Call for Papers for the American Society of Comparative Law, Younger Comparativists Committee
The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (“the Committee”) is pleased to invite submissions for the Sixth Annual YCC Global Conference, to be held on April 28-29, 2017, at Koç University Law School in Istanbul, Turkey. The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists.
Conference Subject-Matter and Eligibility: Submissions on any subject in public or private comparative law are welcome. Eligible scholars may submit individual papers or propose fully formed panels. The Committee accepts individual paper submissions and proposals for panels (usually 3 to 4 presenters). The Committee encourages submissions and panel proposals in all areas of comparative law, and particularly in the areas of constitutional law, gender and law, tort law, insurance law, antitrust/competition law, corporate law, and finally in emerging areas such as online privacy, cyberspace regulation, and online human rights protection. Only individuals who have been engaged as law professors, lecturers, fellows, post-docs, researcher associates, or in another academic capacity for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2017, are eligible for individual submissions or as panel presenters. Graduate students enrolled in masters or doctoral programs are also eligible to submit proposals.
Submission Instructions: To submit an individual paper or propose a fully formed panel, scholars must email an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 750 words no later than December 31, 2016, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts and panel proposals should reflect original research and thought. Submitted papers may not be published, but may have been accepted for publication at the time of the conference. Abstracts and panel proposals must include the author’s name, title of the paper, institutional affiliation, position at the institution, contact information, as well as the author’s certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar. Graduate students must identify themselves as such.
Each scholar may submit only one individual paper or panel proposal. Individual and co-authored papers may also be submitted. When submitting co-authored papers, both authors must qualify as eligible younger comparativists. Proposals for fully formed panels must be organized around a common theme and include a confirmed list of the panel members and the required submission information. When submitting a panel proposal, the proposal must include the abstract of each participating presenter. For panel proposals, please also include the words “panel proposal” in the subject line of your submission email. The Committee will group individual and co-authored papers by subject area and assign them to different panels by relevance. Concurrent panels will be held on two days, both April 28th and 29th, 2017