This is to let you know that applications are now being accepted for the 2007 Annual LatCrit Student Scholar Program. Each year LatCrit, Inc. sponsors this program designed to foster the intellectual and professional development of students who are interested in entering teaching, whether in law or other disciplines, and who are pursuing intellectual agendas in race, ethnicity, and the law. We write to you because you have been identified as interested in this area, and we ask you to alert students and faculty who may be interested in this opportunity in any way you deem best, including posting the materials which you will find at the web link at the end of this letter in a suitable place, circulating copies to faculty who may teach interested students, or circulating them to students directly.
As you may know, Latino/a Critical Theory (LatCrit) is a scholarly movement designed to respond to the long historical presence and general sociolegal invisibility of Latinas/os in the lands now known as the United States. While originating in the legal academy of the United States, this movement increasingly has striven to integrate inter-disciplinary studies and comparative analyses in the formulating of LatCrit theory and praxis. This year, the SSP will bring the Student Scholars into the LatCrit intellectual and social community in four mutually reinforcing ways:
1. Each Student Scholar will receive a scholarship covering registration, lodging, and group meals, to attend the Twelfth Annual LatCrit conference, to be held October 5-7, 2007, in Miami, Florida, at Florida International University School of Law. LatCrit conferences are open, mid-sized gatherings of about 75-135 attendees, and provide students with a rare opportunity to inspire and be inspired by faculty in law and other fields from all over the world who are doing cutting-edge work in race and ethnicity.
2. Each Student Scholar’s paper will be eligible for publication in a symposium issue devoted to the Twelfth Annual LatCrit conference.
3. Each Student Scholar will be matched with one or more academic mentor(s) whose work lies in an area of the Scholar’s interest, and who will work with the Scholar directly over the course of the spring and summer preceding the conference to help the Scholar prepare for the conference and advance his/her scholarly and activist agenda.
4. Each Student Scholar will receive a travel stipend of up to $750 USD to help subsidize travel expenses to and from the Twelfth Annual LatCrit Conference. Any additional expenses remain the responsibility of each Student Scholar.
This year, up to four students will be selected to be LatCrit Student Scholars. The LatCrit Student Scholar Awards Committee, comprised of LatCrit scholars, will make the selections based on application materials submitted in a timely manner. Successful applicants must submit: (1) a fully-completed application form; (2) a current resume; (3) a personal statement (no longer than one single-spaced page) explaining how the Student Scholar Program will further the student’s intellectual and professional agenda; and (4) a previously unpublished paper authored by the applicant, no more than 10,000 words long, on any topic related to race, ethnicity, and the law. All application materials, including the paper, must be typed and must be submitted in English. For copies of the official Call for Papers and related application materials, please visit the LatCrit, Inc. website at www.latcrit.org.
The deadline for applications is FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007. Inquiriesshould be directed to:
LatCrit Student Scholar Program
Professor Angela Harris
University of California - Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 643-6354 (voice)
(510) 642-3856 (fax)
We hope you will circulate these materials widely as soon as possible to any and all students who might be interested in participating.
Angela P. Harris
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