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2023 Annual Scholarship Conference

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Norman, Oklahoma

September 22-23, 2023

Central States Law Schools Association
Annual Scholarship Conference
September 2223, 2023
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, Oklahoma

The Central States Law Schools Association 2023 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma.

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 June 1, 2023, and the submission period will close on September 1, 2023. Conference registration will open in July. We look forward to seeing you in Norman!

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. More mature scholars will have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Papers on all law-related topics will be considered. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend.



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


The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, Oklahoma, a walkable city bursting with arts, music, restaurants, and funky shopping. OU’s distinctive architecture, dubbed “Cherokee Gothic” by Frank Lloyd Wright, mixes traditional collegiate elements and Native American design. OU’s world-class free-admission Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art hosts renown collections of Native American art and French Impressionism. And the acclaimed Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is next-door to the College of Law.


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 University of Oklahoma College of Law is located at 300 W Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.

The Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) is served by most major airlines and has non-stop flights to 24 airports across the country. Will Rogers is located 25 miles (approximately 30 minutes by car) from the OU College 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?

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.



University of Oklahoma College of Law

300 W Timberdell Road

Norman, OK 73019




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

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