Saturday, May 24, 2008
If you are working on a scholarship project this summer and think it will be ready for some feedback from other scholars this fall, consider attending the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) conference. The conference is for legal scholars in all areas of expertise. It takes place October 24 - 25, 2008, at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. There is no conference fee for anyone who attends. If you are presenting your work and your school is a CSLSA member, CSLSA will pay for one night's lodging for you, too. You do not have to work at a member school though to present your work -- you'll just have to pay your own lodging (at rates that are low compared to lodging in major metropolitan areas).
If you would like to be a presenter, you need to submit an abstract of your topic, no more than 500 words, to Professor Cindy Buys at firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com. The deadline is August 15, 2008.
In case you're wondering, Carbondale is a 2 hour drive from St. Louis, and a 4 hour drive from Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville. It's also easy to get to by train from Chicago, Champagne-Urbana, Memphis, and New Orleans -- and any other stop on the City of New Orleans train made famous in song. Carbondale is also on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest, and if there's enough interest, Professor Sue Liemer, one of this blog's authors (and Carbondale resident), will gladly lead a hike, either before or after the conference.