Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 04, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 25, 2008
Early Registration Date: Feb 16, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 29, 2008
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The aim of the roundtable is to engage with the epistemological and methodological challenges which the field currently faces and to discuss the implications of these. It is hoped that the papers will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of legal semiotics research as well as the challenges of working in the field.

In this context, proposals from a wide variety of semiotic perspectives are invited. These might include but are not limited to papers on :

The central debates in legal semiotics and the progress/key developments in the last decade
How we acquire knowledge in the field including the role of different research ‘approaches'
Method, methodology and epistemology in legal semiotics
The relevant contribution of different theoretical traditions in legal semiotics
New approaches to studying legal texts and legal discourse in different legal cultures
The promises and limits of deconstructionism in studying the law, legal cultures
The political and/or ideological uses of particular approaches in legal semiotics
Young researchers working in related areas are particularly encouraged to participate.

In the interest of a cohesive round table, prospective participants are requested to adhere to the theme as outlined in the call for papers.