Call for Papers - Law & Society Workshop Series (Winter 2017)

My colleague Ron Niezen and I are organizing a new workshop series on law and society at McGill. The call for papers can be found below.

Call for Papers
Law & Society Workshop Series
McGill University, Winter 2017
The Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars and graduate students in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society. We are particularly interested in papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in research that addresses the social antecedents and consequences of law extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.
Workshop Format
The workshop will be held on Mondays from 12:00 to 13:30 once a month during the winter 2017 semester.
Each workshop will begin with a brief 5-minute introduction by the author(s) of a work-in-progress that will be circulated in advance to the participants. This will be followed by a 10-minute discussion of the work-in-progress by a discussant specifically selected for this purpose. Finally, the workshop will then proceed to a general exchange involving the author and the participants.
Lunch will be provided by the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.
Application Instructions & Deadlines
Authors interested in presenting a work-in-progress at the workshop should send a 500-word abstract or a draft paper to Prof. Ronald Niezen ( and Prof. Sébastien Jodoin ( by December 20th, 2016. In early January, the workshop organizers will contact the authors to schedule their participation in the workshop.