I am attaching SEALS’ annual Call for Papers and our request for nominations for the New Scholars Workshop. The deadline for Call for Papers submissions is rapidly approaching. Although the deadline for the New Scholars Workshop has passed, please feel free to submit nominations (but, please, do so quickly!), and I’m sure that Missy Lonegrass (LSU), New Scholars Committee chair, will do her best to accommodate you.
One additional matter. At our 2015, we will offer an extensive workshop for new law teachers that will focus on all aspects of the new professor’s jub, including teaching, scholarship and service. In addition, there are a number of other panels and discussion groups on teaching, research, obtaining contracts with university presses, writing casebook proposals, etc. There is no additional charge for the new law teacher’s workshop. As a result, if an attendee pays the SEALS registration fee, he/she can gain access to the entire SEALS program, as well as the workshop. In addition, it is possible for a faculty member to participate in the New Law Teacher’s Workshop as well as the New Scholars Workshop (where young faculty are given a mentor, the chance to present a work in progress, and receive feedback).
In terms of timing, I am HOPING to release a draft program (NOT for reliance) in the next few weeks. We will release a “for reliance” program in early to mid-January and the room block will open on or about February 1st. Boca Resort, where the ’15 meeting will be held, is making all the right noises about making sure that we have enough rooms. So, I’m cautiously optimistic.
Russell L. Weaver
Professor of Law & Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law