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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Call for Papers: New Voices in Trusts & Estates at 2009 AALS Annual Meeting

2009 AALS Annual Meeting Call for Papers and Participation, Section on Donative Transfers: New Voices in Trusts & Estates

Trusts and Estates has long been a central part of the law school curriculum. But it is not a static field. On the contrary, as the law and the social policies that underpin the law continue to evolve, so does our teaching and scholarship. Each generation of teachers and scholars must address the effect of the passage of time on the relevance of the prior generation’s learning and at the same time must develop cogent understandings of the new and often vexing problems that have arisen for the first time.

At the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego in January 2009, our Section program will highlight “New Voices in Trusts and Estates.” We invite Section members to submit an abstract or précis of up to 10 pages that summarizes a current scholarly project for presentation at the Section’s Annual Meeting. All T&E-related projects are welcome, including those about teaching and curricular issues. We especially welcome submissions from those who will have been full-time law teachers for fewer than seven (7) years as of January 1, 2009, and those who have not presented in recent years at a prior Section program or other national T&E-related conference. Papers accepted for publication are eligible for consideration if the paper will not be published prior to the Annual Meeting. There is no publication commitment or requirement associated with participation on the panel.

Our Section membership is diverse; we encourage new voices, interests and perspectives. Please submit your abstract or précis by August 1, 2008, to Rob Sitkoff. Participants will be notified in late September.

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