Thursday, July 19, 2018

AALS New & Emerging Workplace Law Voices Call for Submissions


New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2019 AALS Annual Meetin

The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is inviting submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 3:30-4:45 p.m.  

About.  This works-in-progress session will give emerging workplace law scholars the opportunity for engagement on a current project with leaders in the field.  Each selected scholar will present a work-in-progress and receive comments from an assigned commentator, as well as from an audience of scholars in the field.  The session will provide new scholars a supportive environment in which to receive constructive feedback.

Eligibility.  Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit proposals. This call for papers is targeted to scholars with seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience.  Visitors (not full-time on a different faculty) and fellows are eligible to apply to present at this session.

Submission Format.   Please submit an abstract, prĂ©cis, and/or introduction of the article that is sufficiently developed to allow the reviewers to evaluate the thesis and proposed execution of the project.

Submission Instructions.  To be considered, proposals should be submitted electronically to Professors Joseph Fishkin, at [email protected], and Joseph Mastrosimone, at [email protected].  The deadline for submission is Friday, September 1, 2018.  

Selection.  Presenters will be selected after review by the Chairs of both sections.  Selected authors will be notified by September 29, 2018.  Presenters will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.  To facilitate valuable feedback at the session, presenters should provide a substantial draft by December 3, 2018.

Questions.  Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to the Chair for the Section on Employment Discrimination Law, Professor Joseph Fishkin, at [email protected] and/or the Chair for the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, Joseph Mastrosimone, at[email protected].


-Jeff Hirsch

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