Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop

January, 2023, San Diego, CA


ACS is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop on public law to be held in connection with the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 3-7 (specific date and time of the workshop to be announced). The workshop seeks to further ACS’s 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—through emerging scholarship. 

A committee composed of members of ACS’s Board of Academic Advisors will select up to ten papers. The authors of each selected paper will have the opportunity to discuss their paper, as well as the paper of another author, in depth with two experienced scholars from the ACS network. 

Papers can be in any field related to public law, including but not limited to: constitutional law, administrative law, legislation, antidiscrimination law, criminal law, election law, environmental law, family law, federal courts, financial regulation, health law, public international law, social welfare law, and workplace law. 


The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on October 16, 2022. Submissions should be works that will not be published as of January 1, 2023. 

Submissions should be emailed in Microsoft Word or PDF format to juniorscholarsworkshop@acslaw.org. 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, 2022, are eligible to participate. Co-authored submissions are permissible, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the workshop. 

Other Terms

Authors are limited to one submission each. Selections will be made by November 15, 2022. Authors must arrange their own travel to the AALS Annual Meeting. 

Please contact ACS Vice President of Policy and Program Christopher Wright Durocher at cdurocher@acslaw.org with any questions.