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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at iCourts: Europe and New Global Challenges (EuroChallenge)
Two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships are now available at iCourts
, the Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The fellowships are to be carried out as part of the interdisciplinary EuroChallenge
Project in combination with the overall iCourts research
agenda. Click here for more information and how to apply.
Brazilian Journal of Empirical/Socio Legal Studies Call for Papers
A group of sociolegal scholars in Brazil is launching a new journal, and is inviting submissions. The first volume of the Brazilian Journal of Empirical/SocioLegal Studies is expected to appear in January 2014. Papers published in the journal must explore empirical data and provide some legal and/or theoretical analysis. Accepted papers will be published it in its original language, whether Portuguese, English, or Spanish.
For further information about submissions, please check the Brazilian Empirical Legal Research Network
website or email at email@example.com.
**Updated** AALS Pilot Program on Empirical Methods for Law in January 2014
Last year's AALS program providing empirical methods training for law professors will be offered again at the 2014 NYC meeting
More information and for the syllabus.
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