Call for Papers – Cornell Law School

14th Inter-University Gradate Conference

Revolutionary Law: Legal Insurgence and Juridical Rebellions

April 10-11, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday)


Is it ever right to “break” the law? The history of the world is shaped by revolutions. For better or worse, rebellious acts in the name of equality and justice have changed the way we live in every age and in every country. Insurgents “break” the rules with the firm belief that their insubordination will create a positive change.

The questions that we have yet to answer are, inter alia, the following: Who gets to decide if a rebel act is legitimate or not? When is a revolution justified? What is the role of legal practitioners and scholars on starting juridical rebellions? What is the role of the judiciary on
legal insurgences?

The theme for the Cornell Law School’s 14th Inter-University Graduate Conference is “Revolutionary Law: Legal Insurgence and Juridical
Rebellions.” Hoping to continue with the debate of these concerns, the conference will be organized along six fields of research: (1) Legal Theory; (2) Human Rights and Social Justice; (3) Business, Trade, and Economy; (4) Science and Innovation; (5) International Law; and (6)
Environmental Justice.

Submissions must be received by Monday, February 11, 2019. Please send an abstract of up to 500 words including a working title for the paper and a brief statement that indicates your discipline and institution.

Submissions should be sent to the following email address: Submissions are welcome from researchers in law and other disciplines. Selected participants will be notified by February 18, 2019. Papers must be sent by March 27, 2019.

Unfortunately, the event sponsors will not be able to provide funding for travel or accommodations. Feel free to contact them at with any questions.