The Duke Law Journal invites proposals for its 46th Annual Administrative Law Symposium, to be held in February 2016, at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina.
The Duke Law Journal’s Administrative Law Symposium has been the premier administrative law event for over four decades. Previous symposia topics include:
- Is the Appointments Process Broken? Insights from Practice, Process, and Theory
- Taking Administrative Law “to Tax”
- Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis
- The Future of the Federal Communications Commission
Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Judge Patricia Wald participated in Duke Law Journal’s 1993, 1989, and 1997 Administrative Law Symposia, respectively. Several prominent professors and professionals have recently participated in these symposia, including Stuart Benjamin (Duke), Julius Genachowski (FCC Chairman), Paul Light (NYU), Nina Mendelson (Michigan), Anne Joseph O’Connell (Berkeley), and W. Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt).
How to Submit a Proposal
Send an email with the subject line “Symposium Proposal” to firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal and a copy of your CV(s) attached by May 15, 2015. Inquiries via this e-mail address should be directed to Duke Law Journal’s Special Projects Editor, Seth Lowinger.
What to Include in Your Proposal
Proposals should be Word documents that include the following:
- A proposed title;
- A brief description explaining the topic, its importance, and its relevance (no more than 500 words);
- A list of the individuals you would solicit to write pieces for your proposed symposium
for publication in the Duke Law Journal (and what, if any, interest they have expressed in participating);
- If available, an abstract or brief description of the paper topics;
- A list of individuals who might participate in your symposium without writing pieces for publication or who may be interested in publishing shorter response pieces in the Duke Law Journal Online (and what, if any, interest they have expressed in participating);
- Whether this proposal would require more than one day. Symposia traditionally take
place over one day.
Proposal Selection Criteria
Proposals must have some foundation in administrative law. The Duke Law Journal Symposium Selection Committee will review each proposal based on:
- Definition and focus of the topic
- Timeliness and importance of the topic
- Experience and expertise of the presenters/panelists
- Overall program quality
Including Duke Law faculty in your proposal is encouraged but not required.
The Duke Law Journal will provide transportation, lodging, and meals for symposium participants.
- May 15, 2015: Deadline to submit proposals
- May 29, 2015: Proposal selected on or before this date
- June 26, 2015: Commitments from panelists/contributing authors
- October 16, 2015: Drafts of submissions for publications due
- February 2016: 46th Annual Administrative Law Symposium takes place
- May 2016: Volume 65’s Administrative Law Symposium Issue published
Thank you and we look forward to your proposal.
Duke Law Journal, Volume 65