Thursday, October 29, 2009

AALL Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers

Jim Donovan, Chair of the AALL Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Committee, has announced the new Call. This is an excellent opportunity for an exciting publication opportunity for those both new and experienced in law librarianship. See Jim's email below, and please consider submitting your writing for the Call.

From James M. Donovan
Date Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM
Subject [LAW-LIB:60403] AALL Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers

Probably everyone out there has an idea or a point they'd love to communicate to their peers, and an excellent soapbox is the 2010 AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers competition.

Papers can be entered in one of three categories: OPEN (for active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience), NEW MEMBERS (AALL members who have become law librarians since July 1, 2005), and STUDENTS (enrolled in law school, or in a library school, information management, or an equivalent program, either in the Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 semester). The fundamental requirement is that the submission be scholarly; it need not have the look and feel of a law review-type article.

A $750 prize is awarded in each category, and the winning paper is considered for publication in Law Library Journal. Winning writers will also be invited to present at the 2010 Denver annual meeting.

Deadline for Open and New Members categories is March 2, 2010. Student papers are due April 15, 2010. Full details and application can be found at the committee website As a new tool, we have posted recent winning papers on a Selected Works page donated by bepress, at Perusing these shows the wide range of topics past winners have selected.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at, or one of the other committee members, David Hollander (, and Connie Lenz (

Please forward to anyone you may know who may have an interest in submitting a paper.


James M. Donovan, J.D., Ph.D.
Chair, AALL Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Committee
Faculty and Access Services Librarian
School of Law Library
University of Georgia
Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602-6018

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