The mission of the SEALS Call for Papers Committee is to solicit, identify, and honor outstanding scholarship being prepared by faculty at our member schools. Each fall, the committee solicits new papers that have not yet been published. Each committee member reads each of these papers, judging the contribution that each makes as well as the quality of the writing. At the annual meeting, the committee hosts a luncheon at which authors of the top papers are recognized and invited to make brief presentations.
- Ron Rychlak (Mississippi) (chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill Araiza (Brooklyn)
- Steve Friedland (Elon)
- Marco Jimenez (Stetson)
- Gary Meyers (Missouri)
List of Winners
Submissions should be emailed by December 1, to the Chair of the Committee with a copy to Russ Weaver, Russell.weaver@Louisville.edu.
2016 Annual Report
This year the Call for Papers Committee was made up of Professors Bill Araiza (Brooklyn), Michael Green (Texas A&M), Steve Friedland (Elon), and Marco Jimenez (Stetson), as well as the chair. Russ Weaver put out the call for papers in late September, with a submission deadline of December 1. As always, it was noted that submissions may be on any topic related to law and may involve either an unpublished paper or an abstract, but the call also explained that in the past the judges have tended to favor completed papers over promising abstracts. We received approximately 22 submissions, which was a slight decrease from last year but about the same as two years ago. Almost most all of the submissions were completed papers of a very high quality. The entire committee read each paper, and we had two rounds of voting. The winning authors and papers are: Professor David Fagundes, University of Houston Law Center, Property, Acquisition, and Happiness; Professor Meredith Harbach, University of Richmond School of Law, Nudging Parents; Professor Megan La Belle, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Public Enforcement of Patent Law; Professor Matthew Tokson, NKU Chase College of Law,Knowledge and Fourth Amendment Privacy. They were all invited to present their papers at the annual meetings.