This is a call for papers for the Cyberlaw section of the 2015 SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of York from Tuesday 1st September – Friday 4th September. This year’s theme, ‘Law’s Subjects: Subject to Law’, has been chosen to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta 1215, as well as the 250th anniversary of Entick v Carrington.
The Cyberlaw section will meet in the first half of the conference on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract by Tuesday 31st March. All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system which can be accessed using the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sls2015. If you have any question, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would welcome proposals for papers on any issue in the area of cyberlaw, including those addressing this year’s conference theme. 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.
As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, we discourage speakers 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.
Please note that whilst you need only send a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers are encouraged to submit a full paper via EasyChair 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. To be eligible:
•speakers must be fully paid-up members of the SLS;
•papers must not exceed 11,000 words including footnotes (as counted in Word); and
•papers must not have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication.
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.
With best wishes,
Convenor, SLS Cyberlaw Section