Paper Sessions

It is the Session Organizer's responsibility to assign papers to their session, not the individual paper submitter. The system offers a search function to find the appropriate papers for your session. All submissions must be completed and “finalized” by the submission deadline.

A Paper Proposal submission must include:

  • A session title – A title that clearly describes the topic of the session and is not more than 300 characters. Note that your choice of title (and subsequent titles of the papers in the session) in the printed program will be used by potential attendees as a description of the session.

  • A 100-200 word (850 characters) description of the session that will be visible in the online program.

  • Keyword selection(s)

  • A Session Chair and Discussant

  • A minimum of four and maximum of five individual papers. We highly suggest having 5 papers per session so that if a presenter must withdraw prior to the Meeting, your session will still meet the 4 paper minimum requirement. Any Paper Session with fewer than 4 papers assigned to it may be moved by the Program Committee to a Salon Session format.

Please contact ALL of your participants for agreement prior to submitting a paper session. All paper proposals intended for your session MUST be submitted by the presenter/participant before the session can be created. The papers must be submitted and finalized in time for you to add them to the session by the submission deadline.  Please communicate an appropriate deadline to your participants.

Once your session has been finalized, you WILL NOT be able to edit your proposal. If you need to edit your submission prior to the submission deadline, please contact Melissa King at the LSA Executive Office at to remove the finalization of your submission. If the finalization is removed, whether or not edits are made to the proposal, you will need to click the "Finalize" button and save the submission again – otherwise your submission has not been submitted. If the finalization is removed, to edit your submission first login, then click on the "My Submissions" link at the top. Then select the submission to edit and make the changes to your submission. Follow the instructions below to move between the tabs of the submission.

! Important – to Withdraw your Submission !

1. Title Tab

  1. Title - This is the title of your session. Please enter it as it should appear in the program with proper title case. Please DO NOT submit your title with all capital letters

  2. Submission Type – Select “Paper Session”

  3. CRN Sponsorship  – If your submission is sponsored by a CRN, please select which CRN (by number) from the dropdown menu. Do not make a selection if your submission is not associated with a CRN.  Click “Save”

  4. After the page is saved, please click the “2. Participant(s)” tab.


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