Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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

Law & SocietyNeil Buchanan (Florida) has issued his annual call for tax papers and panels for next year's annual meeting of the Law & Society Association in San Juan (June 1 - 4, 2023):

The Law & Society Association (LSA) will host its next annual meeting from June 1 - 4, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  For the nineteenth year in a row, I am organizing sessions for the "Law, Society, and Taxation" group (Collaborative Research Network 31).  For the seventh year in a row, Professors Jennifer Bird-Pollan and Mirit Eyal-Cohen are willing to work tirelessly as co-organizers to make our conference-within-a-conference a continuing success.

Under our signatures below, I've copied the Call for Papers email that LSA sent last week.  Note that all sessions in San Juan will be entirely live -- that is, there will be no online sessions or virtual participation of any kind at next year's conference.  Law & Society goes old school!

This year's official conference theme, "Separate and Unequal," happens to overlap with much of the work that you all have been presenting at Law & Society conferences over the years.  Even so, 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 scholarship, and so on.

The deadline for submissions is November 8, 2022 at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (United States and Canada).  That is barely more than six weeks from today!

Because there will be no virtual participation at the conference, the Law & Society office has decided to bring back the online submission system that it used before the pandemic.  I am aware that some of you have had difficulties with that interface over the years, even though it has been significantly improved compared to the early days (which admittedly isn't saying much).  I have thus put together the following detailed instructions that, I hope, will allow you to submit your proposals with minimal frustration:

  • In the Call for Papers email below, click the ">> Submit and Abstract or Session!" button.
  • If you do not already have an account, you should click "Forgot your password?" in the lower-left corner of the screen.  On the next page, click "Haven't registered yet?" under the blue "Sign in" banner on the right.
  • Once you've signed in, click "Submission" under "Submissions" (no, that's not a typo).  Then click "Create Submission" in the blue-green button on the lower right of the screen.
  • After filling in the Title on the next screen, click the pull-down menu to choose "Individual Paper."  Now click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.
    • Note: If you want to organize your own full session to be included with our CRN's sessions -- which we certainly welcome -- you should not choose "Individual Paper" but instead should choose from among the other options (author-meets-reader sessions, etc.).
  • Special Notes re tab 4 ("Keyword and CRNs"):
    • Please choose "Taxation, Social Security, Fiscal Policies" as your Primary Keyword.  If you want to choose a secondary keyword, feel free to do so.
    • VERY IMPORTANT: On that same tab 4 ("Keywords and CRNs"), it is essential that you specify "CRN31: Law, Society, and Taxation" from the "CRN (Choose Up To 3)" dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen. You need not choose any other CRN's, but you're free to do so.
    • If you do not specify CRN31, you will not be included in the list of proposals that we receive, and we will thus not know about your submission.
  • After reviewing your information on tab 5, click tab 6 to finalize your submission.

Shortly after the November 8 deadline for proposals has passed, we will organize the papers into full sessions, and I'll send out an email to all participants with a slate of our proposed sessions.

Your paper need not yet be written, and the only requirement (other than submitting the proposal through the online 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 early May 2023).

Note also the following limitations for each participant:

  • One participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, or Author.
  • Unlimited appearances as a Chair and/or Discussant on a session, or an AMR reader.

The Law & Society office tells us that they plan to send "acceptance letters" in December in response to your submissions.

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.  If you know of any colleagues who might be interested in participating (especially those in fields other than tax law who would like to join our interdisciplinary community), feel free to forward this email to them.

Neil (speaking also for Jennifer and Mirit)

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

Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida

Mirit Eyal-Cohen
University of Alabama

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