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Organization: Historic Environment Knowledge Network, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
This day-long conference intensive at the Environmental Design Research Associationís annual conference (EDRA47) will address the question of how critical heritage studies theory can and should change the practice of the conservation of the historic environment (built heritage and cultural landscapes). Perspectives on how the regulatory environment can/should be changed to accommodate more diverse cultural perspectives and practices are especially welcome from the perspective of new legal realism. Accepted presenters will be invited to submit a full paper; selected papers will then be published in an edited volume. For more info, see: http://heritagestudies.org/intensive
The New Legal Realism Project (NLR) promotes rigorous and genuinely interdisciplinary scholarship on law in action, building from the law-and-society tradition. Law professors and lawyers often turn to social science research for help in resolving legal problems, but they usually do so without much social science training or expertise. On the other hand, social scientists who study legal issues can fail to appreciate the distinctive requirements of law and policy, resulting in failed attempts to apply social science to "real world" problems. NLR focuses on developing better, more sophisticated translations between law and social science. This is especially important as law increasingly turns to social science for guidance in dealing with crucial legal and policy issues. Sloppy or inaccurate interdisciplinary translation on these issues can have serious social effects.
NLR FAQ: How do I join NLR?
Answer: Like the "old" legal realism, the New Legal Realism is open to all who wish to participate. Our conversations take place in journals and books and working papers, at conferences and colloquia freely organized by interested scholars. We welcome news on New Legal Realism projects. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.