Section Calls for Papers - Annual Meeting

Section Officers: If you would like to display your call for papers on this page, please submit it using our online form by August 30. Be sure to include deadline, contact information, and detailed submission instructions.

Section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Co-Sponsored with Aging and the Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Relations and Employment Law, and Poverty Law

The AALS Section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the section panel for the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting. Although traditional employer-provided retirement and health benefits provide a significant safety net during employment and beyond, many in the U.S. struggle to achieve a state of long-term financial and health stability.  This panel brings together experts from diverse perspectives to address obstacles and possible solutions in the pursuit of individual well-being over time.

Submission guidelines: Please submit abstracts (250-1000 words) by September 15, 2019, in Microsoft Word format, by e-mail to Susan Cancelosi.  Only one abstract may be submitted by any potential speaker.  The subject line should read “2020 AALS Employee Benefits section CFP submission”.  Final papers are due by November 30, 2019.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on National Security

The AALS Section on National Security Law invites abstracts for a junior faculty works-in progress program at the January 2020 Annual Meeting. Papers may concern any matter related to national security law. Papers must be still in progress (for example, papers may be accepted for publication, but with revisions still underway) as of the time of the Annual Meeting in January 2020. Abstracts must be no longer than 1,000 words. “Junior faculty” is defined as faculty who have been in a full-time teaching position for seven years or less as of the submission deadline.

Submission guidelines: Please submit your abstract by September 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. to Professor Emily Berman and Professor Dakota Rudesill. Junior scholars whose proposals are accepted will present their articles at the January 2020 meeting, exact date TBD.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on National Security

The Section on National Security announces a Call for Papers from which one paper will be selected for presentation at the AALS 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The author is also invited to publish the paper in the peer-review Journal of National Security Law and Policy. This Call for Papers is open to all tenure-track faculty members teaching at an ABA-accredited law school (the Section has a separate call for papers for junior faculty only).  Papers must be in progress (for example, papers may be accepted for publication, but with revisions still underway) as of the Annual Meeting.

Submission guidelines: To be considered by the Section, interested faculty should submit an abstract of 500 to 1,000 words by Sept. 21, 2019, to Professor Dakota Rudesill of the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Scholars are also encouraged but not required to submit a draft of their paper in addition to the abstract.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy

The AALS Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law announces a call for papers to be presented as works-in-progress in our committee session at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington DC from January 2-5, 2020. The panel will be held on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 from 10:30-12:00. The Section seeks submissions on a variety of topics and methodological approaches related to Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law. We are especially interested in receiving submissions from new and junior academics or scholars who have not previously written in the field.

Submission guidelines: Please submit papers electronically in Microsoft Word format to Melanie Leslie by Friday, September 13, 2020 with “AALS Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Submission” in the email subject line.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on Securities Regulation

The AALS Securities Regulation section invites proposals for its “Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation” works-in-progress workshop at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting.  The workshop will bring together junior and senior securities regulation scholars for the purpose of giving junior scholars feedback on their scholarship and helping them prepare their work for the spring law review submission cycle.  A junior scholar is any untenured full-time faculty member as of January 2, 2020. .

Submission guidelines: Junior scholars who are interested in participating in the program should send an abstract (or longer summary) or draft-in-progress to Professor Eric C. Chaffee, Chair of the AALS Securities Regulation Section, on or before September 16, 2019. 

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on Trusts and Estates

The Section on Trusts and Estates is pleased to announce a Call for Papers: “Estate Planning in the Modern Age: How Technology and Societal Trends Change the Landscape.” Full-time faculty of AALS member schools or non-member fee-paid schools as of the submission deadline are eligible to submit papers. For co-authored papers, both authors must satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Submission guidelines: There are two submission due dates. The Section seeks detailed abstracts in late summer, with final papers due in late fall. The due date for detailed abstracts is August 30, 2019. The due date for final papers is November 15, 2019. Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format to Terri Lynn Helge.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on Trusts and Estates

The Section on Trusts and Estates is pleased to announce a Call for Papers: “New Perspectives in Trusts and Estates.” Full-time faculty of AALS member schools or non-member fee-paid schools as of the submission deadline are eligible to submit papers. For co-authored papers, both authors must satisfy the eligibility criteria. Preference will be given to scholars with ten or fewer years of fulltime teaching experience and other scholars who are new to scholarship in the trusts and estates field.

Submission guidelines: There are two submission due dates. The Section seeks detailed abstracts in late summer, with final papers due in late fall. The due date for detailed abstracts is August 30, 2019. The due date for final papers is November 15, 2019. Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format to Terri Lynn Helge.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.


Section on Women in Legal Education

The Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which presenters will be selected to participate in the Section’s main program at the AALS 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The program, A Century Since Suffrage: How Did We Get Here? Where Will We Go? How Will We Get There?, will explore the legal accomplishments and failures of the women’s movement since 1920.

Submission guidelines: We welcome proposals for 30-minute presentations on these topics. Proposals for presentations should be sent as an e-mail file attachment in MS Word to Professor Rona Kaufman by Monday, September 23, 2019.

More details are available in the complete call for papers.