To further its mission of promoting the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses-- individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law—the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy (ACS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop on public law to be held the afternoon of January 4, 2018 at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. A committee composed of members of ACS’s Board of Academic Advisors will select 10 papers and each selected author will have the opportunity to discuss his/her paper in depth with two experienced scholars, from a group that includes Erwin Chemerinsky, Pamela Karlan, Bill Marshall, Reva Siegel, Mark Tushnet, and Adam Winkler.
Papers can be in any field related to public law, including but not limited to: constitutional law, administrative law, antidiscrimination law, criminal law, environmental law, family law, federal courts, financial regulation, public international law, social welfare law, and workplace law.
Deadline, Form, and Submission Procedure
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on October 18, 2017. Submissions should be works that have not been published as of January 1, 2018.
Submissions should be emailed in Microsoft Word or PDF format to [email protected]. Please indicate in the subject line “Submission for ACS Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop” and include the author’s name, school, and contact information in a cover email. The cover email should also identify the field(s) in which the paper falls.
Tenure-track and tenured faculty, or faculty with similar status, who have been full-time law teachers for 10 years or less as of December 31, 2017, are eligible to participate. Co-authored submissions are permissible, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the workshop.
Authors are limited to one submission each. Selections will be made by November 15, 2017. Authors must arrange their own travel to the AALS Annual Meeting.
Inquiries may be sent to [email protected].