The organizers of the Third International Legal Ethics Conference have posted a formal call for papers on the conference website. The organizers have done an outstanding job, and this is shaping up to be a terrific conference. The overall conference theme is Integrity in Legal Practice, but there are several sub-topics, which will be used to organize the papers into streams. Stream topics include Character and Virtue in the Professions, Empirical Research on Lawyering, Ethical Decision-Making in Everyday Practice, and Gender and the Legal Profession.
In addition to academics from all around the world, there will be many practicing lawyers and judges from Australia and elsewhere in attendance. One of the keynote speakers, for example, is the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, the Chief Justice of Queensland. Other invited speakers include Deborah Rhode (Stanford, U.S.), David Luban (Georgetown, U.S.), Kim Economides (Exeter, U.K.) Julian Webb (Warwick, U.K.), and Allan Hutchinson (Osgoode/York U., Canada).
Maybe someone in attendance will live-blog the conference for LEF, as John Steele did for the Hofstra conference. I'd volunteer, but I expect I'll be out enjoying the beach at the lovely Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa.