The AALS Section on Property Law invites papers for the New Voices in Property Law: Junior Scholars Works-in-Progress Panel program on January 6 during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6). Please see the Call for Papers for more information.
The purpose of this works-in-progress program is to bring together junior (pre-tenure) and senior property law scholars to give the junior scholars an opportunity to present and get useful feedback on papers that will not yet have been submitted for publication as of January 2017. (Posting the draft paper on SSRN or the like is fine.) An eligible junior scholar is anyone who is an untenured, full-time faculty member of an AALS member law school.
Deadline: To be considered for participation in the program, please send an email to Donald Kochan, chair of the AALS Property Law Section (kochan[at]chapman.edu) by September 8, 2017. Please use the subject line “AALS Property Junior WIP Submission” and attach at least an abstract or draft-in-progress (including a working title of the paper). Include in your email your school, your tenure status, your years in the position and any prior legal academic positions, and whether you participated in the New Voices program last year (or Property Law Breakfast Mentoring program in previous years); preference will be given to those who have not previously participated. The Section’s Executive Committee will consider and select papers from the pool of submissions. If selected for participation in the program, by accepting a presenter agrees to submit a draft to Donald Kochan by December 1, 2017, so that the draft can be sent to the designated reviewers to read before the conference. The draft submitted at that time should be substantial, but it does not need to be fully polished or ready for law review submission. Reviewers welcome early stage papers when the author can most benefit from discussing the paper.