Call for Papers – Journal of Private International Law Conference 2011 in Milan

The Journal of Private International Law will hold its fourth major conference at the University of  Milan on 15 and 16 April 2011.  As was the practice at the prior conferences at the University of Aberdeen in 2005, at the University of Birmingham in 2007, and at New York University in 2009, we are including a “call for papers” on any aspect of private international law to be presented at the Conference with a view to having the final papers submitted for consideration for publication in the Journal through the normal refereeing process.  Speakers will be selected on the basis of abstracts of 500 words submitted to Professor Stefania Bariatti at the University of Milan ( and Professor Paul Beaumont at the University of Aberdeen ( by 31 October 2010.  The abstracts will be considered by the local organisers of the conference (Professors Fausto Pocar and Stefania Bariatti) and the editors of the Journal (Professors Paul Beaumont and Jonathan Harris) and a decision made by 1 December 2010.

The morning of April 15 will be devoted to presentations of papers by legal scholars at an early stage in their academic or professional careers in parallel panel sessions (in New York we had 6 panels). We particularly encourage research students, postdoctoral fellows and recently appointed lecturers to indicate that they are willing for their abstract to be considered for these parallel sessions as we want to offer an opportunity for presentations by a large number of such scholars. Your final papers will be treated on an equal footing with all other papers when it comes to them being considered for publication in the Journal.