Category Archives: Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg on “2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Focus Theme: Religion and Poverty”

Call for Papers: Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg on “2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Focus Theme: Religion and Poverty,” Sept. 21-22, 2017.

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg happily announces the call for papers for its 2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research. The focus theme of the conference will be religion and poverty. …

The Organizing Committee invites submissions of proposals for single papers and thematic panels in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the 2017 focus theme of religion and poverty.

Possible topics [sic] for the general theme sessions are, among others, current trends in poverty, inequality and social exclusion, poverty trends of different groups (minorities, age, gender, disability, unemployment), analysis of the economic, social and cultural processes underlying poverty, the effects of poverty on health, well-being, education, and inclusion, conceptualizations of poverty, methodologies of poverty research, the effectiveness of poverty alleviation measures and policy responses, and research on safety nets and welfare.

Possible topics for the focus theme sessions are, among others, the relation of religion and poverty and inequality in different states and world regions, religion as a factor in development, faith-based organisations and poverty alleviation, extent and causes of poverty and social exclusion of religious groups and minorities, religious perspectives on poverty, and theological responses to poverty and inequality.

Please submit abstracts for single papers and panels via the submission form on the conference homepage. In case that you encounter difficulties using this form, please contact the organizers via e-mail.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for single papers and panels is 31 March 2017. Decisions will be communicated until 30 April 2017.

Contact Info: 

Gottfried Schweiger, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg

Extended Deadline: MAPOC 2017, “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era” WIP Sessions

Upcoming Conference: 22nd Mid-Atlantic People Of Color Legal Scholarship Conference: “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era” – Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, George Washington University Law School.  Call for papers below:

On January 20, 2017, the first President of Color, Barack Obama, will conclude his second term.  One week later, scholars, policy-makers, lawyers, activists and law students will convene to reflect upon this historic period in American history.  In particular, on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (MAPOC) will hold a conference, entitled “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era,” at the George Washington University Law School.  Our goal is to examine and assess shifts in law and policy, at all levels of government, over the past eight years as well as to determine where there has been stasis.  Panels will likely address such topics as Black Lives Matter and other civil rights issues, such as criminal and economic justice, access to voting, and LGBTQ rights, as well as such topics as health insurance and health care, education, housing, immigration and globalization, and the financial implications of the Great Recession.

MAPOC 2017 welcomes Work-In-Progress submissions.  MAPOC’s long-standing work-in-progress (WIP) program is widely known for providing a comfortable and constructive environment in which authors can workshop scholarship at any stage of development to a dedicated discussant and supportive audience.  Please email your WIP abstract (and any questions) to Professor Ezra Rosser at erosser@wcl.american.edu by Dec. 9, 2016, to be included in the WIP program.

Call-for-Papers: UDC Law Review Symposium on “POVERTY’S COST: HOW PRIVATIZATION, PROFITS, AND PUBLIC POLICY PLACE HIGHER BURDENS ON THE POOR AND PEOPLE OF COLOR”

UDC Law Review Symposium Call for Papers

TOPIC: POVERTY’S COST: HOW PRIVATIZATION, PROFITS, AND PUBLIC POLICY PLACE HIGHER BURDENS ON THE POOR AND PEOPLE OF COLOR; Symposium Date: March 2017

Our Topic: The topic of the 2017 UDC Law Review Symposium addresses the effects of current business policies on vulnerable communities, particularly the poor and people of color.

Possible topics may include:

  • Social, health, and community costs of environmental deregulation and self-reporting.
  • Human and economic impacts of privatizing criminal justice services, including private prisons, bail services, immigration detention, and community monitoring.
  • Hidden costs of privatizing public utilities.
  • Discriminatory impacts of deregulating the financial services industries.
  • Economic and social costs of privatizing and deregulating education.

Additionally, the Symposium will examine the ongoing impact of lobbying and legislative efforts to address these cost inequities, as well as public policies and strategies for countering these negative effects.

The Law Review’s editorial board invites submissions on topics exploring ways in which society at large subsidizes corporations, with disproportionate impacts on low-income people and people of color. Submissions from academics and practitioners are invited and welcomed.  To be considered for inclusion in the 2017 Symposium Edition, please send an abstract (300-word limit) of your proposed paper to lawreview@udc.edu, with Attn: Jessica Christy in the subject line.

Call-for-Papers: Law & Society Annual Conference 2017, “Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World” — Mexico City, June 20-23, 2017.

Call-for-Papers: Law & Society Annual Conference 2017, “Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World” — Mexico City, June 20-23, 2017.  Submission deadline Oct. 18, 2017.

Call-for-Papers: MAPOC 2017, “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era”

Upcoming Conference: 22nd Mid-Atlantic People Of Color Legal Scholarship Conference: “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era” – Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, George Washington University Law School.  Call for papers below:

On January 20, 2017, the first President of Color, Barack Obama, will conclude his second term.  One week later, scholars, policy-makers, lawyers, activists and law students will convene to reflect upon this historic period in American history.  In particular, on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (MAPOC) will hold a conference, entitled “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era,” at the George Washington University Law School.  Our goal is to examine and assess shifts in law and policy, at all levels of government, over the past eight years as well as to determine where there has been stasis.  Panels will likely address such topics as Black Lives Matter and other civil rights issues, such as criminal and economic justice, access to voting, and LGBTQ rights, as well as such topics as health insurance and health care, education, housing, immigration and globalization, and the financial implications of the Great Recession.

MAPOC 2017 welcomes Work-In-Progress submissions.  MAPOC’s long-standing work-in-progress (WIP) program is widely known for providing a comfortable and constructive environment in which authors can workshop scholarship at any stage of development to a dedicated discussant and supportive audience.  Please email your WIP abstract (and any questions) to Professor Ezra Rosser at erosser@wcl.american.edu by November 30, 2016, to be included in the WIP program.

Call-for-papers: “Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication”

Call-for-papers: “Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication” at Harvard Univ. Nov. 17-18, 2016, with a submission deadline of Aug. 15, 2016.  Full information at the link above.

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Legal Migrations, Vulnerability, and Resilience” – A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop, Dec. 9-10, 2016 Emory

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Legal Migrations, Vulnerability, and Resilience” – A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop, Dec. 9-10, 2016 Emory.  Details from the conference organizers below:

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Call-for-Papers: “Human Rights And Tax In An Unequal World”

Call-for-Papers: “Human Rights And Tax In An Unequal World” — Full information here, deadline for proposals of July 1, 2016.

The NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) invites submissions of scholarly papers for a conference on human rights and tax, to be held at NYU School of Law on September 22-23, 2016. The conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which tax policy is a centrally important form of human rights policy, and to consider how the international human rights framework can best be used to promote greater equality and justice through the global tax regime.

 

Call-for-Papers: “The Constitution in an Era of Increasing Inequality” – AALS


AALS Sections on Constitutional Law and Poverty Law
Call for Papers – 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Sections on Constitutional Law and Poverty Law invite paper submissions for their joint panel on “The Constitution in an Era of Increasing Inequality,” which has been scheduled for Friday, January 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during the AALS Annual Meeting on January 3-7, 2017 in San Francisco.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

Income and wealth inequality between America’s upper-income families and its middle- and lower-income families are greater than they have been for decades. Because the Supreme Court has never recognized poor people as a suspect class, they do not receive special protection under the Constitution, yet their experiences in myriad areas—including education, housing, reproductive justice, and interactions with the civil and criminal justice systems—are fundamentally different from the experiences of those of even modest financial means.

Against this backdrop, the Sections on Constitutional Law and Poverty Law join to address the ways in which the Constitution might be brought to bear on these discrepancies through its treatment of laws, regulations, policies, and practices that disproportionately impact people who live in poverty. Panelists will explore the legal strategies that have been successful, revisit questions about the poor constituting a suspect or quasi-suspect class, and discuss how we might utilize constitutional law doctrine to address the causes and consequences of poverty.

ELIGIBILITY:

Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Faculty who are clinicians, pre-tenure, and/or of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to submit papers. N.B. All faculty presenters are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and hotel and travel expenses.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

One paper will be selected by a committee appointed by the Section of Constitutional Law Chair Lauren Sudeall Lucas, and Section of Poverty Law Chair Elect Marc-Tizoc González. While there are no requirements as to the form or length of proposals, substantial manuscript drafts will receive priority over mere abstracts, and the person selected to join the panel shall share her or his manuscript draft with the other panelists and moderator by December 1, 2016.

DEADLINE:

Please submit your paper by email, under the heading “Submission – 2017 AALS – The Constitution in an Era of Increasing Inequality,” and direct any inquiries, to lslucas@gsu.edu and mtgonzalez@stu.edu, on or before August 15, 2016. The author of the selected paper will be notified by September 15, 2016.

Call-for-Papers: Housing Affordability (and, for property folks, Works-in-Progress session)

AALS Property Law Section Call For Papers.  January 2017 — AALS Conference in San Francisco, CA

The AALS Property Law Section has two panels at the AALS Conference this year. If you would like to participate in either of these panels, please email a title and abstract of your proposed presentation to Ezra Rosser, erosser@wcl.american.edu, by June 1, 2016. The Property Section’s Executive Committee will select participants from the proposals received by that date.

(1) “Property and the Challenge of Housing Affordability” — Co‐Sponsored by State and Local Government Law, and Poverty Law Sections. 1:30-3:15 pm, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

The main property law panel this year focuses on housing affordability, a topic that is appropriate for a conference being held in San Francisco. Two speakers will be chosen from this call-for-papers and they will join invited panelists Courtney Anderson (Georgia State), Steve Eagle (George Mason), Lisa Alexander (Texas A&M), and moderator Eduardo Peñalver (Cornell). Fordham Urban Law Journal has agreed to publish articles coming out of this panel and has asked that authors submit drafts to them by August 1, 2016, making this call ideally suited for those who already anticipate working on a housing affordability topic this summer. If you have any questions about this panel or the associated publication opportunity, please email erosser@wcl.american.edu.

(2) “Property Law Works in Progress” — 3:30-4:45 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

This year, the AALS Property Law Section is organizing a works-in-progress session for junior (pre-tenure) scholars. This is meant to be an opportunity to present and get feedback on works that will not be published as of Jan. 2017 and that are still at a stage in which feedback could be valuable. In addition to having the opportunity to share work through the panel, selected presenters will be matched with a senior scholar who will provide written comments. There is no limitation as far as topic area for this panel and we look forward to receiving your proposal.