Call for Papers — 2022 TILT Conference & CTLJ

Conference: Topics in Law & Technology (TILT): Collision Course: Recurring Conflicts in Law & Tech

When: February 17–18

Where: Colorado Law and Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

Deadline to Apply: November 22*, 2021 (full timeline below) *please note extended deadline

Call For Papers

Silicon Flatirons and the Colorado Technology Law Journal (CTLJ) seek those interested to submit their works of scholarship on issues related to high-tension areas of technology law, policy, and the impacts of the law on marginalized groups or communities.

Two successful submissions will be selected for publication in the CTLJ. The authors of the papers selected pursuant to this CFP will also be asked to present their research during the Silicon Flatirons annual Topics in Law and Technology Conference (TILT), held annually in February. In 2022, the conference will be on February 17 – 18 and is expected to be held in a hybrid format, meaning participants will be welcome to join us either virtually or in person for the event.

Collision Course: Recurring Conflicts in Law and Tech

Frequently the battles fought in technology law and policy are not between one side who is “right” and another who is “wrong,” but rather they are between parties who have placed emphasis on separate, and sometimes competing, values.

In 2022, the Silicon Flatirons flagship conference, Topics in Law and Technology, will examine places where these conflicts arise, the extent to which they benefit or harm the overall ecosystem, the roles of regulation at the local, state, and federal level, and the potential for forward progress.

The authors of the selected works of scholarship will be asked to present their findings at the event in a short presentation and to join a panel to discuss how those findings fit into the broader themes and ideas for what needs to come next.

Colorado Technology Law Journal

If chosen, the Colorado Technology Law Journal (CTLJ) will publish the related paper from the presentation in their v.20.2. The volume is tentatively set for publication at the end of the Spring 2022 school year.

CTLJ is looking to fill two spots with research on conflicts in the law. Though we are not looking for a paper that focuses on the effects on a subset of the population entirely, we are looking for a paper that could be consumed with the mindset that the given conflict could be affecting a subset of the population.

For example, one of the student notes that will be part of this volume is on the history of amateurism in the NCAA; the ability of student-athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness; and the future of college athletics. Another paper is from a professor who wrote about changing the bearer of responsibility when it comes to creating a more welcoming environment in entrepreneurialism, rather than expecting the LGBTQ+ community to force their way in.

The volume will have a prologue asking the reader to consume the research with the following question in mind: how does this research affect a marginalized group in our community and what conclusions not only fix the larger issue but also help mend this specialized hardship within our population?

If you have a passion for researching issues in technology and the law that conflict in different areas, and you think (or know) said conflict affects a subset of the population, we are looking for you!

How to Apply

To apply, please send your abstract and CV to with the subject line TILT/CTLJ CFP before 5:00 p.m. MST on November 17, 2021. Successful papers will be notified in November and will be contacted by leadership at Silicon Flatirons and CTLJ to organize their participation and with more details on publication. The approximate timeline for publication is included below.


  • Early draft of the paper by December 10th, 2021.
  • Finished draft by January 14th, 2022.
  • Publication sent to printers the first week of May with publication completed at the end of May/beginning of June.
  • Preferred papers would be between 28-32 pages.

More About CTLJ

In 2001, a group of students, under the guidance of Professor and current Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, founded the Colorado Technology Law Journal, formerly the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, at the University of Colorado Law School.

Since then, the Colorado Technology Law Journal has established itself among the elite national technology and telecommunications law journals, featuring seminal moments in internet policy such as former FCC Chairman Michael Powell’s articulation of the four Internet Freedoms and Professor Tim Wu’s groundbreaking definition of Network Neutrality.

Visit the CTLJ website.

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