Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law - CFP

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Call for Papers
February 18, 2016
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Law and Legal History, Social Sciences, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theology

Harvard Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The event is organized by Professor Kristen Stilt and Jessica Eisen, Graduate Fellow and SJD candidate.

We invite scholarly submissions on any theme relevant to this topic, including pieces addressing constitutional theory, institutional design, and case studies grounded in the constitutional experiences of particular jurisdictions or regions. We are also interested in topics that involve issues of religious law, such as the relevance of the halal and kosher debates to constitutional developments regarding animals (e.g. in Europe), and the religious dimensions of the constitutional protections for animals (e.g. in India).

Applicants should submit an abstract (between 500 and 1,000 words) to cgreen@law.harvard.edu, along with a C.V., by October 15, 2015. All submissions must be in English. Decisions on workshop participation will be communicated to applicants by October 29, 2015. 

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of their paper (approximately 10,000 words) by December 15, 2015, and to participate in person at our workshop, to be held at Harvard Law School, on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Harvard Law School will cover the travel costs and local accommodations of participants. The workshop is sponsored by the Animal Law & Policy Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program.

Contact Info: 
Christopher Green
Executive Director, Animal Law & Policy Program
Harvard Law School
Griwwold Hall
1525 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
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