Call for papers: Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University: Leadership Challenges and the Law of Armed Conflict

July 28, 2010

* Call for Papers: Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University, Leadership Challenges and the Law of Armed Conflict

From: Major Carroll J. Connelley USMC

To: International Humanitarian Law Scholars


1. The Ethics Branch of the Lejeune Leadership Institute (LLI) at The Marine Corps University is putting together a collection of writings for a book tentatively titled “Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality” to be published in AY 2011-2012. In my position at LLI I will be co-editing the book and am soliciting writing submissions for the three legal chapters. The intent for the law section of this project is to have a collection of well researched writings that address issues facing judge advocates with respect to leadership challenges and the law of armed conflict on the battlefield. Understandably with such a broad dictate, the articles will cover a wide spectrum of issues. To provide some direction, the law section will include three chapters, each dealing with one of the three levels of conflict; tactical, operational and strategic. With that in mind, each offered writing should tackle an issue that focuses primarily within a particular level of conflict. The writing should be between 5000-8000 words (although shorter or longer quality pieces will be considered) and use proper citation. This will be the first in a series of books produced by the Lejeune Leadership Institute expected to come out every other year.

2. The initial offering from the Lejeune Leadership Institute will be similar to the “Blue Book” series produced by the International Law and Military Operations Division at the Naval War College. Our intent is to foster intellectual discussion on the pressing legal issues that are encountered by our Marines, judge advocates and Commanders. We expect to have one of the preeminent academic publishing organizations publish the efforts and very much would like the contributions to come from both the academic and active duty judge advocate communities.

3. The deadline for a one page proposal is 1 September 2010 from which we will select the most promising contributions. A response to the proposals will be provided by 15 September 2010. The draft will then be due 15 December 2010 with a final revised chapter due 30 March 2011. In addition, there will be a collective gathering of all contributors in early 2011 to share, discuss and critique the ongoing efforts. I can be contacted at my office – (703) 432-5489 or at carroll.connelley for additional inquires.

Writing request IHL.doc

call for papers – Stanford Law & Policy Review (DEADLINE: AUGUST 1st)

July 28, 2010

* Call for papers – Stanford Law & Policy Review symposium on "National Defense Policy" (NOTE DEADLINE: AUGUST 1st)

From SL&PR:

The Stanford Law & Policy Review is soliciting articles for an upcoming symposium on “National Defense Policy.” The Stanford Law & Policy Review is a well-respected academic journal at Stanford Law School that explores current issues at the nexus of law and public policy. For each issue we solicit articles from prominent practitioners, policy makers, professors, judges, lawyers, political leaders, regulators, economists, and other experts. Past contributors include President (then Governor) Bill Clinton, Senator John McCain, and Governor Jeb Bush.

The National Defense Policy Symposium will be focused on recent changes and trends affecting national security and the ways in which law and policy may need to adapt in order to respond to these changes. Topics that we would like to cover in the symposium include:

– Veteran Affairs

– New Realms of Warfare (e.g. cyber-warfare, threat finance, etc.)

– Law of War (e.g. targeted killing, detention, etc.)

– Nation Building

– Counter-Insurgency / Counter-Terrorism

– Privatization and War (e.g. the role of private companies in modern warfare)

– Energy, Environment, and Defense

Submissions for publication may cover these topics or any other subject that fits within the broad framework of national security law and policy.

We will accept article submissions until August 1, 2010. Articles should be between ten and forty double-spaced pages, not including notes and citations. Articles should be submitted via e-mail to slpr.defense.symposium.

Selected articles will be published in May 2011. Authors will be invited to present their articles at a conference on national security law and policy at Stanford University.

The Stanford Law & Policy Review looks forward to reviewing your work. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Best Regards,

Kent Keirsey

Articles Editor

Stanford Law & Policy Review