* Call for Papers and Participants: the 4th Annual National Security Law Faculty Workshop/IHL Training (at the US Army JAG School, May 19 and 20)
I’m very pleased to announce the call for papers and participants for the 4th Annual National Security Law Faculty Workshop/IHL Training, which will take place on May 19 and 20 at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville. See the attached announcement.
As in the past, the event is designed to let JAGs and civilian law profs interact with one another, in the context of two days’ worth of article workshops and short blocks of instruction or debate relating to the law of armed conflict. The event has been substantively very rich in the past, not to mention a whole lot of fun. We expect it to be more so on both counts this year.
Would-be authors: There are five author slots for the civilians. We are not restricting submissions to “junior” profs, as we did in the past, though we certainly do hope there will be submissions from junior profs. In terms of subject-matter, we do anticipate selecting several papers with an IHL focus, but as in the past we also want to include at least some papers that address other aspects of national security and the law. The only real restraint is that we want the papers to be workshoppable, and thus will not select anything that will be in print already, or so far along in the publication cycle that it cannot be substantially revised in the wake of the workshop. Please note that it is fine to submit a mere abstract, though the more detail the better. The main thing is that you must have a thorough draft paper ready for circulation by May 1st
Would-be attendees: There are fifteen slots for civilian, government, and military attendees other than the five authors (and the JAGs who already are in residence at the JAG School). There are no particular criteria for selection, other than a desire on our part to ensure a rich variety of participants and viewpoints. Please note that all attendees are expected to read all the papers in advance, and to be prepared to share comments and criticisms during the workshop sessions. Some attendees also will serve as the discussants for the papers.
Deadlines: Time is tight, alas. Please send your request to attend, or submit your paper/abstract for consideration, by email to me and to Geoff Corn (rchesney, gcorn) no later than MARCH 25th. Again, it’s ok if you have only an abstract or very rough draft at that point.
Note that this is a pay-your-own way event, though there are no registration or event fees.
Please pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested.