Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Call For Symposium Proposals: Columbia And California Law Reviews

Columbia Law ReviewColumbia Law Review Call for Symposium & Timeline:
We are currently accepting symposium proposals for an event in November 2020. Please send all proposals to We will be making a determination in April 2020 regarding which, if any, proposals will be accepted for an event next fall. If your proposal is selected, there will be an accompanying issue of the Columbia Law Review dedicated to publication of the work generated by the symposium.

Proposal Requirements:
Proposals should include a detailed 2-3 page explanation of:

  • the proposed topic;
  • the reasons for convening a symposium now;
  • the proposed structure of panels at a live event;
  • a list of participants, including both individuals who have already confirmed they can participate or those that an organizer anticipates asking to participate; and
  • any available sources of funding for the live event.*

*Please note that additional funding is not required for the submission of a proposal, but it is encouraged as it helps defray the costs for the live event for the Law Review.

California Law Review 4Symposium Proposals:
The California Law Review hosts events that address timely issues in legal scholarship and practice. We will begin receiving symposium proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year on January 1, 2020. Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2020.

Submission Requirements:
In addition to a written proposal, please also submit an addendum that clearly addresses the following elements:

  1. A tentative list of symposium speakers.
  2. An anticipated budget and source of funding. Financial and logistical arrangements will not be the responsibility of the California Law Review.
  3. The names and contact information of two point people with whom the California Law Review can communicate regarding logistics, travel, and organization.
  4. A mechanism for ensuring author accountability for quality of publication and deadlines.
  5. An acknowledgment that publication is not guaranteed to any speaker and that the California Law Review has full discretion in selecting the pieces, if any, to publish.
  6. A tentative timeline and date for the symposium (symposium must take place in the 2020-2021 academic year).
  7. A description of how this symposium is timely and fosters diversity of legal scholarship.

(Hat Tip: Bridget Crawford)

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