Sunday, November 13, 2011

2012 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

Time to Start Writing: The 2012 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers


The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting articles in four divisions this year:
Open Division: for active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience;
New Members Division: for recent graduates and AALL members who have become law librarians since July 1, 2007;
Student Division: Participants in this division need not be members of AALL. To be eligible in this category, you must have been enrolled in law school, or in a library school, information management, or an equivalent program, either in the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semester.
The winner in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will receive $650 generously donated by LexisNexis, plus the opportunity to present the winning paper at a program during the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston!  Winning papers are also considered for publication in the Association’s prestigious Law Library Journal.
New for 2012Short Form Division: Articles in this category will be shorter than a traditional scholarly article, and appropriate for publication in AALL Spectrum, a bar journal, or a chapter or SIS newsletter.  Participants must be AALL members. The winner will be awarded $300 from LexisNexis.
Application Information and Article Submission Deadlines:
  • Articles in the Open, New Members, and Short Form Divisions must be submitted by March 1, 2012. 
  • Articles in the Student Division must be received by May 15, 2012.
  • Application form and details, including word limits, can be found at the Call for Papers website
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee:
Jennifer Lentz, Chair, lentz(at)
Mark Podvia, Vice Chair, mwp3(at)
Benjamin Keele, bjkeele(at)
James P. Kelly, jim.kelly(at)
Shawn Nevers, neverss(at)