The International Society of Public Law (ICON•S) invites submissions for papers and fully-formed panels for its 2015 Conference on “Public Law in an Uncertain World”.
The Conference will take place in New York City, on July 1-3, 2015, at the New York University School of Law.
The Conference will feature a keynote address as well as three plenary sessions on the Conference theme. A provisional program can be found at
The heart of the Conference, however, will be the two days devoted to the papers and panels selected through this Call.
ICON•S welcomes both individual papers as well as proposals for fully formed panels. Panel proposals should include at least 3 papers by scholars who have agreed in advance to participate and should identify one or two discussants, who may also be paper presenters.
Concurrent panel sessions will be scheduled over two days. Each concurrent panel session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The purpose of this conference is to explore and evaluate the function and limits of public law in our uncertain world in relation to war and peace, human rights, religion, state-building, constitution-making, formal and informal institutional change, revolutionary movements, national security as well as but not limited to the economy, the environment and the challenge of new technologies.
We invite potential participants to refer to the ICON•S Mission Statement (available HERE) when choosing a topic.
ICON•S is by no means restricted to public lawyers! We particularly welcome panel proposals that offer a genuine multi-disciplinary perspective from various areas of law (including civil, commercial, criminal, tax, and labor law), as well as from scholars from the humanities and the social sciences with an interest in the study of public law and (un)certainty.
We welcome submissions from both senior and junior scholars (including advanced Ph.D. students) as well as practitioners.
All submissions must be made on the ICON•S website by April 10, 2015.
Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2015.
All participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.
For ICON•S members the Annual Membership fee includes the Annual Conference Registration fee.
For information on ICON•S and our 2014 Inaugural Conference, please visit HERE.
For any further information please contact [email protected]