Publication Opportunities & Conferences

Work-in-Progress Workshop

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
February 23-24, 2018
Princeton University
Interested authors should submit papers to Kim Lane Scheppele at Deadline: January 8, 2018.

Upcoming National Conferences and Calls for Papers


Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States
Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
January 26, 2018

Fake News and “Weaponized Defamation”: Global Perspectives
Southwestern Law School
January 26, 2018

Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA, Jan. 3-6 2018


Eve of Disruption. Courageously Meeting the Higher Education Challenges in Times of Transition.
Stetson University College of Law
February 1-5, 2018

An Even More Perfect Union: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
Duke University School of Law
February 2, 2018

Younger Comparativists Committee Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law 
Fordham University School of Law
February 2-3, 2018
Abstracts Due: October 20, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law
The South Carolina Law Review will host its 2018 Symposium on February 9, 2018, at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The symposium will focus on “Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law” and will specifically examine the implications of artificial intelligence on the practice of law, legal professionalism, and legal ethics. The practice of law will change dramatically in the coming years, and the advent of programs such as Ross Intelligence, IBM’s Watson Intelligence, LexMachina, and Codex will potentially reshape the future of the legal profession.
The future of artificial intelligence and its effect on the law is certain to impact the legal job market. However, potential job losses may be offset by growth in legal tech jobs. How will this shape the legal marketplace across the country? How can law firms ensure they will stay afloat through this dramatic shift in the everyday practice of law? How will this new high tech legal market change the manner in which lawyers provide services to clients? These issues and more will be addressed during the South Carolina Law Review’s 2018 Symposium.

The South Carolina Law Review seeks thoughtful, insightful, and original papers addressing the broad range of topics related to Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law. Interested authors should submit a 500-word abstract to with the subject line “A.I. and the Law” by September 30, 2017, for consideration. Interdisciplinary works are welcome from academic professors or legal practitioners. If selected, a completed paper (6,000–18,000 words) will be due to the South Carolina Law Review Editorial Board by January 1, 2018. Contact: (cc:

Federalism in an Age of Polarization
Stanford Law School
February 9-10, 2018

Appalachian Justice Symposium
West Virginia University College of Law
February 23-24, 2018


Tenth Annual Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal Seminar
Texas Tech University School of Law
March 2, 2018

Health Care Compliance
Mitchell Hamline Law
March 16, 2018
Abstracts due: October 31 (publication opportunity in Mitchell Hamline Law Review)

Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities-Twenty-First Annual Conference
Georgetown Law
March 16-17, 2018
Proposal deadline: November 1

National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
March 16-17, 2018
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts
American University Washington College of Law
March 23-24, 2018
Abstracts Due: September 15, 2017

The American Addiction: A Pathways Approach to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
University of Memphis Law Review, March 2018 Symposium
Manuscripts Due: December 1, 2017:


Terry v. Ohio at 50: Considering the Past, Present and Future of Stop-and-Frisk
University of Idaho College of Law
April 6, 2018
Abstracts Due: July 31, 2017

Police Brutality: Its Chilling Effect and Innovative Solutions
Seattle University School of Law
April 6, 2018
Submit by email your presentation proposal, including the title, authors, and abstract, to with the subject line: Symposium Proposal. Proposal Submission Deadline: January 10th, 2018

Intellectual Property Scholarship Redux Conference
University of New Hampshire, School of Law
April 7, 2018
Proposals due: January 31 (publication opportunity in IDEA: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property):

Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law
Northeastern University School of Law
April 13, 2018

The Fair Housing Act @ 50: Renewing Our Commitment to Housing Equity
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
April 20, 2018
Please let us know if you are interested in speaking on a panel. Also, please send us the category of questions you would like to address (listed above) and a one-paragraph bio. Although we are not requiring papers, we do hope to publish essays and articles addressed to the foregoing questions in the UDC Law Review. If you would like to contribute to the publication, please let us know. Contact: Professors Norrinda Hayat ( and Philip Lee (

21st Annual UNC Tax Symposium
UNC Business School
April 20-21, 2018
Proposal deadline: December 15

Gender Sidelining Symposium
California Western School of Law
April 26-27, 2018
Proposals due: November 17

Inequality and the Future of Family Law
University of Minnesota Law School
April 27, 2018
Abstracts due: February 1

Symposium on Personalized Law:
University of Chicago Law Review
April 27-28, 2018
Proposals Due: September 30, 2017


Bioip Faculty Workshop
Georgia State University, College of Law and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, May 3-4, 2018
Abstracts and CV Due: October 2, 2017:


To Teach is to Learn Twice: Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education
Emory University School of Law
June 1-2, 2018

Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School will host its annual conference on the subject of Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics on June 1, 2018. Abstracts are due October 15, 2017. A detailed call for abstracts is available on the conference website.

Law and Society 2018 Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada
June 7-8, 2018
Deadline for proposals has been extended to October 23

International Restorative Justice Conference
Vermont Law School
June 28–30, 2018
Proposals for the International Restorative Justice Conference should be no longer than 500 words and may be submitted electronically to the attention of Stephanie Clark by emailing no later than midnight EST on January 15, 2018. Please include the subject line on your proposal: Global Unity and Healing Conference 2018.