The Southeastern Association of Law Schools(SEALS) is pleased to host the third annual “New
Voices in Labor and Employment Law” program during the 2015 SEALS Annual Meeting in
Boca Raton, Florida. The purpose of this works-in-progress program is to give junior scholars
feedback on papers from senior scholars before the upcoming 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 2014-15 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 July27-August 4, 2015.
To be considered for participation in the program, please send an email to Professor Michael Z.
Green, Texas A&M University School of Law, at firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T., Monday, January 12, 2015. In your email, please
include the title of your paper, a short description of the context (e.g., “Disparate Impact after
Dukes”), 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, 2014, 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 6 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. E.S.T., Friday, May 29, 2015. 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 for 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 4, 2015. Each
professor may submit only one paper for consideration. No papers will be accepted after the
deadline and the submission of an incomplete draft may limit participation in this workshop.
Paper commentators may include Professors Brad Areheart (Tennessee), Anthony Baldwin
(Mercer), Kevin Barry (Quinnipiac), Scott Bauries (Kentucky), Theresa Beiner (Arkansas-Little
Rock), Richard Carlson (South Texas), Miriam Cherry (St. Louis), Jessica Clarke (Minnesota),
Jeannette Cox (Dayton), Michael Green (Texas A&M), Wendy Greene (Samford), Jeff Hirsch
(North Carolina), Nancy Levit (Missouri-Kansas City), Anne Lofaso (West Virginia), Alex Long
(Tennessee), Natasha Martin (Seattle), Marcia McCormick (St. Louis), Richard Moberly
(Nebraska), Nancy Modesitt (Baltimore), Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Iowa), Elizabeth Pendo (St.
Louis), Nicole Porter (Toledo), Jessica Roberts (Houston), Ani Satz (Emory), Kerri Stone
(Florida International), Michael Waterstone (Loyola), Rebecca White (Georgia), 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, firstname.lastname@example.org and