LISBON 2022

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts are an important tool in putting together the program for the 2022 Global Meeting. The Program Committee will review all abstracts to determine acceptance and group together papers into panels that are coherent and relevant to an intellectual theme. The more thoughtful, concise, and clear the abstracts are, the easier it will be to assemble our program.

General Guidelines

  • 850 character max for session descriptions
  • 2000 character max for individual abstract descriptions
  • Use clear, concrete language
  • Individual abstracts can be submitted in English or Portuguese
  • Session abstracts must be in English but can be presented in other languages, as long as all papers in the session are in that same language

Suggested Outline
for Paper Abstracts

General Guidelines

  • 2000 character max for individual abstract descriptions
  • Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the research using no more than 300 characters. The title will play a major role in assigning your paper to a relevant panel.
  • State the problem or research question, with specific references to the relevant prior research.
  • State the main point or argument of the presentation.
  • If your research presents the results of an empirical study, explicitly indicate the nature of the empirical materials you have or will be collecting, as well as the specific hypothesis to be tested.
  • If you have completed data collection, report what results you have obtained.
  • State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future development of the field of law and society and, if applicable, to the conference theme.
  • When you submit your abstract to the website, please identify primary and secondary keywords that most align with your topic’s general area and the methodology you use.
  • If you are a member of a CRN or IRC, please include that information as well.

Note: While the panels will be predominantly in English, we also welcome submissions of complete panels in languages other than English. These panels must be submitted in groups of four or five papers. Unfortunately, we cannot accept unassigned papers in languages other than English or Portuguese.

A Suggested Outline
for Roundtable Presentations

In a roundtable, there are no formal papers. Instead, a group of scholars exchange views on a particular theme, followed by questions and statements from the audience. Here is a suggested abstract outline:

General Guidelines

  • 850 characters or less maximum for session description
  • Choose a title for the roundtable that clearly indicates the topic in no more than 300 characters.
  • Identify the problem, the issue, or the subject of the roundtable.
  • Explain the importance of the subject. Include how it relates to the theme of the conference, or to law and society themes in general.
  • Explain what you would like the roundtable to accomplish.
  • Mention the different points of view and aspects of the subject that you would like the panel to represent.
  • When you submit your abstract to the website, please identify primary and secondary keywords that most align with your topic’s general area.
  • If you are a member of a CRN or IRC, please include that information as well.

Note: While the panels will be predominantly in English, we also welcome the submission of complete panels that will be in languages other than English or Portuguese.

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