Symposium Proposals and Scholarly Papers

Call for Symposium Proposals for the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

2017 AALS AM
The Association of American Law Schools is pleased to request proposals for the Symposium to be held at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. These programs are full- or half-day sessions focusing on in-depth scholarly exploration of a topic of academic interest.
Symposium proposals should include:

The committee encourages symposium program organizers to arrange for the publications of papers to be published in a journal or edited volume.
In reviewing Symposium Program proposals, the Committee will consider the overall quality of the program, including whether:

Proposals for Symposium programs may reserve one or more spots for participants selected from a call for participation. Participants selected from a call for participation must be identified no later than September 29, 2016.
Proposals are due May 12, 2016 and should be submitted through the online submission form. Please visit to see the full call for open submission programs, and find the link to the online submission form. Questions may be directed to [email protected].

The Anticipatory Self-Defense panel from the Violence and Women symposium at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.

The Anticipatory Self-Defense panel from the Violence and Women symposium at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.


Call for Scholarly Papers for Presentation at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting


In order to foster the next generation of legal scholars and to recognize outstanding legal scholarship, AALS is sponsoring a call for papers for the 32nd annual AALS Scholarly Papers Competition. Full-time law teachers at an AALS Member or fee-paid school for five years or less on July 1, 2016, are invited to submit a paper on a topic related to or concerning law. A committee of established scholars will review the submitted papers with the authors’ identities concealed. Papers that make a substantial contribution to legal literature will be selected for presentation at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in January 2017. To be considered for the competition, an electronic version of the manuscript should be emailed to [email protected] no later than August 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern. For more information, please visit


Jill Fraley, Washington and Lee University School of Law, accepts the 2016 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition Award.

AALS Associate Director Regina F. Burch presents 2016 Scholarly Papers Competition award to Jill M. Fraley, Washington and Lee School of Law.