A works-in-progress conference is being organized by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law in cooperation with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Dispute Resolution and Midwest Interest Groups, with additional media assistance from Young ICSID and TDM.
The works-in-progress conference will be held at the University of Missouri School of Law on February 2 and 3, 2017. Those interested in presenting a paper at the works-in-progress conference should submit an abstract no more than one page in length to Laura Coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before October 15, 2016. Decisions regarding accepted papers will be made in November 2016.
Submissions should discuss an issue involving either public or private international dispute resolution, whether it be in the context of international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, international mediation, international negotiation, international litigation in national courts or international litigation in international courts. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law. Those submitting proposals should be aware that there is no funding available to assist participants with travel or related costs. Proposals from both practitioners and full-time academics are welcome. Junior scholars, including advanced degree candidates (LL.M., S.J.D. or Ph.D.), and junior practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts.
Those persons who are selected to participate will be expected to provide a working draft of no more than 60 pages by January 9, 2017. That draft will be circulated to other participants so that they can prepare comments and suggestions. Papers will be presented in small groups, and participants who agree to attend must commit to providing detailed comments, preferably in writing, to other members of their group. All groups will be thematically arranged to the extent possible and moderated by a senior academic experienced in that field.