Category Archives: Call for Papers

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

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.

Random DC in Dec./Jan. Photo.

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.