AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Call for Papers Has Begun

Have you been thinking of writing an article of interest to law librarians? The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee has just the incentive to get you started. The committee is soliciting articles in four categories:

Open Division: for active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience.

New Member Division: for recent graduates and AALL members who have been in the profession for less than five years.

Short Form Division: for AALL members; articles in this category will be shorter than a traditional scholarly article and appropriate for publication in AALL Spectrum, a bar journal, or a chapter or special interest section newsletter.

Student Division: for students in library, information management, or law school. Participants in this division need not be members of AALL. To submit in this category, you must have been enrolled in law school or in a library school, information management, or equivalent program in the fall 2012 or spring 2013 semester.

Submissions in the Open, New Member, and Short Form Divisions must be submitted by March 1, 2013. Articles in the Student Division must be submitted by May 15, 2013.

The winner in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will receive $650, and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300, all generously donated by LexisNexis, plus the opportunity to present their winning papers at a program during the 2013 AALL Annual Meeting in Seattle. Winning papers in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions are also considered for publication in Law Library Journal.

For more information, a list of previous winners, an application, and instructions on how to submit your article, please visit www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/AALLawards/award-call-for-papers.html. Winning papers from earlier competitions can also be found at works.bepress.com/aallcallforpapers.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee: Chair Mark W. Podvia (mwp3@psu.edu), Vice Chair Benjamin J. Keele (bkeele@indiana.edu), Shawn G. Nevers (neverss@law.byu.edu), or I-Wei Wang (iwang@law.berkeley.edu).