Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop

January 2024, Washington, DC


Each year, ACS hosts a workshop for junior public law scholars held in connection with the AALS Annual Meeting. 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 including members of ACS’s Board of Academic Advisors selects up to ten papers. The author of each selected paper has 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.

2024 Junior Scholars

Congratulations to the authors who were selected to participate in the 2024 Junior Scholar Workshop!

Jacob D. Charles, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law, Firearms Carceralism

Danieli Evans, Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, Institutionalized Ostracism and Inequality

Esther Hong, Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, The Carceral State(s)

Lindsay Nash, Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, The Immigration Subpoena Power

Andrea Olson, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, Resolving Equity’s Erie Problem

Shalev Roisman, Associate Professor of Law & Distinguished Early Career Scholar, Arizona State University James E. Rogers College of Law, Balancing Interests in the Separation of Powers

Jacob Schuman, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State Law School, Prosecutors in Robes

Matthew Wansley, Associate Professor of Law, Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Regulating Automated Driving

2024 Commentators

Balancing Interests in Separation of Powers and The Immigration Subpoena Power
Josh Chafetz, Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law and Politics, Georgetown University Law Center
Fatma Marouf, Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Texas A&M University School of Law

Solving Equity’s Erie Problem and Prosecutors in Robes
Maria Glover, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School

Firearms Carceralism and The Carceral State(s)
Jyoti Nanda, Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
Jenny Roberts, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Institutionalized Ostracism and Inequality and Regulating Automated Driving
D. Wendy Greene, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Policy and Social Action, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Paul Ohm, Professor of Law and Chief Data Officer, Georgetown University Law Center


The submission period for the 2024 Junior Scholar Public Law Workshop has closed. The submission period for 2025 will open later this year. Submissions should be works that will not be published as of January 1, 2025.

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, 2024, 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, 2024. Authors must arrange their own travel to the AALS Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, California, in January 2025.

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