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Discussion Group Call – New Voices in Labor and Employment Law

The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) is pleased to host the first annual “New Voices in Labor and Employment Law” program during the August 2013 SEALS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. The purpose of this works-in-progress program is to bring together junior and senior labor and employment law scholars to help the junior scholars ready papers for the upcoming law review submission cycle.

For this program, we are seeking submissions from labor and employment law scholars with five or fewer years of full-time teaching experience (not counting the 2012-13 academic year). Submissions should be drafts of papers relating to labor and employment law that will be near completion by the time of the SEALS meeting in August 2013.

To be considered for participation in the program, please send an email to Professor Michael Green, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, at and to Professor Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School at by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, January 7, 2013. In your email, please include the title of your paper, a short description of the context (e.g., “Employee Privacy in the Digital Age”), and a full abstract. Full-time faculty members of SEALS member or affiliate member schools, who have been teaching labor and employment law courses for five or fewer years as of July 1, 2012, will be given a preference in the selection of those contacted to submit final papers.

To ensure an atmosphere conducive to feedback, space will be limited to 15 participants; any additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and invited to participate on a space available basis only. Those individuals accepted into the program must submit a complete draft by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, May 31, 2013. Please submit your drafts electronically to the email addresses above. The draft should be accompanied by a cover letter with the author’s name, contact information, and confirmation that the submission meets the criteria identified in this call of papers. Submissions are limited to a maximum 40,000 word limit (including footnotes). Submitted in-progress papers can be committed for publication prior to their submission, as long as they are not actually scheduled to be printed prior to August 1, 2013. Each professor may submit only one paper for consideration. No papers will be accepted after the deadline, and no one may participate without submitting a draft by the deadline above.

Paper commentators may include ProfessorsTony Baldwin, Mercer University Law School, Rick Bales, Northern Kentucky Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Matthew Bodie, St. Louis University School of Law, Susan Carle, American University Washington College of Law, Richard Carlson, South Texas College of Law, Miriam Cherry, St. Louis University School of Law, Michael Green, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Wendy Greene, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Jeff Hirsch, University of North Carolina School of Law, Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Anne Lofaso, West Virginia College of Law, Alex Long, University of Tennessee College of Law, Marcia McCormick, St. Louis University School of Law, Elizabeth Pendo, St. Louis University School of Law, Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School, and others still to be determined.

Please be aware that selected participants and commentators are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses related to attending the SEALS Annual Meeting, including the SEALS registration fee. Any inquiries about the SEALS New Voices in Labor and Employment Law Program should be submitted to Professor Michael Green, or Professor Paul Secunda,

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