- Studying Law at Yale
- Our Faculty
Centers & Workshops
- Centers & Workshops
- Paul Tsai China Center
- Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT)
- Cultural Cognition Project
- Debating Law and Religion Series
- Global Health Justice Partnership
- Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights
- Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues & Events
- Information Society Project
- John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy
- The Justice Collaboratory
- Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization
- Law, Economics & Organization Workshop
- Law, Ethics & Animals Program
- Law School Access Program
- Legal History Forum
- Legal Theory Workshop
- The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law
- Middle East Legal Studies Seminar
- The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund
- Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
- Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellowship Initiative
- The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy
- Yale Center for Law and Philosophy
- Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
- Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges
- Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
- Yale Law School Center for Private Law
- Yale Law School Latin American Legal Studies
- Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop
- Bert Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance
- Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform
- Student Life
- Admissions & Financial Aid
- YLS Today
2019 Doctoral Scholarship Conference
Yale Law School is proud to host the Ninth Annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference, to be held on November 8-9, 2019, in New Haven, Connecticut. The conference provides doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates with a forum to workshop, present, and debate their work. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate meaningful academic dialogue, with a view towards fostering a community of legal scholars.
The conference is open to all current doctoral candidates, in law or related disciplines, and to those who completed their doctoral degrees during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 academic year. The participants will be selected through a blind review process, in which reviewers will receive only the applicants’ abstracts and gender information. The selection will be based on the quality of the abstracts and their capacity to provoke thoughtful debate with other submissions. It will also aim at composing gender-balanced panels. Applications should be submitted through the online form.
This year’s conference is divided into four workshops that will run in parallel, each with around eight participants. The workshops will cover papers in “International Law”; “Public Law and Institutional Design: Assemblies, Executives, Courts, Agencies”; “Law & Economics, Network Theory, and Policy”; and “Law and Philosophy”. You may find a description of each workshop in the conference’s Call for Papers. We welcome the submission of papers that use a variety of methodologies, including scholarship that is interdisciplinary, empirical, doctrinal, comparative or historical.
The purpose of this breakdown into workshops is to allow enough time for each paper to be thoroughly workshopped and receive comments from scholars who are well versed in the academic field in which each paper is situated. Authors will be expected to offer a brief, ten-minute introduction to their paper followed by an intensive workshop-like discussion. Participants will be expected to attend all conference events, read other participants’ work in advance, and come prepared to comment on and discuss all papers presented in their respective workshop. We anticipate that the conference will be the beginning of a longer-term collaboration amongst participants.
All participants will also have an opportunity to attend several receptions, keynotes and workshops by Yale Law School faculty to get to know one another, advance their professional development and socialize.
The Doctoral Scholarship Conference is generously sponsored by the Graduate Programs Office at Yale Law School. We regret that we are unable to provide financial support for travel and accommodations.