If you plan to present a paper at the upcoming Law & Society Annual Meeting in Boston, May 30-June 2, 2013, I encourage you to consider
submitting your abstract or panel proposal to the LSA Collaborative
Research Network (CRN 37 Private Practice Lawyers). This tradition of
organizing panels on the legal profession began seven years ago. The
advantage of this approach is that we can schedule several topically
related panels without incurring scheduling conflicts. More
importantly, over the years, we have developed a true community of
scholars. This year Hannah Brenner (my colleague and co-director of the Kelley Institute
of Ethics & the Legal Profession here at MSU Law) and I will be putting the
panels together collaboratively.
If you would like your paper included, or if you have a panel that you'd like to make sure does not conflict with others on the legal profession, please submit your abstract or panel description by email to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than next Monday, November 26 at noon EST.
We will organize the papers thematically (heeding your suggestions) and get your
approval no later than November 29. We will submit the panels to L&S on
November 30 and forward the session numbers to you so you can submit your
proposed papers as “assigned papers” via the usual LSA registration by the
December 4 deadline.
Please remember that the rules changed in 2012. Everyone can only present one paper at the conference. All panels must have at least 4 participants/papers and if we have less than 5 people/papers on a panel, the LSA will place others onto our panels. Panels must have one chair and may also have one discussant. For more on the LSA participation rules, see here: http://www.lawandsociety.org/boston2013/proposals.html