February 7, 2011

Law & Social Inquiry Call For Student Papers

From Law & Social Inquiry

2011 Law & Social Inquiry

Graduate Student Paper Competition

The editors of Law &  Social Inquiry are pleased to announce our annual competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies written by a graduate or law student. Entries will be accepted starting January 1, 2011 and must be received by March 1, 2011. The author must be a graduate student or law student at the time the paper was written and when submitted.

LSI invites direct submissions from graduate and law students and nominations of student work from faculty. Faculty nominations should be accompanied by the paper in question, a short description of the nominated paper, and contact details for the student. The winning paper will be published in Law & Social Inquiry and the author(s) will receive a total cash prize of $500 (US). Submissions will be judged by the editors. The winning submission will be sent to selected scholars for advisory reviews to aid with revisions prior to publication.

Law & Social Inquiry publishes empirical and theoretical studies of sociolegal processes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please send your best work in Microsoft Word or as a PDF to: lsi-abf@abfn.org. Please indicate (1) your intention is to be considered for the prize competition; (2) confirm your graduate student status; and (3) that the paper is a sole submission to Law & Social Inquiry, meaning that you have not submitted it to other journals for potential publication. Submission is limited to one paper per student; articles may not be altered or resubmitted with corrections once it has been accepted by our office.

Submissions must include a title page with a complete mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number(s). The second page should include a 100-150 (maximum) word abstract. Beginning on the third page, all pages should be paginated. Text, footnotes, endnotes, and references should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5” margins on all sides with no headers or footers. Properly formatted, submissions must be no more than 60 manuscript pages.

For further information go to www.blackwellpublishing.com/LSI, or e-mail

lsi-abf@abfn.org, or call (312) 988-6517.

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