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2022 Annual Scholarship Conference

Washburn University School of Law

Topeka, KS

September 9-10, 2022

The 2022 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

CSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. The CSLSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for legal scholars, including more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles in a relaxed and supportive setting where scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. Many scholars will appreciate the opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. The interchange with scholars in other subject areas is a key benefit of the CSLSA format. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend.

We invite law faculty to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress. Abstracts, partial drafts, and full drafts will be considered. Submissions will be considered beginning on May 2, 2022, and may be submitted here. The submission period will close on August 15, 2022. Conference registration will open on our website in July.

We look forward to seeing you in Topeka!



Ideas come in many shapes and stages, so presentations are welcome whether just an early-stage idea or a completed draft


Come visit Topeka, the capital city of Kansas! Topeka, founded in 1854 as one of the anti-slavery “Free-State” towns in Kansas, is well known for the landmark Supreme Court civil rights case exactly 100 years thereafter. The CSLSA conference will feature an event at the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka historic site. Topeka also has a beautiful capitol building, a revitalizing downtown area, and a funky arts scene north of the Kansas River.


At the CSLSA conference, faculty from across the country and around the world come together to collaborate and forge lasting connections


CSLSA is about helping you grow as a scholar, so you’ll enjoy a relaxed and encouraging environment where you can ask questions and get helpful feedback on your work


They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!


How can I get to the venue?

Washburn University School of Law is located at 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621.

The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 75 miles (approximately 75 minutes by car) from the School of Law.

Is there a fee to present?

If you are a scholar from a CSLSA member school, you may attend the conference without charge. Faculty from non-member schools are also eligible to submit proposals, but proposals by faculty from member schools are given preference during scheduling.  Eligible schools can join CSLSA by paying the annual dues of $200.  For more information, visit our membership page.

What about accommodation?

CSLSA participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Information on block rates at the conference hotels will be provided as soon as it is available.


Are children welcome?

Finding childcare can be challenging, and your children are welcome to join us at the law school while the conference is being held. If you need help finding a local childcare provider, please contact our president, Andrea Boyack.



Washburn University School of Law

1700 SW College Avenue

Topeka, Kansas 66621




[email protected]





If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly.

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