Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AALS 2010 "Hot Topics" Call for Proposals

The AALS has issued this call for proposals on hot topics for the 2010 Annual Meeting:

Time is being reserved in the Annual Meeting schedule for programs devoted to late-breaking legal issues or topics. Faculty members who are interested in organizing a panel on such an issue or topic will have the opportunity to submit proposals untilNovember 21, 2009 for the 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
The purpose of this special "hot topics" slot is to provide a forum for a panel presentation on a timely and important issue of general interest that arises after the deadline for section and other programs. Hot topic program proposals should only be submitted by individuals and may not be submitted by sections or other organizations.
Each proposal should  contain the following information: (1) the title of the proposed program; (2) a brief description of the program; (3) a confirmed list of panel members; and (4) an explanation of why the proposed topic is "Hot"-i.e., why it could not have been the subject of other program proposals that had to be submitted by March 17, 2009. In addition, the proposed topic should not be one addressed elsewhere in the Annual Meeting Program.
Proposals will be evaluated by the Immediate Past President of the AALS, in consultation with the Executive Committee. If no program proposals are chosen for any particular year, the reserved slot will not otherwise be filled. Proposals may be emailed to If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Patterson, AALS Deputy Director at


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