AALS New Voices in Administrative Law Call for Proposals and Reviewers

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017@chris_j_walker

The AALS New Voices in Administrative Law is a terrific program, and the AdLaw Section has issued its annual call for participants for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting (this year in San Diego!).

Here are the details, from Lou Virelli, the Chair-Elect of the AALS AdLaw Section:

The AALS Administrative Law Section is pleased to announce its “New Voices in Administrative Law” program for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. The New Voices program is designed to give junior administrative law scholars an opportunity to discuss their work with their more senior colleagues in an informal environment. The goal is for junior scholars to receive useful feedback on their work from more senior reviewers in advance of submitting the work for publication. Junior scholars must be full-time faculty members at AALS member schools to participate. Papers that have been posted on scholarship networks such as SSRN, but not yet published, are eligible for consideration.

Each participating junior scholar will be assigned two designated reviewers. The reviewers are senior administrative law scholars who are expected to have read the junior scholar’s paper in advance and to be prepared to discuss it and offer constructive comments during the program. The program is typically held in a conference room with each junior scholar and their assigned reviewers seated together at their own table. Anyone else who is interested in participating in one of the discussions is welcome to join. The 2018 New Voices program is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

For Interested Junior Scholars

All untenured, full-time law professors are eligible to participate as junior scholars. To be considered for participation in the program, please send an email to Professor Lou Virelli, Chair-Elect of the AALS Administrative Law Section, at lvirelli@law.stetson.edu by Friday, November 10, 2017. In your email, please include the title of your paper and attach an abstract or working draft. Please also include in the email your school, tenure status, and years in the position, along with any prior legal academic positions and whether you have participated in the New Voices program in the past.

If your paper is selected for participation in the program, a draft must be submitted by email to the above address no later than Friday, December 15, 2017. This deadline is important to provide the designated reviewers ample time to read their assigned drafts in advance of the program. The draft submitted at that time does not need to be completely polished and ready for law review submission; reviewers welcome papers in earlier stages when the author can most benefit from feedback about the project.

For Senior Scholars Interested in Serving as Reviewers

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer this year, please email Lou Virelli at lvirelli@law.stetson.edu as soon as possible.

Please be aware that selected participants and commentators are responsible for their own travel expenses to the AALS Annual Meeting, including the AALS registration fee. Any inquiries about the New Voices in Administrative Law Program should be submitted to Professor Lou Virelli at lvirelli@law.stetson.edu.

 

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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.

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