AALS Call for Papers: New Voices in Human Rights

From the AALS International Human Rights Law Section:

The International Human Rights Law Section is reminding interested individuals that it will repeat its popular “New Voices” program to assist faculty members and other scholars who have not previously had an opportunity to present a scholarly paper at an AALS annual meeting. The program will be Friday, January 4, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This is considered by many to be a “prime time slot” at the AALS annual meeting, during which new scholars will summarize recent scholarship and academic works in progress. Individuals who are interested in being considered for the “New Voices” panel should submit an abstract of one to three pages describing their research or scholarship.

Abstracts of one to three pages of a topic for presentation should be submitted by Wednesday, October 10, 2007 to Mark E. Wojcik at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604, or by email (preferred) at 7wojcik@jmls.edu. This is an extension of the previous deadline, which was September 26, 2007. Abstracts will be reviewed by a special committee and selections made for the final program presentation. We hope to maximize the number of possible presenters.

A completed paper is not necessary, only the abstract setting forth the main ideas of the presenter. The committee hopes that eliminating the requirement of submitting a finalized paper will encourage the submission this year of more “works-in-progress” and will also allow the final papers to incorporate comments and answer questions raised during the “New Voices” panel. This is expected to be a popular and supportive panel to promote human rights scholarship. Proposals chosen will have about 10 minutes to present their paper, to be followed by discussion of all the presentations.

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