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The 2017 Joint Meeting of the RCSL and the Law and Society Association will take place at Mexico City, 20-23 June .

This will be the 6th Joint Meeting of the two associations, after Amsterdam (1991), Glasgow (1996), Budapest (2001), Berlin (2007) and Honolulu (2012).

Submissions for paper and session proposals began August 18th and
close on October 18th, 2016.

More information on the official website of the event at www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/mexicocity2017.html 


Message from Masayuki Murayama, RCSL President, concerning this meeting:

We will have our joint meeting with the Law and Society Association in Mexico City on June 20 to 23, 2017. This will be our second annual meeting in Mexico City and fourth meeting in Latin America. As the RCSL has a large group of Mexican and Latin American scholars, this joint meeting will be very important for us.

The Call for Papers and Sessions has been issued. I hope many RCSL members will participate in the joint meeting next year!

2 September 2016


Annex: Message from the organizers:

We invite you to join global scholars in our International Meeting on Law and Society in Mexico City, June 20 – 23, 2017.

This meeting, our first joint meeting in Latin America, will surely be the one to attend in 2017, as illustrated by our theme:

Walls and bridges: exclusion and inclusion. Everybody recognizes these two contradictory themes; they have a big role today in national politics, and national law; in international politics, and international law. A famous old statement had it that all politics is local; but today, all politics is, in some sense, global. If country A wants to close its borders, and close back in on itself, it is because it is reacting to turmoil outside its boundaries. Today, no wall can ever be high enough to shut out the forces that are shaping life in the 21st century, for better or for worse.

We think our field can help us understand that world, what makes it tick, where it has been, and where it is going. Our theme focusses on walls, borders, and bridges. But of course, we welcome all studies of law and society; empirical studies, no matter how small, no matter how local, can be tiles that fit into a larger mosaic; and many of these studies will be relevant to our theme, even when this relevance is a bit hard to see.

The meeting will offer:

· Joint sponsorship by the Law and Society Association (LSA), the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law (RCSL), and with the participation of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Japanese Association of the Sociology of Law, and the Canadian Law and Society Association.

· Participation from RCSL Working Groups, and LSA’s Collaborative Research Networks and International Research Collaboratives.

· Networking with a projected 2000 scholars from all over the world.

We hope you join us in Mexico City!

Submissions for paper and session proposals will begin August 18th and close on October 19th, 2016.

For more information:

See our website at www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/mexicocity2017.html  Follow our twitter feed at https://twitter.com/hashtag/lsmex17 




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