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New family law conference seeks papers

Jennifer Nelson
January 1, 2008
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A new Midwest family law conference is looking for a few good papers to kick off its inaugural meeting in Indianapolis. The conference, "Jazzing up Family Law," will be June 13 at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

The Midwest Family Law Consortium founding members - Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and William Mitchell College of Law - are seeking papers and presenters for its family law conference. Papers can be submitted by anyone involved in matters regarding family law, including attorneys, social workers, students, and government officials, and topics can include anything regarding family law, said Professor Jennifer A. Drobac, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

The topics should be able to be synthesized into a 20-minute presentation. Authors can either group together themselves to form a panel, or they can ask the consortium to include them in a panel with similar subjects.

Drobac said she would love to receive a large response from the community, law students, and from the other law schools in the state. The number of papers accepted will depend on the amount submitted.

Select papers will be reviewed by the Indiana Law Review board to be included in its publication. Those papers will need to be academic, include formal footnotes, and be suitable for law review publication, she said.

At this time, specific information about accommodations, fees, and potential CLE credits for the conference are still being worked out, Drobac said. Indianapolis will host the first conference, with sites around the Midwest hosting the conference in upcoming years.

Anyone who is interested in presenting a paper should e-mail Drobac at jdrobac@iupui.edu. The e-mail should include the title of the paper, an abstract, and resume, or the completed paper if applicable. Deadline to submit a paper for the conference is March 31.
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