Call for Proposals: NYU Annual Survey of American Law Seeks Proposals for Issue Dedicated to Justice Elena Kagan

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Dedication of Our 78th Volume to Justice Elena Kagan


The New York University Annual Survey of American Law is honored to dedicate its 78th volume to Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Elena Kagan has dedicated her career to preserving institutions that are essential to the proper functioning of American democracy. She has championed this cause as an Associate White House Counsel, as Solicitor General, as a law professor and Dean of Harvard Law School, and now as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

In recognition of Elena Kagan’s career as a scholar and public servant, this dedication issue explores topics related to defending democratic institutions. We are seeking paper proposals centered around maintaining and fortifying democratic institutions, the administrative state, and consensus building in the judiciary. Papers selected will be published along with tributes to Elena Kagan written by Sri Srinivasan, David Barron, John Manning, Martha Minow, Richard Pildes, and Yaira Dubin.

Submission of Papers

All proposals on this topic should be sent to no later than July 12, 2021. We are accepting proposals on a rolling basis. Authors will be informed of their selection for publication within three weeks of submission. Authors have until October 11, 2021 to submit their papers.

Proposals should include a title, detailed abstract, curriculum vitae, and statement of how the paper will engage with the topic. 

About the Journal

Founded in 1942, the New York University Annual Survey of American Law is a student-edited journal at New York University School of Law. Annual Survey is NYU’s second-oldest law journal and was originally compiled by NYU faculty members as a comprehensive annual reference guide to developments in American law. Now a quarterly publication, Annual Survey continues its original mission by exploring contemporary legal developments in the United States from a practice-oriented perspective. Annual Survey articles analyze emerging legal trends, interpret significant court decisions and legislation, and engage with the latest in contemporary perspectives on legal topics. The journal is widely distributed throughout the world, giving lawyers both inside and outside the United States insight into American law and emerging legal issues.