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Call for Applications: Law and Society Association Junior Scholars Workshop

January 15

The Law and Society Association is pleased to accept applications for the 2019 Junior Scholar Workshop. The workshop will begin mid-day on Tuesday, May 28, and continue through the day on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The workshop immediately precedes the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in Washington DC.

We invite applications from junior scholars in any field whose scholarly interests involve socio-legal studies. Specifically, we welcome applications from graduate students (including advanced law students), post-doctoral fellows, and assistant professors (or other pre-tenure faculty). The program will consist of panel presentations on professional development topics, breakout sessions to discuss participant’s research in small groups, and informal discussions over shared meals. The goals are to build intellectual community among the emerging next generation of Law and Society scholars, to foster collegial networks between junior scholars, and to promote constructive dialogue among participants and workshop facilitators about junior scholars’ individual research projects.

Previously, the Junior Scholars Workshop entailed separate Graduate Student Workshop and Early Career Workshop. Recognizing the continuity in challenges and opportunities facing graduate students and early career scholars, as well as the importance of encouraging connections across ranks, this year, we have combined these workshops into one workshop in which a range of junior scholars can learn and discuss together.

Note that an individual student may only participate in two workshops during his/her graduate career and two workshops during his/her early career. For those not reimbursed by their home institution for airfare and lodging expenses, LSA will offer up to $300 for participants from the US and up to $650 for international participants toward the costs of attending the workshop. Although membership in LSA is not required, members will be given priority. Registration for the annual meeting is required (NB: registration deadline is 2/1 for participants on the meeting program).

Please complete the following submission form by January 15 to be a part of the 2019 Junior Scholar Workshop. The LSA workshops have a competitive application process, and those applicants selected as members of the cohort will be informed prior to February 1, 2019.

Applications require: 

  • Application form
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • 1-2 page letter describing the applicant’s research interests (including an in-progress paper, chapter, or proposal/prospectus, a draft of which they would like to present at the workshop), current status in the applicant’s career stage (i.e., current stage in graduate school, duration of post-doc, year as faculty), and how attending the Workshop will benefit the applicant.

All supporting documents must be submitted in English and be in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.