Overview: The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 5th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will be held on April 26-27, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, fellows, SJD/PhD candidates, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed.
Cooperation with Michigan Law Journals: We are excited that this year the Conference will collaborate with several Michigan Law journals, all of which are among the highest ranked in their respective fields. The (1) Michigan Law Review Online, (2) Michigan Journal of International Law, (3) Michigan Journal of Law Reform, (4) Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, (5) Michigan Technology Law Review, (6) Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and (7) Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review will give serious consideration to publish papers selected for the Conference that are within each journal’s research agenda and meet its requirements. Additional details on the publication process will be provided after selection for participation in the Conference itself has been completed. In any event, there will be no obligation to accept any offer of publication that you may receive.
Submission: To apply to the Conference, please send (1) an abstract of no more than 600 words reflecting the
unpublished work that you wish to present; and (2) a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2019.
Please attach the relevant documents as separate files. These should be saved as word documents in the following format: LAST NAME – FIRST NAME – ABSTRACT/CV/FUNDING. Selection will be based on the quality and originality of the abstract, as well as its capacity to engage with and foster a collaborative dialogue with other proposals.
Selected presenters will be notified no later than February 4, 2019. Final papers are due on April 1, 2019, so that they may be sent to your faculty commentator and circulated among participants in advance.
Financial Assistance: The University of Michigan Law School may allocate limited funds to help cover partial travel expenses and accommodation for selected participants. If you wish to be considered for financial assistance, please submit a separate written request along with your abstract submission specifying your city of departure and an estimate of travel costs. We regret in advance that we are unable to provide full financial assistance to participants.
Questions can be directed to the Organizing Committee Chair through the email address below.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Further information can be found at the Conference website: https://www.law.umich.edu/events/junior-scholars-conference/Pages/2019conference.aspx
David Hughes, Chair
University of Michigan Law School
Junior Scholars Organizing Committee