Call For Papers

Introduction

We are pleased to announce that the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and Seoul National University School of Law will host the 15th ASLI Conference in Seoul on 10 and 11 May 2018. We look forward to welcoming you, and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference.

The 15th ASLI Conference 2018

The purpose of the annual conference is to bring together scholars of Asian law from within and outside Asia to interact, share ideas and build collegial networks which may facilitate dialogue and research collaborations. We hope that the research forum will be widely used to bring together collaborators in various projects. Presenters and non-presenters are encouraged to connect with fellow academics before the conference and to start thinking about potential research projects.

The conference format remains broadly the same as in previous years: there will be five rounds of five parallel sessions over two days. The broad theme of the 2018 conference is Law into the Future: Perspectives from Asia.

Under the conference theme, we will, as far as possible, group papers within broad subject areas, and will form panels on this basis. Examples of subject areas in previous conferences include Human Rights, Children and Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Legal Pluralism, Religious Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Women and Law, Maritime Law, Corporate Law and Governance, International Business Law, Labour and Employment Law, Law and Economics, WTO Law and Law and Society.

However, we welcome papers on all topics, and the ‘Miscellaneous’ category means that it is not necessary for a paper to fit within any specific subject area to be accepted.

Call for papers

There will be four to five papers per panel to give presenters and discussants adequate time for fruitful engagement. In preparing abstracts of their proposed papers, we encourage prospective participants to engage with Asian Law and address the conference theme. In addition to the general call for individual papers, we also encourage individuals to organize their own panels by coordinating with colleagues, preferably from other ASLI institutions. This will allow for the panels to be more cohesive and will also foster greater collaboration between academics, which is one of the key aims of ASLI.

Selection criteria for papers

The papers will be selected on a competitive basis. The quality of papers has improved considerably in recent years. The selection will be done jointly by the ASLI Director and Secretariat, and Seoul National University School of Law. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  1. Relevance to the broad theme
  2. Quality of the abstract
  3. A focus on Asia
  4. Geographical diversity of presenters
  5. Balance between senior and junior presenters
  6. Participants must be Professors or Teachers at a university, or Ph.D. holders or candidates. Exceptionally, excellent submissions by LL.B. or LL.M. holder or candidates, or non-academic lawyers may be accepted for a separate young scholars panel.
  7. A panel should not have more than 1 PhD student.
  8. Panel should be made-up of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 presenters.
  9. Panel should have no more than 2 presenters from the same University.

Please read the following instructions on Submission of abstracts and panels carefully

Submissions of individual papers

Submissions
Participants should indicate the title of their paper and the proposed panel category (based on the list provided in the abstract submission form). They should also indicate key words, identifying the theme of their paper, to assist in the categorization process.

Example
  1. Name of presenter: Mr XXX
  2. Title of paper: "Islamic banking and the global financial crisis"
  3. Category: Financial Law
  4. Abstract: Description of paper should be no more than 300 words (inclusive of footnotes if any). Please adhere strictly to this requirement.
  5. Speaker’s Bio: Brief description of professional status, education background and experience in no more than 250 words.
General guidelines for abstract submission
  1. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 24 November 2017. Please submit your abstract online using the link provided. Abstracts received after the submission deadline may be declined.
  2. Participants will be notified in late January or early February on the status of their submission. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified through email and it is important that you provide a valid email address with each abstract submission. Upon acceptance of abstracts, full papers must be submitted by 20 March 2018.
  3. Selection will be made on a competitive basis.
  4. The organisers reserve the rights to make changes to the panel allocation.
  5. The organisers reserve the rights to cancel, postpone or change the date, venue and time of the conference.

Click here for online abstract submission for individual papers for parallel sessions.

Submissions for pre-arranged panels

Submissions
Where a group of presenters’ wishes to form a panel, the panel convener should coordinate with the other speakers and take responsibility for registering that panel, and ensure that all details are provided with the consent of the other speakers. The Convener must register the whole panel and provide, among other details, the name, position, affiliation, and bio (250 words) of all the speakers as well as a description of the panel (500 words) and the abstract of each and every paper (300 words).

The proposed panel should consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 presenters, including the panel convener.

General guidelines for submission of panels
  1. The deadline for submission of abstracts for panels is 24 November 2017. Please have the convener submit all the abstracts online using the link provided.
  2. The panel organiser must be one of the proposed paper-givers for the panel in question.
  3. Please indicate whether each panel participant wants his or her abstract considered individually in the event the panel as a whole is rejected.
  4. At most two panellists may be from the same university.
  5. Participants will be notified in late January or early February on the status of their submission. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified through email and it is important that you provide a valid email address. Upon acceptance, full papers must be submitted by 20 March 2018.
  6. Selection will be made on a competitive basis.
  7. The organisers reserve the rights to make changes to the panel allocation.
  8. The organisers reserve the rights to cancel, postpone or change the date, venue and time of the event.

The deadline for submission is 24 November 2017, Friday.

Click here for online submission for panels.


Important Deadlines at a Glance
Submission of Abstracts
24 November 2017
Participants will be notified in late January or early February on the status of their submission.
Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment
5 March 2018
Submission of Completed Paper
20 March 2018
Closing date for Registration and Payment
20 March 2018
Conference
10 & 11 May 2018, Thursday & Friday

IMPORTANT: Early submission is highly recommended.

 
Hosted by:
Seoul National University, School of Law