The School of Law at the Northeastern University (NEU) is kindly inviting you to participate in a conference entitled “Legal Scholarship 4.0: Looking Toward the Future”, held March 13 – 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
At the outset of formal legal education, legal scholarship was largely doctrinal. Then, in the wake of legal realism, a second era emerged, with legal scholars more focused on policy than theory. During the late 20th century, there was a sharp turn toward theory. This third wave of legal scholarship was marked by increased interdisciplinary scholarship and diversity in the academy as well as growing relationships within universities. We are now in a new era of legal scholarship — Version 4.0. Northeastern University School of Law invites you to a conference exploring the future of legal scholarship through conversations among leading legal scholars.
Call for Papers
To accompany panels discussing the goals and methods of legal scholarship 4.0, Northeastern invites junior scholars (those who have spent seven years or fewer as a full-time law professor) to share their works-in-progress as examples of the new legal scholarship.
Break-out works-in-progress sessions will include a comment on each paper by senior faculty, and discussion by fellow panelists and conference participants. Conversations will continue throughout the conference at breakfast and lunch (provided), as well as during the speakers’ dinner. Interested junior faculty members are invited to submit an abstract (not to exceed 500 words) of the project they would like to present to Rick Doyon. The chosen participants will be expected to submit completed paper drafts by February 13, 2014, and to participate in the entirety of the conference.
- Teneille Brown, University of Utah
- Martha Davis, Northeastern University
- Noah Feldman, Harvard University
- James Hackney, Northeastern University
- Jon Hanson, Harvard University
- Robert Hocket, Cornell University
- David Hoffman, Temple University
- Richard Leo, University of San Francisco
- Laura Rosenbury, Washington University