Thursday, October 18, 2012

AALS Mid-Year Meeting on Immigration and Property

2013 AALS Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property
Call for Presentations and Paper
We are seeking proposals for presentations and papers for the 2013 Mid-Year Meeting Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property. The Workshop will be held on June 10-12, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Workshop will begin with registration at 4:00 p.m. and a reception at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10th and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th. It will appeal to a wide range of teachers and scholars interested in these and related subject areas.
While the Workshop will feature several plenary panels about a range of issues implicated by the intersection of poverty, immigration, and property, we also plan to include concurrent sessions. For these sessions we are seeking proposals that are in various stages of development. We are exploring the possibility of publication opportunities with various law journals.
We invite any proposal on the topic of the Workshop theme. Possible topics within the purview of the Workshop theme include:
Access to Justice (Labor Camps, Counsel, Language)
Property Implications of Immigration Enforcement
International: Land Distribution, Land Reform, Forced Migration
Race and Property/Race and Immigration
Climate Refugees: Property, Poverty, Immigration
Progressive Property: Pro and Con
Welfare Rights for Immigrants
Employer Sanctions and Licensing
Property Formalization
Home, Housing and Culture
Property and Citizenship
We expect to select three or four presentations for each of the concurrent sessions.  Each presentation will be about 15 minutes, followed by questions from the moderator and the audience.
Interested faculty members should submit a brief written description (no more than 1000 words) of the proposed presentation or paper, along with their résumés. Please email these materials to by Friday, October 26, 2012. We will notify selected speakers by December 1, 2012. Please indicate if you would like the opportunity to receive comments from a senior scholar.   
Faculty members of AALS member schools are eligible to submit proposals for the presentation opportunities or for papers. Visiting and adjunct faculty members, along with graduate students and fellows are not eligible.
Those selected for the presentation or paper opportunity must register for the Workshop and pay the registration fee. Participants are also responsible for their own travel and other expenses. Please direct questions to the Planning Committee members:
D. Benjamin Barros, Widener University School of Law, at
Sheila R. Foster, Fordham University School of Law, Chair, at
Bill Ong Hing, University of San Francisco School of Law, at
Beth Lyon, Villanova University School of Law, at
Ezra E.S. Rosser, American University, Washington College of Law, at


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