LISBON 2022

Types of Submissions

We accept a wide variety of submissions for the conference. Here are the different types of submissions we consider.

Individual Paper Submission

The Program Committee welcomes paper proposals from any scholar studying sociolegal topics. Paper proposals can be submitted as part of a pre-organized session, or the Program Committee can assign it to one for you once it is finalized.

Paper Sessions

Paper Sessions are collections of scholarly papers organized around a common theme.

Requirements

  • 4 to 5 paper presenters
  • 1 Chair and 1 Discussant.
    • The Chair and Discussant can be the same person, if needed.
  • Paper sessions last 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Roundtable Session

A Roundtable is a discussion-centered session that is organized around a common theme. They do not require papers to be presented. Roundtables are the most flexible format offered at the meeting — participants can organize debates, visual and musical performances, workshops, films, or any other innovative format.

Requirements

  • 4 – 8 Participants
  • 1 Chair
  • Roundtable sessions last 1 hour and 45 minutes

Author Meets Reader Session (AMR)

An Author-Meets-Reader (AMR) is a session between the author (or authors) of a recently published scholarly book, three designated “readers” who provide comments, and a session chair. AMR panels are limited to books published in the year prior to the upcoming Global Conference.

​In keeping with the nature of law and society scholarship and the 2022 conference theme, the Program Committee encourages AMR submissions that are cross-disciplinary and international in scope. We especially encourage proposals that involve attendees from outside the U.S., and those that include multiple books (up to three) that can have three readers for each book, where appropriate. Textbooks, case studies, or edited volumes for AMRs are ineligible.

Requirements

  • Discussion focused on one or more sociolegal scholarly books
  • At least 1 author
  • 1 chair, 3 readers
  • All books discussed must have copyright in the calendar year 2021
  • AMRs are 1 hour and 45 minutes in length

CRN New Books in the Field

Introduced for the 2016 Annual Meeting, the CRN New Books in the Field Session is an opportunity for CRN’s to introduce several new books in one session. Book titles and authors will be listed in the program, as well as the chair/facilitator of the session.

Requirements

  • The session must be proposed by a CRN
  • There must be a minimum of five books published during the timeframe (the 2021 calendar year plus January through May of 2022)
  • Unlike AMR sessions, these sessions will not include Readers.
  • These sessions are exempt from the Participation Limit.
  • CRN’s may request that a CRN Book Introduction Session be one of their non-concurrent panels.
  • Inclusion in a CRN Book Introduction Session does not preclude a 2020 book from being proposed for an AMR for this year or a 2021 book from being proposed for an AMR next year.
  • These sessions last 1 hour and 45 minutes
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