Category Archives: Conferences

Last Call for Proposals!: Poverty Law Conference in Washington DC Mar. 23-24, 2018

This is the last call for proposals for the upcoming Poverty Conference in Washington DC Mar. 23-24, 2018. The deadline has long since passed but I haven’t made the schedule yet, so please email erosser@wcl.american.edu if you would like to participate in the conference. The info is below:

Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts. March 23-24, 2018 – American University Washington College of Law – Washington, D.C.

Announcing a poverty law conference, “Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts,” to be hosted by American University Washington College of Law on March 23-24, 2018.  This conference will focus on the interplay between federal, state, and local anti-poverty efforts and programs. This conference is a gathering for all whose work focuses on poverty and inequality.  There are three main lines to the conference:

  • Federalism (the relationship between the federal and state governments)
  • State and Local Level Anti-Poverty Efforts (what is working and what is not working, including state constitutional rights, access to justice initiatives, supplemental state programs, etc.)
  • General Poverty Law Works-in-Progress (subject matter not limited in any way)

If you would like to present, please submit a title and abstract ASAP to erosser@wcl.american.edu. Updates as they are available will be posted to the AUWCL Economic Justice Program’s website: www.economicjusticeprogram.com. Please note: there is a $100 conference registration fee and presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses. We look forward to seeing you in D.C. in March 2018!

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Call-for-papers & Upcoming Conference: “A Conference of Global Perspectives: Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law” – Tulane, Mar. 16-17, 2018.

 

A Conference of Global Perspectives: Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law at Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mar. 17-18, 2018. The organizers invite scholars and activists working on issues related to racial reconciliation, transitional justice, historical memory, regimes of redress, and the rule of law to participate in a two-day conference focused on these themes. The conference will be both transnational and interdisciplinary in scope. Interdisciplinary synergies will be created through the inclusion of experts from regions that have experienced racial and ethnic oppression and are in the process of achieving (or have successfully achieved) reconciliation through the establishment of the rule of law, norms of redress, and cultures of remembrance.

The two-day conference will consist of four to six panels based on submitted proposals, as well as at least one keynote address and one plenary session composed by the organizers. We encourage those who are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel to submit paper abstracts to the organizers no later than January 19, 2018.

Submitted proposals should contain “Redress Conference” in the subject line and should be sent via email to history@tulane.edu. Please send all inquiries about the conference to Robert Westley’s assistant, Andrea Brigalia, at abrigalia@tulane.edu.

ORGANIZERS: Professor Robert Westley, Tulane Law School; Associate Professor Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane Law School; Associate Professor Laura R. Adderley, Director of Africana Studies; Associate Professor Marline S. Otte, Tulane Department of History

Upcoming Symposium: “Anatomy of Justice: An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017” – Wash. D.C. Nov. 10, 2017

Upcoming Symposium: The American University Law Review is pleased to invite you to Volume 67’s symposium, Anatomy of Justice:  An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017 (Ann. Sympo. Agenda Program). The symposium will feature a keynote address by Professor James Forman Jr. of Yale Law School and panel discussions on juvenile justice, capital punishment, racial disparities, and bail bonds and fines.  Because we are dedicating the event and issue to the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee for the Eastern District of Virginia, the program will also include a dedication ceremony. The symposium will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the American University Washington College of Law campus in Claudio Grossman Hall.

You may find directions to campus here and there is parking available on-campus. To attend, please register for the event here.  Registration is free but required. The Office of Special Events and Continued Legal Education will apply for CLE credit on your behalf for $275.

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

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Autonomy and Vulnerability”– February 23-24, 2018 Emory University School of Law A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop. Details after the break.

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Upcoming conference: “Next Steps in Health Reform 2017” – Washington, DC., Oct. 26-28, 2017

Upcoming conference: “Next Steps in Health Reform 2017” – Washington, DC., Oct. 26-28, 2017.

Call-for-papers: “The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice” – UNLV, Mar. 2-3, 2018

Call-for-papers: “The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice” – UNLV, Mar. 2-3, 2018.

Conference Location and Dates:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law
March 2-3, 2018

Scholars have recently applied the Thirteenth Amendment to a number of contemporary problems ranging from minimum labor standards to mass incarceration. This Conference aims to gather scholars of the Thirteenth Amendment from law schools and academic departments throughout the United States and beyond. This conference focuses specifically on the ways that the Thirteenth Amendment can be used now in legislation, litigation and discussions aimed at reducing economic injustice in the United States. We also welcome analysis that interrogates the interactions between economic justice and other forms of subordination such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion and immigration status. This conference will be the inaugural event of the Thirteenth Amendment Project, an interdisciplinary association of scholars of labor, class, race, caste and poverty at law schools and universities throughout the United States and the wider world.

We are seeking publication opportunities in a variety of outlets for papers presented at the conference. We extend a special invitation to scholars new to the field (including junior faculty and senior scholars) to submit proposals for works in progress. Senior scholars who have written extensively in this field will provide feedback and detailed commentary for planned publication. To submit a paper to be considered for presentation at the Conference, please upload an abstract of no more than 300 words at the following link https://law.unlv.edu/event/thirteenthamendment-and-economic-justice-symposium no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Monday, October
23, 2017. The conference organizing committee will notify applicants of its decisions by November 15, 2017. A preliminary program will be posted on December 1, 2017. Completed papers will be due by February 1, 2018. The conference will take place Friday-Saturday March 2 and 3, 2018 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law.
Please e-mail us with any other questions at 13thamendproj@gmail.com. Conference Organizing Committee:
Ruben Garcia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Pope, Rutgers University
Aviam Soifer, University of Hawa’ii
Lea VanderVelde, University of Iowa
Rebecca Zietlow, University of Toledo

Call-for-papers: “Appalachian Justice Symposium” — West Virginia Law Review Feb. 23-24, 2018.

Call-for-papers: “Appalachian Justice Symposium” — West Virginia Law Review Feb. 23-24, 2018. Submission deadline Oct. 8, 2017.

Upcoming Symposium: “Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State” — Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, October 27, 2017

Full schedule available here.

Deadline Extended for AALS Poverty / Clinic Sections’ Panel Submissions until Sept. 8

The deadline for submissions for this call has been extended until Sept. 8: Call-for-Papers: “Reconsidering the Roles and Responsibilities of the Law School as Advocate in the New Normal of Federal Policy” — AALS, Jan. 2018. The joint call-for-papers from the Clinical Law and Poverty Law sections can be found here: Clinical and Poverty Call for Papers FINAL.

Conference Materials: Fed. Reserve of Minneapolis’s Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities Conference

The Fed. Reserve of Minneapolis has posted their conference materials, including many video recordings of conference speeches on a range of poverty-related matters. Here it is: Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities Conference.