Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum 

Yale/Stanford/Harvard Law Schools announce the 14th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 14-15, 2013 and seek submissions for its meeting.

The Forum's objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Ten to twelve scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and gender and race theory, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the upcoming 2013 meeting, the topics will cover these areas of the law:
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Antitrust
- Bankruptcy
- Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Property
- Intellectual Property
- Taxation
- Torts
- Law and Policy Implementation
- International Law

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Yale, Stanford or Harvard, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is published work eligible. Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters' and commentators' travel expenses.

QUALIFICATIONS: There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than 7 years. We accept co-authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the JFF.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submissions for this Forum should be mailed to:

Marguerite Camera
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

courier address:
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Electronic submissions should be sent to The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2013. Please note on the cover letter which topic your paper falls under.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Ian Ayres at Yale Law School (, Joseph Bankman at Stanford Law School ( or Adriaan Lani at Harvard law School (

Ian Ayres
Joseph Bankman
Adriaan Lani

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11th Annual Policy Summit — Cleveland 

The Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia invite paper submissions for their 11th annual Policy Summit, to be held September 19-20, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in economic policy and development in low- and moderate-income communities.

Understanding the potential intended and unintended effects of regulations is critical for their success as policy implementation tools. For this reason, the focus of this year’s conference is on consumer finances and the new regulatory environment. We encourage the submission of papers in the areas of household balance sheets, consumer finances, the regulation of consumer financial products and consumer financial markets, consumer and small business lending, the role of information disclosure and consumer education, low income housing, student loans and related topics. Policy-related research and submissions applicable to the Federal Reserve’s Third and Fourth Districts and the Great Lakes region are encouraged.
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Call for Papers: Poverty Law – Washington D.C. 

American University Washington College of Law is inviting submissions and proposals for presentations for their Fall 2013 conference, “Poverty Law: Cases, Teaching, and Scholarship” to be held on Oct. 25-26, 2013. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. More information can be found here.
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Call for Papers: National Business Law Scholars Conference – Columbus, OH 

The National Business Law Scholars Conference is seeking papers for the fourth annual meeting to be held June 12-13, 2013, at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

Deadline: April 15, 2013. To propose a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at echaffee1[@] with an abstract or paper. Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.

If you would like to attend, but not present, your subject line should read “NBLSC Attendance” and be directed to Professor Chaffee. Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator. A conference schedule will be circulated in late May.
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Call for Papers: Business and Politics in 20th Century America – Wilmington, DE 

The Hagley Center presents Business and Politics in 20th Century America on November 8, 2013. Conference organizers seek scholarship on the following:

Over the past ten years there has been a surge of new scholarship on the relationship between business and American politics in the twentieth century. Much of this work examines the efforts by business and business people to influence politics, often in response to the growth of the American federal government that began with the Progressive Era and continued with the mid-century New Deal.

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Please submit a 500-word abstract and a c.v. of no more than three pages. Proposals are due by April 30, 2013 and should be sent via email to Carol Lockman, clockman[@] Travel support will be available for presenters.
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Call for Papers: The Legitimation and Delegitimation of Global Governance Organizations – Bremen, Germany 

The Changing Norms of Global Governance research group at the Institute of Intercultural and International Studies of the University of Bremen has issued a call for papers for a conference on “The Legitimation and Delegitimation of Global Governance Organizations,” to take place September 11-13, 2013. Abstracts are due February 15, 2013. Here is a link to the call.

Hat Tip: International Law Reporter
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Call for Papers: Intellectual Property and Human Rights – American University 

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on “Intellectual Property and Human Rights,” to be held February 21-22, 2013, at American University’s Washington College of Law. More information is available here.

Hat tip: IP and IT Conferences blog.
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International Graduate Legal Research Conference – London 

The Conference Committee for the IGLRC and the School of Law at King’s College London are pleased to announce that this year’s International Graduate Legal Research Conference will be held on April 8-9, 2013.Abstracts are due by Monday, December 17, 2012. The committee welcomes abstracts considering all areas of law. Here is a link to the call.
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Sociology of Law and Political Action – Toulouse, France 

Sciences Po Toulouse is organizing, in collaboration with the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association (ISA/RCSL), with the support of the European Network on Law and Society (RED&S), a Congress which will take place in Toulouse, from September 3 to 6, 2013, on the theme: “Sociology of Law and Political Action” Abstracts are due February 1st, 2013.

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Call for Papers – Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop 

Georgetown University Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, Columbia Law School, and UCLA School of Law invite submissions for the ninth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. on June 3 & 4, 2013.

Deadline: Submissions (in either Word or Wordperfect, no pdf files) will be accepted until January 7, 2013, and should be sent by e-mail to the Center for the Study of Law and Culture: gf
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