From the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, this call for papers:
The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program during the AALS 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., with paper presentations by the winners of the 2012 New Voices in Gender Studies paper competition.
Submissions should be of scholarship relating to (1) women in legal education, (2) any aspect of women’s or men’s relationship to the law, or (3) gender, sexuality and the law. There is a maximum 30,000 word limit (inclusive of footnotes) for the submission. Since this is a paper presentation opportunity, and not one for publication, submitted papers can be committed for publication prior to their submission, but cannot be actually in print prior to their submission. Each professor may submit only one paper for consideration.
Papers will be reviewed anonymously. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter with the author’s name and contact information. The manuscript itself, including title page and footnotes, must not contain any references that identify the author or the author’s school. The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.
The immediate past winners of the prior year’s competition are ineligible to participate this year. In the event of a tie, one consideration for the reviewing panel will be whether any of the submitting authors have the opportunity to present the submitted article during another presentation at the conference.
To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Professor Linda Jellum, Mercer University School of Law, email@example.com. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 15, 2011.Authors of accepted papers will be notified by October 3, 2011. Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.
Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools, who have been teaching for five or fewer years as of August 16, 2011, are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting (and not full-time on a different faculty) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit.
Papers will be selected after review by an ad hoc committee composed of officers, executive committee members, and the winners of the 2011 competition.
Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to: Professor Linda Jellum, Mercer University School of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org, (478) 301-5689.
I had the pleasure of serving on the review committee for last year’s competition and the submissions were all great. The winners of last year’s competition were David Cohen (Drexel), Melissa Murray (Berkeley), Suzanne Kim (Rutgers Newark), Nicole Porter (Toledo) and Kara Swanson (Northeastern).
This is a wonderful showcase for junior scholars’ work on gender and women’s issues, so if you’ve been teaching for 5 or fewer years, do consider submitting a paper.