Request For Submissions: Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

June 27-28, 2014, Stanford Law School

Harvard/Stanford/Yale Law Schools announce the 15th session of the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Stanford Law School on June 27-28, 2014. We are seeking submissions for this meeting.

The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating among Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. Ten to twelve scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Stanford, Harvard or Yale, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and gender and race theory, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the upcoming 2014 meeting, the topics will cover these areas of public law:

– Administrative Law
– Constitutional Law – theoretical foundations
– Constitutional Law – historical foundations
– Criminal Law
– Environmental Law
– Family Law
– Jurisprudence and Philosophy
– Labor Law and Social Welfare Policy
– Law and Humanities – Law and Literature
– Critical Legal Studies and Gender Studies
– Public International Law

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Harvard, Stanford, or Yale, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is published work eligible. Stanford will reimburse presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses for this year’s Forum.

QUALIFICATIONS: There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for more than 7 years total. We accept co-authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the Junior Faculty Forum.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submissions for this Forum should be mailed to:

Judy Dearing
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
(Phone: 650.723.9148)

Electronic submissions should be sent to judyd@stanford.edu. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014. Please note on the cover letter under which topic your paper falls.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Joseph Bankman at Stanford Law School, (jbankman@stanford.edu), Adriaan Lani at Harvard Law School (adlanni@law.harvard.edu), or Ian Ayres at Yale Law School (ian.ayres@yale.edu).

Joseph Bankman
Adriaan Lani
Ian Ayres

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