Weekly Announcements – July 25, 2011

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Announcing IACM 2011 24th Annual Conference Abstracting eJournal

In cooperation with the International Association of Conflict Management, the Negotiations Research Network (NEG) is pleased to announce the IACM 2011 24th Annual Conference Abstracting eJournal. This abstracting eJournal is available to all subscribers at no charge and contains abstracts of the conference papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

The International Association for Conflict Management was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that is useful for understanding and improving conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings. This abstracting eJournal provides a data warehouse for all abstracts and papers presented at the conference. Abstracts of the papers will also be published in subject-specific journals within NEG and, where appropriate, in the journals of our sister networks.

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Conference URL: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/IACM-2011

Victoria University of Wellington Joins Law School Research Papers – Legal Studies

We are pleased to announce the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law has started a Law School Research Papers – Legal Studies series within the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN).

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The Victoria University of Wellington was founded in 1899 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and of the then British Empire. Law teaching started in 1900. The Law Faculty was formally constituted in 1907. The first dean was Richard Maclaurin (1870-1920), an eminent scholar of both law and mathematics. Maclaurin went on to lead the Massachussetts Institute of Technology as President in its formative years. Former professors include the Right Honourable Sir Kenneth Keith, a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague since 2005, and Sir John Salmond (1862-1924), one of the Common Law’s leading scholars. Salmond’s texts on jurisprudence and torts have gone through many editions and remain in print.

Alumni include Sir Robin Cooke (1926-2006), one of the leading judges of the British Commonwealth. As Baron Cooke of Thorndon, he sat on over 100 appeals to the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, one of very few Commonwealth judges ever appointed to do so.

Since 1996 the Law School has occupied the Old Government Building in central Wellington. Designed by William Clayton and opened in 1876 to house New Zealand’s then civil service, the building is a particularly fine example of Italianate neo-Renaissance style. Unusually among large colonial official buildings of the time it is constructed of wood, apart from chimneys and vaults.

The School is close to New Zealand’s Parliament, courts, and the headquarters of government departments. Throughout Victoria’s history, our law teachers have contributed actively to policy formation and to law reform. As a result, in addition to many scholarly articles and books, the Victoria SSRN pages include a number of official reports.

Victoria graduates approximately 230 LLB and LLB(Hons) students each year, and about 60 LLM students. The faculty has an increasing number of doctoral students. Ordinarily there are ten to twelve students engaged in PhD research.

Victoria University observes the British system of academic ranks. In North American terms, lecturers and senior lecturers are tenured doctrinal scholars, not legal writing teachers. A senior lecturer corresponds approximately to a North American associate professor in rank.

The name of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series will be Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers. The Victoria University site opens with 280 scholarly papers. In addition to current working papers and recent scholarly articles, Victoria University Legal Research Papers plans to publish occasional special issues that collect work on particular topics. Projected themes for special issues include constitutional law and democracy, jurisprudential perspectives of income tax law, and issues in the law of contract. Particularly in early months of the series, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers will republish selected leading articles by VUW faculty members that have appeared in recent years. The inaugural editor is Professor John Prebble.

Indiana University-Bloomington Joins ERN Public Policy Centers Research Papers

We are pleased to announce the School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington has started an ERN Public Policy Centers Research Papers series within the Economics Research Network (ERN).

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The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is a world leader in public affairs and the environmental sciences and is the largest school of public affairs in the United States. In the most recent “Best Graduate Schools” rankings by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA ranked second and was the nation’s highest-ranked graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. The School’s curriculum and research are distinguished by a vigorous interdisciplinary approach to education and problem-solving. SPEA will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012. The SPEA working papers series eJournal contains works in progress from our faculty.

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