Northern Illinois University Law Review Symposium - Call for Papers and Abstracts

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The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Law Review is accepting submissions for its 2025 Symposium Issue! 

The NIU Law Review will host its 35th Annual Symposium on Generative Artificial Intelligence and its relationship with the First Amendment, privacy rights, and its overall impact on the legal profession. The symposium is tentatively scheduled to take place on March 28, 2025. The topic for this symposium is Coded Liberties: Generative AI, First Amendment, and Privacy.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a prominent factor in modern society from ChatGPT to Scribe. These Generative AI platforms have allowed users to utilize them in manners that serve their personal and professional needs. The reliance on Generative AI has resulted in congressional and state legislative action as a means to protect citizens. This action stems from users who use this powerful technological tool for the harm of others. Also, lawyers (and soon-to-be lawyers) have now entertained the possibilities that Generative AI can have on the profession. This NIU Law Review symposium will aim to explore the impact Generative AI has on the First Amendment, privacy, and the legal profession. 

 A proposed submission or abstract will focus on Generative AI and its relations concerning either of the three sub-topics mentioned in this announcement. However, we will consider all articles that relate to Generative AI. Generative AI topics include but are not limited to deepfakes, copyright claims, and defamation claims. 

All submissions and abstracts to be considered for publication should be directed to the NIU Law Review Symposium Editor, Jose Garcia, at his email: Proposed submissions and abstracts should be in Microsoft Word format, 12-point font, and preferably Times New Roman. All citations should adhere to the Bluebook.

Please submit your papers by Friday, November 1, 2024. All decisions regarding those paper submissions will be communicated by November 15, 2024. You may also submit a maximum of 1,500-word abstract for prior approval. If submitting an abstract for approval, please submit your abstract by July 10, 2024. Notification of abstract approval will be communicated to the author by August 2, 2024. All abstract approvals are conditional, pending review of the article based on the approved abstract. Authors with an approved abstract will have until November 15, 2024, to submit their papers for final approval. Those decisions will be communicated by November 29, 2024.

In addition, all authors who are extended and accept a publication offer will be extended the opportunity to attend the symposium at the NIU Naperville campus in Naperville, IL to present their articles. 

Please direct any questions to the attention of the Symposium Editor, Jose Garcia, at his email We look forward to hearing from you and reading your amazing work!