Call for Papers: JIEL Junior Faculty Forum for International Economic Law (JIEL JFF) 2024


May 31, 2024

JIEL Junior Faculty Forum for International Economic Law (JIEL JFF) 2024 CALL FOR PAPERS 

The Journal of International Economic Law is delighted to announce the fourth annual JIEL Junior Faculty Forum. The JIEL JFF brings together early career scholars (including junior faculty, visiting assistant professors, PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, etc.) working in the field of international economic law. The purpose is to allow scholars to present their work before an audience of peers and experts and receive feedback from senior scholars. In addition, at least one piece will receive an offer of publication to appear in the 28th volume of the Journal of International Economic Law—the leading publication in the field. 

We welcome applications from early career scholars teaching in law faculties or other schools such as in economics, political science, history or international relations. The Forum invites submissions covering a wide range of international economic law topics – trade, investment, finance, tax, labor, intellectual property, data, and other topics reflective of the broad nature of the field. Scholars who have previously presented at the JIEL JFF are not eligible to apply. 

At the JIEL JFF, up to eight successful applicants will present their work; for each paper, a senior scholar will provide a response followed by general discussion by the entire Forum. The intention is to create a process of sustained exchange and feedback that can help to improve the piece.

Interested applicants should submit a brief description of the unpublished/unsubmitted project (up to 800 words) in a Microsoft Word document as well as a CV in PDF by 11:59pm EDT, Monday, July 1, 2024. The Word document description should be single spaced and should not include any identifying information as each submission will be reviewed without attribution. The file name of the Word document should be the first 2-4 words of the title of your abstract. The application form and upload links are available here.

The JIEL JFF is held in virtual format. The panel times are adjusted to accommodate as many time zones as possible. 

Participants in the JIEL JFF will also be invited to submit their papers for consideration for the SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize. The deadline for submission for the Prize will be Friday, November 1, 2024. Details on how to submit papers for the Prize will be provided at the JFF. 

In sum, applicants should be prepared to comply with the following schedule:

a) Abstract submission by July 1, 2024.

b) Selection and Notification by July 31, 2024. 

c) Draft Papers (up to 12,000 words) due by September 2, 2024. 

d) Forum held via Zoom on September 20 & 21, 2024. 

e) (Optional) Submission for the SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize by November 1, 2024. 

For any questions regarding the submission or selection process, please email

Editors-in-Chief of JIEL Professors Kathleen Claussen, Sergio Puig, and Michael Waibel.