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Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum

Request for Submissions

Stanford and Yale Law Schools announce the 11th session of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Yale Law School on June 18-19, 2010, and seek submissions for its meeting.

The Forum's objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, at Yale one year and Stanford the next. Twelve to fourteen 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 Stanford or Yale, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both 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 topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and gender and race theory, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the upcoming 2010 meeting, the topics will cover public law and the humanities:

• Administrative Law
• Constitutional Law - historical foundations
• Constitutional Law - theoretical foundations
• Criminal Law and Literature, Critical Legal
• Environmental Law Studies
• Family Law
• Jurisprudence and Philosophy
• Labor Law and Social Welfare Policy
• Law and Humanities (including Law and Gender Studies)
• Public International Law

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Stanford or Yale, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is published work eligible. Yale or Stanford will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses.

Paper submissions for this Forum should be mailed to:

Marguerite Camera
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215

courier address:
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Electronic submissions should be sent to marguerite.camera@yale.edu.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, 2010.  Please note on the cover letter which topic your paper falls under.

Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Joseph Bankman at Stanford Law School (jbankman@stanford.edu) or Ian Ayres at Yale Law School (ian.ayres@yale.edu).

We very much hope that young scholars will submit work. If the strong commitment of the host schools can make it so, participation at the Forum will benefit presenters and the profession.

Ian Ayres
Joseph Bankman