Category Archives: Conferences

Call for Papers: “ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class”

Call for Papers: ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class. Co-Sponsored by ClassCrits, Inc., TapRoot Earth, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law, October 21-22, 2022, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX. The call-for-papers’ submission deadline is June 30, 2022. Full details here.

New Conference: Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy’s Virtual Symposium April 1, 2022

New Conference: Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy’s Virtual Symposium April 1, 2022, 1 pm – 5:15 pm eastern. Registration here. Details below:

2022 Symposium: Community Poverty and the University

Tentative Schedule

-1:00: Opening remarks (Peter Edelman)
-1:15-2:15: Keynote Address: The Miseducation of Public Citizens (keynote speaker: Etienne Touissant)
-2:20-3:20: Panel 1: Universities as Educators and Community Poverty (panelists: CJ Powell, Katherine Broton, Winston Berkman-Breen, moderator: Vincent Palacios)
-3:30-4:30: Panel 2: The Role of Universities in Community Development (panelists: Anthony Cook, Anita Brown Graham, Sabine O’Hara, moderator: Caitlin Cocilova)
-4:35-5:15: Panel 3: Universities as Employers and Labor Rights (Mark Pearce)

The Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy’s Volume 29 Symposium will be framed
around the role of universities as producers, managers, and opponents of poverty in local
communities, especially in light of the social changes and challenges of the COVID-19

Across the country, universities hold significant influence in local communities due to their function as educators, service-providers, employers, private law enforcement, property owners, and investment vehicles. Universities provide important educational programming to their student body, produce invaluable academic research, and often provide services to their neighboring communities. At the same time, over 4,000 universities employ sworn officers as campus police – usually armed – with expansive authority but without equivalent public reporting requirements as municipal police. Many universities generate more revenue from real estate ownership and endowment investment than educational services such as tuition and fees. In two-thirds of America’s hundred largest cities as well as multiple states, a university is the largest single employer. Some universities’ tax-exempt status has transformed them into an investment opportunity free of restrictions imposed on other private foundations. These various roles, combined with their productive and cultural value, give the modern university the opportunity to engage with city and state politicians and drive policy around diverse areas from zoning and land use, labor and employment, law enforcement, emergency management, and many others. It is critical to discover new and different roles that universities can play, examine best practices and models for university engagement with communities, and identify opportunities for universities to challenge poverty.

Final Reminder: Pop Up Poverty Law Conference Mar. 25 (Friday), noon-4 pm eastern

Final Reminder: Pop Up Poverty Law Conference Mar. 25 (Friday), noon-4 pm eastern. Poverty Law Conference Schedule without Zoom Links. Please email to get the zoom links for the panels.

AALS Poverty Law Pop-Up Conference

March 25, 2022 all times listed are Eastern time.

Session 1(A): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Access to Justice and Courts

  • Billie Jo Kaufman (Mercer): Law Deserts
  • Colleen Shanahan (Columbia): Institutional Mismatch of State Civil Courts
  • Stephen Pimpare (New Hampshire): Poverty in Context: Teaching Judges about Obstacles to “Responsible” Behavior among Poor and Low-Income People
  • Jason Parkin (CUNY): Beyond Neoliberal Due Process

Session 1(B): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Health and Food

  • Yael Cannon (Georgetown): Health Justice for Children
  • Jessica Millward (American): Oral Health, Inherited Health, and Medicaid
  • Ann Bartow (New Hampshire): Copyright Law and the Cost of Food
  • Etienne Toussaint (University of South Carolina): The Debt of Colorblind Constitutionalism


Session 1(C): 12:00 – 1:25 pm

Housing, Landlord-Tenant, and Evictions

  • Larisa Bowman (Iowa): Eviction Abolition
  • Ted De Barbieri (Albany): Digitizing the Warranty of Habitability
  • Diane K Smith (Seton Hall): Report of Observations on Implementation of Landlord-Tenant Reforms in NJ
  • Ezra Rosser (American): Affirmatively Resisting


Session 2(A): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm


  • Francine J. Lipman (UNLV): Tax Audits, Economics, & Racism
  • Michelle Layser (University of Illinois): Overcoming Constitutional (and Political) Barriers to State Place-Based Tax Incentive Reform


Session 2(B): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Environment and Emergencies

  • Sheila Simon (Southern Illinois University): Blowing Up Missouri: Lessons for the Next Great Flood
  • Andrew Hammond (Florida): On Fires, Floods, and Federalism

Session 2(C): 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

New Directions

  • Louise Trubek (Wisconsin): Rethinking Poverty Law: New People, Ideas and Practices
  • Emily Murphy (Hastings): Brains Without Money

Keynote: 2:20 pm – 2:55 pm

Sheryll Cashin (Georgetown) 

White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality


Session 3(A): 3:00 pm – 4:05 pm

Criminal Law

  • Jeff Selbin (Berkeley): Suicide By Cop? How Junk Science and Bad Law Undermine Police Accountability
  • Lauren Sudeall (Georgia State University): The De(legal)ization of Poverty (or Lessons from Decriminalization)
  • Amber Baylor (Columbia): (Un)Exceptional Protest

Session 3(B): 3:00 pm – 4:05 pm

Property, Wealth, and Race

  • Richard Winchester (Seton Hall): Homeownership While Black: A Pathway to Plunder, Compliments of Uncle Sam
  • Creola Johnson (Ohio State University): Car Title Loans: Stealing Debtors’ Equity and Leaving them with No Wheels
  • Manisha Padi (Berkeley): Contractual Inequality

Conference: AALS Pop-Up Poverty Law Conference, Mar. 25, 2022

The schedule for the (virtual) AALS Pop-Up Poverty Law Conference, happening on Friday, Mar. 25, 2022, is now available: Poverty Law Conference Schedule. If you are interested in attending the conference, please email so that you receive the zoom links the week before the conference. There are lots of great sessions/speakers, so we hope you can make it. =)

-Thanks, Ezra, Andrew Hammond, and Erika Wilson.

Upcoming Event: Rural Water Justice

rural-water-flyer ImageUpcoming event: Rural Water Justice.

The final event in the RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE series turns to the heartbreak—and hope—of rural water systems, with a panel of experts and advocates led by Priya Baskaran, an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at from American University Washington College of Law, whose work, Thirsty Places, compares water insecurity in Flint, Michigan, and southern West Virginia.

Professor Baskaran will be joined for this panel by:

  • Camille Pannu, the inaugural director of the Aoki Water Justice Clinic at UC Davis College of Law and currently co-director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic, at UC Irvine School of Law. As a community lawyer with an explicit racial and economic justice lens, Professor Pannu works to ensure provision of safe and affordable water, particularly in rural California.
  • Oday Salim, an adjunct clinical assistant professor of law and director of the Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, as well as an attorney at the National Wildlife Federation in its Great Lakes Regional Center. In addition to his expertise in Great Lakes region water issues, Professor Salim has experience working with mid-Atlantic communities impacted by fracking.
  • Katherine Garvey, teaching associate professor and director of the Land Use and Sustainability Law Clinic at West Virginia University College of Law. Professor Garvey is an expert and land and water issues in Appalachia and has worked on environmental protection at both local and federal levels.

This panel will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30pm CT. Scholars and stakeholders from diverse institutions and disciplines are welcome and invited to attend. Register directly here:

Call-for-Papers: Pop-Up Poverty Law Conference

Call-for-Papers: Pop-Up Poverty Law Conference

This is an open invitation for people to submit poverty law-related works for presentation at a pop-up virtual poverty law conference to take place on Friday, March 25. With in-person poverty law conferences indefinitely delayed because of COVID, the goal of this virtual poverty law gathering is to give people a chance to share works and hear about the work of others. Our sense is that both community and feedback has been challenging for many academics (pre-tenure and tenure alike) because of the pandemic; hopefully, this pop up conference will be a good way to share your work and get feedback on works at all stage of writing.

Details: If you are interested in participating please fill out this form, The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2022. If you have any difficulties using the form or have questions or additional comments, please email

– Ezra Rosser (American University) and on behalf of Andrew Hammond (University of Florida) & Erika Wilson (University of North Carolina)

Upcoming Symposium: The Law of Parents and Parenting

Upcoming Symposium: The Law of Parents and Parenting, Fordham Law Review, Friday, November 5, 2021 at
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. online via Zoom. Register here.

This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and advocates from across the country to discuss fundamental questions about how the law defines and treats parents, and how economic security, race, and class are central to considering these questions.

Keynote Speaker
Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, UC Irvine Law School
Meghan Boone, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University Law School
Eleanor Brown, Professor of Law, Penn State Law School
Naomi Cahn, Professor of Law, UVA Law School 
June Carbone, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Anne Dailey, Professor of Law, UConn Law School
Maxine Eichner, Professor of Law, UNC Law School
Michele Goodwin, Professor of Law, UC Irvine Law School
Clare Huntington, Professor of Law, Fordham Law
Jason Jackson, Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Courtney Joslin
, Professor of Law, UC Davis Law School
Elizabeth Kukura, Professor of Law, Drexel Law School
Robin Lenhardt, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Solangel Maldonado, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
Melissa Murray, Professor of Law, NYU Law School
Doug NeJaime, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Priscilla Ocen, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Laura Rosenbury, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Elizabeth Scott, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Lauren Shapiro, Managing Director, Brooklyn Defender Services, Family Defense Practice
Charisa Kiyô Smith, Professor of Law, CUNY Law School
Gregg Strauss, Professor of Law, UVA Law School
Karla Torres, Senior Human Rights Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights
Lisa Tucker, Professor of Law, Drexel Law School

Bennett Capers, Professor of Law, Fordham Law
Catherine Powell, Professor of Law, Fordham Law
Julie Suk, Professor of Law, Fordham Law
Anne Williams-Isom, Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Call-for-papers: Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains: Confronting our Past, Reimagining our Future

Call-for-papers: Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains: Confronting our Past, Reimagining our Future

UNL’s Center for Great Plains Studies is hosting, April 6-8, 2022, a three-day summit called Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains: Confronting our Past, Reimagining our Future, which features keynotes by Walter Echo-Hawk, Hannibal Johnson, Tristan Ahtone (of the land-grab universities reporting project!), Tara Houska, Jerilyn DeCoteau, and others; additional academic presentations; and a series of more creative and interactive cultural events.

The open Call for Proposals invites presentations, panels, or other session ideas on a wide range on related themes, with particular attention to land dispossession and return, racial violence and repair, and environmental harm and justice. Proposals due October 25, 2021. Further details about the Call – as well as more event information – here:

Call-for-papers: Research Roundtable on Capitalism & the Rule of Law

[Posted because people who care about poverty care about or having feelings about capitalism…]

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Law & Economics Center Call for Papers: Research Roundtable on Capitalism & the Rule of Law

02 Mar 2022 – 06 Mar 2022, Destin, Florida

The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies, a division of the Law & Economics Center (LEC) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for a Spring 2022 Research Roundtable on “Capitalism & the Rule of Law” to be held at The Henderson Resort in Destin, Florida, on Wednesday, March 2 – Sunday, March 6, 2022.

TOPICS: We seek authors to develop, write, and present original research papers that focus on the importance and fundamental features of capitalism and of the Rule of Law, both generally and as applied in specific legal and economic contexts. Issues of interest include, but are not limited to:
– The essential meaning and attributes of capitalism, why they matter, and how they are to be preserved
– The essential meaning and attributes of the Rule of Law, why they matter, and how they are to be preserved
– Current threats to the sustainability of capitalism and the Rule of Law
– The Wealth of Nations
– Corporate Governance
– Stakeholder Capitalism
– Corporate Political Activity
– Rent seeking, rent extraction, and crony capitalism
– Woke Capitalism or Woke Policy in general
– The threat of 21st century populism
– International Trade Policy
– Industrial policy
– Nationalism
– Immigration and Open Borders
– Antitrust
– Big tech, market power, and antitrust
– Social justice initiatives
– Racial justice initiatives
– Employment and labor law
– Employee Speech
– Higher education and the marketplace of ideas
– Public health and the pandemic
– Civil Discourse
– And more . . .

SUBMISSIONS/PAYMENTS: Total honorarium payments of $12,000 per paper will be available to those who fulfill all the obligations of the program, which are described in detail below:

1. Submission of Research Proposal – Submission Deadline of October 15, 2021:

– Proposals should include a brief abstract of the proposed paper, which includes the statement the issue to be addressed and how the proposed analysis is novel and contributes to the relevant academic literature and policy debates. Any papers that plan to include empirical project analysis should include a plan for obtaining suitable data, proposed methodology. In addition, the proposal should address the feasibility for completion by June 30, 2022. Proposals should be no longer than three pages. Successful applicants will be notified by October 22, 2021.

2. Completion of First Draft (suitable for limited distribution to Research Roundtable participants) is due by Friday, January 28, 2022. Research Roundtable drafts should represent substantial work beyond the proposal, and suitable for presentation at a faculty workshop.

3. Research Roundtable, Destin, Florida (Wednesday, March 2 – Sunday, March 6, 2022):

– Selected authors will present well-developed drafts of their papers at a private Research Roundtable, which will be held at The Henderson Resort, in Destin, Florida. This Research Roundtable is designed to provide authors with constructive feedback from expert academics and practitioners in the field.

– The Research Roundtable will have 10 authors. All authors are expected to participate in the vetting of other papers. An additional 10 scholars will participate as commentators (every paper will have two primary commentators and each commentator will be assigned as primary commentator for 2 papers). The Research Roundtable is spread over 3.5 days to allow for informal interaction outside of sessions. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

– Authors chosen to present will be provided an honorarium of $4,000 per paper after presenting their work at the March roundtable, from which we expect participants to cover their own travel and incidental expenses. The LEC will arrange for and cover the cost of lodging.

4. Completion of Final Draft, Posting on SSRN, Submission to an Academic Journal, and Creation of an LEC Explainer Video Podcast (June 30, 2022):

– Authors are expected to revise their paper based on feedback from the Research Roundtable, and to seek publication in a suitable academic journal before June 30, 2022. As appropriate and in consultation with the authors, papers may be marketed as a collection for a book or a law review symposium. The LEC will also host these drafts as part of the Antonin Scalia Law School, Law & Economics Research Papers Series. In addition, authors will record a brief (10 minutes) video explaining their work, which will also be hosted on the LEC website ( Upon completion of these requirements, author(s) will receive a final honorarium of $8,000 per paper.

– In addition to the paper honorarium, incentive payments will be available to authors for writing op-eds, blog posts, and other materials that promote and expand the reach of their research.

In addition to providing honoraria, the LEC will provide lodging and meals at all events. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation arrangements and expenses. To submit a proposal for the Roundtable, please visit our website at

The LEC’s mission is to serve as a nexus for education and academic research that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. The LEC is committed to developing and assisting the development of original, high-quality law and economics research and educational programs to further enhance economic understanding and impact policy solutions by providing a consistent and rational voice that enhances relevant policy discussions.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information regarding this program or other initiatives of the LEC, please visit

Call-for-papers: 13th Feminist Legal Theory Conference

Call-for-papers: 13th Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Apr. 8, 2022, with a submission deadline of Oct. 29, 2021. Full information at this link: