ASU Legal Scholars Conference – March 14 and 15, 2014

Have you been a law prof for less than 10 years?  Got a paper you’d like to have workshopped?  Want to enjoy some great Phoenix weather and catch a spring training ball game?  If you can answer three of those four questions in the affirmative, join in the fun at the 5th annual ASU Legal Scholars Conference.  The announcement in full is below.


On March 14-15, 2014, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will host the fifth annual ASU Legal Scholars Conference. The purpose of the conference is to gather together “juniorish” academics (generally, those who have been in the academy for fewer than 10 years) to receive constructive feedback on their scholarship, to network, and to enjoy Arizona’s March weather!

We charge no registration fees and provide for free: (1) dinner and drinks the night before (Friday March 14th); (2) a spring training game or outing to the PHX Zoo for interested attendees; and (3) breakfast and lunch the day of the conference (Saturday March 15th). Attendees, however, must cover all travel and hotel costs (There is a link to hotel information at the top of this page). Rates are subject to change so book as soon as possible.

To register for the conference, click on the registration link at the top of the page. As noted, each registrant will be asked to submit something for comment and feedback. The paper can be a draft of a work in progress, a recently accepted piece, or even just a half-baked idea; the only limitation is that it should not be a piece that is already published (because the whole point of the conference is to get feedback to improve the piece). Based on the subject of the paper, each conference attendee will be assigned to a group of other attendees with similar scholarly interests. The members of each group will read the papers of the other members of the group, and then provide feedback on those papers. In the past five years, we have had more than 200 law professors from around the country attend and exchange ideas—join this ever-growing group and come to the conference on March 14 & 15th!

If you have any other questions, feel free to email Dean Doug Sylvester at