Call for Projects/Papers/Participation for Sixth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, March 5, 2016

[Eric’s note: I’m passing along this invitation from Ari Ezra Waldman, who is running the 2016 edition of the Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference. Some background about the conference series. Due to my family situation, I still have placed a hold on business travel, so I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be able to make it to this conference. Either way, I know it will be great, so I hope you can make it.]

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Sixth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress
March 5, 2016 at New York Law School


It is my honor to invite you to participate in the Sixth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference at New York Law School on March 5, 2016. This conference series, co-sponsored by the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law, was created for Internet law scholars to receive feedback on their papers and projects from their peers. It is an exciting, informal gathering where we work together to advance scholarship in our field. We also have a lot fun!

The conference takes a broad view of the topics that fit under the Internet Law umbrella. So, we encourage you to join this growing group of scholars, practitioners, technologists, and social scientists at New York Law School’s campus in TriBeCa.

There are three categories of participation:

1. Papers-in-Progress: This track is for paper drafts sufficiently advanced to share with event attendees. We allocate extra speaking time to these presentations. Papers will be due at the beginning of February.
2. Projects-in-Progress: This track is for research projects without a paper draft, covering anything from nearly finished papers to new ideas.
3. Discussant: Space permitting, we welcome you to join the conversation as an active audience participant.

A New Option This Year!

This year, we are also beta-testing a new discussion option for papers-in-progress akin to the Commentator/Active Participant model used at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (thanks PLSC!!). This model involves paper workshops led by a Commentator who facilitates in-depth discussion among active participants on the author’s paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode without a formal presentation. This model offers more time for feedback (because authors do not present), but requires participants to spend some extra time reading papers in advance. If you are interested in volunteering for this model, please let us know on the registration form.

How to Participate

If you would like to join us in New York City in March, please complete the following form by November 20, 2015 at 5pm Eastern.

We expect to notify accepted participants by December 1, 2015. Submissions received after the deadline will be evaluated on a space-available basis.

There is no event participation fee. All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Information about travel and lodging will be provided to all participants. There is no publication obligation associated with presenting at the conference.

Don’t Forget Game Night!

This conference always includes a fun (some say “legendary”!) game night after the conference concludes on Saturday. This year’s event will be unprecedented and extraordinary, I promise!

Need More Information?

The conference website is up and will be updated regularly with new information. You may also contact Ari Waldman at with any questions.

We hope to see you in March!