AALS Call for Papers: “New Voices in Legislation”

by Chris Walker — Thursday, June 15, 2017@chris_j_walker

site-banner-italic-leftHere is the call-for-papers information for this terrific annual workshop at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting:

The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.  This works-in-progress program will bring together junior and senior scholars in the field of legislation for the purpose of providing the junior scholars with feedback and guidance on their draft articles.  Scholars whose papers are selected will present their work in small panel sessions.  A senior scholar will moderate each panel and lead discussion about the draft article.

Eligibility:  The New Voices Program will be open to full-time faculty members from AALS member schools who are untenured or have been tenured for two years or less.   All scholars, whether or not presenting a paper or moderating a discussion, are welcome to attend the program and participate in discussions.

Submission Requirements: Submissions should be drafts of articles relating to legislation and the law of the political process, including articles related to legislative structure, the legislative process, the budget process, statutory interpretation, and deliberation.  Submissions should be near completion and should not exceed 30,000 words, including footnotes.  The purpose of the program is to provide junior scholars with feedback that can be incorporated into their works-in-progress; as a result, articles are ineligible for the program if they are expected to be in print at the time of the program in January 2017.  However, articles that already have been submitted to journals for publication, and accepted for publication, are not ineligible for this reason.

Submission Process: To be considered for participation in the program, please email a copy of the paper and abstract to Evan Zoldan, evan.zoldan@utoledo.edu by Sunday, October 1, 2017.  Selected participants will be notified in early November 2017.  Final drafts of those who are selected must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Senior Scholars: If you are interested is serving as a commentator for one of the junior papers, please contact Evan Zoldan, evan.zoldan@utoledo.edu.

This entry was tagged .

About Chris Walker

Christopher Walker is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. His publications have appeared in the Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and on the Governing Council for the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Cite As: Author Name, Title, Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (date), URL.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *