Call for Papers: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum [June 28-29, US]: Submit by Feb 29

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Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 17th session of the Junior Faculty Forum.


Yale Law School


June 28-29, 2016.


The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of scholars recently appointed to a tenure-track position by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange.

Meetings are held each spring, rotating among Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Twelve to twenty scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present.

One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper.

The audience will include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests.

The goal is discourse both on the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre.

We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain.

The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.


Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected legal topics. For the upcoming 2016 meeting, the topics will cover the following areas of the law:

Administrative Law

Constitutional Law – theoretical foundations

Constitutional Law – historical foundations

Criminal Law

Critical Legal Studies

Environmental Law

Family Law

Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Law and Humanities

Public International Law

Race/Gender Studies/Antidiscrimination

Workplace Law and Social Welfare Policy

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Yale, Stanford or Harvard, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented.

There is no publication commitment, nor is previously published work eligible.

Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.


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Submission Procedure

Electronic submissions should be sent to Katherine Pothin at with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.”


The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016.

Please remove all references to the author(s) in the paper.

Please include in the text of the email a cover note listing your name, the title of your paper, any coauthors, and under which topic your paper falls. Each paper may only be considered under one topic.


Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Christine Jolls at and her assistant, Katherine Pothin at

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