Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

Country: USA

City: New York

Abstr. due: 05.01.2015

Dates: 08.06.15 — 09.06.15

Area Of Sciences: Law; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of Southern California Center for Law


The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate

students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities; in addition to

drawing from numerous humanistic fields, we welcome critical, qualitative work in

the social sciences. Based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary

selection committee, between five and ten papers will be chosen for presentation

at the June Workshop. At the Workshop, two senior scholars will comment on

each paper. Commentators and other Workshop participants will be asked to

focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly

projects, with respect to subject and methodology. The selected papers will then

serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the

evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in

interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity


Papers should be works-in-progress between 10,000 and 15,000 words in length

(including footnotes/endnotes), and must include an abstract of no more than 200

words. A dissertation chapter may be submitted, but we strongly suggest that it

be edited so that it stands alone as a piece of work with its own integrity. A paper

that has been submitted for publication is eligible so long as it will not be in galley

proofs or in print at the time of the Workshop. The selected papers will appear in

a special issue of the Legal Scholarship Network; there is no other publication

commitment. The Workshop will pay the travel and hotel expenses of authors

whose papers are selected for presentation.

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