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Call for Papers relating to Freedom of Contract
Up to three papers on Freedom of Contracts will be selected for inclusion in an upcoming Faculty Division colloquium on the topic Freedom of Contract. Authors of the selected pieces will each receive a prize of $5,000. Submissions should be of a quality publishable in a mainstream law journal, but must not have been published as of the date of the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by Friday, March 1. Click HERE for information about how to make a submission.
Junior Faculty Workshops: Request for Proposals
These workshops are intended to provide a structured—but relatively informal—environment in which six or so junior faculty members from different law schools can gather to spend a day workshopping each others’ papers. A junior faculty member will be responsible for organizing and directing the workshop, and will receive a budget of between $1,000 and $3,000 for the event. Proposals from junior faculty are due by March 15, 2013. Click HERE for more information about how to submit a proposal.
Call for Papers -- Junior Scholars Colloquium
The Junior Scholars Colloquium provides eight junior faculty members with the opportunity to present competitively selected, unpublished papers and receive comments from more senior faculty members to help improve their scholarship. A junior faculty member whose paper is selected for the colloquium will be expected to participate as a junior scholar, and will receive an honorarium of approximately $750. Submissions must be received by Friday, March 15. Click HERE for information about how to make a submission.
Olin Searle Smith Fellows in Law
The Olin-Searle-Smith Fellows in Law program will offer top young legal thinkers the opportunity to spend a year working full time on writing and developing their scholarship with the goal of entering the legal academy. Up to three fellowships will be offered each academic year. Stipends will include $60,000 plus benefits. While details will be worked out with the specific host school for the Fellow, in general the Fellow will be provided with an office and will be included in the life of the school. All applications for the Olin-Searle-Smith Fellows in Law are due by March 15, 2013. Click HERE for more information on how to apply for this program.
Paul M. Bator Award
The Paul M. Bator Award recognizes a young academic, under the age of 40, whose life, work, and ideals most closely embody those of the late Paul M. Bator. Created in 1989, the award was established to honor the memory of the late University of Chicago Law School professor and his lifetime of achievement. The award will be presented at the Society's annual National Student Symposium each year. Nominations should be submitted to the National Office of The Federalist Society by September 7, 2012. Click HERE for more information on how to nominate someone for this award.
CME Grant Project
The Faculty Division invites the submission of proposals for academic papers on legal and policy issues relating to futures and derivatives. Depending upon the nature of the proposal and the complexity of the work involved, a payment of up to $21,000 per paper may be authorized in order to defray research costs and provide the author with an appropriate stipend. Funding for these papers is provided through a grant from the CME Group Foundation, which was established by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust to distribute the Trust’s net income to public charities. Proposals must be submitted to the national office of the Federalist Society no later than January 13, 2012. Click HERE for more information about how to submit a proposal for this project.