Friday, February 21, 2014
On March 14-15, 2014, Arizona State hosts the Fifth Annual Legal Scholars Conference:
The purpose of the conference is to gather together “juniorish” academics (generally, those who have been in the academy for fewer than 10 years) to receive constructive feedback on their scholarship, to network, and to enjoy Arizona’s March weather!
We charge no registration fees and provide for free: (1) dinner and drinks the night before (Friday March 14th); (2) a spring training game (Cubs vs. Dodgers) or outing to the PHX Zoo for interested attendees; and (3) breakfast and lunch the day of the conference (Saturday March 15th). Attendees, however, must cover all travel and hotel costs. ...
[E]ach registrant will be asked to submit something for comment and feedback. The paper can be a draft of a work in progress, a recently accepted piece, or even just a half-baked idea; the only limitation is that it should not be a piece that is already published (because the whole point of the conference is to get feedback to improve the piece). Based on the subject of the paper, each conference attendee will be assigned to a group of other attendees with similar scholarly interests. The members of each group will read the papers of the other members of the group, and then provide feedback on those papers. In the past five years, we have had more than 200 law professors from around the country attend and exchange ideas—join this ever-growing group and come to the conference on March 14 & 15th!