Submission Information 

Types of Submissions Accepted

The Program Committee recognizes the importance of engaging the audience in a compelling manner, and we envision a conference that is dynamic, innovative, and interactive. Submissions of individual papers and organized sessions are welcome. Sessions may be submitted by individual organizers, informal groups of scholars, Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs), or the Program Committee. Individual papers that are not associated with an organized session will be grouped with other papers on related topics.

In order to stimulate intellectual exchange, we urge that panels be diverse in their composition by including, for example, participants from different countries, disciplines, and intellectual traditions as well as of different ages, career stages, gender, and race/ethnicity.

We also encourage proposals that are not constrained by the usual categories below. We recommend scholars interested in proposing a session with a creative format to consult with the Program Committee and the LSA Executive Office ( in advance of submitting their proposal.

Aligning your submission with the meeting theme is valuable, but not required for acceptance.

Sessions Organized by the Program Committee: 

Professional Development Sessions - Panels address career development and enhance opportunities within the field of Socio-Legal Studies.  If you have an idea for a Professional Development Panel, please email the description and list of participants to

Plenary Sessions - The Program Committee develop these sessions based on the meeting theme.

Public Outreach Sessions - These sessions address communicating with non-scholarly audiences, such as policy makers or the general public.  Please email with ideas for a public outreach session.


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