Paul L. Caron

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Call for Tax Papers: Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

Stanford and Yale Law Schools have issued a call for tax papers for the eighth annual Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Stanford Law School on May 18-19, 2007:

The Forum's objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, at Yale one year and Stanford the next.

Approximately twelve scholars (with one to seven years in teaching and who are not yet tenured) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. Two senior scholars, not necessarily from Stanford or Yale, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal philosophy, and law and humanities -- alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute resolution law in the next. For the May, 2007meeting, the topics will cover private law and dispute resolution and includes tax.

There is no publication commitment associated with the Forum, nor is published work eligible. Yale or Stanford will pay presenters' travel expenses, who will be required to attend the entire Forum schedule. Paper submissions for the Forum should be sent to Judy Dearing at Stanford Law School by February 15, 2007. For further information, contact Ronald Gilson (Stanford) or Alan Schwartz (Yale).

Tax papers selected for the Forum in prior years include:

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