Monday, August 5, 2019

AALS Call for Tax Papers




New Voices in Tax Law & Policy


The AALS Section on Taxation is pleased to announce the following Call for Papers.  Selected papers will be presented at a works-in-progress session at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The works-in-progress session is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2020.  This program will provide speakers the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from commentators in the field.

Eligibility: Scholars teaching at AALS member schools or non-member fee-paid schools with seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience as of the submission deadline are eligible to submit papers.  For co-authored papers, all authors must satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Due date: 5 p.m. PDT, Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Form and length of submission: We invite the submission of drafts of academic articles in the areas of tax law, tax policy, and related fields.  We welcome drafts at various stages of completion, including incomplete drafts at early stages of development, more complete drafts that have not yet been submitted for publication consideration, drafts that have been submitted for publication consideration, and drafts that have secured publication offers.  However, drafts may not have been published at the time of the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting (January 2020).  We welcome legal scholarship across a wide variety of methodological approaches, including empirical, doctrinal, socio-legal, critical, comparative, economic, and other approaches. 

Submission method: Papers should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to Professor Heather Field at by 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  The subject line should read “AALS Tax Section CFP Submission.”  The cover email should state the author’s institution, number of years of full-time teaching experience, whether the paper has been submitted for publication consideration, and whether the paper has been accepted for publication. 

Submission review: Papers will be selected after review by the AALS Tax Section Committee.  Authors whose papers are selected for presentation will be notified by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Additional information: By submitting a paper for consideration, you agree to attend the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting Works-in-Progress Session should your paper be selected for presentation.  Call-for-Papers presenters will be responsible for paying their own AALS registration fee, hotel, and travel expenses.  Authors whose papers are selected will need to submit a complete draft by Friday, December 13, 2019

Inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to: AALS Tax Section Chair, Professor Heather Field, UC Hastings College of the Law,

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