Law and Society Association Ann Mtg Beyond Critique, Workshops for Grad Students and Jr. Scholars – Chicago

The Law and Society Association invites proposals (for papers or sessions) for its annual meeting, Beyond Critique, May 27-30, 2010. The submission deadline is Dec. 8, 2009.

A graduate student workshop, What’s Next for the Law and Society Paradigm?, will be held May 25-26, 2010. The application deadline is Jan. 29, 2010.

An Early Career Workshop (limited to 20 scholars) will also take place May 25-26, 2010. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2010.

The Early Career Workshop encourages new faculty to move their research and writing toward law-and-society topics and encourages people who are already comfortable with one methodological approach to consider others. For those trained as lawyers, social science may seem a bit daunting. For those trained in one social science, other methodologies from other fields may seem foreign. But for all concerned, it might be useful to know these other methods. In this Early Career Workshop, we will help people to make transitions to new kinds of law-related work with a focus on questions of methodology. As a result, we will ask: How do law-and-society scholars do their work? And how can newcomers to the field increase their methodological range?