Call for Papers: Project on Law & Economics of Arbitration 

The Searle Civil Justice Institute (SCJI) is seeking contributions to an inquiry into arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The SCJI is a public policy institute and a component of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law (LEC). The SCJI’s core mission is to provide analytically rigorous, balanced, accessible, and policy-relevant empirical research in the field of law & economics.

The LEC will commission up to eight original articles focused on legal and economic analysis of arbitration (FIVE SLOTS REMAINING). The goal of this initiative is to participate in the larger policy debate on the subject.

Participants will receive an honorarium of $12,000 and be required to:

- attend a one-day policy workshop in the Washington, DC area (travel and lodging provided) – January 2013;

- produce a draft of an original scholarly research paper on an agreed upon topic and participate in a half-day research roundtable (via remote teleconferencing) – March 2013;

- produce a final draft of publishable quality based on comments received at the roundtable – May 2013;

All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review. Both theoretical and empirical proposals will be considered. Preference will be given to researchers not currently active in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution scholarship.

Participants will be given an opportunity to provide commentary/consultation to press and policymakers. Authors are encouraged to seek timely publication in academic journals after initial LEC release. To be considered, please send a statement of interest/brief proposal (no more than 1000 words) on your desired topic, link tocurrent CV, as well as any questions, to Satya Thallam, Assistant Director, Searle Civil Justice Institute or 703.993.9961. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis from now until December 7, 2012, with decisions made within one week after submission.
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