Neil H. Buchanan (George Washington) has issued his annual call for tax papers and panels for next year's annual meeting of the Law & Society Association in Minneapolis (May 29-June 1, 2014):
For the tenth consecutive year (wow, we're all getting old!), I will organize sessions for the Law, Society, and Taxation group (Collaborative Research
The good news is that Law & Society has finally upgraded their online
system, which will significantly simplify the process of submitting proposals
this year. The only bad news is that the deadline has been moved up by
Although there is an official call for papers, please remember that you are not bound by the official theme of the conference. I will give full consideration to proposals in any area of tax law, tax policy, distributive
justice, interdisciplinary approaches to tax issues, and so on.
To submit a proposal, you should start at this page. The instructions on that page are admirably clear and succinct. Please create a profile, and then submit a paper proposal by following the instructions.
After all of the proposals have been submitted online, I will organize papers with common themes into full sessions. To give me enough time to do that, you need to submit your proposals at least one week before the official deadline for submissions. Therefore, please submit your proposals by Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
For your proposal to be included among the tax panels that I will create, you
need to do two extra things:
1. Put "CRN31:" at the beginning of your paper title. For example, if your paper title is "Why Tax Law Is the Most Interesting Subject Ever," please submit the
title "CRN31: Why Tax Law Is the Most Interesting Subject Ever."
2. When you have finished your submission, you will receive an email with the subject line: "LSA 2014 - Paper Submission has been received." Please forward that email to me.
Your paper need not yet be written, and the only requirement is that you have
at least something (an outline, a first draft, etc.) that can be sent to your
session chair by about 30 days before the meetings (early May).
Note also that each participant is limited to ONE participation as a Paper Presenter OR a Roundtable Participant. (You will also be able to act as a chair and/or discussant in two sessions, which I will determine later.)