Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Call for Papers -- New Voices Workshop at Vanderbilt

 

 VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL 

CECIL D. BRANSTETTER LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM 

2015 NEW VOICES IN CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Vanderbilt Law School’s Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program invites submissions for its 2015 New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop, to be held May 11-12, 2015, at Vanderbilt Law School. 

The Branstetter Program draws on a multimillion-dollar endowment to support research and curriculum in civil litigation and dispute resolution. Held annually, the Branstetter New Voices Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice. This year, three junior scholars will be selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. 

The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors do not deliver prepared “presentations.” Rather, all participants read the selected papers prior to the session, and at each workshop, a senior faculty member provides a brief overview and commentary on the paper. Open and interactive discussion immediately follows. 

Submission requirements: 

1. Subject matter. Submitted papers should address an aspect of civil justice, broadly defined. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, civil procedure, complex litigation, evidence, federal courts, judicial decision-making, alternative dispute resolution, remedies, and conflict of laws. In keeping with the intellectual breadth of the Branstetter Program faculty, the Workshop welcomes all scholarly methodologies, from traditional doctrinal analysis to quantitative or experimental approaches. 

2. Author qualifications. To be eligible to submit a paper, scholars must currently hold either a faculty position or a fellowship. 

3. Format / Anonymity. We will consider preliminary drafts, drafts under submission, or accepted papers that will not be published by the time of the workshop. Papers should be formatted either in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. To maintain the anonymity of the process, please remove any self-identifying information from the submission. 

 4. Deadline. Submissions should be e-mailed to Branstetter.Program@vanderbilt.edu no later than January 1, 2015. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. We will contact you with our decision by February 15. Final drafts are due no later than April 15. 

The Branstetter Program will pay all reasonable travel expenses within the United States for invited participants. Additional information can be found at http://law.vanderbilt.edu/newvoices. If you have any questions, please email the New Voices Workshop Chair, Professor Erin O’Hara O’Connor

NEW VOICES IN CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP 

Past Workshops 

2014 

Tara Grove, William & Mary Law School 

Scott Dodson, UC Hastings College of Law 

Hiro Aragaki, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles 

Invited Senior Scholar: Tobias Wolff 

 

2013 

Sergio Campos, University of Miami 

Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School 

Christopher Robertson, University of Arizona 

Invited Senior Scholars: Benjamin Spencer & Neil Vidmar 

 

2012 

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia 

Christina Boyd, SUNY Buffalo 

Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law 

Ariana Levinson, University of Louisville-Brandeis School of Law 

Corey Yung, University of Kansas 

Invited Senior Scholars: Robert Bone, Myriam Gilles & Kevin Clermont 

 

2011 (began as an annual event) 

Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School 

Maria Glover, Georgetown Law School (then at Harvard Law School (Climenko Fellow)) 

Margaret Lemos, Duke Law School (then at Cardozo School of Law) 

Jonathan Mitchell, George Mason University School of Law 

Invited Senior Scholar: Jay Tidmarsh 

 2006 

Myriam Gilles, Cardozo School of Law 

Donna Shestowsky, U.C. Davis School of Law 

A. Benjamin Spencer, University of Virginia School of Law (then at University of Richmond) 

Amanda Tyler, U. C. Berkeley School of Law (then at George Washington University Law School) 

Tobias Wolff, University of Pennsylvania Law School (then at U.C. Davis School of Law) 

Invited Senior Scholar: Catherine Struve 

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