Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Section on Family and Juvenile Law
Money, Intimacy, Law and the Contours of Inequality
2010 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Friday, January 8, 2010, 10:15 am-12:15 pm
Increasingly, there is a call for restraint in or even abandonment of law's regulation of intimate life, allowing for relationships forged from self-determination and free choice. This ideal, attractive as it may be, often defies reality. It remains the case that individuals are not all equally free. What is the appropriate role for law regarding inequalities manifest in family life? With a focus on wealth disparities, this program will explore various interactions between money, intimacy and law and the degree to which law serves the goal of equality across gender, sexual orientation, race and class. Because the topic is potentially so broad, the panelists will highlight a few instances where these issues converge. Discussion will include the legal regulation of economic activity in committed adult intimate relationships, and in parent-child relationships.
The AALS Section on Family and Juvenile Law invites submission of papers that will contribute to a panel addressing Money, Intimacy, Law & Inequality as described above. The person whose paper is selected will join the panel as a presenter at the 2010 AALS Annual Meeting. If you are interested, please submit an abstract of the paper, along with a draft, by September 1, 2009, to Alicia Kelly, Widener University School of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers which are already accepted for publication may be submitted. All participants will be responsible for their own travel and registration expenses for attending the conference.