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LAW STUDENT PAPERS: 2015 International Association of Judges Student Writing Competition

Do you know someone who is excelling in law school? We’re looking for young advocates for the LGBT community who are interested in pursuing a career on the bench. Nominations are now open for the International Association of LGBT Judges’ Writing Competition, created to honor law students with a commitment to equality in the judiciary. The award provides an exciting opportunity for law students to speak directly to members of the United States judiciary. Students are invited to submit papers on one of the following topics: 1) Diversity on the bench; or 2) Judicial or legal ethics around LGBT issues.  Nominees must attend the 2015 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair and be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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WORK IN THE SOUTH: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage

The Workplace Justice Project in cooperation with the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law invites you to submit a proposal for the 2015 Conference: WORK IN THE SOUTH: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage which will be held on March 6 -7 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Loyola College of Law. Accepted applicants will have their proposals published in the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law and may be offered the opportunity to present their work in one of three conference panels on March 6, 2015. CFP due no later than 1/12/2015

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The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom – a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication–seeks scholarly articles for its 2015 issue. The Journal of Academic Freedom welcomes essays on Steven Salaita’s “de-hiring” by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the aftermath of the decision by the UIUC chancellor Phyllis Wise and the board of trustees to withdraw the offer of a tenured position int he Native American Indian Studies Program.

The Salatia case raises serious issues related to the AAUP’s 2011 recommendations on the hiring of…

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Now, as we prepare for our 2015 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, we invite reflection on the history of the AAUP and the future of our core values of academic freedom and shared governance.

We invite presentation proposals on all topics of interest to a diverse, multidisciplinary higher education audience, but special consideration will be given to those that work within the centennial themes:

  • AAUP History: history of a chapter, a conference, an issue, or a constituency within the AAUP; the changing face of AAUP membership; diversity and AAUP history.
  • Academic Freedom: how best to protect it for all faculty, current challenges to academic freedom, academic freedom and specific groups (such as librarians or graduate students).
  • Shared Governance: organizing to defend the faculty voice, its relationship to AAUP chapters, participation by specific groups.

The AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be held June 11–14, 2015, in conjunction with the AAUP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Proposals will be accepted through December 10.

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The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for our 2014-2015 volume.  We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like to take part in the conversation of the evolution of law and its impact on citizens.

We currently have five total openings for articles for the two general issues of our volume.  As a Journal that centers in large part on the Public Interest, we would be happy to accept and review articles on a broad range of topics that affect citizens on a national level or in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For a sense of what we are seeking for our general issues, please feel free to visit

We are also seeking articles to coincide with our Symposium Issue.  The topic of our Symposium is the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Papers for the Symposium may be retrospective, forward looking, or both.

If you would like to submit an article for review and possibly publication, or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Lead Articles Editors – Rich Forzani and Hillary Wallace.  They can be reached, respectively, at and


The University of California Davis School of Law will host the ClassCrits VII Workshop on November 14-15, 2014.  A Call for Papers & Participation will be circulated in early March.  As in past years, the Workshop will also extend a special invitation to junior scholars (graduate students and non-tenured faculty members) to submit proposals for works in progress.  For more information about ClassCrits and past ClassCrits Workshops, go to