Icebergs (source: Getty Images)The eight Polar Law Symposium will be held in Alaska, September 23-26, 2015. The call for abstract  invites participants to consider how polar science and scholarship can combine with the practice of law, broadly understood, to strengthen Arctic Peoples and Places. How can lawyers andlegal scholars interact with scientists and academics from other disciplines to the benefit of the Arctic? Can models of cooperation between scientists, scholars and lawyers from other geographic areas be adapted for the Arctic? What can lawyers and academics from all  disciplines contribute to each other's understanding on issues of common concern?

Paper or panel abstracts are invited under the following overarching themes:

  • Antarctic Science and Resources
  • The Changing Arctic Council
  • Human and Indigenous Rights; Education Policy; SelfDetermination; Food Security
  • Monitoring and Observing Networks; Natural and Social Science Fieldwork
  • Ocean and Polar Governance
  • Trade and Economy

Individual topics may include, but are not limited to, legal and policy aspects of:

  • The Antarctic Treaty system
  • Human rights and justice in the Arctic
  • International, domestic and subnational legal and regulatory structures
  • Living and non-living resources
  • Non-Arctic actors
  • Polar and marine environments
  • Polar economies and industry
  • Terrestrial and marine management
  • models and their interface

Read more here. (Please notice that the dates in the flier provided us are wrong: The eight Polar Law Symposium will be held in Alaska, September 23-26, 2015 NOT 23-28)