**submission date for abstracts extended until 3 July 2017**
The ADR Research Network is pleased to announce details of:
The 6th ADR Research Network Round Table
Monday 4 December to Tuesday 5 December 2017
Hosted by the Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Call for Paper Proposals
The Australasian Dispute Resolution Research Network is pleased to be hosting its sixth annual research round table on 4-5 December 2017. This year we are very excited to be expanding across the Tasman to New Zealand, to be hosted by the Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin. The round table will be held two days immediately prior to the Law and Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference at University of Otago, 6-9 December 2017.
The round tables are designed to encourage a collaborative and supportive research environment in which papers are workshopped and discussed in detail. Papers in draft form are distributed one month ahead of time to participants, to enable thoughtful and constructive quality feedback. In 2017 we will also be asking you to draft a short (1,000 words max) blog post about your paper prior to the roundtable. On the day, speakers are given up to 30 minutes for presentation, with 30 minutes for feedback and discussion. Two primary commentators will be appointed for each paper.
We welcome proposals that consider dispute resolution from a scholarly, critical and/or empirical perspective. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate students and early career researchers. All proposal will be considered. Papers must not have been published or submitted for publication, as the focus is work in progress.
There will be a limit to the number of papers able to be part of the round table discussions. A panel will select round table papers from abstracts submitted. The aim is to be as inclusive as time and numbers allow. The following selection criteria will be applied:
* Papers take a scholarly, critical and/or empirical perspective on an area of dispute resolution;
* The round table will include a spread of participants across stages of career; and
* A well-balanced range of work will be presented at the round table to provide diversity, to develop the field and to enable cohesive discussion.
Participation is on a self-funded basis.
Attendance at the Round Table is only open to individuals who are contributing to the scholarly discussions by presenting a paper, or commentating and/or chairing a session.
Deadline for paper proposals: 3 July 2017 (300 word maximum plus short bio, to email@example.com)
Date for notification: 31 July 2017
Draft (full) papers + blog post due: 30 October 2017 (to send to participants early Nov.)
For further information, please contact:
Conference Convenors and 2017 Network Presidents: Sue Douglas and Becky Batagol via firstname.lastname@example.org (monitored twice weekly)
About the Australasian Dispute Resolution Research Network
The Australasian Dispute Resolution Research Network brings together leading dispute resolution scholars and provides a collaborative environment to foster, nurture and enrich high quality research and scholarship. The Network is inclusive and forward-looking and seeks to bring together emerging, mid-career and established scholars to build excellence in the field and provide peer support. Network activities are expressly designed to provide a supportive and collegial presentation environment in which meaningful discussion and constructive feedback is provided to the presenter.
Network activities include maintaining the ADR Research Network blog at http://www.adrresearch.net on Twitter and conducting annual scholarly round tables of work in progress since 2012.
Guest blog post proposals are always welcome. Contact blog editor Dr Becky Batagol, at Becky.Batagol@monash.edu.
Membership of Australasian Dispute Resolution Research Network
We don’t like hierarchies or unnecessary administration, so we don’t have any membership list or legal organisational framework. The way to become a member of the ADR Research Network is to subscribe to the blog. This is our primary means of communication.
Subscription will mean that every time a post is made on the blog you will receive a notification alert to your email address. Other ways to follow blog activity is through Facebook “ADR Research Network” and Twitter, but engagement on these platforms is not necessary to keep track of blog activity.