March 16, 2014

Call for Panels and Papers (Deadline Mar 31, 2014): Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space

We are pleased to pass on the call for panels and papers from network member Julie C. Suk for the Inaugural Conference of the International Society of Public Law to be organized at the European University Institute in Florence, from June 26-28, 2014. The Conference is entitled "Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space". The announcement is below and a provisional program can be found in PDF form here

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Call for Panels and Papers 
Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space 
The Inaugural Conference of the International Society of Public Law 

On June 26-28, 2014, in Florence, the European University Institute, NYU La Pietra and the University of Florence will be hosting the inaugural conference of the newly established International Society of Public Law (ICON•S).

You are invited to submit proposals for either individual papers or panels to be presented at the conference, or simply to register for participation.

Full details, modules for submitting proposals and information on how to register for the conference are available at The website also sets out the aims of the new Society and displays the provisional program of the inaugural conference.

Registration for the conference includes the first annual membership fee in ICON•S and a free one-year subscription to I•CON (The International Journal of Constitutional Law).

The conference will combine the best practices of the genre. There will be several plenary sessions with invited speakers, commentators and floor discussions on themes that define and reflect the scope of the new Society. Jeremy Waldron will deliver the Inaugural Keynote and plenary speakers will include network members Mattias Kumm and Miguel Maduro, as well as Seyla Benhabib, Marta Cartabia, Ran Hirschl, Robert O. Keohane,  and Ruth Rubio Marin.

But the heart of the event will be the response to this “Call for Panels and Papers” from scholars in all fields of public law and from all relevant disciplines. The overarching theme – “Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space” – is broad enough to ensure a richness that will vindicate the raison d’etre of the new Society.

Submissions from both senior and junior scholars (including advanced Ph.D. students) as well as practitioners are welcome. All submissions must be made through online forms by March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 30, 2014.

All papers will be published in the Working Paper Series of the Society and a selection of papers will appear in I•CON and EJIL (The European Journal of International Law).

All participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.

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