Weekly Announcements – August 31, 2009

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Announcing Two New Sponsored LSN Subject Matter eJournals

We are pleased to announce two new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournals — Law & Religion, sponsored by Pepperdine University Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, & Ethics; and Risk, Regulation, & Policy, sponsored by Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology at Arizona State University at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

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Editor: Robert F. Cochran, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and Director, Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, Pepperdine University School of Law

Sponsor: The purpose of Pepperdine University’s Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics is to explore the nexus between the three disciplines in its name. It provides students and faculty the opportunity to explore these areas through interdisciplinary seminars, conferences, and symposia. Recognizing the great value in ecumenical exploration of an understanding of law and religion, we seek to draw from a broad range of religious and legal voices on the relationship between law and religion. While affirming Pepperdine University’s Christian identity, the Institute attempts to draw from the diverse range of religious voices represented by our faculty and student body, seeking dialogue and common ground among faith traditions.

Description: This eJournal welcomes articles that explore the intersection of Law and Religion, including articles on:

  1. The Religion Clauses of the United States Constitution and Analogous Law in Other Countries.
  2. Critiques of Law from the Perspective of Religious Traditions.
  3. The Religious Lawyering Movement – what our religious traditions tell us about law practice.
  4. Religious Freedom and International Human Rights.
  5. Religious law Issues (e.g., Canon Law, Islamic Law, and Jewish Law).
  6. United States and International Religion/State Issues (e.g., Church/State Issues).

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Editors: Adam Finkel, Fellow and Executive Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Douglas J. Sylvester, Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development, Professor of Law, Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, Arizona State University College of Law

Sponsor: The Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology is the first and largest academic center focused on the intersection of law and science. The Center bridges law and science by fostering the development of legal frameworks for new technologies and advancing the informed use of science in legal decision-making. The Center facilitates transdisciplinary study and dialogue among policy-makers, academics, students, professionals and industry; it is committed to principles of balance, innovation, competitiveness and sustainability.

Description: This journal distributes working papers, forthcoming articles, and submitted articles on all topics related to the regulation of risk. Risk is broadly defined in this journal as real, imagined, or potential threats to human health and safety, environmental risks, or financial catastrophes. This journal is necessarily interested in, but not confined to, discussions of emerging technologies and their potential risks. The approach of this journal is interdisciplinary and should encompass the work of lawyers, political scientists, anthropologists, economists, psychologists, historians, and sociologists whose work encompasses formal or informal processes to regulate, understand, or govern potential risks. This journal welcomes empirical and experimental, work on perceptions of risk as well as theoretical or practical applications of legal or non-legal concepts to control potential risks.(View full announcement)