Conference participants interested in developing original scholarship related to the Palestinian national movement participated in the YPLF Writing Workshop. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the Workshop was a comprehensive platform to support the development of this scholarship from the idea phase to publication.

Participants were encouraged to submit a topic proposal before the Conference. Over the conference, participants refined their topics and developed paper abstracts over the Conference’s first four days in consultation with expert advisors, who guided the development of the papers throughout the drafting and editing process. Through individual advising sessions, authors had the opportunity to develop relationships with their advisors, which currently continues beyond the Conference. Workshop participants presented their paper abstracts on the Conference’s final day.

Participants, along with their advisors, have had access to an online platform through which they receive feedback on their topics and abstracts from other Workshop participants.

Upon completion of the papers, Palestine Works staff and the expert advisors will work with Workshop participants to maximize the visibility of their scholarship. Select material will be translated (English-to-Arabic and Arabic-to-English) and published in the bilingual YPLF Conference Journal. The Workshop thus provided participants with an excellent opportunity to add published scholarship to their resumes and to work with prominent lawyers and legal academics who are engaged on the question of Palestine.

Scholarships of up to USD 1500 will be awarded for the three most outstanding papers, as judged by Palestine Works staff and the expert advisors.