Globalization and Children – AALS Meeting – San Francisco

Call for Papers Announcement
AALS Section on Children and the Law
Our Children – The World’s Children: The Effects of Globalization on Children
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011

The AALS Section on Children and the Law will hold a program during the AALS 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on transnational legal issues affecting children. The program is co-sponsored by the Sections of Family and Juvenile Law, International Law, Immigration Law and International Human Rights. The Section seeks three presenters for this program. It is hoped that the chosen presenters will shed light on the legal circumstances of children in the United States and abroad whose lives are increasingly impacted by the movement of people, goods and wealth around the globe. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sept. 1, 2010.

The Section invites all interested faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid schools to submit papers dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topic. A review committee consisting of members of the Executive Committee of the Section on Children and the Law will review submissions and select papers for inclusion in the program. Papers will be selected on the basis of their quality, originality and engagement with the program theme.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract of not more than 500 words by September 1, 2010. In addition to an abstract, you may also submit a complete draft of your paper. Please email your submission to Cochrand [at] Please also include the phrase “Children and the Law Call for Papers” in the subject line of your email. Authors of selected papers will be notified by October 1, 2010.

Papers that have already been selected for publication are eligible for consideration, provided that they will not have been published by the time of the annual meeting. Papers posted on SSRN or similar prepublication resources before the annual meeting are eligible. Participating panelists are free to publish their papers wherever they choose. For interested panelists, The Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy has expressed a willingness to publish papers from the program. Call for Papers participants will be responsible for their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Please direct questions and requests for additional information to:

Professor Joan M. Shaughnessy
Chair, AALS Section on Children and the Law
Washington and Lee School of Law
Sydney Lewis Hall
Lexington, VA 24450
shaughnessyj [at]