AALS Request for Proposals: 2015 Annual Meeting Academic Symposium

Proposals Due: April 12, 2014

The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to request proposals for the second annual Academic Symposium track that will be held at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from January 2-5, 2015. This track offers space at the Annual Meeting for an open-source program expressly structured as an academic symposium. Symposium program proposals may be proposed by any faculty member at an AALS Member School, and need not be tied to any AALS Section.

Faculty members at AALS member law schools may submit a proposal for an academic symposium. International, visiting and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit a proposal.

Proposals are due April 12, 2014. Proposals may be for either full-day or half-day programs. Proposals will need to include (a) an abstract of up to 750 words describing the overall symposium program and its anticipated contribution to legal scholarship, (b) abstracts of up to 250 words summarizing each symposium paper, and (c) a list of symposium participants.

Within the Symposium, you may have up to three slots reserved for speakers selected from a call for papers, who will not need to be identified by April 12, 2014. Symposium organizers will be required to secure publication for the Symposium in a scholarly journal or as an edited book volume, and describe the publication arrangements in their proposals. The primary criterion used to evaluate proposals will be scholarly quality. All proposals will be expected to reflect the diversity of the legal academy in their proposed speakers. Organizers are encouraged to include junior faculty as participants in their proposed symposium.

The first Academic Symposium was held at the 2014 Annual Meeting, and can be viewed here.

The AALS welcomes comments and questions about the Academic Symposium. Questions should be directed to Jane La Barbera, AALS Managing Director at symposium@aals.org.

Proposals are due April 12, 2014 and should be sent to symposium@aals.org.

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