Archive for October 30th, 2009

The 2010 “Call for Papers” Has Begun

Have you been thinking of writing an article of interest to law librarians?  Need a push to get started?  Well, here it is.

The  The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting articles in three categories:

  • Open Division: For active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience.
  • New Members Division: For recent graduates and AALL members who have become law librarians since July 1, 2005.
  • Student Division: Participants in this division need not be members of AALL. To be eligible in this category, you must have been enrolled in law school or in a library school, information management, or an equivalent program, either in the fall 2009 or spring 2010 semester.

The winner in each division receives $750 generously donated by LexisNexis plus the opportunity to present the winning paper at a program during the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver. Winning papers are also considered for publication in the Association’s prestigious Law Library Journal

Application form and details, including a list of past winners, can be found at the Call for Papers website. Selected winning papers from earlier competitions can also be found online. This list can give you an idea of the range of topics that law librarians have chosen. 


  • Articles in the Open and New Members Divisions must be submitted by March 2, 2010. 
  • Articles in the Student Division must be submitted by April 15, 2010.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee: Chair James M. Donovan (, David Hollander (, or Connie Lenz (

October 2009

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