Delighted to announce the just-released call for scholarly papers to be presented at the 2d Annual American Society of International Law Research Forum.
Introduced last autumn, the ASIL Research Forum aims to provide a setting for the presentation and focused discussion of works in progress.
As posted, the 2d Annual Research Forum will be held on October 20 and 21, 2012, at my home institution, the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. It'll be a component of ASIL's 2012 Midyear Meeting to be held that weekend here in Georgia. (Other components will be a panel focused on private international law and arbitration, to be held on October 19 in Atlanta and followed by a reception, a careers fair, and here in Athens, the ASIL Executive Council's biannual meeting, a keynote speech, exploration of a regional project, ASIL-Southeast, and the Midyear Meeting conference dinner.)
Hope you'll consider submitting a paper and otherwise attending the meeting.
Leading the 2012 ASIL Research Forum Committee are the Co-Chairs, George Washington University Law Professor Laura Dickinson (top left), an IntLawGrrls contributor, and my Georgia Law colleague, Professor Timothy L. Meyer. Members of their committee are Professors José Enrique Alvarez (NYU), Laurence R. Helfer (Duke), Hari M. Osofsky (left) (Minnesota, another IntLawGrrl), Kal Raustiala (UCLA), and David Zaring (Wharton).
Here's an excerpt from the call for papers, which is available in full here:
'Interested participants should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words in length) summarizing the scholarly paper to be presented at the Forum. Papers can be on any topic related to international and transnational law and should be unpublished (for purposes of the call, publication to an electronic database such as SSRN is not considered publication). Interdisciplinary projects, empirical studies, and jointly authored papers are welcome.Deadline for submission of abstracts is soon, April 15, 2012. How-to details for online submission, and complete information on the reviewing process, are here.
'At present, it is the intent of the Research Forum Committee to organize the selected paper proposals around common issues, themes, and approaches. Discussants, who will comment on the papers, will be assigned to each cluster of papers. All authors will be required to submit a draft paper four weeks before the Research Forum. The expectation is that drafts will be posted on the Research Forum website.'