Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition


The editors of Law & Social Inquiry announce the 2012 Graduate Student Paper Competition. LSI invites nominations of student work from faculty as well as direct submissions from graduate and law students. The announcement follows.
The editors of Law & Social Inquiry are pleased to announce our annual competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies written by a graduate or law student. Law & Social Inquiry publishes empirical and theoretical studies of sociolegal processes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Entries will be accepted starting January 1, 2012 and must be received by March 1, 2012.

LSI invites direct submissions from graduate and law students and nominations of student work from faculty. The author must be a graduate student or law student at the time the paper was written and when submitted. Faculty nominations should include a short description along with the paper, and contact details for the student. The winning paper will be published in Law & Social Inquiry and the author(s) will receive a total cash prize of $500 (US). Submissions will be judged by the editors. The winning submission will be sent to selected scholars for advisory reviews to aid with revisions
prior to publication.
Please send your best work in Microsoft Word or as a PDF to lsi-abf@abfn.org. Please indicate (1) your intention is to be considered for the prize competition; (2) confirm your current graduate student status; and (3) that the paper is a sole submission to Law & Social Inquiry, meaning that you have not submitted it to other journals for potential publication. Submission is limited to one paper per student; articles may not be altered or resubmitted with corrections once it has been accepted by our office. 
Submissions must include a title page with a complete mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number(s). The second page should include a 100-150 (maximum) word abstract. Beginning on the third page all pages should be paginated. Text, footnotes, endnotes, and references should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5” margins on all sides with no headers or footers. Properly formatted submissions must be no more than 60 manuscript pages.

For additional information visit us on the web. To contact our office directly, email us at lsi-abf@abfn.org or call (312) 988-6517.

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