Friday, February 12, 2016

Call for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

We have the following call for submissions (note that this year's forum specifically calls for "Law and humanities" submissions):

Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
Request for Submissions

June 28-29, 2016, Yale Law School

Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 17th session of the Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 28-29, 2016.

The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of scholars recently appointed to a tenure-track position by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating among Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Twelve to twenty scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse both on the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected legal topics. For the upcoming 2016 meeting, the topics will cover the following areas of the law:
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law – theoretical foundations
- Constitutional Law – historical foundations
- Criminal Law
- Critical Legal Studies
- Environmental Law
- Family Law
- Jurisprudence and Philosophy
- Law and Humanities
- Public International Law
- Race/Gender Studies/Antidiscrimination
- Workplace Law and Social Welfare Policy

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Yale, Stanford or Harvard, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is previously published work eligible. Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.

QUALIFICATIONS: There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than seven years. American citizens or permanent residents teaching abroad are also eligible provided that they have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years and that they earned their last degree after 2006. We accept jointly authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the Forum. Papers that will be published prior to the meeting in June 2016 are not eligible.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions should be sent to Katherine Pothin (katherine.pothin@yale.edu) with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016. Please remove all references to the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email a cover note listing your name, the title of your paper, any coauthors, and under which topic your paper falls. Each paper may only be considered under one topic. Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Christine Jolls (christine.jolls@yale.edu) and her assistant, Katherine Pothin (katherine.pothin@yale.edu).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Gabby Blum (gblum@law.harvard.edu) or Adriaan Lanni (adlanni@law.harvard.edu) at Harvard Law School, Richard Ford (rford@stanford.edu) at Stanford Law School, or Christine Jolls (christine.jolls@yale.edu) or Yair Listokin (yair.listokin@yale.edu) at Yale Law School.

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