Call for abstracts: pilot Symposium for early-career academics (ECAs)
Pilot Symposium for early-career academics (ECAs)
9 and 10 July 2021
Call for abstracts: closes 16 April
The University of Sydney Law School is pleased to announce a pilot Symposium for early-career academics (ECAs) to be held on the mornings of 9 and 10 July 2021. As a pilot, the Symposium will only be open to ECAs from select law schools in NSW and the ACT. We are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for the Symposium. The theme of the Symposium is Directions in Australian Legal Methodology.
The objective of the Symposium is to provide a supportive environment for ECAs to present their work, receive feedback, and meet other ECAs (especially beyond their own institution). The Symposium will be held face-to-face or online over two mornings on 9 and 10 July 2021. We plan to have five to eight sessions of 60-90 minutes each. Each session will be chaired by a senior academic. Each speaker will have about 30-45 minutes to present their paper and answer questions from the audience. We will also invite senior academics and/or practitioners to lead lunchtime discussions on issues and challenges that are of particular interest to ECAs.
Those who would like to participate in the Symposium must first submit an abstract of their proposed paper by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. The due date for abstracts is 16 April 2021, although earlier submissions are welcome. Given this Symposium is aimed at ECAs, please confirm in your submission email that you have an award of PhD/DPhil/SJD/JSD date on or after 16 April 2016.
We will send notification of acceptance by mid-May 2021. Draft papers of 8,000-12,000 words (excluding footnotes and appendices) are due approximately two weeks before the Symposium.
There is no registration fee. We only ask the participants to commit to attending all sessions as well as their own.
Dr Ben Chen and Dr Jeff Gordon, Sydney Law School