January 16, 2009
Fourth Annual Big 10 Aspiring Scholars Conference at University of Illinois College of Law
Posted by Christine Hurt

I know that our readers range far and wide across the globe, but for those readers plugging away in some sort of full-time, untenured capacity at Big 10 law schools, I hope you received an email invitation yesterday to the Fourth Annual Big 10 Aspiring Scholars Conference to be held August 2-4, 2009 at the University of Illinois College of Law.  This conference has been hosted in previous years by our friends down the highway, Indiana University -- Bloomington, but for this summer only, we're all meeting at Chambana!  Here is the announcement:

Plan to join your fellow Big Ten Conference colleagues…

Fourth Annual Big Ten Aspiring Scholars Conference

August 2-4, 2009

University of Illinois College of Law

Champaign, Illinois

The University of Illinois College of Law invites all junior scholars at Big Ten Conference law schools to share scholarly ideas and discuss issues facing pre-tenured scholars. The two-day conference features works-in-progress breakout sessions and interaction with multiple panels of experts, including recently-tenured professors, promotion and tenure committee chairs, and appointment committee chairs.

Featured speaker

Professor Brian Leiter

John P. Wilson Professor of Law

Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values

University of Chicago

Author of “Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports

Who is invited? All tenure-track law professors are invited to attend. In addition, visiting assistant professors, fellows, and scholars preparing to enter the tenure-track teaching market are also welcome and will enjoy panels devoted to their interests and concerns.

Your hosts are Associate Dean Lawrence Solum, the John E. Cribbet Professor, and Professor Christine Hurt of the University of Illinois College of Law. Hotel rooms will be provided for participants at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the conference.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Professor Christine Hurt at achurt@illinois.edu

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