Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Write On! "National Security Law Advice"

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) The Section on National Security Law of the Association of American Law Schools is seeking papers to fill out the panel discussion, entitled "National Security Law Advice to the New Administration," that it will sponsors at AALS' January 2009 annual meeting in San Diego, California.
Section Chair and Syracuse Law Professor William C. Banks invites a variety of essay- and article-length treatments of the subject of advice. For instance, an author might:
► Focus on a discrete ongoing problem, such as detention and trial of accused terrorists or reform of surveillance laws;
► Offer theoretical or historical perspectives;
► Develop recommendations concerning humanitarian intervention or measures to ensure human security; or
► Engage in a memorandum-style set of recommendations across a range of national security law problems.
The author of the selected paper will join already-confirmed panelists -- Pacific McGeorge Law Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Yale Law Dean Harold Hongju Koh, and Creighton Law Professor and Section Chair-Elect Michael J. Kelly -- in a discussion to take place from 8:30-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009. The selected paper also will be published, in short form in the National Security Law Report, the periodical of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and in full length, subject to the journal's final approval, in the Journal of National Security Law & Policy.
Submissions should include a cover letter confirming willingness to join the panel (with home-institution funding), a c.v., and either an abstract-with-outline or a draft article. E-mail submissions to Banks at (with documents attached in Word, WordPerfect, or PDF) no later than August 15, 2008.

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