LAWSUS 2022 : CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS “LAW AND SUSTAINABILITY”

deadline for submissions: 
March 21, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY (LTIHUANIA)

THE IDEA OF THE EDITED BOOK:

Law fostering sustainability and sustainable development is one of the fastest-developing, most challenging legal disciplines globally. Sustainability has many different definitions, but its essence was articulated by the Brundtland Commission, tasked by the UN in 1987 to formulate a global agenda for change: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The edited volume “Law and Sustainability” analyses the ways on how law and legal profession should change and contribute to sustainability.

The publishing of the peer reviewed edited book will be coordinated by the Law School of Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania (https://www.mruni.eu/). No publication fee is envisaged. The contributors shall only have to purchase their own copies from publisher.

CONTRIBUTIONS :
Chapter contributions are invited on the perspective towards the general question of "law and sustainability ". Special focus is on the fields of :

Legal regulation of sustainability
1. Legal aspects of sustainable development
2. Consumer law and sustainability
3. Sustainability and the rule of law
4. Sustainability in corporate law
5. Human rights and sustainability
6. Sustainable Energy and law
7. Etc.

Sustainability of the legal profession

1. Lawyers and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria
2. Sustainable (climate) litigation
3. Lawyers role in future laws/regulation
4. Transparency and accountability of legal profession
5. Lawyers as leaders in sustainable development
6. Etc.

Transformation of law in the context of sustainability

1. Governance and sustainability
2. Climate and law
3. Law, technologies and sustainability
4. Sustainability of the legal system and law
5. Criminal jurisdiction
6. Etc.

Contributions should address the following issues :
-Why is the question of sustainability and law relevant in your proposed research area ?
-How the area of proposed research could develop through the lenses of sustainability and/or how the legal area proposed for research could contribute to better sustainability ?
-What changes related to sustainability have already impacted development of the law area/issue proposed for research ?

CHAPTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE :

Abstract submission deadline : 21 March 2022

1.Abstracts in English should be between 500-700 words and provide an overview of the proposed chapter's structure, scientific problem, aims and objectives.
2.Maximum two authors in one submission.
3.CV to be included in the submission email.
4.Abstracts to be send: lawsustainability@mruni.eu

Notification of acceptance : 1 April 2022

Chapter submission deadline : 1 May 2022

1.The papers / book chapter in English only.
2.Microsoft Word (Times New Roman font size 12 points).
3.Submissions must include : title, author, affiliation, abstract (max 250 words), keywords (max 5) and manuscript (should not exceed 15 pages or 40 000 marks excluding spaces).
4.The papers must be unpublished or must not be under publication/ review. Plagiarism will lead to immediate disqualification of the manuscript from the review process.
5. The book chapter should be prepared by following APA referencing style (6th edition).

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