2024 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

WHEN June 3-4, 2024
WHEREStanford Law School

Request for Submissions

Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 2024 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Stanford Law School on June 3-4, 2024. Twelve to twenty junior scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen, through a double-blind selection process, to present their work at the Forum. A senior scholar will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, senior faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal of the Forum is to promote in-depth discussion on the selected papers and more general reflections on broader methodological issues, as well as to foster a stronger sense of community among American legal scholars, particularly by strengthening ties between new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal theory, and law and humanities topics, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private law and dispute resolution in the next. For the upcoming 2024 meeting, the topics will cover the following areas of the law:

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Contracts and Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business Law
  • Private Law Theory and Comparative Private Law
  • Property, Estates, and Unjust Enrichment
  • Taxation
  • Torts

A jury of accomplished scholars will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment. Stanford Law School will pay presenters’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Authors who teach law in the U.S. in a tenured or tenure-track position and have not been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than seven years are eligible to submit their work. American citizens or permanent residents teaching abroad are also eligible provided that they have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years and that they earned their last degree after 2014. We accept jointly authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the Forum. Papers that will be published prior to the Forum are not eligible. There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. Faculty from Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law Schools are not eligible.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions should be sent to Corissa Paris cparis@law.stanford with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2024. Remove all references to the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email and also as a separate attachment a cover letter listing your name, the title of your paper, your contact email and address through June 2024, and the topic under which your paper falls. Each paper may only be considered under one topic. Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed to Prof. Norman W. Spaulding, nspaulding@law.stanford.edu.

FURTHER INFORMATION: General inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Norman Spaulding (nspaulding@stanford.law.edu) at Stanford Law School, Christine Jolls, (christine.jolls@yale.edu) or Yair Listokin (yair.listokin@yale.edu) at Yale Law School, Matthew Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu) or Rebecca Tushnet (rtushnet@law.harvard.edu) at Harvard Law School.

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