AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

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 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, chapter or SIS 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 an equivalent program, either in the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semester.

Submissions in the Open, New Member and Short Divisions must be submitted by March 1, 2012. Articles in the Student Division must be received by May 15, 2012.

The winner in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will receive $650 and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300 generously provided by LexisNexis®, plus the opportunity to present the winning paper at a program during the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston!

Winning papers in the Open, New Member and Student Divisions are also considered for publication in the Association’s prestigious Law Library Journal.

For more information, a list of previous winners, an application and instructions on how to submit your article, please review the information below. Winning papers from earlier competitions can also be found athttp://works.bepress.com/aallcallforpapers.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee: Chair, Jennifer Lentz, Vice-Chair, Mark Podvia, Benjamin John Keele, James P. Kelly, Jr., or Shawn G. Nevers.

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