Communication Law & Policy Division

Conference Call for Papers

Jasmine McNealy, Chair
U of Florida
E-mail: jmcnealy@jou.ufl.edu

The Communication Law and Policy Division welcomes research papers and panel proposals research and analysis of the ways in which legal and policy environments are constituted, transformed and maintained, and the ways in which factors in addition to law have a regulatory effect on media, technology, communication, and culture.

Our scope is international, presenting work that focuses on individual nation–states, localities, or regions; comparative law and policy; and international and global law and policy. We welcome work dealing with law and policy for the medium (the architecture and technologies of the global information infrastructure) as well as the message (e.g. content regulation and press law)—and the interactions between the two.

CL&P encourages the submission of theoretical and applied research using all kinds of research methodologies.


We will accept full papers, which must adhere to the guidelines in the ICA general call for papers. In particular, papers MUST NOT contain identifying information about the author, and authors may not submit previously published papers. Student papers must be identified as such to qualify for the top student paper award. Papers can utilize any accepted citation style including MLA, APA, and “Bluebook” legal citation.


Topics include but are NOT limited to:


For ICA2020 we are also accepting the following submissions:

Panel Proposals
Panel proposals must include a detailed abstract describing the topic and the role of each participant. Proposals must adhere to the ICA panel submission guidelines. We are particularly interested in panels that fit the Open Communication conference theme.

2020 CLAP Works-in-Progress Elevator Session
For ICA 2020, we invite works in progress for an elevator session (2.5 hours) aimed at assisting graduate students and early career researcher enhance their work for publication. To works-in-progress should be a first draft or near complete draft of a paper. 


2020 CLAP Extended Abstract Session

For ICA 2020, we invite extended abstracts of no more than 2000 words (inclusive of all notes, figures, and citations) for an extended session (2.5 hours) fitting the “Open Communication” conference theme from a law & policy perspective.

2019 CLAP Practice based panels 
We are also accepting panel proposals and presentations as “practice-based” presentations. The proposal of each panel will be accompanied by traditional abstracts and a description of the practice element but also fitting the “Open Communication” conference theme from a law & policy perspective.