Types of Submissions Accepted

The  Program Committee recognizes the importance of engaging the audience in a compelling manner, and we envision a conference that is dynamic, innovative, and interactive. Individual Paper Submissions and Sessions can be submitted by individual participants, informal groups of scholars, a Collaborative Research Network (CRN), an International Research Collaborative (IRC), a RCSL Working Group (WG), or be organized by the Program Committee.

In order to stimulate intellectual exchange, we urge that panels be diverse in their composition by including, for example, participants from different countries, disciplines, and intellectual traditions as well as of different ages, career stages, gender, and race/ethnicity.

We also encourage proposals that are not constrained by the usual categories. We recommend scholars interested in proposing a session with a creative format to consult with the Program Committee co-chairs and the LSA Executive Office (warren@lawandsociety.org) in advance of submitting their proposal.

Individual Paper Submission

The Program Committee welcomes any scholar studying sociolegal studies to submit a paper proposal. Paper proposal submissions may be made by individuals looking to the Program Committee to assign their paper to a session, or as part of a pre-organized session. Paper proposals must be submitted and finalized prior to being able to be assigned to any session.

Click here and follow the instructions for an Individual Paper Proposal.

Participant submitted session proposals tend to follow four formats:

Click here and follow the instructions to submit a Session.

Sessions Organized by the Program Committee

Professional Development Sessions - Panels address career development and enhance opportunities within the field of Socio-Legal Studies.

Plenary Sessions - The Program Committee develop these sessions based on the meeting theme.

Public Outreach Sessions - These sessions address communicating with non-scholarly audiences, such as policy makers or the general public.


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