Neil Buchanan (Florida) has issued his annual call for tax papers and panels for next year's annual meeting of the Law & Society Association in Denver (May 28 - 31, 2020):
For the sixteenth year in a row, I will organize sessions for the Law, Society, and Taxation group (Collaborative Research Network 31). For the fourth year in a row, I am pleased to be joined (or, more accurately, carried) 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 ("Rule and Resistance"). We will give full consideration to proposals in any area of tax law, tax policy, distributive justice, interdisciplinary scholarship, and so on.
The deadline for submissions is before midnight (Eastern Time) Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Please be aware that the online submission system looks very much like it did last year, but there have been some changes. Therefore, please follow the instructions below carefully.
To log in:
- Log in at "Submission Sign In": https://ww2.aievolution.com/lsa2001/index.cfm
- 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 how we handle your submission.
- 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, enter the title of your paper in the "Title" box. Below that, your "Submission Type" should be "Individual Paper." When you select "Individual Paper," a drop-down menu appears that asks for the CRN number. You should choose CRN 31, then click the blue "Save" button.
- After that, continue your submission by clicking on the red tabs for "2. Participant(s)," "3. Proposal" (by which they appear to mean the abstract) and "4. Methodology," filling in the requested information for each category. Be sure to click "Save" after filling in each page.
- **** Note that the "Methodology" tab is new this year. The site provides no information or guidance about what that word means in this context. I simply entered the words "Legal scholarship" and hit the blue "Save" button.
- For "5. Keywords," please use "Taxation, Social Security, Fiscal Policies" as your Primary Keyword. If you want to choose a secondary keyword, you are free to do so. Again, click "Save." -- Clicking the "6. Preview" button invokes a pop-up screen showing the information that you've entered.
- At "7. Finalize," click the box for "Yes, I am ready to submit my submission," and then click the "Finalize" Button.
- And you're done! You can sign out or just close the tab/screen.
SPECIAL NOTE: In previous years, I have asked you to forward to me the confirmation email that the system generates. Starting this year, we DO NOT need you to do that anymore, because the information will be sent to us by the Law & Society office.
Immediately after the November 13 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 the proposal 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 30 days before the meeting (which means late April 2020).
Note also that each participant is limited to ONE participation as a Paper Presenter OR a Roundtable Participant (or Author or Salon Presenter). You will, however, be able to act as a chair/discussant in as many sessions as you like, and participation in author-meets-reader sessions does not count as your participation.
Finally, please send me an 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:
University of Kentucky
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida
University of Alabama