Stanford and Yale Law Schools announce the twelfth session
      of the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at
      Stanford Law School on June 24-25, 2011, and seek
      submissions for this meeting.

      The Forum's objective is to encourage the work of young
      scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of
      scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange.
      Meetings are held each spring, at Yale one year and
      Stanford the next.

      Approximately twelve scholars (with one to seven years in
      teaching and who are not yet tenured) will be chosen on a
      blind basis from among those submitting papers to present.
      Two senior scholars, not necessarily from Stanford or Yale,
      will comment on each paper. The audience will include the
      invited young scholars, faculty from the host institutions,
      and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the
      merits of particular papers and on appropriate
      methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that
      comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good
      work among successful senior scholars and will also
      challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The
      Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among
      legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran


      Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics
      in public and private law, legal philosophy, and law and
      humanities -- alternating loosely between public law and
      humanities subjects in one year, and private and dispute
      resolution law in the next. The focus of the twelfth
      session will be private law and dispute resolution.  The
      topics to be addressed are:

      - Bankruptcy
      - Torts
      - Taxation
      - Contracts
      - Antitrust
      - Intellectual Property
      - Corporate & Securities Law
      - Private International Law
      - Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
      - Property
      - The Legal Profession


      There is no publication commitment associated with the
      Forum, nor is published work eligible. Yale or Stanford
      will pay presenters' travel expenses, who will be required
      to attend the entire Forum schedule. Paper submissions for
      the Forum should be sent to:

      CONTACT:       Ms. Judy Dearing
                     Stanford Law School
                     559 Nathan Abbott Way
                     Stanford, CA 94305-8610

      by March 17, 2011. Electronic submissions should be sent

      Email:         judyd@stanford.ed

      Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to:

      CONTACT:       Joseph Bankman
                     Stanford Law School
      CONTACT:       Ian Ayres
                     Yale Law School

      We very much hope that young scholars will submit work. If
      the strong commitment of the host schools can make it so,
      participation at the Forum will benefit presenters and the

      Joseph Bankman                              Ian Ayres

Posted 12/8/10