Washington University School of Law in St. Louis will host the Twelfth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on September 11–12, 2020. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress.

The workshop is open to untenured and recently tenured academics who teach and write in the areas of federal courts, civil rights litigation, civil procedure, and other related topics. The program is also open to scholars who wish to attend, read, and comment on papers but not present. There is no registration fee.

The conference will begin on the morning of Friday, September 11, and conclude by early afternoon on Saturday, September 12. Each panel will consist of three to four junior scholars, with a senior scholar commenting on the papers and leading a group discussion.

The workshop will take place at WashU Law, which is located 15 minutes from STL airport. The School of Law will provide lunches and dinners for those attending the workshop, but attendees must cover their own travel and lodging costs. A discounted block of rooms will be made available at Washington University’s Knight Center, which is next door to the School of Law. Those wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract to juniorfedcts@wustl.edu by March 30, 2020. Papers will be selected by a committee of past participants, and presenters will be notified by the end of May.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Prof. Daniel Epps or his assistant, Andrea Donze.

Agenda – coming soon

UPDATE: In light of the situation created by COVID-19, we will continue to accept abstracts through April 27, 2020. While we currently hope and expect that the conference will continue as scheduled, we are also prepared to postpone the conference to the spring if it becomes necessary as we continue to monitor the situation.

Thanks!
Dan