JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Application form,
available upon submission
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.