From the Federalist Society:
We are pleased to announce that the Federalist Society Faculty Division is sponsoring a new round of Junior Faculty Workshops. These workshops are intended to provide a structured—but relatively informal—environment in which six or so faculty members from different law schools can gather to spend a day workshopping each others’ papers, followed by a group meal. The workshops can focus on a particular subject area or cover a broad range of interests, depending on the organizer’s preference.
We envision workshop participants consisting primarily of junior tenure track faculty (defined as people who have been in tenure track positions less than seven years), but also encompassing fellowship recipients or doctoral candidates in appropriate cases. A junior faculty member will be responsible for organizing and directing the workshop, and will receive a budget for the event. Wherethe participants are in relatively close geographical proximity, the maximum budget will generally be $1,000. Where some degree of air/rail travel and lodging will be necessary, we may increase thebudget to as much as $3,000 to help defray travel costs. Organizers should plan to hold theworkshop sometime in 2014.
We invite interested junior faculty members to submit a workshop proposal setting forth a topic, date, location, schedule, list of potential participants, and description of anticipated expenditures. Proposals should be sent via email to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.
Vanderbilt Law School’s Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program invites submissions for its 2014 New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop, to be held May 12-13, 2014, at Vanderbilt Law School.
The Branstetter Program draws on a multimillion-dollar endowment to support research and curriculum in civil litigation and dispute resolution. Held annually, the Branstetter New Voices Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice.
This year, three junior scholars will be selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. Past participants include Nora Freeman Engstrom (Stanford), Myriam Gilles (Cardozo), Alexandra Lahav (Connecticut), Margaret Lemos (Duke), Benjamin Spencer (Washington & Lee), Amanda Tyler (George Washington), and Tobias Wolff (Penn).
The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors do not deliver prepared “presentations.” Rather, all participants read the selected papers prior to the session, and at each workshop, a senior faculty member provides a brief overview and commentary on the paper. Open and interactive discussion immediately follows.
1. Subject matter. Submitted papers should address an aspect of civil justice, broadly defined. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, civil procedure, complex litigation, evidence, federal courts, judicial decision-making, alternative dispute resolution, remedies, and conflict of laws. In keeping with the intellectual breadth of the Branstetter Program faculty, the Workshop welcomes all scholarly methodologies, from traditional doctrinal analysis to quantitative or experimental approaches.
2. Author qualifications. To be eligible to submit a paper, scholars must currently hold either a faculty position or a fellowship.
3. Format / Anonymity. We will consider preliminary drafts, drafts under submission, or accepted papers that will not be published by the time of the workshop. Papers should be formatted either in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. To maintain the anonymity of the process, please remove any self-identifying information from the submission.
4. Deadline. Submissions should be e-mailed to Branstetter.Program@vanderbilt.edu no later than January 1, 2014. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. We will contact you with our decision by February 15. Final drafts are due no later than April 15.
The Branstetter Program will pay all reasonable travel expenses within the United States for invited participants. Additional information can be found at http://law.vanderbilt.edu/newvoices. If you have any questions, please email the chair of the selection committee, Brian Fitzpatrick, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call For Papers ACCFSL – American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2013 Writing Competition
The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce awards to be presented for:
(a) best book
(b) best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review, and
(c) best student note or comment
AWARDS: The awards include cash payments of $2,500, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2013 meeting of the College, which (this year) will be held in Los Angeles. In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.
TOPICS: Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services. Topics that are predominantly securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible. However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
Entries must have been written or published between December 2, 2012 and December 2, 2013. The deadline for submission is December 2, 2013. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format.
The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in Las Angeles in the Spring 2014.
The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:
William L. Stern
Chair, ACCFSL Writing Competition
Morrison & Foerster, LLP
415 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
FURTHER INFORMATION: More information on the College and the Competition may be found at: http://www.accfsl.org
The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a Call for Papers for its program during the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York on Gains and Domestic Hurdles in the Enforcement of International Human Rights Laws
The section program will be on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The program description is below:
The 2014 AALS Section on International Human Rights AALS will focus on specific problems and issues encountered in the enforcement of international human rights laws. Exploration of these issues in specific domestic contexts will help identify ongoing problems and useful approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children’s rights, reproductive rights, disability rights, prison rights, health care, etc. The goal of the panel is to learn from the failures and successes in various locales so as to increase the rate of meaningful enforcement of these laws. Nancy Northup from the Center for Reproductive Rights will serve as commentator.
Deadline and submission
The deadline to submit a paper is September 15, 2013. Please email submissions, in Word or PDF format to Michele Alexandre and Ford Stuart at email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. In selecting proposals, priority will be given to new voices in international human rights law. Presentations at various stages of completion will be considered. Decisions will be made in late September.
Papers may have already been accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting. The section has no plans to publish the papers, so individual presenters should continue to seek their own publishers.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact Michele Alexandre (University of Mississippi) at email@example.com or at 662.915.6858.
AALS Section on Federal Courts: Annual Award for Best Untenured Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction
The AALS Section on Federal Courts is pleased to announce the second annual award for the best article on the law of federal jurisdiction by a full-time, untenured faculty member at an AALS member or affiliate school—and to solicit nominations (including self-nominations) for the prize to be awarded at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting in New York.
The purpose of the award program is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of federal courts by untenured faculty members. To that end, eligible articles are thosespecifically in the field of Federal Courts that were published by a recognized journal during the twelve-month period ending on September 1, 2013 (date of actual publication determines eligibility). Eligible authors are those who, at the close of nominations (i.e., as ofSeptember 15, 2013), are untenured, full-time faculty members at AALS member or affiliate schools, and have not previously won the award.
Nominations (or questions about the award) should be directed to Tara Leigh Grove at William and Mary Law School (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Federal Courts. Without exception, all nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) onSeptember 15, 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by a prize committee comprised of Professors Janet Cooper Alexander (Stanford), Judith Resnik (Yale), and Steve Vladeck (American), with the result announced at the Federal Courts section program at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting.
Boston College Law School is soliciting papers for the 2013–2014 Liberty Mutual Prize, awarded each year for an exceptional article written during the submission season on the law of property and casualty insurance, its regulation and corporate governance.
Prize: Liberty Mutual Insurance Group created this competition to encourage and recognize legal scholarship in the area of property and casualty insurance law. The winning entrant will receive $5,000. If not already committed to another journal, the prize winning paper will also receive an offer of publication from the Boston College Law Review. (Receipt of the prize does not obligate the author to publish with the Review, however. Past recipients have published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review and the Michigan Law Review.)
Eligibility: Authors should possess a J.D. degree or its overseas equivalent. Papers must concern the law related to property and casualty insurance, its regulation and corporate governance. The prize is not intended to advance scholarship in areas such as life, health, employment or employee benefits insurance law.
Judging: Each entry will be judged by a panel of professors and attorneys having particular expertise in the insurance law field, including the eventual holder of the Liberty Mutual Professorship at Boston College Law School. The panel will evaluate submissions on the basis of quality of analysis, originality, thoroughness of research, creativity, and clarity of thought and expression.
Format: Submissions should be approximately 25,000 words in length (the equivalent of 50 law review pages) including text and footnotes, and contain an abstract of roughly 350 words. The article should conform to the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). Please submit in Word or PDF format, either by direct email or through Scholastica (https://scholasticahq.com/). Hard copy submission by mail is also acceptable.
|For electronic submissions: (preferred)
|For mailed submissions:
Boston College Law Review
Attn: Liberty Mutual Competition
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Deadline: Papers may be submitted throughout the year, but by no later than February 1, 2014. If an outstanding submission meets the foregoing conditions, the judges will announce a winning entry by March 3, 2014.
Presentation: The author of the selected paper will be invited to present it at a special program held at Boston College Law School, at which time a representative of Liberty Mutual will present the prize money.
Inquiries: Contact John Gordon: email@example.com or 617-552-8557.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way.
RESEARCH PROPOSALS: The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application deadlines are February 1 and September 1.
For more details, go to: http://www.lsacnet.org/LSACResources/Grants/lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp
Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon
Faculty of Law, Mountcrest University College, Accra
Please share this message with your colleagues. We are happy to answer any questions you or they may have. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 1, 2013.
Assistant Director, Sub-Saharan Africa
Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.6238| Fax +1.202.686.4029
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Once again, the AALS Criminal Justice Section will hold a Junior Scholars Paper Competition. Honorees will be recognized at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City in January 2014.
This year the format of our Junior Scholars Paper Competition is changed in a way that we hope will enable more emerging scholars to submit their work.
In previous years, submissions were restricted to papers for which no offer of publication had yet been accepted. This year, to enable more people who have submitted their summer projects for publication to compete in our Junior Scholars competition, papers are eligible if they have not yet been published or posted to the internet on September 1, 2013. However, the paper can be accepted for publication as of that date. So please plan to submit your summer projects, but hold off on posting them to the internet, in order to preserve anonymity.
The other eligibility requirements for the competition remain unchanged. The deadline remains September 1st. The competition is limited to those who have been teaching for six years or fewer as of July 1, 2013. Papers submitted by previous competition winners are not eligible.
To facilitate anonymous review, please submit papers in electronic form, with all identifying information removed (except for a cover sheet with your name, the year you began law teaching, and a confirmation that the paper has not yet been published or posted to the internet as of September l, 2013) to CJS Secretary Giovanna Shay at email@example.com. Please note “CJS Junior Scholars Paper Competition” in the subject line. Papers will be selected after review by members of the CJS Executive Committee.