International Legal Ethics Conference 2022

Lawyers in a World of Crisis

August 13-15, 2022 at UCLA.

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The UCLA School of Law’s Program on Legal Ethics and the Profession is honored to host the International Legal Ethics Conference 2022, a meeting of legal ethics scholars and practitioners from around the globe and flagship event of the International Association of Legal Ethics. After having to cancel the planned 2020 event due to COVID-19, we are especially excited about the opportunity to gather as a legal ethics community, commemorating what we have lost, critically examining where we have arrived, and thinking proactively about how to strengthen legal ethics in a world of continuing crisis. The conference will take place August 13-15, 2022, at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. There will be full-day programming on August 13th and 14th, and a half day of programming on August 15th, ending at midday. Due to ongoing uncertainty about the pandemic,we will provide updated information about entry requirements, on-campus health protocols, and other relevant information about the conference on this site (see Event Protocols). At this time, we are planning to have participants gather in-person to present scholarship addressing critical issues in legal ethics, legal professions, lawyering, and legal education around the world. Through these discussions, the conference aims to deepen our collective understanding of the ethical practice of law and how lawyers can strengthen professional values, equal justice, and the rule of law in a period of significant instability and increasing inequality, but also one with new opportunities for lawyers to participate in movements to promote equity and inclusion. We look forward to finally hosting you in L.A.!

Warmly,

Scott L. Cummings
Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics
Professor of Law
Founder and Faculty Director, Program on Legal Ethics and the Profession


Congratulations to the winners of the Rhode Prize and Rhode Early Career Scholars

Rhode Legal Ethics Prize 2022

Winner:

Honorable Mentions:

  • Atinuke O. Adediran, “Racial Allies” (2022) 90 Fordham Law Review 69. Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol90/iss5/11/
  • Tamara Butter, “Ethics in Practice in Asylum Law: Asylum Legal Aid Lawyers’ Moral Reasoning in Respect of ‘Hopeless Cases’.” (2022) Legal Ethics 28 (in press).
  • Noah Rosenblum, “Power-Conscious Professional Responsibility: Justice Black’s Unpublished Dissent and a Lost Alternative Approach to the Ethics of Cause Lawyering.” (2022) 34 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 125. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3635662

Rhode Early Career Scholars 2022

  • Caroline Daniell, University of Waikato, Mindfulness: Cultivating a Practice of Legal Ethics
  • Daniel Del Gobbo, McGill University, Legal Ethics and the Promotion of Substantive Equality
  • Jordana Goodman, Boston University, Access to Justice for Black Inventors: Exploring Inequalities in the Hair Care Industry

Conference Information

  • Plenary Panel Papers
  • Event Protocols

    We are currently planning for ILEC 2022 to be a fully in-person, live conference event. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will strictly follow all relevant governmental and university policies pertaining to safety precautions, including those related to vaccinations, exemptions, quarantine, and masking. As this situation is evolving, we will update you when information about protocols for the conference dates becomes available.

    We also appreciate the continued uncertainty about travel surrounding this time and will honor cancellation requests and refund registration fees for COVID-related causes prior to the conference. We cannot refund fees for accommodations, which will have to be dealt with directly with your place of lodging.

    For current UCLA COVID-19 protocols see here.

  • Registration and Fees

    Fees

    Registration fees include: entry to the sessions; breakfast and lunch on August 13th and 14th, and breakfast on August 15th; daily refreshments; and, a copy of the conference proceedings. Please note that accommodation is not included and must be separately booked.

    Early Bird Registration: $275 - Deadline: June 17, 2022

    Regular In-Person Registration: $300 - Deadline: June 17, 2022

    Remote Participation registration: $100 - Deadline: June 17, 2022

    Fee Waiver and Travel Grant

    The International Association of Legal Ethics and the International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) seek to advance teaching, research, vocational training programs, and policy initiatives concerning legal ethics by promoting international collaboration. Toward that end, we have set aside resources to support participation by scholars and teachers from outside of the United States who cannot otherwise afford the full cost of the ILEC Conference to attend the 2022 conference. We strongly encourage applications for registration fee waivers and travel grants, and will do our best to accommodate all those with documented need. To be considered for such a waiver or grant, please email cummings@law.ucla.edu.

    The waiver and travel grant process will take into account the goal of broadening the geographical representation of participants and will also consider the number of people from the same institution requesting a waiver.

    Conditions of Registration

    Registration will only be possible via the online form. Attendance at the event will be confirmed on receipt of the full balance, either by online card payment or by third party payment. Those granted a registration waiver will be confirmed separately. All participants are advised to bring a copy of their confirmation with them on the day to ensure the fastest possible entry.

    Special Requirements

    Please inform us of any special requirements–dietary or access–on the relevant section of the registration form.

    Visa invitation letters

    Invitation letters will only be provided once payment for registration fees has been made or a waiver granted. Please complete the visa invitation letter request from. Should a visa not be granted a refund can be given in line with our refund policy.

    Refund policy

    By booking a place at this conference you agree to our refund policy. Refunds for registration fees will be made for good cause up to 30 days before the event. COVID-related cancellations will be honored prior to the event.

    Venue

    This conference will be held at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. Details of the event with specific panel locations will be sent to all registrants nearer the conference date.

    Insurance

    The organizers do not accept liability for any injuries or losses of any nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. Please view the Travel & Accommodations tab below for a list of some hotels in the area.

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  • Travel and Accommodations

    Directions to Westwood and the Luskin Conference Center

    Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, including hotel accommodations. Below we provide some recommendations for lodging.

    Limited Rooms at the Luskin Conference Center Hotel

    There are a limited number of hotel rooms available for conference guests at the Luskin Conference Center Hotel, where the conference will be held, at a specially negotiated rate of $229 USD/night. Participants can reserve rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be fully responsible for all payments due, including any charges and penalties for cancellation pursuant to hotel policy. When making a reservation, please let Luskin know that you will be attending ILEC 2022. You may make your reservation here: https://bookings.travelclick.com/99861?groupID=3428840&hotelID=99861#/guestsandrooms

    ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS

    UCLA Guest House

    330 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-2923. Located in the northeast part of campus, the UCLA Guest House is a nonsmoking facility with limited on-site parking, a laundry facility, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary campus shuttle, complimentary medical center shuttle, and standard hotel amenities. Rates starting at $209.

    UCLA Tiverton House

    900 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 794-0151. Located across from the UCLA campus, UCLA Tiverton House provides a medical center shuttle service, complimentary parking, community kitchen, children's recreation room, fitness center, business center, guest library, free Wi-Fi, laundry room, and standard hotel amenities. Rates starting at $199 (with UCLA discount).

    Hilgard House Hotel

    927 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 208-3945 (800) 826-3934. Located across from the UCLA campus, The Hilgard House Hotel is a traditional European-style hotel with modern conveniences, such as flat screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, and standard hotel amenities. Rates starting at $177 (with UCLA discount) + $10 parking.

    Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Beverly Hills

    10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (800) 472-8556. Located less than 1 mile from campus, Kimpton Hotel Palomar is a 264 guestroom hotel that’s a 7 minute walk from Westwood Village and UCLA. Amenities include restaurant, bar/lounge, 24-hour fitness center, Wi-Fi, AC/Heat, and minibar. Rates starting at $315.

    Plaza la Reina Hotel and Residences

    10850 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 986-6888. Located less than 1 mile from campus, Plaza la Reina Hotel and Residences is a family-friendly, pet-friendly, 44-room boutique hotel. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, daily newspaper, multilingual staff, rooftop lounge, and concierge services. Most rooms have a living area, fully-equipped kitchen, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. Rates from $220- $400 (with UCLA discount).

    Palihotel Westwood Village

    1044 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 340-1234. Located less than 1 mile from campus, Palihotel Westwood Village is a 55 room boutique hotel on a quiet residential street in the heart of Westwood Village. It is a stylish hotel with a mix of mid-century modern and Parisian accents. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, valet parking, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and a 43-inch television. Rates starting at $215.

    Royal Palace Westwood Hotel

    1052 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 208-6677. Located two blocks from UCLA, the Royal Palace Westwood Hotel provides guests with complimentary parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, discounts for nearby attractions, and standard hotel amenities. Additionally, children under 12 years of age stay free. Rates starting at $159 (with UCLA discount).

Call for Proposals

Please read the overview and include all of the information required of your paper or panel proposal.

  • Overview

    Proposals for presenting a paper or panel are invited from scholars from all disciplines, legal professionals, judges, and students. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers within one of the following seven streams:

    1. Culture, Technology, Ethics and Society
    2. Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession
    3. Globalization and the Legal Profession
    4. Philosophy and Legal Ethics
    5. Regulation of the Profession and Judiciary
    6. Ethics and Legal Education
    7. Ethics and the Rule of Law

    The Conference will be organized into panel sessions. Normally, three to four papers will be presented in any one session. Applicants may submit individual papers, which will be assigned to appropriate panels by the organizers. Proposals for a panel session with identified participants, involving paper presentations or other formats, are encouraged.

    Proposals for a paper or for a panel session must include an abstract of between 100 and 250 words. If the proposal is for a panel session, the name of the panelists must also be identified. Abstracts should include title, author/s, and institutional affiliation. Up to five key words should also be provided at the end of the abstract.

    Proposals should either indicate the stream in which the paper or panel is to be presented or identify with clarity an alternative theme.

    In order to accommodate a diverse group of presenters, participants should not present in more than two events.

    If you need to communicate about your proposal submission, please direct correspondence to ILEC2022@law.ucla.edu with the subject heading: ILEC 2022 Proposal.

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