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October 14, 2007

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part Call for Papers on State Law Topics

The Yale Law Journal's Pocket Part has a call for papers on state issues, and since many poverty issues are tackled (for better or worse) at the state level, I thought it worth highlighting this call for papers.  Online companions to main line journals (such as the Harvard Law Review Forum, PENNumbra, Tex. L. Rev.'s See Also, and CONNtemplations) are a great way for more junior faculty to get read, my own experience is that it is a great way to enter a discussion or comment on articles that are important in whatever your field.  And to do so with shorter essays or ideas that are worth sharing but that do not quite need to be explored in a full length article.  Lastly, because you work with students at some of the best journals, your final publication ends up sounding much more eloquent! 

The Yale Law Journal Pocket Part is soliciting commentaries for two end-of-year issues: one issue will focus on new developments in state courts, and the other will focus on new developments in state legislatures. Our goal is to bring critical focus to an area of lawmaking that deserves greater attention in the legal literature, and we invite you to submit a commentary on a state law topic of your choosing.

Commentaries may explore a legal development at the state level that has not been extensively reviewed in legal scholarship and the popular press, or present a novel argument on a timely issue that has received attention.

Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words. We encourage authors to write in a style accessible to policy-makers and practitioners. For a detailed style guide and instructions for submitting your piece, please visit our website, www.thepocketpart.org, and follow the link for "Submissions.

The deadline for submissions for both issues is Friday, November 2, 2007 .

-E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu

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