Call for Papers/Participation: 9th Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress, SCU, March 2, 2019


We invite your participation in the Ninth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law, March 2, 2019. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at the New York Law School.

The conference enables Internet law scholars from around the world to receive feedback about their in-process research from their academic peers. We broadly construe the scope of topics that fit under the Internet Law umbrella. More background about the series.

Participation Options

You can participate in the conference in one of three ways:

papers-in-progress. Type 1 papers are drafts that are far enough along to benefit from peer feedback but still early enough to accommodate substantial feedback. They have the following attributes: (1) the paper draft is submitted no later than February 11, 2019, noon Pacific time (no extensions!), and (2) as of March 2, 2019, the draft has not been circulated/accepted for publication or posted to SSRN or a similar site. Type 2 papers are due at the same time, but they will have been circulated/accepted for publication or posted to SSRN or a similar site prior to March 2, 2019, which means they may not incorporate substantial peer feedback as easily. We may allocate additional presentation time to Type 1 papers; and we may allocate less time to Type 2 papers and/or require that they be presented by a third-party commenter instead of the author.

projects-in-progress. These are presentations on any academic project that doesn’t meet the paper-in-progress parameters, ranging from nearly finished papers to half-baked ideas.

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

Each participant may make only one presentation at the conference. If you seek an exception to this rule, contact me ASAP.

How to Participate

If you would like to participate, email Eric Goldman ( the following information by the priority deadline of December 3, 2018, noon Pacific time:

* your name, email address and institutional affiliation
* your preferred participation option, including (if applicable) your anticipated paper type
* the title of your paper/project (if applicable)
* if you would be willing to serve as a commentator-presenter for someone else’s paper (if we create such roles)

We expect to reply to participation requests by December 7, 2018. We will accommodate participation requests after the priority deadline on a space-available basis. However, we’ve typically instituted a waitlist immediately after the priority deadline, so don’t delay!

There is no conference participation fee, but all participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We will provide further travel information soon. There are no publication obligations associated with presenting at the conference.

Game Night
Game night is an integral part of the conference, and regular attendees plan their travel schedules so that they can fully enjoy the festivities. This year, game night will start with a fun team-based game (details to come). After that, we’ll have a variety of game offerings, including guided Dungeons & Dragons quests (back by popular demand!), the new CIA card game from Techdirt, Cards Against Humanity, and more!More Information

The conference website is just a placeholder for now, but more information will be added soon. Contact Eric Goldman at with any questions or comments.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara! Thanks, Eric.