Call for Papers: 2021 Junior Scholars Conference



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04/16/21 to 04/17/21

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University of Michigan Law School

 Michigan Law School

2021 Junior Scholars Conference

April 16-17, 2021

Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission: January 4, 2021

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 7th Annual Junior Scholars Conference which will take place virtually on April 16-17, 2021.

The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed.

Cooperation with Michigan Law Journals: We are excited that this year the Conference will collaborate with several Michigan Law journals, all of which are among the highest ranked in their respective fields. The Michigan Law Review, Michigan Journal of International Law, Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, and the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review will give serious consideration to publish papers selected for the Conference that are within each journal’s research agenda and meet its requirements. Additional details on the publication process will be provided after selection for participation in the Conference itself has been completed. In any event, there will be no obligation to accept any offer of publication that you may receive.

Submission: To apply to the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words reflecting the unpublished work that you wish to present and a copy of your CV through the online submission form by January 4, 2021. Please save all files as word documents in the following format: LAST NAME – FIRST NAME – ABSTRACT/CV. Selection will be based on the quality and originality of the abstract as well as its capacity to engage with other proposals and to foster a collaborative dialogue. Decisions will be communicated no later than February 1, 2021. Selected participants will be required to submit final papers by March 16, 2021, so that they may be sent to your faculty commentator and circulated among participants in advance.

Questions can be directed to the Organizing Committee Chair through the email address below. Hannah Van Dijcke, Chair; Mohanad Salaimi, Co-Chair 200 Hutchins Hall Junior Scholars Conference Organizing Committee 625 South State Street Center for International and Comparative Law Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215 University of Michigan Law School U.S.A.

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