ARCHIVED: The Call for Papers Committee is Calling for YOU!

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October 05, 2000

Have you been thinking about writing an article about law librarianship? Or are you already writing an article and just need a little incentive to finish? If yes, read on!

The AALL/LEXIS Publishing Call for Papers Committee eagerly solicits your articles for its annual competition. The objectives of the contest are threefold:

  1. To promote scholarship among practicing law librarians and in areas of interest to the profession;
  2. To provide a creative outlet for law librarians and a forum for their scholarly activities;
  3. To recognize the scholarly efforts of established members, new members, and potential members of AALL. Participating in the Call for Papers competition is a great way to get noticed by your colleagues, win some money, and contribute to our profession.

Up to three winning authors will each receive a prize of $750, generously donated by LEXIS Publishing. The winners will be recognized during award ceremonies at the Association Luncheon of the AALL Annual Meeting. Winners also will present their papers in a program at the Annual Meeting and the papers will be considered for publication in Law Library Journal.

The papers may address any subject relevant to law librarianship. The papers may be scholarly or practical in substance and tone; the subject should be explored in depth with appropriate reference to sources and documentation. Past winners have written about a wide range of topics, including foreign law, technology, research instruction and reference services, legal history and bibliography, copyright, and trends in law librarianship.

Authors may enter in one of three divisions:

  • OPEN DIVISION: Current AALL members who have been members for five or more years.
  • NEW MEMBERS DIVISION: Current AALL members who have been members of AALL for fewer than five years.
  • STUDENT DIVISION: Currently enrolled in library school or a law school. Students need not be members of AALL.

No paper that has been published, or accepted for publication before March 1, 2001, will be eligible for consideration.

Visit AALLNET at for more information, including substantive and form requirements, application procedures, and judgment criteria. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2001. Good luck!