UCLA Program on Legal Ethics and the Profession

International Legal Ethics Conference 2020

Lawyers in Divided Times

July 23-25, 2020, at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus.

Call for Papers or Panel Topics

Call for papers extended to March 30, 2020.

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Early bird registration ends February 28, 2020.

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 of 90 minutes each. 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 within which the proposal sits.

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

The deadline date for proposals is March 30, 2020.

Proposals should be submitted to Scott Cummings at cummings@law.ucla.edu with the subject heading: ILEC 2020 Proposal.