International Junior Faculty Forum

We live today in a global community – in particular, a global legal community– and we would like to foster legal scholarship on a transnational basis.  Scholars in different countries are often divided by barriers of time and space and also by barriers of different legal traditions and cultures. We hope that the Forum will be a step in the direction of surmounting these barriers.

In October 2013, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School will co-sponsor the sixth annual International Junior Faculty Forum. The 2013 conference will be held October 3-5, 2013 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The International Junior Faculty Forum was established in 2008 to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research among younger scholars in the academy from all parts of the world. The papers at the 2013 forum were on a very wide range of subjects, from plant relocations and property rights in China, to how dispossessed farm workers in Zimbabwe struggle for a livelihood, to a treatment of migration law and the concept of state territoriality. The authors of these papers came from many countries, as did the senior scholars who chose the papers and commented on them. A wide range of views, techniques, and methodologies were represented.


2013 Call for Papers

Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School, the sponsors of the International Junior Faculty Forum, are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2013 conference.

In order to be considered for the 2013 International Junior Faculty Forum, authors must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of a country other than the United States
  • Home academic institution is outside of the United States
  • Have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years as of 2013
  • Last degree earned less than ten years before 2013

Papers may be on any legally relevant subject.  We particularly welcome work that is interdisciplinary.  The papers can make use of any relevant approach:  they can be quantitative or qualitative, sociological, anthropological, historical, or economic.  The sponsoring schools would like to emphasize that they welcome papers from junior scholars from all parts of the world.  No country or group of countries has a monopoly of talent.  Please note, however, that already published papers will not be eligible to be considered.

The first step is to submit an abstract of the proposed paper.  Individuals who wish to be considered for participation in the 2013 conference should submit abstracts of their papers by January 25, 2013.  

For more information and detailed guidelines, please see the 2013 Call for Papers page.

Past Conferences

International Junior 
Faculty Forum

HLS and Stanford Law 
host fourth annual
International Junior Faculty 
Forum (read article)

Last modified: December 09, 2013

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