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Michigan Law School Sixth Annual Junior Scholars Conference

​On April 17-18, 2020, the University of Michigan Law School will host the sixth annual Junior Scholars Conference as an online event. The conference brings together promising junior scholars to present their work and receive feedback from Michigan Law School faculty. It aims to promote fruitful research collaboration between its participants and to encourage their integration in a community of legal scholars. 

The requisite details for on-line attendance will be added to this site accordingly. 

The Call for Papers may be found here

Please send your abstract and CV through the online submission form by January 3, 2020

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University of Michigan Law School Junior Scholars Conference Chair:

Chun-Han Chen

Center for International & Comparative Law
University of Michigan Law School
Room 200 Hutchins Hall
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

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  1. The Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference is a relatively intimate forum. It is mostly supported by Michigan Law faculty members, Michigan's SJD students and research scholars, and each of you. The Conference is intended to generate meaningful discussion about each paper that will be presented. Your participation is an essential component of the conference. Therefore, we would like to stress our expectation that you attend the full two-day schedule.
  2. Once all of your draft conference papers have been received these will be distributed amongst the participants. While we, of course, understand that you won't be able to read all of the papers that will be presented at the Conference, we do ask that you engage with as many of the papers as you can to facilitate fruitful and constructive discussion.
  3. Please note that the conference will start at 8:00 am on Friday, April 17, and will end around 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 18. We will send a tentative program and the full papers at the end of March. 
  4. Our conference will comprise eight panels, each will include three paper presentations (approx. 8-10 minutes per paper), comments by a faculty discussant (8-10 minutes per paper), and an open floor discussion. The open discussion will be led by a moderator whose job it is to facilitate the discussion. The shorter-than- normal presentation times are intended to maximize the time for discussion.

  5. Please submit your draft articles by March 16, 2020. This is essential so that the papers can be distributed and read by your faculty commentators and shared amongst the participants. The faculty invest considerable time in reviewing your papers, and it is important that we are able to send them the papers in advance.


Chun-Han Chen, Conference Chair

Farshad Rahimi Dizgovin, Assistant Conference Chair

Doreen Agyei, Research Fellow

Avaskhan Asanaliyev, S.J.D. Student

Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix, S.J.D. Student

Mateusz Grochowski, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar

Lukáš Hrdlička, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar

Ajitesh Kir, S.J.D. Candidate

Tatjana Papić, Senior Michigan Grotius Research Scholar

Aviram Shahal, S.J.D. Candidate

Hannah Van Dijcke, S.J.D. Student