Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Michigan Law School 2020 Junior Scholars Conference
April 17-18, 2020
Call for Papers
Deadline for Submission: January 3, 2020
The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 6th Annual
Junior Scholars Conference which will be held on April 17-18, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and
receive detailed feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to
promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community
of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related
disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers,
teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more
than four years, are welcomed.
To apply to the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words reflecting the
unpublished work that you wish to present and a copy of your CV through the online submission form by
January 3, 2020. Please save all files as word documents in the following format:
LAST NAME – FIRST NAME – ABSTRACT/CV/FUNDING
Selection will be based on the quality and originality of the abstract as well as its capacity to engage with
other proposals and to foster a collaborative dialogue. Decisions will be communicated no later than
January 31, 2020. Selected participants will be required to submit final papers by March 16, 2020, so
that they may be sent to your faculty commentator and circulated among participants in advance.
A very limited fund is available to help cover partial travel expenses and accommodation for selected
participants. If you wish to be considered for financial assistance, please submit a separate written request
through the online form specifying your city of departure and an estimate of travel costs. We regret in
advance that we are unable to provide full financial assistance to participants.
Questions can be directed to the Organizing Committee Chair through the email address below.
Chun-Han Chen, Chair
University of Michigan Law School Center for International and Comparative Law
Junior Scholars Organizing Committee 200 Hutchins Hall, 625 South State Street
firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215, U.S.A.