The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will bring together junior and senior scholars in the field of legislation for the purpose of providing the junior scholars with feedback and guidance on their draft articles. Scholars whose papers are selected will present their work in small panel sessions. A senior scholar will moderate each panel and lead discussion about the draft article.
Eligibility: The New Voices Program will be open to full-time faculty members from AALS member schools who are untenured or have been tenured for two years or less. All scholars, whether or not presenting a paper or moderating a discussion, arewelcome to attend the program and participate in discussions.
Submission Requirements: Submissions should be drafts of articles relating to legislation and the law of the political process, including articles related to legislative structure, the legislative process, statutory interpretation, and deliberation. Submissions should be near completion and should not exceed 30,000 words, including footnotes. The purpose of the program is to provide junior scholars with feedback that can be incorporated into their works-in-progress; as a result, articles are ineligible for the program if they are expected to be in print at the time of the program in January 2017. However, articles that already have been submitted to law reviews for publication, and accepted for publication, are not ineligible for this reason.
Submission Process: To be considered for participation in the program, please email a copy of the paper and abstract to Evan Zoldan, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 7, 2016. Selected participants will be notified in early November 2016. Final drafts of those who are selected must be submitted by December 15, 2016.
Senior Scholars: If you are interested is serving as a commentator for one of the junior papers, please contact Evan Zoldan, email@example.com.