BY RONALD K.L. COLLINS · FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Top Five Books has just announced a forthcoming series of e-books on Supreme Court cases. The series is titled “SCOTUS: Books-in-Brief.” It is designed to provide readers – lay and scholarly alike – with a reliable, informative, and engaging narrative account of a significant Supreme Court ruling shortly after it comes down. Provided in e-book format, each work will be economically priced and accessible on multiple e-platforms.
Each e-book will be available within a week of the decision and will consist of an historical account of the general subject, a full statement of its facts, profiles of the parties, analyses of the lower court judgments, examination of the briefs filed and the oral arguments in the Supreme Court, a discussion of the larger issues raised by the case, an analysis of the final judgment, and a comprehensive timeline – and all completed and ready for e-publication shortly after a Court ruling is rendered.
The first book in the series (now virtually complete at 75,000 words save for commentary on the forthcoming ruling) isWhen Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment. (See excerpt here.)
If you are a good writer, have expertise in a certain area pertaining to a case before the Supreme Court, and can complete a 30,000-75,000 word manuscript (depending on the complexity of the case and subject matter) in a relatively short period of time, then contact us – we’d love to hear from you.
For more information about those on the advisory board and the series generally, click here.
From the California Law Review:
The California Law Review is pleased to announce that our Spring submission cycle is now officially open. We strongly prefer to receive electronic article submissions through Scholastica (http://scholasticahq.com), though we continue to accept submissions via post.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions at email@example.com. We are truly looking forward to reviewing your next submission and hope to work with you soon.
Senior Articles Editor
California Law Review
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), 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.
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Volume 5, Number 3, Fall 2013
Deadline for Submission: August 5, 2013 * Scheduled for Publication: September 2013
The mission of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is to promote excellence in leadership practice by providing a venue for academics, students, and practitioners to publish current and significant empirical and conceptual research in the arts, humanities, sciences (applied, natural, and social), and other areas that tests, extends, or builds leadership theory.
This special issue will focus on research related to sexual deviance. Articles should make empirical contributions and be relevant to the applied disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, law, sociology and social work. The best submissions are those that identify both a compelling multidisciplinary issue and a strong theoretical framework for addressing it.
Criteria for Publication
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (JMR) seeks to publish authors who strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold research. Demonstration of a significant “value-added” contribution to the field’s understanding of an issue or topic is crucial to acceptance for publication.
Authors should write manuscripts as simply and concisely as possible, without sacrificing meaningfulness or clarity of exposition. The journal editor-in-chief will evaluate manuscripts in terms of their contribution-to-length ratio; i.e., he or she may permit manuscripts that make strong contributions more pages than those making narrower contributions.
Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes. At his or her own discretion, the editor-in-chief may allow additional space for papers that make very extensive contributions or that require additional space for data presentation or references (such as meta-analyses, qualitative works, and work using multiple data sets).
To submit a manuscript for consideration
Follow these steps: (1) Format the manuscript in Microsoft Word (see above). (2) Remove the title page and all author-identifying references. (3) E-mail by August 5, 2013, to the JMR Fall Issue Guest Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: While not required, prospective authors may send abstracts or proposals by May 20, 2013.
For more details, please refer to the “Instructions to Authors” (http://www.jmrpublication.org)
From the Vanderbilt Law Review:
The Vanderbilt Law Review is not currently accepting submissions. We anticipate beginning our next selection cycle in August 2013. Please check this page for an announcement. If you have any questions about submission in the meantime, please contact the Senior Articles Editor, Elissa Philip, at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued interest in Vanderbilt Law Review.