The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 5th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will be held on April 26-27, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. 


The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, fellows, SJD/PhD candidates, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed.


To apply to the Conference, please send (1) an abstract of no more than 600 words reflecting the unpublished work that you wish to present; and (2) a copy of your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 12, 2019. Please attach the relevant documents as separate files. These should be saved as word documents in the following format: LAST NAME – FIRST NAME – ABSTRACT/CV/FUNDING. Selection will be based on the quality and originality of the abstract, as well as its capacity to engage with and foster a collaborative dialogue with other proposals.


Applications are due on January 12, 2019. Selected presenters will be notified no later than February 4, 2019. Final papers are due on April 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit the official website.


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