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IMG_0900Journal of Private International Law 10th Anniversary Conference: 3-5 September 2015
Source: Conflict of Laws 
This conference, the next in a series that has featured Madrid (2013), Milan (2011), New York (2009), Birmingham (2007) and Aberdeen (2005), will be held in Cambridge, England at the University of Cambridge. As in the past, it features a diverse line-up of exciting speakers on interesting topics. All essential information can be found on the conference web site ( which can be accessed here. In particular, the program and additional essential information can be obtained.

Accommodation is in Harvey Court, Gonville & Caius College, West Road. All rooms are ensuite and there are some doubles. It is very close to the Law Faculty. The conference dinner on Thursday evening is in Caius Old Hall. Both accommodation and dinner can be booked via the same link. The further information gives travel advice about coming to Cambridge.
The conference organizers are Richard Fentiman, Pippa Rogerson and Louise Merrett. The conference is supported by the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL).
Registration is now open and so you are encouraged to book.

wm192762ttConference: Provisional Measures in European Civil Litigation
Soure: Conflict of Laws 
The renowned German legal periodical „Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft“ (RIW; International Business Law Review) will host a conference on „Provisional Measures in European Civil Litigation“ in Frankfurt/Main on Wednesday, 17 June 2015. This event is the second in a series of workshops that was successfully launched in 2014 and that aims at bringing together high-level academics and practitioners. The conference language is German. Registration is still possible. Further information is available here. The programme will be as follows:
10.30–10.35 Welcoming the participants
Dr. Roland Abele
10.35–10.45 Introduction
Prof. Dr. Jan von Hein, University of Freiburg (Germany)
10.45–11.30 Provisional Measures under Article 35 Brussels Ibis
Prof. Dr. Jan von Hein, University of Freiburg (Germany)
11.30–11.45 Coffee Break
11.45–12.30 The European Account Preservation Order
Prof. Dr. Tanja Domej, University of Zurich
12.30–13.15 Discussion
13.15–14.15 Lunch
14.15–15.00 Provisional Measures concerning Intellectual Property Rights
Prof. Dr. Christian Heinze, LL.M. (Cambridge), University of Hanover
15.00–15.20 Discussion
15.20–15.45 Coffee Break
15.45–16.30 Provisional Measures and Arbitration
Prof. Dr. Jens Adolphsen, University of Gießen
16.30–16.50 Discussion
16.50–17.00 Conclusion
Prof. Dr. Jan von Hein, University of Freiburg (Germany)
17.00 End of Conference

IMG_0736ABA offers free membership for law students
Source: American Bar 
The American Bar Association is offering free membership to all students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. The membership grants law students access to resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills plus access to the ABA’s job listings, clerkships, internships and career events.

Membership includes:
• Access to the ABA Job Board, where members’ resumes are flagged with the ABA logo
• Opportunities to connect with established lawyers and learn about specialized areas of law through ABA sections, divisions and forums
• Four digital and print issues of Student Lawyer magazine, plus a digital subscription to the monthly ABA Journal
• Access to the Free Career Advice Series of monthly webinars on various career-related topics such as interviewing wisely, tailoring your career to fit your strengths and putting social media to work for you
• Free monthly continuing legal education webinars, which deal with real legal issues in different practice areas
• Access to member-only discounts on everything from Sprint cellular packages to Hertz car rentals to Brooks Brothers clothing
Through the ABA’s Law Student Division, students can also take advantage of leadership training, public service opportunities, career development programming and practical skills competitions.
“The American Bar Association provides today’s law students — the future of our profession — with solid support and a strong foundation from which they can launch successful careers,” ABA President William C. Hubbard said.
“It’s exciting that now all law students will be able to tap into the impressive ABA community and services to enhance their law school experience. Through their ABA membership, students will find resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills, plus access to the ABA’s job listings, clerkships, internships, career events and national network of America’s top lawyers.”
More than 119,000 law students across the country are eligible for the free membership. The ABA will work with law schools to explain simple enrollment processes. Law students can enroll online or by calling the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221.

                                                                                                                                                                                IMG_0649Symposium on the (Ab)normality of Migration and the Legal Position of Migrants
Source: Eji Talk 
It is with great pleasure that the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, in close cooperation with EJIL:Talk!, launches its first blog symposium, which will run on EJIL:Talk! this week. The interest group was established in April 2013, making it one of the newest members of the ESIL family. Underlying its foundation is the strong belief that human migration is a constant in the history of the world and a defining reality of our time. The interest group aims to provide a forum for discussion on the legal principles and processes governing the movement of people across borders as well as their reception in host communities. The interest group thereby hopes to build a shared knowledge base among ESIL members interested in migration and refugee law.
In its first blog symposium, the interest group focuses on the idea that, despite the normalcy of migration, states have come to treat it more and more as an abnormality in recent times. Many policies bear testimony to this development; one need only think of increasing restrictions on family reunification, measures of migration-related detention, and the introduction of civic integration tests. At the same time, countries crucially depend on migration, either upon the (un)skilled workforce it delivers, or upon the revenue it creates. Policies introduced therefore aim to limit and shape migration, so that only ‘the wanted’ embark on the journey. The person of the migrant is the object of such limiting, discouraging and selective policies.

Three members of the interest group took on this overarching topic in their contributions to the blog symposium, each in their own way. Juan Amaya-Castro kicks off the blog symposium. He argues that international migration law is “about selecting among potential or prospective migrants” and that it therefore provides a “license to discriminate” on the basis of economic worth. In the next post, Nikolaos Sitaropoulos counters this argument by saying that it “confuses differential with discriminatory treatment”. With reference to the case law of the Strasbourg Court, he shows that human rights provide a “protective layer” against discriminatory treatment. Concluding the blog symposium is Francesca Pizzutelli, who takes the potential for protection even further. She discusses “three types of limitations on state sovereignty with respect to migration”.

9643A99C-48A8-41E0-AB29-70BA878E574ACall for Papers – The 3rd TAU Workshop for Junior Scholars in Law: Theory Coming to Life, Tel-Aviv, 26-27 October 2015 
Source: EJI Talk 
Through law, theory comes into our daily lives in many ways. The workshop will explore the connection between theory and life: how different theories are applied through legal doctrines, how theory comes to life through its application and how theory influences society and our lives. For more details see the call for papers.



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