Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters – Coral Gables, FL

Written by OSULEGALSCHOLARSHIP   // May 7, 2014   // Comments Off

JOTWELL

JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the law. To celebrate Jotwell’s 5th Birthday, the journal is hosting a conference Nov. 7-8, 2014, for which it invites papers.

In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools; meanwhile in many other countries legal scholars are routinely pressed to value their work according to metrics or with reference to fixed conceptions of the role of legal scholarship. We hope this conference will serve as an answer to those challenges, both in content and by example.

We invite pithy abstracts of proposed contributions, relating to one or more of the conference themes. Each of these themes provides an occasion for the discussion (and, as appropriate, defense) of the scholarly enterprise in the modern law school–not for taking the importance of scholarship for granted, but showing, with specificity, as we hope Jotwell itself does, what good work looks like and why it matters.

Abstracts due by May 20, 2014. Send your paper proposals (abstracts) via the JOTCONF 2014 EasyChair page im


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