Types of Submissions Accepted

In an effort to provide a dynamic, innovative, and interactive conference, the Program Committee seeks out engaging and compelling material that represents a wide range of sociolegal scholarship. This includes both individual papers and organized sessions. Sessions may be submitted by individual organizers, informal groups of scholars, Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs), or International Research Collaboratives (IRCs). Individual papers can be submitted as part of an organized session, or they can be grouped with other papers on related topics.

Since our mission is to stimulate intellectual exchange, we encourage panels to be diverse in their composition. This means including participants from different countries, disciplines, and intellectual traditions, as well as representing a wide range of ages, career stages, gender, and race/ethnicity. Please connect with individual paper authors if you wish to include them in a session you’re forming.

The default language for individual presentations will be English.

We have a list of categories for submissions, but they are not restrictive. We welcome any creative proposals, even ones that are outside of our suggested categories and meeting theme. Scholars interested in proposing a session with a creative format are encouraged to consult with the Program Committee and the LSA Executive Office before submitting their proposal.

Sessions Organized by the Program Committee

Development Sessions

Professional Development Sessions (previously referred to as Public Outreach Sessions) have panels that address career development and opportunities within the field of Socio-Legal Studies.  If you have an idea for a Professional Development Panel, please email the description and list of participants to the LSA Executive Office by February 15.


The Program Committee puts on a single or a series of Plenary Sessions that are tied to the overall theme of the meeting.


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