The Kauffman Foundation has launched a major, multi-year initiative to support research and writing on legal subjects relating to innovation and economic growth. Although the Foundation expects that much of the initial work by legal and economic scholars will be centered around traditional legal “silos”—intellectual property, antitrust, torts, contracts, and so on—we hope that eventually scholars will cross disciplines (within and outside the law) and engage in higher level or synthetic scholarship.
Several sessions at the Institute will be devoted to discussing working papers or draft manuscripts. This “Call for Papers” solicits abstracts, outlines, or actual working papers (if available) by scholars seeking to present and discuss their work and by conference participants.
Electronic submissions of paper proposals are due Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5 p.m. CST and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “2009 KSLI Proposal.”
Each proposal should provide the following:
- An abstract of 500 words or less on how your project would advance law, entrepreneurship, and/or innovation research
- A copy of the working paper (if available)
- Brief summary of proposer qualifications (attach Curriculum Vitae)
- Full contact information
Decision on acceptance: Friday, May 15, 2009. All acceptances will be notified by email, no later than 5 p.m. CST.
Air travel, ground transportation in California, and lodging will be covered for authors of accepted papers.
Preference is given to completed papers, although in exceptional circumstances work in progress will be considered.
Contact: Robert Litan (content)
Vice President, Research & Policy
Glory Olson (logistics)