Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CFP: Civil Gideon

The deadline is imminent - -  November 15 at 11.59 pm - - - to submit proposals and papers for the University of District of Columbia School of Law's March Symposium

373px-Gideon_petition_for_certiorari "Expanding the Civil Right to Counsel: 50 Years After Gideon."

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law seeks submissions for its 2013 Law Review Symposium on the topic of expanding the civil right to counsel. This symposium seeks to explore the legal and societal implications of creating a civil right to counsel. Submissions may also address the approaches to providing counsel to civil litigants that have been adopted in U.S. and international jurisdictions, and the impact on litigation outcomes in those jurisdictions. 

Symposium submissions may examine the relative merits of creating a right to counsel in civil cases legislatively, through court rules, or pursuant to state constitutions. Participants in the symposium will address the challenges to creation and implementation of a civil right to counsel through these mechanisms, as well as creation of a civil right to counsel through the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The Law Review also seeks articles discussing the history of Lassiter v. Dept. of Social Services and the prospects for a civil right to counsel under the U.S. Constitution. Panels may address discrete issues ranging from creation and implementation challenges to jurisdictional comparisons to constitutional construction of the right to counsel.

More information and submission details here.

Some ideas and resources we previously discussed on ConLawProf Blog are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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