Albany Law Review, Call for Submissions: State Courts in the Trump Era

Posted by Mary Ann Krisa, community karma 37

The Editorial Board of Albany Law Review invites submissions for publication in the
24th annual special issue of State Constitutional Commentary which this year will
focus on the relationship between judicial independence, federalism, and the rule of
law in state courts. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers.
We invite legal academics and practitioners, as well as law-related scholars, to submit
their abstracts on topics exploring the ways in which state courts have or should
exercise independence from the direction of federal law—or not.

Topics: Papers can approach issues relating to independent judicial federalism
from a national or state perspective. Both legal, law-related, and multidisciplinary
approaches are welcome. As has been true for State Constitutional Commentary since
its inaugural issue 24 years ago, the purpose has been to explore public law in state
courts in the broadest sense with the widest range of perspectives. Hence, within the
general concept of “State Courts in the Trump Era,” a vast scope of topics is welcome.

Selected papers will be published in The Albany Law Review’s 24th annual issue of
State Constitutional Commentary. Proposals should briefly describe the specific topic,
perspective, and relevance to the general concept of “State Courts in the Trump Era,”
as well as identifying the author(s).

Submission deadline: A one page (maximum) abstract is due by December 15, 2018.
Authors will receive an email response no later than December 22, 2018. Inquiries
and submissions should be sent to Mary Ann Krisa,, Executive
Editor for State Constitutional Commentary, and to Vincent M. Bonventre, vbonv@, Faculty Advisor. The due date for final submissions is February 15,
2019. Final papers must be at least fifteen pages in length.