Call for applications: Graduate Online Conference in Public Law at the University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin invites graduate student submissions for the seventh annual Graduate Conference in Public Law, to be held March 26, 2021. Given the unique circumstances of this year, the conference will be held online.

As public law has grown in prominence in political science, the conference provides an important forum for early-career scholars to exchange ideas and to engage with common questions in the field. University welcomes abstracts on all aspects of public law, including but not limited to:

• American and Comparative Constitutionalism
• Jurisprudence and Judicial Behavior
• Constitutional or Political Development
• Legal Theory, or Political Theory with a Public Law Dimension
• Security and International Law
• Human Rights
• Law and Economic Inequality
• European/EU Law and Courts
• Law and Society
• Constitutional and Statutory Design
• Public Administration

Participants will take turns presenting each other’s work and receiving feedback from each other and a faculty discussant. Please submit long abstracts of up to 1000 words, along with an up-to-date C.V., by December 15, 2020 to Participants should plan to submit final drafts of about 20-30 pages by the end of February 2021.

Questions may be directed to

Student organizers: Maria Paz Avila, Joseph Cozza, Tara Ginnane, Austin Nelson, Nathalia Sandoval, Kyle Shen, and Allen Sumrall (Department of Government).

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