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Call for Papers: Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa

The AALS Section on Africa program will address the topic of “Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa” at the 2016 Annual Meeting.  The session will be co-sponsored by the Sections on International Human Rights and on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues.

The AALS Section on Africa is seeking manuscripts, or detailed proposals, dealing with any aspect of this topic.  They welcome papers that provide an overview of LGBT rights issues in Africa, as well as papers that address particular countries (for example, South Africa or Uganda) or particular aspects of the overall topic (e.g., HIV rights issues, or the impact of religion or custom).

Manuscripts or proposals should be comprehensive enough to allow the selection committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of the final papers. Please note that papers which have been published, or will have been published by the time of the Annual Meeting, are not eligible.

Deadline and submission method: To be considered, manuscripts or detailed proposals must be submitted electronically to Stephen Ellmann, chair of the Section on Africa, at, by August 15, 2015. Paper(s) selected for presentation must then be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools.  Papers co-authored with a person ineligible to submit on his or her own may be submitted by the eligible co-author.

For questions, please contact: Stephen Ellmann, Chair, Section on Africa, or Brian Ray, Chair-Elect, Section on Africa,

Topics: Call for Papers; International Law; Human Rights.

July 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: New Directions in Poverty Law

The AALS Section on Poverty Law is seeking abstracts or drafts of papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY.  This year’s program is entitled “New Directions in Poverty Law,” and will be held on Friday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This program will focus on emerging ideas, problems, arguments, and strategies related to poverty law.  The field of poverty law encompasses a wide range of legal issues that affect the lives of Americans living in poverty.  This program will provide a forum for discussing some of this scholarship, and for considering the current state of poverty law as a field.  Panelists—including one chosen through a call for papers—will present recent works on a variety of topics that relate to poverty law.  

Submit an abstract or draft paper by September 1, 2015, to Jason Parkin at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Call for Papers; Law & Public Policy; Human Rights.

July 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: ABA Tax NewsQuarterly

The ABA Tax Section’s NewsQuarterly is transitioning to an all-digital format and is seeking book reviews and articles on topics of interest to tax practitioners.  Reviews may be of single books or articles or they may be review essays that discuss and compare two or more books and articles addressing the same topic, similar to such review essays in the New York Review of Books.  Reviews will be considered for publication in each quarterly issue, with the first review appearing in the Winter 2016 issue.

Tax Section members from all practice settings are invited to submit book (and/or article) review proposals, which should provide a complete citation for the item(s) to be reviewed and a brief statement about each item’s significance to tax scholarship, practice, or policy.  Proposals also should include a brief summary of the author’s background and interest in the item(s).

Click here for more information.

Topics: Call for Papers; Tax Law.

July 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: A Workshop on Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family

Emory Law will host “Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family” October 16-17, 2015. This workshop will use vulnerability theory to explore the implications of the changing structure of employment and business organizations in the new information age.

This workshop will connect institutional and human vulnerability in the context of work, family, neoliberalism and the new information age. It will consider the implications for critical theory of large-scale changes in the structure of wage labor and employment that place an ideal of stable self-sufficiency beyond the reach of many. The manufacturing era was characterized by the rise of the large firm (which achieved a measure of insulation from market forces), the countervailing force of unions, and the spread of secure employment paying a “family wage.” In contrast, the new information age and its attending forces of globalization and technological change have produced a deepened volatility for companies and workers alike and created a broad series of effects and risks at the intersection of the changing firm and the changing family.

Email a proposal of several paragraphs as a Word or PDF document by July 21 to Rachel Ezrol at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Call for Papers; Business Law; Labor & Employment Law. 

July 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: The Evolving Impact of Investment Crowdfunding on Modern Legal Markets

The Campbell Law Review at Campbell School of Law is seeking papers for its October 16, 2015, symposium Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Evolving Impact of Investment Crowdfunding on Modern Legal Markets. 

This Symposium presents a discussion on the cutting edge of legal developments in the area of investment crowdfunding, the unresolved questions surrounding this new area of the law, and the impact it can have on North Carolina and its businesses. The Symposium will bring together preeminent scholars, judges, legal practitioners, and local government officials, who will provide a platform for debate and discussion on pending legislation aimed to address the legality of peer-to-peer and small business lending and the tensions between these developments and standing securities law.

Submit a relevant article and resume to the Campbell Law Review ( no later than August 31, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for papers; Conferences & Symposia; Securities Law. 

July 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: City University of New York Law Review

The City University of New York Law Review, a publication committed to promoting social justice scholarship, welcomes submissions related to its social justice mission.

The journal seeks submissions for Executive Articles for its 19th volume (Winter 2015/Spring 2016), “which will continue the journal’s tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication’s work—including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorney insights on law and organizing. In addition, [the journal is] interested in reflections analyzing how recent developments in the law have affected public-interest practices in New York and beyond.”

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and can be sent either through ExpressO, LexOpus or by email at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law; Human Rights.

June 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: The Second Draft

The Second Draft is seeking papers for its Spring 2016 issue.  The theme is “What role can, do, or should writing centers and writing specialists play in legal education?”  Papers should be between 500 – 3,000 words.

Submissions should be sent to by 5pm EST on August 15, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Legal Writing; Legal Education. 

June 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

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