Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

August 1 Deadline for Yale Law Journal's Call for Papers

Yale_lj_1 A reminder that the deadline for the Yale Law Journal's call for papers is August 1:

The Yale Law Journal announces a unique call for submissions. Hoping to enliven legal discourse through forthright engagement between academics, the Journal seeks to publish two Articles engaged in a dialogue on a single compelling legal topic. Selected Articles will be published in the same issue in the spring of 2007.  For more details, see below the fold.

Because we would like the Articles to speak to each other, we strongly encourage scholars to submit pieces in development rather than completed pieces ready for submission and publication. We are particularly interested in thoroughly researched but partially written pieces that will evolve in response to one another. That said, we are willing to consider fully developed pieces already suitable for submission as Articles or Essays if the authors are willing to edit their pieces to respond to each other. The pieces will be selected on their scholarly merits and their likelihood of provoking debate. Each Article, once completed, should be between 20,000 and 25,000 words in length, including footnotes.

Interested authors should seek out a colleague in their field with a differing viewpoint who will join them in this project....There is no subject matter limitation for submissions, but the topic should be both contentious and suitable to thorough and engaging discussion.

Each submission should include a partially developed paper of at least 5000 words and the author’s curriculum vitae. The interlocutor should include a prospectus of at least 1200 words, as well as a curriculum vitae. Please send proposals via e-mail in MS Word format to the Features & Symposium Committee. The subject line should read: Debate Proposal: [Title]. All submissions must be received by August 1, 2006, and the Journal will respond by August 15.

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