CFP: Lawyers and the Law (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to lawyers, the law, and legal proceedings and their representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
Legal proceedings and the interplay among lawyers, litigants, judges, and society as a whole take center stage in a number of Heinlein's short stories and novels, including "Life-Line," "Jerry Was a Man," _I Will Fear No Evil_, _Stranger in a Strange Land_, and _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_, among others.
Papers, roundtables, and lectures are welcome on all topics related to the law, lawyers, and legal proceedings. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
--Relationships between judges and lawyers, lawyers and their clients
--The evolution of laws to match changing cultures
--Laws as necessary evils (and the corollary: lawyers as necessary evils)
The Robert A. Heinlein Centennial wil be held July 6-8, 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri. Honored guests include Buzz Aldrin, author Spider Robinson, X Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, most recently named Grand Master of Science Fiction James Gunn, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke, addressing the Gala via video.
The Centennial will include an academic conference, called the Centennial Academic Summit, which will contain an entire track dedicated to legal studies. Participants will have various opportunities to publish their work following the conference.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for a paper, roundtable discussion, or lecture to Lisa Edmonds D'Amico, chairperson of the Academic Summit, at lisa.edmonds [at] heinleincentennial [dotcom]. The deadline for abstract submission will be March 31, 2007.
For more information on the Centennial events and registration, please visit www.heinleincentennial.com.
For more information about getting involved with Robert A. Heinlein studies in general and publication opportunities, visit www.rahstudies.org and www.heinleinsociety.org.
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Received on Sat Mar 03 2007 - 15:59:13 EST