Request for Proposals: Duke Law Journal’s 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium

by Chris Walker — Monday, Apr. 22, 2019@chris_j_walker

From the Duke Law Journal editors:

The Duke Law Journal invites proposals for its 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium, to be held in February 2020, at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina.

The Duke Law Journal’s Administrative Law Symposium has been the premier administrative law event for over four decades. Previous symposia topics include:

  • Exit and the Administrative State
  • Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Administrative State
  • Intellectual Property Exceptionalism in Administrative Law
  • Is the Appointments Process Broken? Insights from Practice, Process, and Theory
  • Taking Administrative Law “to Tax”
  • Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis

Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Judge Patricia Wald participated in Duke Law Journal’s 1993, 1989, and 1997 Administrative Law Symposia, respectively. Several prominent professors and professionals have recently participated in these symposia, including Stuart Benjamin (Duke), Chai Feldblum (EEOC Commissioner), Steven Croley (Michigan), Julius Genachowski (FCC Chairman), Paul Light (NYU), Nina Mendelson (Michigan), Anne Joseph O’Connell (Berkeley), and W. Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt).

How to Submit a Proposal

Send an email with the subject line “Symposium Proposal” to dukelj.symposium2020@gmail.com with your proposal and a copy of your CV(s) attached by May 17, 2019. Inquiries via this e-mail address should be directed to Duke Law Journal’s Special Projects Editor, Chelsea Kapes.

 What to Include in Your Proposal

Proposals should be Word documents that include the following:

  • A proposed title;
  • A brief description explaining the topic, its importance, and its relevance (no more than 500 words);
  • A list of the individuals you would solicit to write pieces for your proposed symposium for publication in the Duke Law Journal. Please indicate what, if any, level of interest they have expressed. Please also note that we are looking for 4 to 5 articles, and each article must be between 15,000 and 20,000 words;
  • If available, a paper, an abstract, or brief description of the paper topics;
  • A list of individuals who might participate in your symposium without writing pieces for publication or who may be interested in publishing shorter response pieces in the Duke Law Journal Online (and what, if any, interest they have expressed in participating);
  • Please indicate whether this proposal would require more than one day. Symposia are traditionally held on one day only.

Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposals must have some foundation in administrative law. The Duke Law Journal Symposium Selection Committee will review each proposal based on:

  • Definition and focus of the topic
  • Timeliness and importance of the topic
  • Experience and expertise of the presenters/panelists
  • Overall program quality

Including Duke Law faculty in your proposal is encouraged but not required.

Travel Support

The Duke Law Journal will provide transportation, lodging, and meals for symposium participants.

Important Dates

  • May 17, 2019: Deadline to submit proposals
  • May 31, 2019: Proposal selected on or before this date
  • June 21, 2019: Commitments from panelists/contributing authors needed
  • September 30, 2019: Drafts of submissions for publications due
  • February 2020: 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium takes place
  • May 2020: Volume 69’s Administrative Law Symposium Issue published

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your proposal!

 

Sincerely,

Farrah Bara

Editor-in-Chief

Duke Law Journal, Volume 69

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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 California Law Review, Michigan 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 as Vice-Chair of 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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