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06/06/2022

Call for Papers: Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference in San Diego in February 2023
Michael Ramsey

From the University of San Diego Law School Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism:

On February 10-11, 2023, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law will hold the Fourteenth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference.  (Please note that this date is one week earlier than we normally hold the conference.)  We are planning for the conference to be held in person in San Diego.  The conference will include approximately 6 or 7 unpublished papers on originalism, with commentary from invited scholars, and then questions from the other participants at the conference.

This past February the Center held the Thirteenth Annual Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference in San Diego.  For information on the Thirteenth Conference see here.  For a videotape of the proceedings, see our Youtube Channel.  For information and videotapes of the other twelve conferences, see here or here.   

We invite submissions of works in progress for the Fourteenth Conference.  A work in progress is a draft paper, in article or book chapter form, that is not yet published as of the conference date.  An originalism paper is defined broadly to be any paper that argues for or against originalism as a matter of theory, or applies originalism to some aspect of the Constitution.

Submissions should take the form of at least a one to three page abstract (or an initial draft, if available).  The Originalism Center will select an appropriate range of papers to be presented at the conference.  Submissions can be sent to us now, if possible, but in any event by the end of August 2022.  We will ask that the selected papers be circulated to conference participants in late January 2023.  The Center will cover the main travel expenses, lodging, and meals for paper authors and commentators.  The Call for Papers page is here.

In addition to paper authors and commentators, we would like to invite all scholars who do work on originalism to attend and participate in the conference by reading the papers and joining in the discussion.  The Center would be happy to pay for the principal meals for those attending the entire conference but not giving a paper or serving as a commentator.

We hope you will be able to join us in San Diego.