Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop

January, 2023, San Diego, CA


On January 5, 2023, ACS hosted its annual Junior Scholar Workshop in San Diego, California, in connection with the Association of American Law School’s 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 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. 

2023 Junior Scholars

Congratulations to the authors who were selected to participate in the 2023 Junior Scholar Workshop!

Kristen Bell, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law, The Forgotten Jurisprudence of Parole and State Constitutional Doctrines of Vagueness

Dov Fox, Herzog Research Professor of Law; Director, Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics, University of San Diego School of Law, Medical Disobedience

Fanna Gamal, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, The Private Life of Education

Monica Haymond, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, Intervention and Universal Remedies

Shalev Roisman, Associate Professor of Law, Distinguished Early Career Scholar Arizona State University, James E. Rogers College of Law, The President’s Subjective and Objective Legal Obligations

Courtlyn Roser-Jones, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Using State and Local Governments’ Purchasing Power to Combat Wage Theft

Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of Law; Provost Faculty Fellow; Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School, Administrative Subordination

Justin Weinstein-Tull, Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, The Experience of Structure

Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Rights Violations as Punishment

Pie “Leo” Yu, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, From Criminalizing China to Criminalizing the Chinese


For details about the 2024 workshop, please check this page in the fall of 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

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