Symposium Programs – Annual Meeting

Proposals Due: May 10, 2019

Symposium programs are full-day or half-day programs that conduct an in-depth scholarly exploration of a topic of academic interest. The Committee encourages symposium program organizers to arrange for the publication of the papers in a journal or edited volume.

In addition to following the general submission guidelines, symposium proposals should include:

  • An abstract of up to 750 words describing the program and its anticipated contribution to legal scholarship.
  • Abstracts of up to 250 words describing each proposed symposium paper.
  • An indication of whether the request is for a full-day or half-day symposium.
  • A description of any publication arrangement (or potential arrangement) for the program in a journal or edited volume.

If the symposium will be published in a student-edited law review, the AALS will waive the registration fee for up to two student editors to attend the Annual Meeting.

Proposals for Symposium programs may reserve one or more spots for participants selected from responses to a call for participation. Participants selected from a call for participation must be identified no later than September 29, 2019.

In its review of Symposium proposals, in addition to applying its general guidelines, the Program Committee will consider the quality of the abstracts and the likelihood that the resulting papers will substantially contribute to the scholarship in the field.

Symposium Program proposals are due May 10, 2019 and should be submitted using the online submission form.

Questions may be directed to AALS Symposium.