Thank you for your interest in publishing with the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.
BJELL and the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law and Policy will be holding a symposium on February 27, 2014 to examine forced arbitration of employment disputes. As this time, we are accepting only submissions related to forced arbitration of workplace disputes. Authors whose papers are selected will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of BJELL and will be invited to present at the symposium with other academics, practitioners, and students. We are interested in papers on the following topics: class action waivers and class arbitration (including emerging issues around American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, and D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB); legal developments on enforcing or invalidating arbitration clauses; strategic and practical considerations for employees who are forced to arbitrate workplace claims; impact of arbitration on contract law or preemption doctrines; application of ethical rules in arbitrations; historical perspectives on the Federal Arbitration Act and its savings clause; outcomes of employment arbitration nationwide; survey of applicable procedural rules; and variations across arbitration providers. First drafts of papers should be approximately 6,000 words (18-20 double spaced pages) and be submitted no later than October 31, 2013. Final drafts of selected papers will be due by January 3, 2014.
BJELL will resume accepting papers on any employment or labor related topic on December 15, 2013 for publication in our Fall 2014 issue.
Articles must be submitted by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also accept articles through the Berkeley Electronic Press ExpressO service. Articles submitted electronically should use Microsoft Word (6.0 or higher). Manuscripts should conform to correct Bluebook style (latest edition), and all notes should appear as footnotes. The Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law follows the American Philosophical Association's guidelines for non-sexist use of language.
Please address all editorial correspondence, including manuscripts for submission and books for review, to:
Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall Room 5
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200