Drexel University School of Law will be hosting the second Mid-Atlantic Law And Society Association (MALSA) Conference on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The conference is aimed at work that Paper and panel proposals are due July 15, 2014. Full details follow:
We seek papers, panels, and roundtables aimed at stimulating conversations that build bridges across the range of law and society topics and disciplines. Proposals for individual papers and fully formed sessions are welcome. We also invite scholars new to law and society research to submit their ideas-‐in-‐ progress for Socio-‐Legal Individual Mentoring (SLIM) sessions, where they can receive individualized feedback on substance and/or methods from an experienced law & society scholar about how to turn an idea into a research project (subject to availability of senior mentors with relevant expertise).
Accepted papers will draw on theoretical and empirical sociolegal scholarship. Papers focused solely on doctrinal analysis are unlikely to be invited. Though presentations on any topic are welcome, we are especially interested in panels that focus on areas of current interest and controversy in the region, such as fracking, specialized criminal justice diversion programs, or decriminalization of marijuana, or that could bring together practitioners and scholars.
The deadline for all proposals is July 15, 2014. Proposals should include an abstract of
approximately 250 words; panel proposals should include a list of participants. You may also use the link below to volunteer to serve as a panel chair/discussant or to serve as a SLIM senior scholar for a colleague seeking to develop a sociolegal research project. Accepted presenters will be notified by August 15.
To submit a proposal or volunteer, go here.
Please direct inquiries (but not proposal submissions!) to: Corey Shdaimah at email@example.com.