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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, April 24, 2006

AALS Section on Family and Juvenile Law CALL FOR PAPERS

The AALS Family and Juvenile Law Section is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the 2007 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the section’s program, entitled, “Hot Topics in Family and Juvenile Law.” The section program is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

In order to insure open access, and, hopefully, to attract the best and most interesting topics on cutting edge research, the section has decided to issue a call for papers and to select next year’s speakers through a system of blind peer review. Submissions are encouraged in all areas of Family and Juvenile Law research, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including not only theories that challenge paradigms in the academy, but also more practical research that provides important results for practitioners.

The focus of the program will be on increased interaction with the audience. Abstracts and papers should focus on a topic that can be presented in 12 minutes or less, with an additional 8 minutes for audience questions.

Submissions may be either papers or abstracts that are 4 to 5 pages. Authors’ names and other identifying information will be redacted before the submissions are circulated for review.

Papers may already be accepted for publication, as long as the paper will not be published prior to the annual meeting. Only full-time law faculty are eligible to compete.

Submissions must be received on or before June 30, 2006. Email submissions to Janet Richards at: Presenters chosen through the blind peer review process will be notified by July 31, 2006.

In addition, presenters should be aware of the following information and requirements:
(1) Presenters must submit their completed papers by October 1, 2006;
(2) The papers will be posted on the AALS web site where the section’s program is listed;
(3) The AALS will prepare a publication for those attending the annual meeting that will announce the “Call for Papers” selected speakers and the section program at which they will speak; and
(4) The AALS will not provide funds for speakers’ travel expenses or meeting registration fee; annual meeting speakers typically obtain funding from their home institutions.

Members of the Blind Peer Review Committee are:

  • Margaret Friedlander Brinig, Assoc. Dean, Fac. Dev. & William G. Hammond Prof., University of Iowa College of Law
  • Elizabeth Barker Brandt, James E. Rogers Dist. Prof., University of Idaho College of Law
  • June Rose Carbone, Prof. & Assoc. Dean, Fac. Prof’l Dev., Santa Clara University School of Law (and The Edward A. Smith / Missouri Chair in Law, the Constitution and Society at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, beginning in spring, 2007)
  • Barbara A. Glesner Fines, Rubey M. Hulen Prof., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Linda C. Mc Clain, Rivkin Radler Dist. Prof., Hofstra University School of Law (Visiting University of Pennsylvania, spring, 2006)
  • Sarah H. Ramsey, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Prof. & Dir. Cntr. For Family Law & Social Policy, Syracuse University College of Law

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