Friday, October 2, 2009
Call for Papers: Golden Gate & SALT Teaching Conference on Vulnerable Populations and Interdisciplinary Law Teaching
The conference is March 2010 in San Francisco, but the call for papers has an approaching deadline. Here is the conference announcement. [--Alan Childress]
Golden Gate University School of Law and the Society of American Law Teachers—SALT—are presenting a two-day teaching conference in San Francisco on March 19/20, 2010. This event will bring together new data and theories from the social sciences, communications and media, and legal education about our most vulnerable populations for use in law teaching across the curriculum. The conference will explore questions such as: how can law teachers integrate economic issues precipitated by class, race, and gender into a broad range of courses, including, for example, first-year Contracts or Professional Responsibility, Health or Environmental Law, Clinics and Externships? What types of nontraditional classes would most effectively focus student interest on the economic needs of vulnerable populations? How do law schools initiate and encourage collaborative alliances to broaden discussions and promote positive change? The conference will consider these issues from the perspectives of interdisciplinary academics, practitioners, and activists.
Persons interested in participating as speakers and/or in publishing a piece in a forthcoming academic press publication should submit an abstract of their proposed presentation or article to Professor Michele Benedetto Neitz, by October 16, 2009. Abstracts should be no longer than three pages. Presenters will be selected on or before December 15, 2009. Materials for distribution at the conference must be submitted by March 1, 2010, and will be available to conference participants and posted on the SALT website. Scholars and practitioners from all disciplines are welcome to contribute. Limited funds for travel expenses may be available to presenters.