CFP Deadline: Albany Law Review

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The Albany Law Review invites submissions for the 25th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary: Great Women, Great Chiefs: A Celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. The deadline for abstracts is Dec. 30, 2019. 

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The Editorial Board of Albany Law Review invites submissions for publication in the 25th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary, which focuses on the relationship between judicial independence, federalism, and the rule of law in state courts. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers. We invite legal academics and practitioners, as well as law-related scholars, to submit their abstracts on topics exploring the ways in which state courts have or should exercise independence from the direction of federal law—or not. 

Topics: Papers can approach issues relating to independent judicial federalism from a national or state perspective. Legal, law-related, and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. As has been true for State Constitutional Commentary since its inaugural issue 25 years ago, the purpose has been to explore public law in state courts in the broadest sense with the widest range of perspectives. Articles comporting with the vast scope of the aforementioned or within the general concept of “Great Women, Great Chiefs,” are welcome. 

Selected papers will be published in The Albany Law Review’s 25th annual issue of State Constitutional Commentary. Abstracts should briefly describe the specific topic, and the perspective, as well as identifying the author(s). 

Submission deadline: An abstract is due by December 30, 2019. Authors will receive an email response no later than January 2, 2020. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Candace White, cwhite@albanylaw.edu, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary. 

The due date for final submissions is February 15, 2020. 

About the author

Research/Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University