Call for Papers: International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference
January 20, 2016

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Deadline: Monday March 21, 2016

The Institute for International Law and Justice and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, to be held at NYU School of Law on Thursday, April 14, and Friday April 15, 2016. The conference, open to current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students, will provide an opportunity for the presentation of papers, discussion, and debate on a broad set of international law and human rights issues. The purpose of the conference is to encourage the development of scholarship by giving students an opportunity to present their papers and works-in-progress in a constructive and collaborative environment.

Students who submit the most promising papers or works-in-progress will be selected to briefly present their work at the conference, and will receive comments from an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and practitioners, who will lead discussion and debate following presentations. In addition, one student will be awarded the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.

Students writing in all areas of international law and/or human rights are invited to submit draft papers or works-in-progress by Monday, March 21, 2016. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Selected student participants must submit their final papers by April 8, 2015.

Although there is no strict page limit for submissions, selected papers ideally should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages.

Please email questions and submissions to Angelina Fisher at




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