The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and LexisNexis have announced their annual “Call for Papers” competition. Papers, which may be submitted by students in law school, should address any subject relevant to law librarianship.

Through the competition, the Call for Papers Committee seeks to:

  1. Promote scholarship of interest to the profession of law librarianship
  2. Provide a creative outlet for law librarians and a forum for their scholarly activities; and
  3. Recognize the scholarly efforts of students who are considering a career as law librarians.

Entrants in the “Student Division” do not need to be members of AALL! Papers submitted for courses are acceptable if they otherwise comply with the requirements of this contest. Student submissions must include a supporting letter from an instructor at the institution where the student is enrolled (preferably the supervising faculty member of the paper).

To be eligible for an award in the Student Division, papers and all required supporting documents must be received by May 15, 2023. The winner in the Student Division will receive $650. Co-authors of winning papers share awards.

Recipients are recognized during award ceremonies at the AALL Annual Meeting (July 2023) and will be given the opportunity to present their papers in a program. Law Library Journal has the right of first refusal for publication of the winning paper in the Student division.

Please visit the AALL Call for Papers page for more information on the contest, including eligibility, content and format requirements, and submissions.

Are you curious about a career in law librarianship? Want to learn more about opportunities for publishing, networking, or gaining library experience while earning your JD? Your UR Law librarians are always happy to answer any questions you have!

Call for Papers! — AALL & LexisNexis soliciting unpublished student papers

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