CFP: Children and the Law Junior Faculty Workshop

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Children and the Law Junior Faculty Workshop

July 16 -17, 2009

The Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington & Lee University is sponsoring a workshop for junior scholars working on legal issues related to children. The workshop will be held this summer on the campus of Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia. It is expected that this will be the first in a series of junior faculty workshops on topics related to family law and children and the law. Several institutions, including William and Mary Law School and the George Washington University School of Law, have expressed an interest in hosting workshops in the future.

The workshop will include both junior and senior scholars. Each junior scholar will present his or her paper to the group, with comments from a senior scholar and from the audience to follow. The senior scholars will also participate in two panel discussions during the conference, one on innovations in teaching and one on new directions for scholarship. Senior scholars who are expected to attend include Vivian Hamilton of William and Mary Law School, Sacha Coupet of Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, and Robin Wilson and Joan Shaughnessy of Washington and Lee.

The workshop can accommodate eight junior scholars. Applications are welcome from untenured faculty and recently tenured faculty and from those who will be joining a faculty in the upcoming academic year. Junior clinicians are very welcome. There is no registration fee for this conference and the Frances Lewis Law Center is pleased to furnish meals and lodging for the participants. The workshop will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16 and end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17.

Junior scholars wishing to participate in the workshop are asked to e-mail an abstract and a curriculum vitae by June 8, 2009 to Administrative Assistant Diane Hamilton-Figgers Cochran at Washington & Lee (cochrand@wlu.edu). Senior scholars participating in the workshop will select papers no later than June 15.

For information, please contact Professor Joan Shaughnessy (shaughnessyj@wlu.edu) or Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson (wilsonr@wlu.edu) at Washington & Lee University School of Law, 540-458-8400.

-Joan Shaughnessy

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