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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Call For Tax Papers And Panels: Law & Society Annual Meeting

Law & SocietyNeil 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 Washington, D.C. (May 30 - June 2, 2019):

For the fifteenth year in a row, I will organize sessions for the Law, Society, and Taxation group (Collaborative Research Network 31).  For the third year in a row, I am pleased to be joined in these organizational efforts by Professors Jennifer Bird-Pollan and Mirit Eyal-Cohen.

Although there is an official call for papers, please remember that you are not bound by the official theme of the conference.  We will give full consideration to proposals in any area of tax law, tax policy, distributive justice, interdisciplinary approaches to tax issues, and so on.

The deadline for submissions is before midnight (Eastern Time) Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

To submit your proposal, please follow the instructions immediately below.

To log in:

  • Log in
  • After you've logged in, you will probably see a screen labeled "Step 1 of 1: Volunteer Request."  (I say "probably" because it is unclear whether the screen that popped up after I logged in is aimed at all participants or only at previous years' chairs and discussants.)  Whether or not you choose to volunteer as a chair/discussant will have no impact on your submission to us.
  • Even if you do not choose any boxes on that page, you will need to click the blue "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.

To submit your paper (or other) proposal:

  • After you've logged in, on the gray "Submission" panel in the middle of the screen, click "Submissions."
  • Click the blue "Create Submission" button on the lower-right corner of the next screen.
  • On the next screen, fill in the "Title" box.  Below that, your "Submission type" should be "Paper Submission."  When you selection "Paper Submission," a drop-down menu appears that asks for the CRN number.  You should choose CRN 31, then click the blue "Save" button.
  • After that, complete your submission by clicking on the tabs for "2. Participant(s)," "3. Proposal," and "4. Keywords."  Be sure to click "Save" after filling in each page.
  • Please use "Taxation, Social Security, Fiscal Policies" as your Primary Keyword in "4. Keywords."  If you want to choose a secondary keyword, you are free to do so.  Again, click "Save."
  • The "5. Preview" screen will allow you to check the information you've entered.
  • At "6. Finalize," click the box for "Yes, I am ready to submit my submission," and then click the "Finalize" Button.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: You will receive an email with the subject line: "LSA 2019 - Paper Submission has been received"  Please forward that email to me, so that we'll know that you've submitted a proposal for our panels.  If you do not do that, there is a possibility that we will not be informed about your submission and will therefore not include it on one of our panels.

Immediately after the November 7 deadline for proposals has passed, my co-chairs and I will organize the papers into full sessions.

Your paper need not yet be written, and the only requirement (other than submitting a 100-250 word abstract through the submission system) is that you have at least something (an outline, a first draft, etc.) that you can send to your session chair by about 30 days before the meetings (which means late April 2019).

Note also that each participant is limited to ONE participation as a Paper Presenter OR a Roundtable Participant.  You will, however, be able to act as a chair/discussant in as many sessions as you like.  Please let me know in a separate email if you are interested in serving as a chair/discussant.

We look forward to seeing you at another great Law & Society conference.

Neil (speaking also for Jennifer and Mirit)

Law, Society, and Taxation co-chairs:
Jennifer Bird-Pollan
University of Kentucky

Neil H. Buchanan
George Washington University

Mirit Eyal-Cohen
University of Alabama

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