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2024 Annual Scholarship Conference

Texas Tech University School of Law

Lubbock, Texas

September 6-7, 2024


Registration & Submission Deadline:
August 15, 2024.

Early Registration is Open!

Central States Law Schools Association
Annual Scholarship Conference
September 6-7, 2024
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, Texas

The Central States Law Schools Association 2024 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, 2024, at the Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas.

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, especially more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. Additionally, scholars will have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend.

We invite law faculty to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress. Papers on all law-related topics are welcome, whether proposed as abstracts, partial drafts, or full drafts. The registration/submission portal is open now, and the submission period will close on August 15, 2024. We look forward to seeing you in Lubbock!



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


The Texas Tech University School of Law is located in Lubbock, Texas, offering a mix of city life and rural charm. Nicknamed the “Hub City,” it’s a growing college town with Texas Tech University at its center. The city boasts a youthful population, with a strong focus on families and young professionals.

Residents enjoy sunshine most of the year, with plenty of parks and outdoor activities. There’s also a developing nightlife scene and a healthy selection of restaurants. Lubbock’s cultural offerings include museums, art centers, and a thriving local business community.


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


How can I get to the venue?

The Texas Tech University School of Law is located at 3311 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409.

The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB). It’s the nearest airport and offers convenient options like taxis and rideshare services to get you directly to the law school.


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?

Yes! We know finding childcare can be challenging, and your children are welcome to join us at the law school while the conference is being held. CSLSA prides itself on being low-key and family-friendly. If you need help finding a local childcare provider, please contact our president, Eric E. Johnson.



Texas Tech University School of Law

3311 18th St

Lubbock, TX 79409




[email protected]





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

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