Call for contributions: Law & Society Workshop Series, Winter 2018


The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.

We seek papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in socio-legal research extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be held on Mondays from 12:00 to 13:30 once or twice a month during the winter 2018 semester.

Each workshop will begin with a brief 5-minute introduction by the author(s) of a work-in-progress that will be circulated in advance to the participants. This will be followed by a 10-minute discussion of the work-in-progress by a discussant specifically selected for this purpose. Finally, the workshop will then proceed to a general exchange involving the author and the participants.

Lunch will be provided by the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.

Application Instructions & Deadlines

Authors interested in presenting a work-in-progress at the workshop should send a 500-word abstract or a draft paper to Prof. Sébastien Jodoin (sebastien.jodoin-pilon [at] (email)) and Prof. Ronald Niezen (ronald.niezen [at] (email)) by November 3, 2017. The workshop organizers will contact applicants regarding their submissions by early December 2017.