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Friday, May 25, 2018

Junior Faculty Law and STEM Forum - Call for Papers

The Northwestern, Penn and Stanford Law Schools are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on September 28-29, 2018. The Forum is dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the intersection of Law and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM).

Additional information under the fold.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15.

Twelve to twenty young scholars will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Northwestern, Penn, and
Stanford, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. Participating junior faculty are expected to stay for the full duration of the Forum.

Our goal is to promote interdisciplinary research exploring how developments in STEM are affecting law and vice versa. Preference will be given to papers with the strong interdisciplinary approaches integrating these two areas of study.

The Forum invites submissions on any topic related to the intersection of law and any STEM field. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

• Artificial intelligence
• Autonomous vehicles
• Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies
• Computational law
• Customized medicine
• Genetics and epigenetics
• Machine learning and predictive analytics
• Nanotechnology
• Online security and privacy
• Regulation of online platforms
• Robotics
• Synthetic biology

There is no publication commitment and previously published work isn’t eligible for presentation.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. school of higher education in a tenured or tenure-track position and must have received their first tenure-track appointment no more than seven years before the conference. American citizens or permanent residents teaching abroad are also eligible to submit 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 2008. We accept jointly authored submissions so long as the presenting coauthor is individually eligible to participate in the Forum and none of the other coauthors has taught in a tenured or tenure-track position for more than seven years. Papers that will be published prior to the meeting in September 28-29, 2018, are not eligible. Authors may submit more than one paper, but no author will be allowed to present more than one paper.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Electronic submissions should be sent to Law-STEM Junior Faculty Forum. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15, 2018. Please remove all references to the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email a cover note listing your name, the title of your paper, and the general topic under which your paper falls.
Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Professor David Schwartz and the email account for the Forum.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to David Schwartz at the Northwestern University School of Law, Christopher Yoo at the University of
Pennsylvania Law School, or Mark Lemley at Stanford Law School.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on May 25, 2018 at 02:59 PM | Permalink


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