The University of Connecticut School of Law announces a writing competition for junior legal scholars, called the 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law. The competition is open to law faculty with less than six years of teaching experience. The competition is open only to papers that explore topics in financial services law. Appropriate paper topics include, but are not limited to:
– Banking, securities, insurance, and commodities regulation;
– Regulatory issues concerning the shadow banking system;
– Consumer financial services and the regulation of those services;
– Payment systems and other topics of commercial law related to commercial banking;
– Legal implications of bank-based versus capital-markets-based systems of finance; and
– Systemic financial risk.
We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to empirical analysis, law and economics, law and anthropology, and law and sociology.
Papers will be chosen by faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a conference with senior legal scholars, which will be held at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday June 14, 2013. All participants are asked to pay for their own travel expenses except for meals. In special cases, requests for reimbursement of travel expenses will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: Submissions will be accepted from legal scholars with less than six years of teaching experience. Papers with more than one author are accepted so long as all of the coauthors have less than six years of teaching experience respectively. Only unpublished papers will be considered, although papers may be posted on SSRN, bepress, or as part of a similar working paper series. Authors must commit to participating in the full day-long conference in Hartford on June 14, 2013.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be received in full by Friday, March 8, 2013 at midnight. Authors will be notified of the results of the competition in late March 2013. For authors who submit only a precis, full papers are due by Friday, May 31, 2013 at midnight.
SUBMISSIONS: Either a full paper or a precis of 800 to 1200 words will be accepted for purposes of the March 8, 2013 deadline. Short abstracts are not sufficient. Submissions should be made by email attachments in MSWord or pdf. Submissions should include: 1) a full draft of the paper, if available, 2) a precis of 800 to 1200 words in all cases, and 3) the author’s curriculum vitae. Acknowledgement of the submission will be sent (please follow up by telephone if you do not receive an acknowledgement). Submissions and inquiries should be directed to: Professor Patricia A. McCoy, University of Connecticut School of Law, Tel.: 860-570-5056, firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: Presenters are free to publish their papers wherever they wish. The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal will welcome submissions and offer a $1000 honorarium for any accepted paper that is published in the Journal.