CFP: Fourth Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium, NYC, March 8, 2014



Fourth Internet Law Work-in-Progress Symposium

March 8, 2014, New York Law School


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 announce the fourth annual work-in-progress symposium for internet law scholarship on Saturday March 8, 2014 at New York Law School in Tribeca. (Please note, this is NOT the WIPIP Colloquium in Santa Clara.)

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 40 leading internet law academics convened at Santa Clara Law to participate in the third 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:

1. Papers-in-Progress Presentation:

This track is for paper drafts sufficiently advanced to share with event attendees. We provide extra speaking time to these presentations. To qualify for these slots, you will need to send a paper draft no later than the due date, Friday, February 7, 2014. 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.

2. 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 due date (February 7) 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.

3. Discussant:

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.

Travel and Accommodation Information:

We are working on hotel blocks at the moment, and will advise about them shortly.

How to Participate

Papers are due by Friday, February 7, 2014. Scholars who wish to present projects-in-progress or attend as discussant should let the organizers know by the same date. Presenters and discussants will be notified of their slot by Friday, February 21, 2014. If you need a slot commitment prior to the deadline (to make travel arrangements, or the like) then please get in touch at any point and we will accommodate you.

Papers, expressions of interests and queries can be sent to:

Dan Hunter

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, New York Law School, USA

Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation, QUT Law School, Australia

(Yes, there will be Powerpoint Karaoke and a games night.)