Category Archives: Conferences
Upcoming Symposium: “Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State” — Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, October 27, 2017
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.
Call-for-Papers Deadline Extended: “Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts” — March 23-24, 2018, Washington, D.C.
I am extending the deadline for submissions for the poverty law conference that American University is hosting on Mar. 23-24, 2018, “Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts.” The new deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2017 and the revised call is available here: Poverty States Call-for-Papers DC Mar. 2018 Deadline Extended. Please consider attending. The past two conferences have been great, mainly because so many of you decided to participate! D.C. in March is beautiful, AU’s new law school campus is beautiful, and a lot of great people have already decided to come. =)
Call-for-Papers: “HUD’s Past, Present and Future” – Monday, November 13, 2017 and Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Full details here: HUD’S PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE SYMPOSIUM.
Call-for-Papers: “Reconsidering the Roles and Responsibilities of the Law School as Advocate in the New Normal of Federal Policy” — AALS, Jan. 2018
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
Call-for-Panelists: “Innovations in Teaching Access to Justice Across the Law School Curriculum” — AALS Jan. 2018
Call-for-Panelists: Innovations in Teaching Access to Justice Across the Law School Curriculum — 2018 AALS Annual Meeting – Open Source Program, Friday, January 5, 2018, 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
We invite applications to speak on a panel about how law school faculty can
innovate in the classroom to create future attorneys who are concerned about access to
justice and playing a role in solving the access to justice crisis. Each panelist will speak
about a recent experiment incorporating access to justice into the law school curriculum.
We hope to identify an additional panelist who has (or will in the Fall 2017 semester)
integrated access to justice concepts in a first-year or core law school course.
The program will begin with a roundtable discussion of each panelist’s recent
efforts to highlight and incorporate access to justice in their own classrooms. The
program will continue with a facilitated discussion that will allow audience members to
share and develop their own classroom experiments, including ideas to incorporate access to justice in core and first-year courses. The planned panelists are Anna Carpenter
(Tulsa), Lauren Sudeall Lucas (Georgia State), Victor Quintanilla (Indiana), and Colleen
To be considered as a panelist, please email a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of
interest and description of your recent or upcoming effort to teach access to justice in the
classroom to Colleen Shanahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 1.
Call-for-Papers: “Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts” – Washington, DC, Mar. 23-24, 2018
I am excited to share this call for papers (available as a PDF here: Poverty States Call-for-Papers DC Mar. 2017) and hope many of you will chose to participate. Past conferences in 2016 at Seattle Univ. and in 2013 at American Univ. were great gatherings and I am hoping this is a similarly strong gathering. Even if the news coming out of D.C. this past couple of months has been alarming, D.C. in March is beautiful and if anything the news adds urgency to our work so I hope you can make it.
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. In 1996, Welfare Reform transformed poverty law field by replacing federal welfare rights with capped block grants to the states. Since then, while welfare rolls went down, welfare failed to provide assistance for many need families, especially in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Additionally, while the block grants theoretically allowed states greater freedom to experiment with localized programs to help the poor, in practice many states redirected block grant funds to fill holes in their general budget. With Republicans controlling not only Congress and the Presidency but also 34 state governments, there is an increased probability that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will succeed, at least partially, in his plan to replace nearly all social protections with a single block grant to states. 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)
Finally, with the right group of contributors, the hope is to put together an edited volume of contributions that fit within the conference theme. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in being part of such an endeavor. The likely outcome is a book similar to the Poverty Law Canon book that Michigan University Press published from the first poverty law conference. Of course, if you would like to present at the conference but publish separately that is welcome as well.
This announcement is largely a hold-the-date, but if you would like to present, please submit a title and abstract by August 1, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates as they are available will be posted to the AUWCL Economic Justice Program’s website: www.economicjusticeprogram.com.
Upcoming Conference: “Housing Not Handcuffs: National Forum on the Human Right to Housing” organized by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, June 6-7, 2017.
Upcoming Conference: “State of the Union Conference” – Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality, June 16, 2017. More info here, including the great list of participants.