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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

CrimFest in the Time of Corona

For obvious reasons, CrimFest--the annual workshop and gathering of criminal law professors--will not be held in person this summer.

Instead, of trying to move a 150+ person conference online, we are going to facilitate a semi-structured paper swap.  While the swap is obviously not a substitute for the conference itself, my hope is that it will help provide at least some of the benefits of CrimFest --- namely,  giving us a mid-summer us a writing deadline, letting us learn about what others are writing, and allowing us to get feedback from others who are writing and researching similar topics. 

Everyone who signs up for the swap will be expected to send their draft to others no later than July 1; and they will also be expected to return comments to others no later than July 15.  People can swap with as many or as few people as they'd like.  And the two week turnaround for comments should be flexible enough to allow all of us to balance our other responsibilities. 

If you are interested in participating, please email me at [email protected] no later than April 24.  Please put "CrimFest Swap" in the subject line of your email, and I will reply with more details.

Posted by Carissa Byrne Hessick on April 7, 2020 at 03:37 PM in Carissa Byrne Hessick, Criminal Law | Permalink


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