Category Archives: Call for Papers

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Vulnerability and Education”

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Vulnerability and Education,” Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Apr. 24-25, 2015 with a call deadline of Jan. 19, 2015.

Call-for-Papers: “LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System”

Call-for-Papers: “LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System” —  The Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law of American University Washington College of Law invites symposium papers from practitioners and scholars that examine the degree to which laws, practices, and social policy specifically funnel and entrench LGBTQ youth into the juvenile justice system.  Of particular interest are papers addressing how schools, law enforcement, courts, and juvenile detention facilities impact LGBTQ youth by unfairly criminalizing and subjecting them to discriminatory treatment.  Also crucial to this discussion are papers that address areas of reform to help transform the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system.  The full call can be found here, Call for Papers – LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, and the deadline for submission of abstracts is Jan. 23, 2015.

Call-for-Papers: “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson”

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The University of Missouri Law Review is issuing a call for proposals for an upcoming Works-in-Progress conference, which will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review’s Symposium, which will take place the following day Friday, February 27, 2015.

The symposium, “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson,” focuses on a number of issues that arose from the events in Ferguson, Missouri this past August following the shooting of Michael Brown.

Works-in-progress panels will be held related to the subject matter of the symposium. Presentation proposals should be no more than one page in length. The topic of the presentation can include analyses that are practical, theoretical or interdisciplinary in nature relating to what transpired in Ferguson, MO.  Proposals from scholars outside the United States are also welcome, although prospective attendees should note that there is no funding available to assist participants with their travel expenses.

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2014.  Those interested may submit proposals and direct questions to Professor S. David Mitchell (MitchellSD[@]  Decisions regarding accepted proposals will be made by December 1, 2014.

Call-for-Papers: “2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital & Inequality”

Call For Papers
2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital & Inequality

June 18-19, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Richmond invite paper submissions for the 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, which will be held June 18-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in economic policy and development in low- and moderate-income communities.

OVERVIEW: As the nation continues its recovery from the Great Recession, it is important to understand how economic growth can more equitably benefit low- and moderate income individuals. With this in mind, and having selected a theme of economic growth and opportunity for the 2015 Policy Summit, we encourage the submission of high-quality research papers in the following areas: economic development, entrepreneurship, equitable development, recent trends in CRA lending (i.e., access to capital and credit for small businesses), workforce development, education reform, and related topics. In particular, we encourage the submission of research and work that is applicable to the Federal Reserve’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts – comprising all of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North and South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and parts of New Jersey and Kentucky.

The Policy Summit is a now-biennial forum that attracts an audience of several hundred academics, bankers, elected officials, funders, policymakers, and practitioners from across the eastern United States. If your paper is selected, you will be asked to present at the Policy Summit, which will be held June 18-19, 2015, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Travel and accommodation expenses per Federal Reserve guidelines will be covered for presenters.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014. Please submit an extended abstract or a draft of your research paper by this date to We will notify submitting authors of accepted papers by January 31, 2015; full conference papers will be due June 4, 2015.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please direct any questions about the call for papers to Dionissi Aliprantis at, Lisa Nelson at, or Shannon McKay at

For Property (and Poverty) folks: “Junior Scholar Mentoring Session, 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Property Section”

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 27 – AALS Section on Property, Junior Scholar Mentoring Session, 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Property Section Breakfast, Jan. 4, 2015.

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Random DC in Dec./Jan. Photo.

The AALS Section on Property is pleased to invite junior faculty members to submit an abstract of a current writing project or an abstract outlining a possible paper idea.  Authors of selected abstracts will informally present their theses/ideas during a mentoring session to be held as one part of the Section breakfast at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The breakfast will take place at 7:00 am on January 4, 2015, just before the Section’s 8:30 am panel program.  More details here: AALS Property Section Junior Scholar Mentoring Session Call for Abstracts with Deadline Extended.

Call for Papers: “Conference on Advancing Equal Access to Justice:  Barriers, Dilemmas, and Prospects”

Call for Papers: Conference on Advancing Equal Access to Justice:  Barriers, Dilemmas, and Prospects, University of California Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School, November 12-13, 2015, San Francisco, California.  Deadline for submissions: Nov. 12, 2014.

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Revised Call-for-Papers Deadline: “The New Color Lines: What Will It Mean to Be an American?”

Revised Call-for-Papers: The West Virginia Law Review shall publish papers that explore the legal implications of the projected end of a nationwide white ethnic majority in the United States by 2043. Authors whose papers are accepted for publication will also be expected to present their projects at the 19th Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference (MAPOC) from January 29-31, 2015, in Morgantown, West Virginia.  More information here: W Va L Rev Call for Papers v 3 FINAL.

There is also a student writing competition: MAPOC is sponsoring a writing competition open to all currently enrolled law students of any level, J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D., at a U.S. law school. Papers should be between 15,000-25,000 words in length and there is a preference for papers related to the conference theme but we will accept papers on other topics as well. Please email submissions (and any questions) to no later than Oct. 15, 2014. The  winning submission will receive $300 and travel expenses to attend the Conference. The two runner-ups will receive $100 each.

Call-for-Papers: Law and Society Annual Conference 2015

Seattle_logo_250_tmThe Law and Society Annual Conference will be held on May 28-31, 2015 in Seattle and the call-for-papers deadline is Oct. 15, 2014.  More information can be found here.  

The conference usually has many poverty related papers/panels.  

Call-for-Papers: “Applied Feminism and Work” — Univ. of Baltimore, Mar. 5-6, 2015.

Call-for-Papers: “Applied Feminism and Work” — Univ. of Baltimore, Mar. 5-6, 2015.  Deadline for submissions is Oct. 31, 2014.  The call and additional information can be found here.  

Extension of the deadline for AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers, new deadline Sept. 1

The AALS Section on Poverty Law will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting on January 4, 2015. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon. In collaboration with the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, the Section seeks papers for publication and presentation.  The deadline for submissions has been extended until September 1. Click here for the original call for papers