Call for Papers: Emerging Scholars Conference in Public Law

At the University of Texas Austin, the Department of Government is organizing an “Emerging Scholars conference in Public Law”, with topics at the intersection of law and political science. Interested candidates from UiB can apply to LawTransform to have their costs of travel and accommodation covered.

More about the conference: 

The conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1, 2024, at the University of Texas at Austin. It will be held in person.

Reflecting the growing prominence of public law in political science, the conference will provide a forum to engage with common questions in the field. Abstracts across all methodologies and all aspects of public law are welcome, including but not limited to:

  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Jurisprudence
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Constitutional or Political Development
  • Legal Theory, or Political Theory w/a Public Law dimension
  • Security and International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Law and Politics in Latin America
  • Law and Economic Inequality
  • European/EU Law and Courts
  • Law and Society
  • Constitutional and Statutory Design

Participants will be organized into thematically-related panels, and will be asked to read, present, and give feedback on another participant’s paper. A faculty discussant also will provide feedback during the panel. There will be time for Q&A.

A subsidy will be provided to assist with travel and housing for presenters. Participants should plan to submit final drafts of about 20-30 pages by the end of February.

Any questions may be directed to the following email address:

Information about the submission deadline: 

The University of Texas are accepting papers for submission for the conference from current graduate students and emerging scholars. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 3, 2023, at 11:59 PM CDT.

Submissions may be sent via Google Form or emailed

Those who would like to apply for funding should contact LawTransform in advance of the submission deadline. Please contact

Click here to read more about the conference.

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