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Junior Law and Politics Research Community

Bimonthly hour-long virtual research presentations and discussion for junior scholars in law and courts. Organized and hosted by Dr. Sivaram Cheruvu. Features Bullet Talks (informal presentations representing early-stage projects and research ideas) as well as full Public Law Panels (representing more formal conference presentations with manuscript dissemination and feedback/discussion from discussants and audience).

Fall schedule (Fall 2022): All sessions will be held over Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT.

Bullet Talks

September 7: 

Peter Bachman (Ph.D Student, Washington University in St. Louis)

Heather Swadley (Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College)

November 2:

Jaeye Baek (Ph.D Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst), 

Matthew Martin (Ph.D Student, UT-Austin)

Public Law Panels

September 28:

Siyun Jiang (Ph.D Candidate, University of Texas at Austin), 

Discussant: Fiona Shen-Bayh (Assistant Professor, William and Mary)

October 5

Albert Rivero (Assistant Professor, University of Virginia), 

Discussant: Katelyn Stauffer (Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina)

October 26:

Lucia Lopez-Hijos (Ph.D Student, University of Houston), 

Discussant: Maggie McDonald (Postdoctoral Associate, New York University)

November 16

Thalia Gerzo (Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University), 

Discussant: TBD

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Global Summit on Constitutionalism 2023

To be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 16-18, 2023. 

The 2023 edition of the Global Summit will feature three keynote speakers: Amaya Alvez, an elected member of the Chilean Constitutional Convention; Linda Colley, a renowned constitutional historian at Princeton University and author of the 2021 Book of the Year; and Daniela Salazar, Justice of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador.

Submit your paper: The heart of the program will be the dozens of panels held over the course of three days on all subjects involving constitutions. You are welcome to propose a fully-formed panel. Or you may submit an individual paper, and our team will create thematic panels from the individual paper submissions. All are welcome to participate as either speakers or observers: scholars, practitioners, students. Submit your paper here. The submission deadline is October 26.

There is no cost to register. Group meals will be generously sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Registrants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. We have arranged a special rate at a local hotel. Bookings may be made here. More details and registration are available here.

Convened by Richard Albert, Antonia Baraggia, Vicente F. BenĂ­tez R, Catarina Santos Botelho, Hui-Wen Chen, Cristina Fasone, and Yaniv Roznai.

The Annual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2023

Join us in in Vancouver (May 24-27)!

Susan Achury and Raul Sanchez Urribarri are the track chairs of the LAW / Law and Justice Track.  We invite proposals focusing on a wide range of topics, from multiple disciplinary perspectives, focused on Law, Politics and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.  We welcome panel, workshop and paper presentation proposals.  We are happy to help you think through, and organise, panels and special events on themes related to our track.

DEADLINE:  September 8, 2022.  You can find additional information here:

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