Junior Scholars Workshop

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The Law and Society Association is pleased to announce our Junior Scholar Workshop will begin mid-day on Tuesday, June 5, and continue through the day on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The workshop immediately precedes the 2018 joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

We invite applications from junior scholars in any field whose scholarly interests involve socio-legal studies. Specifically, we welcome applications from graduate students (including advanced law students), post-doctoral fellows, and assistant professors (or other pre-tenure faculty). The program will consist of panel presentations on professional development topics, breakout sessions to discuss participant’s research in small groups, and informal discussions over shared meals. The goals are to build intellectual community among the emerging next generation of Law and Society scholars, to foster collegial networks between junior scholars, and to promote constructive dialogue among participants and workshop facilitators about junior scholars’ individual research projects. 

Previously, the Junior Scholars Workshop entailed separate Graduate Student Workshop and Early Career Workshop. Recognizing the continuity in challenges and opportunities facing graduate students and early career scholars, as well as the importance of encouraging connections across ranks, this year, we have combined these workshops into one workshop in which a range of junior scholars can learn and discuss together. 

Note that an individual student may only participate in two workshops during his/her graduate career and two workshops during his/her early career. For those not reimbursed by their home institution for airfare and lodging expenses, LSA will offer up to $300 for participants traveling from within North America, and $650 for participants traveling from outside North America, (regardless of institutional location), toward the costs of attending the workshop. Membership in LSA or CLSA is not required, but preference will be given to current (2018) members. 

Please complete the following submission form by December 18 to be a part of the 2018 Junior Scholar Workshop. The LSA workshops have a competitive application process, and those applicants selected as members of the cohort will be informed prior to February 1, 2018. 

Applications require: 

  • Application form (produced through registering at the bottom of the LSA's webpage)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • 1-2 page letter describing the applicant’s research interests (including an in-progress paper, chapter, or proposal/prospectus, a draft of which they would like to present at the workshop), current status in the applicant’s career stage (i.e., current stage in graduate school, duration of post-doc, year as faculty), and how attending the Workshop will benefit the applicant.

All supporting documents must be submitted in English and be in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.