CFP: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Request for Submissions
Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
June 13-14, 2018, Harvard Law School

Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law
Schools are soliciting submissions for the 19th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard
Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Harvard Law School on June 13-14, 2018. Twelve
to twenty junior scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen,
through a blind selection process, to present their work at the Forum. One or
more senior scholars will comment on each paper. The audience will include the
participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited
guests. The goal of the Forum is to promote in-depth discussion about particular
papers and more general reflections on broader methodological issues, as well
as to foster a stronger sense of community among American legal scholars,
particularly by strengthening ties between new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public
and private law, legal theory, and law and humanities topics, alternating
loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private law
and dispute resolution in the next. For the upcoming 2018 meeting, the topics
will cover these areas of the law:

– Administrative Law

Constitutional Law—theoretical foundations

Constitutional Law—historical foundations

Criminal Law

Critical Legal Studies

Environmental Law

Family Law

Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Law and Humanities

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Public International Law

Race/Gender Studies/Antidiscrimination

Workplace Law and Social Welfare Policy

A jury of accomplished scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or
Harvard, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication
commitment. Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters’ and commentators’
travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Authors who teach at a U.S. law school in a tenured or
tenure-track position and have not have been teaching at either of those ranks
for a total of more than seven years are eligible to submit their work.
American citizens or permanent residents teaching abroad are also eligible
provided that they have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including
positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for fewer
than seven years and that they earned their last degree after 2008. International
scholars are not eligible for this forum, but are invited to submit to the Stanford
International Junior Faculty Forum. We accept co-authored submissions,
but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the
JFF. Papers that will be published prior
to the Forum are not eligible.
There is no limit on the number of
submissions by any individual author. Junior faculty from Yale, Stanford, and
Harvard are not eligible. 

Electronic submissions should be
sent to Rebecca Tushnet at,
with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. Remove all references to
the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email and also as
a separate attachment a cover letter listing your name, the title of your
paper, your contact email and address through June 2018, and which topic your
paper falls under. Each paper may only be considered under one topic. Any
questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Rebecca
Tushnet and her assistant, Andrew Matthiesen (

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Matthew Stephenson ( or Rebecca Tushnet ( at Harvard Law School, Richard Ford ( at Stanford Law School, or Christine Jolls ( or Yair Listokin ( at Yale Law School.

Richard Ford

Christine Jolls
Yair Listokin
Matthew Stephenson

Rebecca Tushnet

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