Call for Papers, 2nd Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium, NYC, March 24, 2012

By Eric Goldman

For more information about this work-in-progress series, you might check out my recap from the inaugural event. This is a wonderful event in a fantastic location with a group of terrific scholars. I am eagerly looking forward to it, and I hope to see you there. Note the request for a preliminary RSVP by the end of this month.


Second Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium

Call for Papers

March 24, 2012, New York

***Please note the new date***

The Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law are pleased to host the second annual work-in-progress series for internet law scholarship. In order to avoid a conflict with Peter Yu’s longstanding cyberlaw event, we’ve brought forward the date of our event by one week. New York Law School will host the event on March 24, 2012 in downtown Manhattan.

Call for Participation

The work-in-progress event was created for internet law scholars to receive feedback about their papers and projects from their academic peers. Last year over 30 leading internet law academics convened at Santa Clara Law to participate in this inaugural event. The organizers take a broad view of what constitutes “internet law” scholarship, and this year will be no different. We welcome all types of scholarly approaches (doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, etc.) and offer three ways to participate in the event:

Papers-in-Progress Presentation

This track is for paper drafts sufficiently advanced to share with event attendees. We anticipate giving extra speaking time to these presentations. To qualify for these slots, you will need to send a paper draft no later than Friday March 2, 2012. If we have to prioritize presentation requests based on capacity constraints, we plan to give greater priority to papers earlier in the drafting process that will most benefit from peer feedback, i.e., (a) papers that have not been circulated to publication venues will get higher priority than (b) papers that have been circulated to publication venues but do not yet have a publication commitment, which will get higher priority than (c) papers that have been accepted for publication.

Projects-in-Progress Presentation

This track is for research projects without a paper draft for attendees to review in advance. This might occur because your paper draft isn’t ready to share (or does not arrive before the March 2, 2012 cutoff) or because you would like to explore a paper idea before writing a draft. We intend to allocate less speaking time for these presentations than for papers-in-progress presentations.


Space permitting, we welcome other scholars to join the conversation as active audience participants.

There is no event participation fee, but all participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. There are no publication obligations associated with presenting at the event.

How to Participate

So that we have an idea of the numbers, could you please let us know by November 30 if you think that you’re going to be submitting a paper or would like otherwise to attend. This is not a binding commitment, but will help us plan space and timing. Papers, expressions of interests and queries can be sent to

Dan Hunter

Professor of Law & Director, Institute for Information Law & Policy, New York Law School

185 West Broadway

New York NY 10013