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Friday, March 11, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERSL Young Scholars' Symposium (2 June 2011)

Young Scholars’ Symposium
Thursday 2nd June 2011
Call for Papers

Reforming Legal Education in a Changing World
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Reforming Legal Education in a Changing World

The Department of Law at NUI Maynooth is hosting a Young Scholars’ Symposium in June 2011. The symposium is open to scholars currently engaged in postgraduate study, as well as those who have been awarded doctorates in the last five years.

This inaugural symposium’s theme is focussed on re-examining how we teach the law, and indeed, challenging many of the dogmas that have developed and taken root in legal education. Law, like the societies it regulates, is a dynamic and ever-changing area of intellectual inquiry. Anecdotal evidence indicates that legal education has not kept pace with the changes in the modern legal landscape.

We solicit papers which deal with this theme. We also propose to host some panels with papers of general interest. Accordingly, we also invite research papers on any area of law. All accepted submissions will be grouped into broad subject areas for roundtable discussion.

The event will take place on the historic NUI Maynooth campus located a short distance from Dublin city. There is affordable on-campus accommodation available for delegates, as well as more luxurious options with two hotels in the locality.


An abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 500 words) should be emailed to Dr. Neil Maddox (neil.maddox@nuim.ie) by 1st May 2011. All proposals will be reviewed and responded to within two weeks.