Monday, May 18, 2020

Call for Papers: ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) will host its Midyear Meeting and Research Forum at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH on October 30-31, 2020. ASIL is calling for submissions of scholarly paper proposals for the 2020 ASIL Research Forum. The Research Forum, a Society initiative introduced in 2011, aims to provide a setting for the presentation and focused discussion of scholarly papers related to international law. All ASIL members are invited to attend the Forum, whether presenting a paper or not. 

Papers may be on any topic related to international and transnational law and must be unpublished. Interdisciplinary projects, empirical studies, and jointly authored papers are welcome. To be selected for the Research Forum, interested presenters should submit an Abstract of no more than 500 words in length summarizing the scholarly paper by May 18, 2020. Abstracts should be submitted on the ASIL website here. The Abstracts will be considered via a blind review process. Notifications of acceptance will go out in June. 

Abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will be assembled into thematic panels. The organizers welcome volunteers to serve as discussants who will comment on the papers. All authors of accepted papers will be required to submit their completed paper four weeks before the Research Forum, Thursday, October 1. Accepted authors must commit to participating on both Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2020. Papers will be posted in advance of the Forum on the Midyear Meeting App, accessible only by participants in the Meeting. 

Presenters will have the option (subject to editorial approval) of being published in the spring 2021 double volume, ASIL Research Forum issue of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law. To qualify for publication in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, papers must be between 15-30 single spaced pages, include citations in Bluebook format, and be submitted by September 7, 2020.

The Society plans to hold the Research Forum in person if it is possible to do so consistent with the safety and well-being of attendees in light of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. ASIL will explore alternative arrangements should it be impossible or inadvisable for an in-person gathering to take place in October, and if the public health situation prevents individual presenters from attending, ASIL will work with them to arrange alternative options for remote participation.


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