The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL-AIDC) is pleased to announce its inaugural Junior Scholars Forum to be held at the National University of Singapore on 2-3 July 2020, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law’s Centre for Asian Legal Studies and Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies. The Forum aims to provide junior constitutional law scholars with a platform (a) to develop their scholarship and interest in constitutional law, (b) to connect with other junior scholars from around the world, in particular bridging the gap between scholars located in the ‘Global North’ and ‘Global South’, and (c) to receive feedback on their research and writing from distinguished scholars in the field.
At the Forum, each participant will receive commentary on their paper from an invited distinguished scholar in the field of constitutional law. In addition, informational sessions will be held to provide junior scholars with guidance on navigating different dimensions of academia, such as methodology, publications, and building a public academic profile.
Submissions are invited from junior scholars on any topic related to constitutional law. Papers can be submitted in either English or French. Eligibility to participate in the Forum is limited to persons who have held a tenure-track position for less than seven years or are within seven years of completion of their PhD (or equivalent degree).
Interested junior scholars should submit a title and abstract (maximum 500 words) by 29 November 2019 via this link. Successful applicants will be notified by no later than 5 January 2020 and will be required to send a full paper (maximum 10,000 words) by 15 May 2020.
There is no registration fee to participate in this Forum. Conference meals will be provided by the organizers. Limited funding may be available to successful participants from all but high-income countries, according to the World Bank classification.
Any inquiries related to the Forum may be directed to: