The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Administrative Law is pleased to announce the “New Voices in Administrative Law” program for the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting, which will be held entirely online. The New Voices program gives junior administrative law scholars an opportunity to receive useful feedback on their work from more senior reviewers before submitting the work for publication. While we have always welcomed the submission of early stage drafts, we want to highlight that our selection process this year will reflect our awareness that in this particular climate, many scholars face unusual and significant hurdles in finding time to do academic work. We encourage eligible scholars to err on the side of submission. As noted below, there will be time to revise submissions before they are circulated to commentators and posted as part of the panel.
Each participating junior scholar will be assigned two designated reviewers. The reviewers are senior administrative law scholars who will read the junior scholar’s paper in advance and offer constructive comments during the program. Anyone else who is interested in participating in one of the discussions is welcome to join. The New Voices program is scheduled from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
For Interested Junior Scholars
To participate, junior scholars must be full-time faculty members, including full-time visiting assistant professors or fellows, at AALS member schools. Papers that have been posted on scholarship networks such as SSRN, but not yet published, are eligible for consideration.
Please email Professor Jamelle Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 29, 2021, to be considered for participation in the program. In your email, please include the title of your paper and attach an abstract or working draft. Please also include in the email your school, tenure status, years in the position, any prior legal academic positions, and whether you have previously participated in the New Voices program.
If your paper is selected for participation in the program, you must submit a draft via email to the above address no later than Friday, December 10, 2021. This deadline is important to provide the designated reviewers ample time to read their assigned drafts before the program. The draft submitted does not need to be completely polished and ready for law-review submission; reviewers welcome papers in earlier stages when the author can most benefit from feedback about the project.
For Senior Scholars Interested in Serving as Reviewers
If you are interested in serving as a reviewer this year, please email Professor Mila Sohoni at email@example.com as soon as possible.
For All Participants
Please be aware that selected participants and commentators must register for the AALS Annual Meeting. This year, the AALS is offering a school registration rate. Faculty and administrators from law schools that do not accept the school rate will need to pay a $295 individual attendance fee. Please submit any questions about the New Voices Program to Professor Mila Sohoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Nominations Due for the Emerging Scholar Award by Sept. 30, 2021
In January, the AALS Administrative Law Section presented Joy Milligan its first Emerging Scholar Award. Nominations for this year’s award are due by September 30, 2021. Self-nominations are welcome! Full-time faculty members without tenure at the time of the work’s publication, including those with fellowships, visiting assistant professorships, or similar positions, are eligible. To nominate someone, please send an anonymized version of their work to Professor Kati Kovacs at email@example.com by September 30, 2021. (Any reasonable effort to strip identifying information is fine. Kati will pass along nominations to the selection committee, adding another layer of anonymity.) The work may be on any topic related to administrative law, although the award selection committee may favor works with greater general applicability. Any substantial scholarly work—whether a law review article, monograph, or chapter—published between September 1, 2020, and August 30, 2021, is eligible. We will present the award at the AALS Annual Meeting in January. Please direct any questions to Kati Kovacs.