Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition

2007 Law & Social Inquiry
Graduate Student Paper Competition
The editors of Law & Social Inquiry are pleased to announce a competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of socio-legal studies written by a graduate student. Entries will be accepted starting January 1, 2007 and must be received by March 1, 2007. The winner will by selected by May 1, 2007. The author must be a graduate student or law student at the time of submission.
We invite direct submissions from graduate students and/or nominations of student work from faculty. (Faculty nominations should be accompanied by the paper in question, and should provide a short description of the nominated paper and its significance, and contact details for the student.) The winning paper will be published in Law & Social Inquiry and the author(s) will receive a cash prize of $500. 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. Law & Social Inquiry publishes both empirical and theoretical studies of socio-legal processes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Please send your best work in Word or WordPerfect to: lsi-abf@abfn.org. Please indicate in your cover letter that: your intention is to be considered for the prize competition, confirm your graduate student status, include full contact information, and confirm that this paper is a sole submission to Law & Social Inquiry, meaning that you have not submitted it to other journals. Submission is limited to one paper per student.
Papers should be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 font with 1.5 margins on all sides, be 40-60 pages in length, and should include a 100-150 word abstract. For initial submission, it is preferred, though not necessary, that the author use endnotes (social sciences format) rather than footnotes (law review format). If the winning paper is submitted with footnotes, the student will be given time to properly format the paper.
For further information go to www.blackwellpublishing.com/LSI, or send an e-mail to lsi-abf@abfn.org, or call (312) 988-6517.

The full announcement is posted here, but it opened up for me as a small & hard to see file. For that reason I've pasted in the entire document.