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Association of American Law Schools 2019 Annual Meeting :: Call for Papers: 21st Century Textualism

July 31, 2018

Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process
2019 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce a call for papers for its section program, which will be held during the 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The program is entitled “21st Century Textualism.”

Statutes dominate the American legal landscape and statutory text has become the focal point for questions of statutory interpretation. But, despite widespread agreement that text matters, there is less agreement among scholars and judges about how statutory text helps determine statutory meaning. This panel will explore how textualist arguments and methods are developing in the 21st Century, including current trends and practices in the courts and theoretical justifications for, and objections to, textualist methods of statutory interpretation.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements: This Call for Papers is open to all faculty members from AALS member schools. Submissions should be an extended abstract of 2-3 pages in length and relate to the topic of the panel.

Submission Process: To be considered for participation as a panelist, please email a copy of your submission to Evan Zoldan at [email protected] by July 31, 2018. Selected participants will be notified by September 1, 2018.

Questions: If you have any questions about the panel, please contact Evan Zoldan at [email protected]


July 31, 2018
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