(George Washington) has issued his annual call for tax papers and panels for next year's
I have been organizing tax sessions at the Law & Society Association's annual meetings for the past several years. We now operate as an official Collaborative Research Network within the association: Law, Society, and Taxation:
This CRN provides a forum for scholars who are interested in the effects on society of the taxing and spending policies adopted at all levels of government (international, national, state, and local). Subjects of inquiry involve any aspect of government policy with respect to taxing or spending, including distributional effects of government programs, theoretical issues of equity and justice, comparative and international issues, and all other aspects of fiscal policy. Participants are encouraged to apply multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to questions across the range of tax-related scholarship: issues of social and economic inequality, international competition and coordination, comparative aspects of tax law, family issues, sexual orientation and tax law, and so on.
The Call for Participation from the association has been released for the next annual meeting, which will be held in San Francisco from June 2-5 of next year.
I will accept proposals for individual papers as well as complete paper sessions, roundtables, and author-meets-reader sessions. For individual paper submissions, I will attempt to organize papers into coherent thematic sessions and propose a slate of sessions to Law & Society. In order to do that, I need to receive your submissions one week before the official deadline for submissions.
Therefore, please submit proposals to me by December 1, 2010. You need only submit a title and a very short description (one or two sentences) of the proposed paper. The paper need not yet be written, and the only requirement is that you have at least something that can be circulated to your session chair by about 30 days before the meetings (April 27 or so).
Take special note of this rule: "Participants are limited to ONE appearance in one of the following roles: Paper Presenter, OR a Roundtable Participant, OR a Reader or Author on a book session." You may also be a chair, discussant, or chair/discussant on two panels. If you would like to volunteer to be a chair/discussant, please tell me.