Call for Papers
Yale Law School is proud to host its Sixth Annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference,
which will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, 2016, in
New Haven, Connecticut. The conference aims to provide doctoral
students and recent graduates with a forum to present, share and debate their
work. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate dialogue across diverse
subject areas and methodological approaches, with a view towards fostering a
community of legal scholars.
The conference is open to all current doctoral candidates, in law or related
disciplines, and to those who completed their doctorate during the 2015-2016
academic year. We welcome submissions engaging any area of law. Papers will
be selected based on quality and their capacity to provoke thoughtful debate with
We regret that we are unable to provide financial assistance to attend the
conference. There is no obligation, or mechanism, to publish with us. We want to
provide an environment of feedback and support for your current work. All papers
will be assigned a discussant, and we kindly ask accepted speakers also to discuss
If you would like to present a paper at this year's Doctoral Scholarship
Conference, please apply at the conference website listed below no later than
August 1, 2016. Your proposal should consist of an extended abstract of 500-750
words and a detailed table of contents of not more than 250 words. Please also
submit a brief biography as indicated on the form. (Do not e-mail your proposal.)
Selected applicants will be informed of acceptance by September 1, 2016.
Presenters must submit their papers of up to 10,000 words in length (12,000
including footnotes) by October 25, 2016.
For any questions, contact doctoralconference.law[at]yale.edu.
The Doctoral Scholarship Conference is sponsored by the Graduate Programs
Office at Yale Law School.