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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Scholars Colloquium provides eight junior faculty members with the opportunity to present competitively selected, unpublished papers and receive comments from more senior faculty members to help improve their scholarship.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 a prize of approximately $1,000. Submissions must be received by Friday, March 14, 2014. 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 7, 2014.  Click HERE for more information about how to submit a proposal.

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 14, 2014. 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 October 11, 2013. Click HERE for more information on how to nominate someone for this award.

Call for Papers -- 2014 Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference

The Federalist Society is pleased to invite paper submissions for consideration for possible presentation at separate sessions: First, we invite all faculty to submit works in progress to be considered for presentation during seven-minute time slots at a session set aside during the conference for this purpose. Second, we invite paper submissions for the Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition, limited to unpublished papers by junior faculty members who have been teaching for no more than 7 years. Third, we invite paper submissions for a panel on Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the Law. Submissions must be received by Friday, September 27, 2013. Click HERE for information about how to make a submission.

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, 2013.  Click HERE for information about how to make a submission.

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