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SEALS 2018 Call for Papers: New and Established Voices in Labor and Employment Law

The Southeastern Association of Law Schools(SEALS) is pleased to host the sixth annual “New Voices in Labor and Employment Law” program during the 2018 SEALS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As we did last year, we also include “Established Voices in Labor and Employment Law.” This works-in-progress program is intended to give junior or established
scholars feedback on papers from othet established scholars before the upcoming submission cycle. We are seeking submissions from labor and employment law scholars with five or fewer years of full-time teaching experience (not counting the 2017-18 academic year) and will also consider drafts from established labor and employment scholars regardless of experience.

Submissions should be drafts of papers relating to labor and employment law that will be near completion by the time of the SEALS meeting held August 6-12, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To be considered for participation in the SEALS program, please send an email to Professor Michael Z. Green, Texas A&M University School of Law, at and his faculty secretary at by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T., Friday, January 19, 2018. 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, 2017, will be given a preference in the selection of those contacted to submit final papers but we hope that labor and employment scholars with even more experience will submit papers as well.

To ensure enough time for adequate feedback, space will be limited to 6 participants; additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and invited to participate on a space available basis. Those individuals accepted into the program must submit a complete draft by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T., Friday, June 8, 2018. 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 in this call for papers.

Submissions are limited to a maximum 40,000 word limit (including footnotes). Papers can be committed for publication prior to their submission as long as not actually to be published prior
to August12, 2018. 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. Paper commentators may include Professors Brad Areheart (Tennessee), Scott Bauries (Kentucky), Theresa Beiner (Arkansas-Little Rock), Jason Bent (Stetson), Stephanie Bornstein (Florida), Richard Carlson (South Texas), Llezlie Green Coleman (American), Michael Green (Texas A&M), Jeff Hirsch (North Carolina), Nancy Levit (Missouri-Kansas City),Marcia McCormick (St. Louis), Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Berkeley), Elizabeth Pendo (St. Louis), Nicole Porter (Toledo), Jessica Roberts (Houston), Ani Satz (Emory), Jennifer Shinall (Vanderbilt), Kerri Stone (Florida International), Jamillah Williams (Georgetown), and others.

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 and Established Voices in Labor and Employment Law Program should be submitted to Professor Michael Green at the email above.

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