This intensive research seminar provides the opportunity for business law/legal studies scholars to present, discuss, and expand upon nearly completed research papers. Our goal is to foster high quality research and publication in our discipline by providing an unusual opportunity for sustained in-depth attention to research.
In January of each year the Florida legal studies group invites 7-8 scholars to take part in this intensive research seminar. Participants commit to submitting their research papers to us by the paper submission deadline (mid-December before the Seminar. The specific date will be included in the application instructions), presenting the paper for discussion and analysis; receiving and reading each paper in advance; attending and participating in all sessions, and mentioning the Seminar in footnotes of published research papers that have been presented at the Hurst Seminar.
Participants provide their own transportation to the Seminar site (although we may be able to provide limited travel help if you cannot otherwise come). University of Florida and the co-sponsoring school (if co-sponsored that particular year), will provide room, meals and hospitality. The meeting will start Friday at noon and end on Saturday at 1pm. Spouses and friends are welcome to travel with you to attend the dinner on Friday.
The paper should be a major piece of legal research intended for publication in the ABLJ or other major law review/ journal. Although for some seminars there is a pre-determined topic of emphasis, all business-law-related topics are welcomed. The paper should be in a research format accessible to a legal audience. It should not yet be published, but be in polished draft form so that it can benefit from comment and discussion. It could be accepted for publication but still be in the revision/editing stage, and it may have been presented at ALSB or regional or other professional meetings. Co-authored papers may be submitted, but only one author can attend.
How Papers Are Selected?
Papers are selected according to each year’s designated topic of interest. Remaining papers are then selected to satisfy the goal of obtaining a broad selection of topics and schools represented.