Category Archives: Call for Papers

Call-for-Papers: “New Directions in Poverty Law” — AALS Panel Jan. 2016

AALS Section on Poverty Law, Call for Papers for 2016 AALS Annual Meeting.

The AALS Section on Poverty Law is seeking abstracts or drafts of papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. This year’s program is entitled “New Directions in Poverty Law,” and it will be held on Friday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Program Description: This program will focus on emerging ideas, problems, arguments, and strategies related to poverty law. The field of poverty law encompasses a wide range of legal issues that affect the lives of Americans living in poverty. Much interesting work in this area is being done by academics who may not identify themselves as poverty law scholars, but who are nonetheless writing about issues that inform and intersect with the core concerns of poverty law. This program will provide a forum for discussing some of this scholarship, and for considering the current state of poverty law as a field. Panelists—including one chosen through a call for papers—will present recent works on a variety of topics that relate to poverty law. An open discussion will follow.

Submission Instructions: Eligible law faculty wishing to be considered for the program must submit an abstract or draft paper by September 1, 2015, to Jason Parkin, Chair-Elect of the Section on Poverty Law, at The Section encourages submissions from pre-tenured and recently tenured scholars, as well as scholars whose work may not be widely known to members of the Poverty Section. All panelists, including speakers selected from this call for papers, are responsible for paying their own Annual Meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Call-for-Papers: “Poverty’s Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World”

Call-for-Papers: “Poverty’s Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World,” Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Aug. 4-6, 2016.  Deadline for submissions: Aug. 30, 2015.

Call-for-Papers: “Poverty’s Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World”

Call-for-Papers: “Poverty’s Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World,” August 4–6, 2016 Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.  Submission deadline Aug. 30, 2015.

Call-for-Papers: “Human Rights, Housing and Dispute Resolution” – Friday 26th February 2016 University of Coimbra, Portugal

Call-for-Papers: Housing Law Research Network   2nd Annual Housing Law Symposium: “Human Rights, Housing and Dispute Resolution” – Friday 26th February 2016 University of Coimbra, Portugal.  With a submission deadline of Jan. 1, 2016.  Details after the jump.

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Call-for-papers: “A Workshop on Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family”

Call-for-papers: “A Workshop on Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family,” Emory Law, Oct. 16-17, 2015.  Call-for-papers deadline of July 13, 2015.

Extended Deadline, Call-for-Papers: “Poverty Law: Academic Activism,” Seattle University, Feb. 19-20, 2016

Card CatalogueExtended Deadline, Call-for-Papers: “Poverty Law: Academic Activism,” Seattle University, Feb. 19-20, 2016.  Deadline for submissions extended to July 1, 2015.  Full information here: Poverty Law Conference 2016 Call-for-Proposals Extended Deadline.  We hope you will join us for what should be a great conference!

Call-for-Papers For Students: “Public Interest Essay Competition” U. Penn L. Rev.

Call-for-Papers For Students: from the U. Penn. L. Rev. website:

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The Competition is a national writing competition for student-authored articles on topics focused on social justice and the public interest.  Deadline June 22, 2015.

Full information here.

Call-for-Papers: “ClassCrits VIII Call for Papers, Emerging Coalitions: Challenging the Structures of Inequality”

Call-for-Papers: “ClassCrits VIII Call for Papers, Emerging Coalitions: Challenging the Structures of Inequality,” University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN * October 23-24, 2015.  Proposals due via email to by May 22, 2015.

Call-for-Proposals UPDATE: “Poverty Law: Academic Activism” Conference, Feb. 19-20, 2016

It appears I shared this too soon.  Due to a conflict with the 2015 ClassCrits (which I should have realized) conference, the date on the poverty law conference is now changed to Feb. 19-20, 2016.

Call-for-Proposals: Poverty Law: Academic Activism Conference — Seattle University School of Law — Feb. 19-20, 2016 .  The Call can be found as a PDF here, Poverty Law Conference 2016 Call-for-Proposals, and is also below:

Card CatalogueCall for Proposals:

We invite proposals for presentations at a Spring 2016 conference, “Poverty Law: Academic Activism” to be held on Feb. 19-20, 2016, hosted by Seattle University School of Law.  The conference will focus on the connection between academics and activism, broadly understood.  Just as “poverty law” is a broad category that includes everything from welfare and education programs to immigration and tax policy, so too, “academic activism” includes a wide range of activities.  This conference will explore how members of the legal community directly engage with activists to effect social, legal, and policy changes; how scholarship can help improve the lives of the poor; and how to educate the next generation of poverty warriors.

The conference is organized around these three tracks – direct engagement, scholarship, and teaching – and the hope that the conference will be a large gathering of those whose work (including direct involvement as well as scholarship) focuses on or relates to poverty law.  The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 24, 2015.  Please submit the title of your presentation with an abstract or overview of no more than 300 words to erosser@wcl.american.  To submit a full panel presentation, include the above information for all panelists.

Additionally, for those who are interested (though this is not a requirement for participation in the conference), conference participants may have publication opportunities with both the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and the Seattle Law Review.  Conference attendees will be responsible for their own travel expenses. We look forward to seeing you in Seattle in Feb. 2016!

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers: Sara Rankin (Seattle University School of Law) and Ezra Rosser (American University Washington College of Law)

Call-for-Papers: “LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference”

Call-for-Papers: “LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference.”  Info from the organizers below:

Critical Constitutionalism; LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference; October 1-3, 2015; Southern California

The United States is at a monumental juncture. Insecurity, inequality, and violence characterize much of contemporary life. Activists and scholars frequently turn to law for solutions, but law so often fails to provide adequate tools to challenge the travails of the contemporary situation, such as the indignity of hunger, the strain of illness, or the horror of state violence. Indeed, law often facilitates and sometimes creates the problems facing traditional and emerging outgroups, as well as substantial sectors of traditionally privileged ingroups. Yet possibility remains in law. Grounded in the lessons of multiple generations of past social justice activism and critical theory, LatCrit will mark its twentieth anniversary by convening critical thinkers pursuing the goal of creating a legal order where equal justice for all is reality, not aspiration.

LatCrit 2015 will launch a multi-year intervention into constitutional law’s potential utility to outgroups as a means to go beyond resisting subordination and to strategically organize critical sociolegal scholars’ work in conjunction with contemporary social justice movements. The conference will interrogate generational transitions within our activist-scholar community and center the question of engendering emerging voices and ethical leadership. LatCrit 2015’s substantive programming will focus on, but not be limited to, the U.S. Constitution’s provisions affecting political advocacy and participation, criminal proceedings, individual rights, and due process guarantees. Paper proposals on other topics related to subordination and resistance are also welcome. Special emphasis will be given to supporting the voices of emerging scholar-activists whose insight and commitment can animate LatCrit into the coming decades.

The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, May 1, 2015. A link for submitting proposals will be available at the LatCrit website at by January 15, 2015. For general information and questions about the event please email Andrea Freeman at

Mark your calendars now. Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2015

LatCrit-SALT Faculty Development Workshop: October 1, 2015; Conference: October 2-3, 2015; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim – Orange County