Monday, May 19, 2014

Call for Applications: ASLH Student Research Colloquium

We have the following announcement from the ASLH:
In November of 2014, the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) in conjunction with its annual meeting. The colloquium will offer a small group of graduate and law students an opportunity to work intensively on in-progress research projects under the guidance of distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars. The Colloquium will take place at the ASLH conference site in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, November 5, and Thursday, November 6. The SRC seeks applications from post-coursework graduate students, as well as law students interested in legal history. Preference will be given to students in the early stages of dissertation and other research. Each participating student will pre-circulate an in-progress paper of no more than fifteen pages, double-spaced, to the entire group. These papers will provide the foundation for discussion at the colloquium. Participants will receive stipends that will at least partially defray the travel, hotel, and registration costs associated with the annual meeting. A student can be on the annual program and participate in the SRC in the same year. Students working in all chronological and geographical fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit the following materials: 
- a cover letter 
- a CV 
- one letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor/adviser 
- a two-page, single-spaced “research statement” describing an in-progress research project (e.g., a dissertation or a substantial law review article) 
The application deadline is July 1, 2014. Organizers will notify all applicants of their decisions by August 15, 2014. Please direct questions and applications to John Wertheimer.