THE CALSB WELCOMES PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ALL TOPICS RELATED TO THE RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGY OF LAW, BUSINESS AND ETHICS. RESEARCH WITH A CANADIAN CONTEXT IS WELCOME, BUT NOT REQUIRED. IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS YOUR WORK AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM COLLEAGUES, SUBMIT A SHORT (150 - 200 WORDS) PAPER OR PANEL ABSTRACT BY APRIL 1, 2020.  

CALSB DISTINGUISHED PAPER AWARD papers due april 13, 2020

Full papers due April 13, 2020.

Submit papers in PDF format to the link below. Submission requirements below.


DISTINGUISHED PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS


  • Paper must be selected by CALSB for presentation at the conference
  • Author agrees to have paper considered for the award
  • Papers submitted after April 13, 2020 may be presented but will not be considered for the Distinguished Paper Award
  • Paper must be submitted in PDF format
  • Paper must NOT be published or already accepted for publication
  • Papers must be edited to remove anything that might identify the author or the author’s institutional affiliation(s) (including passages that refer to the author’s own prior work and subsequently referred to in a citation)
  • Accepted footnote based styles: Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation 8th edition – also known as the “McGill Guide”; The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 20th edition
  • Accepted Non-footnote based styles: APA - American Psychological Association style; MLA style – Modern Language Association of America style; Chicago Manual of Style


EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Topic selection- interest and currency, societal significance, relevance to both law and business. In the case of the CALSB Distinguished Paper Award, the paper’s relevance or potential applicability to Canadian context will also be considered.
  • Research and Scholarship– advancement of scholarship – particularly addressing significant gaps in literature,  original and creative insight, strength of research – including use of primary and secondary sources, integration of legal principles / law within a business-related topic, quality of referencing (example: use of footnotes, explanatory notes etc.)
  • Analysis and Writing – coherency and logic of argument advanced, persuasiveness of position taken – including use of supporting points for primary argument, addressing contrary or alternative perspectives, effective use of headings and sub-headings, consistent formatting according to reference style, grammar and spelling.


SELECTION PROCESS
Papers will be evaluated by an anonymous panel of judges.  The winner will be determined by the panel of judges in their sole and absolute discretion.  The panel of judges will not be providing any feedback or commentary to the authors. The award winning paper will be announced at the 2020 CALSB conference in Toronto.  


QUESTIONS?

 Contact Avner Levin at  avner.levin@ryerson.ca