I keep seeing announcement of various Association of American Law Schools sections calling for papers for panels at the 2014 meeting in New York City. They're tacked up on different blogs right now and I thought it might be useful to have as comprehensive a list as possible in one place. Is the list complete? I'm not sure - but I'm optimistic that, by the time readers get to the comments, it will be.
This long list is the happy result of the AALS incentivizing sections to open up their panels using CFP's. Kudos to the folks who pushed that new policy through. One helpful hint, though: it would be nice if the AALS required earlier announcement dates so that non-insider faculty had a better shot of perparing a strong submission in time for the deadline. And a caveat for readers: the AALS limits submissions to full-time faculty at AALS member schools.
Here's my initial shot at the list, in no particular order:
AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy: Children’s Privacy Rights Against their Parents (papers due August 15, 2013)
AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law: The Disruptive Rise of the Mobile Internet (papers due September 3, 2013)
AALS Section on Securities Law: Global Securities Fraud (papers due August 25, 2013)
AALS Sections on Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services and on European Law: Taking Stock of Post-Crisis Reforms: Local, Global, and Comparative Perspectives on Financial Security Regulation (papers due September 3, 2013)
AALS Section on Women in Legal Education: New Voices in Gender Studies (papers due August 30, 2013)
AALS Section on Children and the Law: Guns, Violence and Children (papers due August 15, 2013)
AALS Section on Law and Religion: Cooperating With Evil, Complicity with Sin (papers due August 15, 2013)
AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution: ADR and the Regulatory State (papers due Septbember 5, 2013)
AALS Sections on Insurance Law and on Torts Law: On The Unavoidable Intersection of Torts and Insurance Law (papers due September 6, 2013)
AALS Section on Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples: The Relationship Between Indian Law and Tribal Law (papers due August 14, 2013)
AALS Sections on Poverty Law and on Clinical Legal Education: 50 Years After the “War on Poverty:” Evaluating Past Enactments and Innovative Approaches for Addressing Poverty in the 21st Century (papers due August 9, 2013)
AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law: Title VII at 50: Looking Forward, Looking Back (papers due August 15, 2013)AALS Sections on Immigration Law and Family and on Juvenile Law: Families and Immigration Law (papers due August 15, 2013)
And separate from these Section calls for papers for the 2014 Conference, here are a few other things to consider in a similar vein.
AALS Call for Schoalrly Papers by Junior Law Professors (papers due August 9, 2013)
AALS Section on Federal Courts: Annual Award for Best Untenured Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction (papers due September 15, 2013)
AALS Criminal Justice Section Junior Scholars Paper Competition (papers due September 1, 2013)
Sections on Education Law and on Disability Law: Law and the Education of Students with Disabilities (deadline extended to September 1, 2013)
I also received this call for papers for which I have no link:
AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues: Courting Justices: LGBT Law Advances in the Twenty-First Century.
In the past two decades, lawyers, activists, individuals and organizations have contributed to enormous changes in the legal landscape for LGBT people and their families. With pending Supreme Court decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and a wide variety of issues related to adoption, immigration, and inheritance for LGBT families coming to a head, the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues of the AALS is seeking scholars interested in presenting papers or works in progress at the annual meeting in New York, NY. Our hope is that this panel will place the experiences, stories, and scholarship of gay and lesbian persons and their families at the center of the discussion of twenty-first century legal developments in immigration, family law, and criminal law. The program, entitled, “Courting Justices: LGBT Law Advances in the Twenty-First Century” is designed to encompass a wide variety of emerging issues that are important to LGBT individuals and their families. Scholars interested in presenting papers or works in progress should send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10, 2013.
AALS Sections on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law and on Law, Medicine and Health Care: The Role of Nonprofits Under the Affordable Care Act (abstracts due August 31, 2013)
AALS Section on International Law: Download International Law-Making and the United Nations (papers and abstracts due September 10, 2013)
AALS Sections on State and Local Government Law and on Comparative Law: Comparative Urban Governance (papers due September 3, 2013)
AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process: From Reynolds v. Simms to Shelby County and Beyond (abstracts due September 20, 2013).