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Part Time Fellowships: Request for Applications and Proposals

The Federalist Society may be awarding one or more part-time fellowships designed to assist prospective legal academics to develop their scholarship on a part-time basis. Our objective is to help the part-time fellow develop publishable papers while remaining employed in a law firm or the government. To that end we are soliciting proposals from interested applicants. Fellows will receive a small stipend in installments. The amount of the stipend will vary in part depending on the amount of time the fellow commits to the fellowship, with a substantial amount of the stipend payable upon completion of the paper. Applications should be received no later than June 26 but may be a reviewed on a rolling basis. Click HERE for information about how to apply for this program. 

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Scholars Colloquium provides eight junior faculty members with the opportunity to present competitively selected, unpublished papers and receive comments from more senior faculty members to help improve their scholarship.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 5:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, February 27, 2015Click 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 13, 2015. Click HERE for more information on how to apply for this program.

James Kent Summer Academy

The Federalist Society's James Kent Summer Academy is a new program for students and recent graduates who demonstrate strong potential for being leaders among a future generation of legal scholars.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in academic discourse, to learn about an academic career track, to deepen their understanding of key ideas about the law, the founding period, originalism, religious liberty, and markets and the law, and to receive some personalized career planning and publishing guidance. All applications for the James Kent Summer Academy are due by March 30, 2015Click HERE for more information on how to apply to 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 13, 2014. Click HERE for more information on how to nominate someone for this award.

Call for Papers -- 2015 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 one or more sessions 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. Submissions must be received by Friday, September 19, 2014Click HERE for information about how to make a submission.

Call for Papers relating to Intellectual Property and Free Enterprise

Up to four submissions will be selected for inclusion in an upcoming Faculty Division colloquium on this topic.  Authors of the selected pieces will each receive a prize of approximately $2,500 (any co-authors must share a single prize).  The topic is intentionally broad in scope, though we have a particular interest in papers that offer fresh perspectives or insights on the relationship between intellectual property and free enterprise. Submissions must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Time on August 22, 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.

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.