gender and feminist analyses in international law for at least a quarter of a century, such approaches frequently fail to permeate the mainstream of international legal scholarship and practice. Nominations are due Jun 15, 2020. Details.

Call for Applications :: Student Research Colloquium, American Society for Legal History (11-12 Nov, Chicago). The ASLH invites graduate students to apply to the Student Research Colloquium (SRC), currently scheduled for Nov. 11-12, in Chicago, Illinois, immediately prior to the ASLH annual meeting there. At this pre-conference workshop, eight graduate students will discuss their in-progress research projects with each other and with distinguished legal historians. Target applicants include early-post-coursework Ph.D. students and historically minded law students. Applications are due Jun 15, 2020. Details.

Call for Papers :: Journal of Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools. The Journal of Legal Education is partnering with the AALS Section on Teaching Methods and the University of Miami School of Law in organizing a symposium issue devoted to COVID-19’s impact on legal education and the legal profession and the dramatic and immediate changes the pandemic has engendered. The Journal welcomes thoughtful essays and think pieces that document responses to the crisis, offer analyses of how legal education has been changed, and venture predictions about the changes that will remain or be implemented in the future. Papers are due Aug 1, 2020. Details.

Call for Papers :: Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order, Association of American Law Schools. The Section on Islamic Law is pleased to announce a call for papers from which one or more presenters will be selected for the section’s program to be held during the AALS 2021 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on the subject of Islamic Law and the Modern International Legal Order. Papers should be between 7500 and 15,000 words in length, not previously published, and relate to the above topic. The selected presenter will have the opportunity, but not the obligation, to publish the article in the Arab Law Quarterly if they so desire. Applicants may be academics or nonacademics at any level and in any relevant discipline. Papers are due Aug 14, 2020. Details.