Call for Papers: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

2020 Junior Faculty Forum

by Stanford, Harvard, and Yale Law Schools
for Submissions
Stanford, Yale,
and Harvard Law Schools announce the 21st session
of the Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Stanford Law School
on June 1-2, 2020 and seek submissions for
its meeting.
The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of scholars
recently appointed to a tenure- track
position by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature
of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each year, rotating at
Stanford, Yale, and Harvard.

Twelve to twenty scholars (with
one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from
among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily
from Stanford, Yale, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will
include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host
institutions, and invited guests. The
goal is discourse both on the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work
in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate
what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge
and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among
American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.
TOPICS: Each year the Forum
invites submissions on selected legal topics. For the upcoming 2020
meeting, the topics will cover the following areas of the law:
Administrative Law
Constitutional Lawtheoretical foundations Constitutional Lawhistorical 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
jury of accomplished scholars, again
not necessarily from Yale, Stanford
or Harvard, with expertise
in the particular topic will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication
commitment. Stanford, Yale, or
Harvard will pay presenters’ and
commentators’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially
teach law in the U.S. in a tenured or tenure-track position and have not
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 less than seven years
and that they earned their last degree after 2010. We accept jointly authored
submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to
participate in the Forum. Papers
that will be published prior to Forum are not eligible.
There is no limit
on the number of submissions by any individual author. Faculty from
Stanford, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools are not eligible.
Electronic submissions should be uploaded via
our online Submission Form. The deadline for
submissions is Friday, February 14, 2020. Please remove all references
to the author(s) in the paper. Each paper may only be considered under one
topic. Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Professor
Norman Spaulding ( and the forum conference coordinator, Stephanie Basso (
concerning the Forum should be sent to Norman
Spaulding ( at Stanford Law School, Christine Jolls (
or Yair Listokin ( at Yale Law  School,
or Matthew Stephenson ( or Rebecca Tushnet (
at Harvard Law School.

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