Friday, June 29, 2012
VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL
BRANSTETTER LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
2013 NEW VOICES IN CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP CALL FOR PAPERS
Vanderbilt Law School’s Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program invites submissions for its 2013 New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop, to be held May 6-7, 2013 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 scholar authors, invited senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice.
This year, four junior scholars will be selected via a blind review process to present at the New Voices Workshop. Past participants include Nora Freeman Engstrom (Stanford), Myriam Gilles (Cardozo), Alexandra Lahav (Connecticut), Margaret Lemos (Duke), Benjamin Spencer (Washington & Lee), Amanda Tyler (George Washington), and Tobias Wolff (Penn).
The New Voices format maximizes collegial interaction and feedback. Paper authors thus do not deliver prepared “presentations” as such. 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 a permanent faculty position. In addition, scholars may not have held a position at assistant professor or higher (including visiting assistant professor) prior to 2005.
3. Format / Anonymity. Papers may be submitted in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format. To maintain the anonymity of the process, please remove any self-identifying information from the submission.
4. Deadline. Submissions should be e-mailed to [email protected] no later than January 1, 2013. 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.
The Branstetter Program will pay all reasonable travel expenses within the United States for invited participants. If you have any questions, please email the chair of the selection committee, Ed Cheng, at [email protected].