The Federalist Society

Call for Papers -- 2014 Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference

The 2014 Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference will take place on January 3-4, 2014 at the Warwick New York Hotel. By way of reminder, we 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Second, we invite paper submissions for the Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition, limited to unpublished papers by junior faculty members who have been teaching for no more than 7 years. Young scholars who have not yet obtained their first academic appointments are also welcome to submit papers for consideration. These papers will be competitively selected and presented on a special panel. Each winner will have 12 minutes to present his or her paper. There will also be commentary from a distinguished senior scholar on each of the papers.

Third, we invite paper submissions for a panel on Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the Law. To be eligible, papers must shed light on some relationship between legal doctrine and theories of law grounded in natural law or natural rights. Papers will be selected on the basis of their scholarly contribution. They should be relevant to contemporary scholarly debates rather than purely historical in character. They may take any perspective the author chooses with respect to natural law and natural rights theories.

Submission Procedures;

If you are interested in making a presentation for any of the above-described events, please email your paper to jandi.heagen@fed-soc.org using the subject line "Faculty Conference Paper" and noting the category(ies) of presentation for which you are submitting. (If you are submitting for a work in progress slot, an abstract is sufficient). Winners will be notified in late October or early November. Note that the deadline has been extended to Friday, September 27, 2013. 

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