Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

AALS Call For Papers: New Voices In Taxation

AALS (2018)

Call For Papers: New Voices in Taxation Panel
AALS Section on Taxation/2021 Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Taxation is pleased to announce the following Call for Papers. Selected papers will be presented at a works-in-progress session at the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting from January 5 through 9. While AALS has not made a decision about whether the conference will be held in person, selected presenters will have the opportunity to present remotely. This program will provide panelists the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from senior colleagues in the field.

Eligibility: Scholars teaching at AALS member schools or non-member fee-paid schools with seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience as of the submission deadline are eligible to submit papers. (Non-tenure track teaching fellowships count for this deadline.). For co-authored papers, all authors must satisfy the eligibility criteria. While we welcome submissions from previous panelists, we will give a preference to scholars whose work has not been selected for a previous new voices panel.

Due date: 5 p.m. PDT, Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Form and length of submission: We invite the submission of drafts of academic articles in the areas of tax law, tax policy, and related fields. We welcome drafts at various stages of completion, including incomplete drafts at early stages of development, more complete drafts that have not yet been submitted for publication consideration, drafts that have been submitted for publication consideration, and drafts that have secured publication offers. However, drafts may not have been published at the time of the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting (January 2021). We welcome legal scholarship across a wide variety of methodological approaches, including empirical, doctrinal, socio-legal, critical, comparative, economic, and other approaches.

While we have always welcomed the submission of early stage drafts, we want to highlight that our selection process this year will reflect our awareness that in this particular climate, many scholars face unusual and significant hurdles in finding time to do academic work. We encourage eligible scholars to err on the side of submission. As noted below, there will be time to revise submissions before they are circulated to commentators and posted as part of the panel.

Submission method: Papers should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to Professor Erin Adele Scharff by 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The subject line should read “AALS Tax Section CFP Submission.” The cover email should state the author’s institution, number of years of full-time teaching experience, whether the paper has been submitted for publication consideration, and whether the paper has been accepted for publication.

Submission review: Papers will be selected after review by the AALS Tax Section Committee. Authors whose papers are selected for presentation will be notified in September.

Additional information: By submitting a paper for consideration, you agree to attend the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting Works-in-Progress Session should your paper be selected for presentation, whether in-person or remotely. Call-for-Papers presenters will be responsible for paying their own AALS registration fee and travel expenses, should they be necessary. Authors whose papers are selected will need to submit a complete draft by Friday, December 11, 2020.

Inquiries about this Call for Papers should be submitted to: AALS Tax Section Chair Erin Scharff, ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

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