Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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.
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 We will consider preliminary drafts, drafts under submission, or accepted papers that will not be published by the time of the workshop.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
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
Sergio Campos, University of Miami
Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School
Christopher Robertson, University of Arizona
Invited Senior Scholars: Benjamin Spencer & Neil Vidmar
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
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