From the International Association of Legal Ethics -- Call for Submissions
Submissions are now invited for the Biennial IAOLE Deborah Rhode Prize for the best legal ethics paper by an early career scholar.
The Deborah Rhode Prize for Early Career Scholars was established by the International Association of Legal Ethics in 2015, and named after the Association’s first President, Professor Deborah L. Rhode of Stanford Law School. The inaugural competition was won by Sarah Winsberg, a JD/PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, for her essay “Attorney ‘mal-practices’: an invisible ethical problem in the early American republic”. The published version can be found in Legal Ethics, vol 19(2), pp.187-2016 (2016).
Submissions are invited on any topic that meets the mission of the international journal Legal Ethics*. Papers must be no more than 10,000 words in length; previously unpublished work, and written in or translated into English. To be considered, papers should be uploaded to the Legal Ethics online submission portal by Friday, 17 August 2018. Please include on the first page of your submission a clear statement that the paper is to be considered for the Deborah Rhode prize and that the author is an early career scholar**.
The winning paper will be announced and prize presented at ILEC VIII. The author will have the opportunity to present the paper at ILEC VIII on a special panel. The paper will be guaranteed publication in Legal Ethics.
*The mission of Legal Ethics is stated as follows:
- “Legal Ethics is an international and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the field of legal ethics.
- The journal provides an intellectual meeting ground for academic lawyers, practitioners and policy-makers to debate developments shaping the ethics of law and its practice at the micro and macro levels.
- Its focus is broad enough to encompass empirical research on the ethics and conduct of the legal professions and judiciary, studies of legal ethics education and moral development, ethics development in contemporary professional practice, the ethical responsibilities of law schools, professional bodies and government, and jurisprudential or wider philosophical reflections on law as an ethical system and on the moral obligations of individual lawyers.”
** ‘Early career scholars’ include those who are up to 5 years post-PhD; those with normally no more than 5 years employment in an academic teaching and/or research position, or those who can make a case that they fit in the early career category for other reasons.