Below is a call for papers from the Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property CRN (Collaborative Research Network No. 14) of the Law and Society Association. The deadline for proposals is November 30, 2009, but earlier proposals are encouraged.
CRN 14 seeks to encourage interaction between scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives who focus on the legal, social, and cultural dimensions of intellectual properties--including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and rights of publicity. One goal of this CRN is to encourage creatively eclectic approaches to the study of intellectual property among law and society scholars who draw on traditional doctrinal and policy analyses, historical analyses, cultural studies analyses, and empirical analyses of intellectual property law in action. Intellectual properties, and the processes of globalization of which they are a part, are an especially promising and important area for collaborative research of the kind that law and society scholars have long pioneered.
We are currently organizing panel proposals for the upcoming Law and Society Association annual meeting in Chicago in May of 2010. Please contact one of the CRN co-chairs listed below if you have a paper that you would like to present under the sponsorship of this CRN. We plan to collect individual proposals and organize them into thematic sessions, which we will submit to the Law and Society Association.
For further information or to submit a paper proposal, please contact:
William Gallagher, Golden Gate University School of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Shubha Ghosh, University of Wisconsin School of Law, email@example.com