TO: Constitutional Law Professors
FROM: Planning Committee for the 2008 AALS Conference on Constitutional Law
SUBJECT: Call for Papers
The 2008 AALS Conference on Constitutional Law will be held at the AALS Mid-Year Meeting on June 3-6, 2008, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. In recognition of the growing significance of positive legal scholarship in the development of constitutional law and theory, the Committee has designated one session of the conference for the presentation of papers devoted to this topic. Up to four papers will be selected for presentation. Papers will be presented at moderated, concurrent sessions. The faculty members chosen must register for the Conference and will be responsible for their own travel and other expenses.
Topic: Papers must discuss or (preferably) demonstrate how empirical and/or positive legal scholarship can inform constitutional theory or doctrine.
Paper Requirements: Works-in-progress will be accepted, although fully completed papers will be given preference. If a work-in-progress is selected for presentation, it is expected that a full paper will be available for distribution prior to the conference date.
Papers should not exceed 25,000 words. Papers that will be published prior to Fall 2007 are not eligible. Papers accepted for publication but not published prior to Fall 2007 are eligible.
Deadline: All papers must be received no later than December 15, 2007. Authors whose papers are selected for presentation will be notified no later than March 31, 2008. The faculty members chosen must register for the Conference and presenters will be responsible for their own travel and other expenses.
Please e-mail your submissions to Gehan Girguis, AALS Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Con Law Call for Papers" noted in the subject line of your message. Attach separately a brief cover letter including your name, contact information, and the title of your submission. Please delete from your submission itself any information identifying you or your school affiliation.