June 28, 2009
Northeast People of Color Conference 2009: America's New Class Warfare?
From the Legal Scholarship Blog:
June 11, 2009
Call for Papers from Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
From the Legal Scholarship Blog:
June 01, 2009
Call for Papers from The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues is soliciting articles for upcoming volumes. Our publication is committed to raising the awareness of those individuals in our society who traditionally have been voiceless. The Scholar furthers legal discourse on issues that concern race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, and sexual identity, as well as other countless groups in our society. Accordingly, we will consider any article that focuses on a legal issue of concern to disenfranchised groups.
We are currently looking for articles to begin editing on
June 29, 2009. Accordingly, we would need to have a version to review by
June 17. Any author extended an offer would be published by August 3,
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing
May 08, 2009
Call for Papers: Children and the Law Junior Faculty Workshop
Call for Papers
Children and the Law Junior Faculty Workshop
July 16 -17, 2009
The Frances Lewis Law Center at
Washington & Lee University is sponsoring a workshop for junior scholars
working on legal issues related to children.
The workshop will be held this summer on the campus of Washington &
Lee in Lexington, Virginia. It is
expected that this will be the first in a series of junior faculty workshops on
topics related to family law and children and the law. Several institutions, including William and
Mary Law School and the George Washington University School of Law, have
expressed an interest in hosting workshops in the future.
The workshop will include both junior and senior scholars. Each junior scholar will present his or her paper to the group, with comments from a senior scholar and from the audience to follow. The senior scholars will also participate in two panel discussions during the conference, one on innovations in teaching and one on new directions for scholarship. Senior scholars who are expected to attend include Vivian Hamilton of William and Mary Law School, Sacha Coupet of Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, and Robin Wilson and Joan Shaughnessy of Washington and Lee.
The workshop can accommodate
eight junior scholars. Applications are
welcome from untenured faculty and recently tenured faculty and from those who
will be joining a faculty in the upcoming academic year. Junior clinicians are
very welcome. There is no registration fee for this conference and the Frances
Lewis Law Center is pleased to furnish meals and lodging for the
participants. The workshop will begin at
11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16 and end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17.
Junior scholars wishing to participate in the workshop are asked to e-mail an abstract and a curriculum vitae by June 8, 2009 to Administrative Assistant Diane Hamilton-Figgers Cochran at Washington & Lee (email@example.com). Senior scholars participating in the workshop will select papers no later than June 15.
Social Welfare Action Alliance 2009 Conference: "Building the Unsettling Force: A National Conference to Abolish Poverty"
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and The Social Welfare Action Alliance are sponsoring a conference, "Building the Unsettling Force: A National Conference to Abolish Poverty," July 16-19, 2009 in Louisville, KY at Spalding University. From the organizers:
This conference is being organized to provide a forum for people to share ideas, inspire, and motivate each other. We will strive for collective actions based in sound analyses - actions that can be taken locally, regionally, and nationally when we leave this gathering. Abolish poverty in these times of increasing joblessness, homelessness, hunger, and unemployment? We say "yes" and turn to the wisdoms of Martin Luther King, who envisioned an organized "unsettling force" built across racial lines that would spark a "revolution of values" to reorganize our society.
The call for participation deadline is May 15, 2009.
-Thanks to Rick Wilson for the heads up. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 30, 2009
Poverty Conference at Harvard Law this weekend
Sorry for the late notice, I just came across this!
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute and the Advanced Leadership Initiative, both at Harvard, are sponsoring a workshop on "Poverty, Justice, and Jobs," today through May 2nd. The agenda includes an impressive group of people, many from Harvard but also a range of social entrepreneurs.
April 27, 2009
Reminder of upcoming deadlines! Poverty Law Section AALS & LatCrit
Though I have already posted info, this is a final reminder that deadlines are fast approaching for submissions for both the AALS Poverty Law Section's panel (due May 1) and LatCrit 2009 (due Today, Apr. 27). The Poverty Section info can be found below and the LatCrit info can be found here.
*CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The New Anti-Poverty Advocacy: Constructs, Strategies, and Tactics
AALS Section on Poverty Law
AALS Annual Meeting Program, January 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana*
*Statements of Interest Due May 1, 2009*
The recent pronounced shifts in American politics and economics
intensify the need for sustained reflection, as we consider how to shape
legal activism, scholarship, and policy-making against poverty. The
re-emergence of the Democratic Party in national politics and the
renewed support for government action simultaneously create openings for
activists and advocates and invite caution. Similarly, the failures of
the American banking system, massive government deficits, and the
continued restructuring and globalization of the U.S. economy cause
great misery for those at the bottom and present opportunities to press
for fundamental and progressive reform. It remains unclear whether this
period is one in which power will be redistributed downward and outward
to poor and working people or whether the defining values and
hierarchies of the political economy in the last thirty years -
variously labeled neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism, or free market
fundamentalism - will be reinforced.
The Section on Poverty Law seeks participants who might approach this
complex and contradictory moment from differing vantage points and using
diverse methods of analysis but with a shared sense of purpose and
opportunity. Proposals may focus on new developments in the areas of
access to justice, legal advocacy, and law reform and policy-making.
Proposals may integrate intersecting legal frames, such as corporate
law, criminal law, critical race theory, environmental law, family law,
feminist theory, immigrants' rights, international human rights, and
labor and employment law. The Section will give special attention to
proposals that include consideration of the post-Katrina experience in
New Orleans. Above all, we seek presenters excited to share useful and
provocative ideas that can be integrated into our teaching, practice,
The statements of interest should be no longer than 1 page. We will
remove all references to the name and affiliation of those who submit
proposals prior to review. Presenters will be selected on or before July
31, 2009. The Section will seek a venue for publication of papers
stemming from the panel on the basis of the interest of selected
Please send statements of interest as an email attachment to Bernice
Cohn at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Questions should be directed to Sameer Ashar, Chair of the Poverty Law
Section, at 718-340-4180 or email@example.com
April 17, 2009
Conference: Third Annual Indian Law Clinical Conference on Communities of Color, Economic Justice and Poverty Law
From Christine Zuni Cruz:
The Goal of this symposium is to provide a forum where Indian law clinicians, and Indian legal scholars can gather together with community lawyers and poverty lawyers, working with indigenous peoples or other distinct populations, to present and discuss the interconnections of law and poverty for indigenous peoples at the international, National, regional, and Tribal levels – Some questions we have:
From the War on Poverty to Globalization and Affluenza to the crash of ’08-09:
- What does the economic crisis mean for social justice in indigenous communities and communities of color?
- What is the 2009 picture of “poverty” in Indian Communities?
- What does poverty for Indigenous Peoples in the 21st Century look like?
- What are the impacts of economic hard times for different areas of (Indian) law: criminal, family, civil rights, public benefits?
- What can Indian law and other clinics teach to be responsive, and how?
The Symposium is designed to promote solidarity and sharing among Clinics and clinicians working with Native Americans, minority populations, and those working in the areas of poverty law and community lawyering. It is our hope that through sharing we will strengthen existing programs and help emerging programs to succeed; find new solutions to old problems and support creativity in clinics and legal practice.
The Symposium is organized by the University of New Mexico Southwest Indian Law Clinic, Washburn University School of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in cooperation with the University of New Mexico Tribal law Journal.
April 07, 2009
Maine Law Review Call for Papers: Accessing Justice in Hard Times
March 19, 2009
Conference: Color of Wealth 2009 Policy Summit | March 23-24, 2009 | Washington DC
To learn more about the racial wealth gap, please download the Executive Summary, "Laying the Foundation for National Prosperity. The Imperative of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.".
March 10, 2009
Call for Papers and Panels: LatCrit XIV, Oct 1-4, 2009, American University (DC)
LatCrit XIV is being hosted by American University Washington College of Law on Oct. 1-4, 2009. The theme of this year's conference is: OUTSIDERS
INSIDE: CRITICAL OUTSIDER THEORY AND
THE POLICYMAKING OF THE NEW AMERICAN REGIME. The conference also includes the LatCrit/SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop. The complete call for papers/panels is here.
submit your panel and paper proposals through the online process at the LatCrit
website (www.law.du.edu/latcrit/index.htm) no later than MONDAY, APRIL 27,
-Note: By way of full disclosure, I am a member of the host school's LatCrit committee. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18, 2009
Call for Papers: Subprime Mortgages Database Project
Courtesy of SSRN:
CALL FOR PAPERS: INVESTIGATING LENDER PRACTICES IN THE SUBPRIME MORTGAGE MARKET
Proposal Deadline: MARCH 31, 2009
The Valparaiso University School of Law and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) invite proposals for papers based on a unique set of data from the National Mortgage Data Repository (NMDR), a joint project between NCLC and the University of Connecticut. Authors whose projects are selected will be invited to present their work at a Spring 2010 symposium at Valparaiso.
February 16, 2009
Call for Law and Society Roundtable Participants: Teaching Gender Inequality in Law Schools
CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS; CRN No. 9 (Gender and Legal Education)
LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, May 28-31, 2009, Denver, CO
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL: FEBRUARY 25, 2009
Roundtable: Teaching Gender Inequality in Law Schools
Conversations about gender and sexuality in core law school
courses are often focused on equality—constitutional doctrines of formal
equality meted out by high courts – rather than underlying causes, effects and
forms of inequality. Law students are
rarely asked to consider if inequality itself is undesirable, and whether law
has a role in perpetuating, creating, resisting or eliminating it. While these
concepts are foundational in most sociology or anthropology programs, they are
not central to the law school curriculum, especially in the first year.
While there is no doubt that court cases eliminating legal barriers to gender and sexual equality are important for all law students to learn, the conversation is impoverished if they are the only vehicle used to examine gender, sexuality and other intersecting forms of inequality in a typical course of law school study. Teachers of today’s generation of students also must grapple with the fact that gender inequality looks different to students than it did even fifteen years ago. The generation of women entering law school—the beneficiaries of equal opportunity to education under Title IX and employment under Title VII – are members of a community in which young women have excelled. Many of them do not perceive gendered inequality operating in their lives. This creates a displacement where students who are interested in women’s rights are more comfortable examining the inequality of women in exotic foreign locales (such as inequalities suffered by Muslim women, victims of sex trafficking or of mass sexual violence). At the same time, however, they are slow to recognize the structural nature of gendered inequalities that persist closer to home. They may be quick to dismiss their own anxieties as problems that can be overcome by making perfect individual choices. Students interested in eliminating the inequality of the LGBTQ community might perceive that inequality more starkly, but still often lack the vocabulary to discuss questions of law, power and sexuality outside of the bounds of formal equality.
In the climate of change created by recent critiques of legal education, roundtable participants will take up the question of how social scientists and law teachers can become allies in the creation of materials, techniques and strategies to teach law students about the gender, sexual, and intersectional inequalities in the U.S. legal system and culture. Possible topics might include: innovations in legal pedagogy; strategies for exploring gender and sexual inequality in core law school courses (e.g., contracts, torts, criminal law); whether the training of lawyers should include an apprenticeship of identity and purpose that has at its core a commitment to reducing inequality; teaching techniques for reinvigorating courses on discrimination with more nuanced and sophisticated understandings of how structural inequalities play out in the lives of lawyers and their clients; exploring the role of experiential and clinical education in both fighting inequality and teaching students about its nature; incorporating questions of how law enables corporations and consumer culture to create and perpetuate gender inequality into law school teaching; and addressing inequality created or sustained by culture and religion in U.S. domestic as well as international settings.
If you would like to join the roundtable, please email Daniela Kraiem, CRN No. 9 Organizer and Associate Director, Women and the Law Program, American University Washington College of Law at email@example.com with a brief paragraph describing your interest in participating in the roundtable by February 25, 2009.
LSA roundtables are generally informal
discussions, guided by the questions and themes raised by the panelists. Panelists should be prepared to offer 7-10
minutes of remarks, followed by discussion of roundtable themes.
February 06, 2009
Upcoming Conference: Property Ownership and Economic Stability
Saint Louis University School of Law Public Law Review is hosting "Property Ownership and Economic Stability: A Necessary Relationship?" on Feb. 27, 2009. The schedule can be found here and the participants here. The overview of the conference is below:
Upcoming Conference: The Evolving Definition of the Immigrant Worker
The University of San Francisco's Law Review Symposium is "The Evolving Definition of the Immigrant Worker: The Intersection Between Employment, Labor, and Human Rights Law," Feb. 27, 2009. The registration information is here and the participant bios can be found here.
-Thanks to Legal Scholarship Blog for the heads up! E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
February 03, 2009
Conference Announcement: "Getting It Right: The Government's Role in Housing and Economic Development"
Brooklyn Law School and the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy are sponsoring "Getting it Right: The Government's Role in Housing and Economic Development" on Friday, March 27, 2009. The program is here.
January 28, 2009
Upcoming Conference: Housing and Economic Development at Brooklyn Law, March 27, 2009
GETTING IT RIGHT: GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL SPARER SYMPOSIUM
Friday, March 27, 2009
LOCATION: Brooklyn Law School; 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201;
Historically, all levels of government have taken an active role in housing and economic development. As the federal government undergoes a change in administrations during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, this conference will take a fresh look at two of the key roles that government plays in this arena. The two morning panels will evaluate the role of federal and state governments in housing finance, especially in light of the ongoing crisis. The two afternoon panels will explore local government innovations in the economic development sector. Panelists will explain and evaluate how government's role is changing in response to this new political and financial environment. Papers from the symposium will be published in the Journal of Law and Policy. CLE credits are available (see web site for information). RSVP: http://www.brooklaw.edu/rsvp.
Call for Papers: Journal of Law & Public Policy at the University of Florida
The Journal of Law & Public Policy at the
University of Florida Levin College of Law is currently accepting submissions
for its poverty law issue. This issue will be published in August 2009 and will
focus on cutting-edge poverty law topics. If you would like to submit either an
article or essay, then we prefer to have your finished piece no later than
March 23, 2009. For additional information or to submit an article please
contact Assistant Editor-in-Chief Tiffany L. Anderson at email@example.com.
January 15, 2009
William Mitchell Law Review seeking completed articles for a Poverty Law Issue
The William Mitchell Law Review is currently seeking completed papers that examine current issues and recent developments in Poverty Law. The William Mitchell Law Review is highly regarded both regionally and nationally. Our Law Review recently ranked twenty-second in citations by judges and ranked fifty-seventh in citations by other law journals, culminating in an overall ranking of seventieth. Over the years, the William Mitchell Law Review has featured the works of various scholars and practitioners such as Congressman Tim Penny, and former Vice President Walter Mondale. The William Mitchell Law Review has also published nationally known legal experts ranging from Philip Bruner, to Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Byron White, and Harry Blackmun. Please send submissions to Executive Editor Shira Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on Yale's Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Feb. 20-22, 2009
Update on Yale's Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Feb. 20-22, 2009 with speakers/panel info and registration info, available here.
January 12, 2009
Two upcoming CLE programs from the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
The ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty is presenting "Foreclosing on the American Dream: The Housing Crisis and the Role of Lawyers and Laws in Securing Housing Justice," Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 in Boston, MA. And on Feb. 13th in Boston they are also sponsoring "What is the Role of Lawyers and the ABA in Promoting Public School Reform for At-Risk Students," which includes a panel on the educational rights of homeless children and those on welfare.
-Thanks to Amy E. Horton-Newell for the heads up! E.R. email@example.com
National Network for Youth Symposium 2009: Celebrating Youth, Inspiring Leadership, Creating Change
Co-sponsored by the ABA's Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Center for Children and the Law, and Commission on Youth at Risk, the 2009 Symposium of the National Network for Youth is entitled "Celebrating Youth, Inspiring Leadership, Creating Change" and takes place Jan. 25-28, 2009 in Washington, DC. The keynote speakers include David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager. The schedule can be found here.
-Thanks to Amy E. Horton-Newell for the heads up. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
December 19, 2008
Upcoming Conference: Indian/Poverty/Economic Justice/Community Lawyer Clinic Conference
Third Annual Indian Law Clinics and Externship Programs: Symposium and Workshop, Isleta Casino & Resort, Pueblo of Isleta (located just south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 7-9, 2009.
The conference is for “Professors, Directors, Clinicians and Staff of Indian Law, Poverty Law, Economic Justice and Community Lawyering Clinics and those interested in carefully considering their work with Communities through the provision of legal representation.” The goal is to “dedicate time and space for Indian law clinics and other clinicians working with minority populations to work in solidarity on Poverty Law and Community Lawyering issues, to discuss our shared mission and differing perspectives, and to support new ideas.”
Sponsored by Southwest Indian Law Clinic UNM School of Law and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; contributors also include The Tribal Law Practice Clinic Washburn University School of Law and Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
December 16, 2008
22nd Annual Robert M. Cover Retreat, Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2009
SEALS 2009 Panels/Tentative Schedule
The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference is from Aug. 2-Aug. 8, 2009, at the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, FL. The tentative schedule includes panels such as: Critical Race Theory, The School-to-Prison Pipeline, Theories of Equality, The NAACP at 100, Economic Inequality and the Role of Law, and Legal Issues Related to the Crisis... The registration page is here.
December 09, 2008
Call for Papers: Political Science Conference on Poverty
The Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions at Emory University is hosting "Reducing Poverty: Explaining Recent State Policy Innovations and Strategies," Nov. 19-20, 2009. The call for papers seems fairly open to academics and practitioners and has a Jan. 16, 2009 deadline.
November 01, 2008
Law and Society 2009 Denver
The annual Law and Society conference will be in Denver, May 28-May 31, 2009. The call for papers and panels deadline is Dec. 8, 2008. More information can be found here. The theme this year is "Law, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century."
-For new (and older) law professors, law and society is a good conference that brings together a lot of people so check it out. E.R. email@example.com
October 26, 2008
Conference Announcement: Urban Child Symposium at Univ. of Baltimore
The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center for Families, Children and the Courts' first Urban Child symposium, "Solving the Drop-Out Crisis: Getting the Other Half to Attend and Achieve," April 2, 2009.
From the website:
-Thanks to the Legal Scholarship Blog for the heads up. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 01, 2008
Critical Race Theory Conference at Iowa
The University of Iowa College of Law is hosting: CRT 20: Honoring Our Past, Charting Our Future. The conference schedule available here includes talks/speeches by many of the major players in Critical Race Theory, April 2-4, 2009. An email forward that I got indicates that drafts for abstracts for workshop papers are due by Dec. 15, 2008 and that draft papers are due by Jan. 30, 2009, but I have been unable to find this same info on the the conference website.
August 23, 2008
Call for Book Reviews: Women and the Law
Call for Book Reviews: Women and the Law
Proposals Due September 25, 2008
The editors of Pace Law Review invite proposals from scholars, researchers, practitioners and professionals for contributions to a special book review issue to be published in Winter 2008. We seeks proposals for reviews of any book published in 2008, 2007 or 2006 that contributes to the understanding of women’s experiences with the law.
Please submit book review proposals of no more than 500 words by attachment to email@example.com by September 25, 2008. Proposals should include (a) the intended reviewer’s name, title, institutional affiliation and contact information; (b) the title and publication date of the book proposed for review; (c) a description of the importance of the book to the general topic; and (d) any other information relevant to the book or proposed review (e.g., the proposed reviewer’s expertise or any relationship with the author). Authors are welcome, but not required, to submit a CV as well. We expect to make publication offers by October 1, 2008. Complete manuscripts from authors of accepted proposals will be due November 1, 2008. Completed book reviews should not exceed 8,500 words.
-Thanks to Bridget Crawford. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 16, 2008
Call for Papers: Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities
The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities is accepting proposals for panels and papers until Oct. 15, 2008 for their annual conference, meeting in 2009 at Suffolk Univ. Law School in Boston, Apr. 3-4, 2009. The call for papers is here. The Association's focus is broad (bringing together a wide range of people engaged in scholarship on legal history, legal theory, jurisprudence, law and cultural studies, law and literature, law and the performing arts, and legal hermeneutics. We want to encourage dialogue across and among these fields about issues of interpretation, identity, ideals, values, authority, obligation, justice, and about law's place in culture) and when I went a couple of years ago, I found that other participants were very supportive of junior faculty. Many poverty law topics would fit into their coverage.
August 01, 2008
Call for Papers: Property Ownership and Economic Stability: A Necessary Relationship?
The Saint Louis University Public Law Review invites abstracts of articles relating to its Spring 2009 symposium theme: Property Ownership and Economic Stability: A Necessary Relationship? The symposium, which will be held on Friday, February 27, 2009, will consist of three round-table panel discussions examining the relationship between property ownership and economic stability for lower-income households, both in the United States and internationally.
- Property Ownership in the U.S.: New Definitions for a New Era? This panel will focus on the impact of both private and public land use restrictions, including common interest community servitudes and governance rules, on residential property rights.
- Property Rights and Economic Stability in the International Context This panel will consider how legal reforms in other countries, such as changes to the titling process and the role of homeowners associations, have affected the ability of low-income people to occupy or dispose of their residences.
- Ownership in Flux: the Role of the Federal Government in the Homeownership Debate This panel will examine the implications of a national emphasis on homeownership, as opposed to support for rental programs.
-Thanks to Jeff Selbin for the heads up. E.R. email@example.com
July 28, 2008
William Mitchell Law Review Call for Papers: Poverty Law
The William Mitchell Law Review is proud to dedicate its third issue to Poverty Law in its upcoming Volume 35 (spring 2009). We are currently seeking papers that examine current issues and recent developments in this important area of law. Submissions may either take the form of shorter commentaries or longer law review articles. We are also accepting submission proposals at this time. Download william_mitchell_call_for_papers_poverty_law.pdf .
July 08, 2008
Conference: Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2008 - "Education and the Economy"
The schedule for the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2008, Sept. 12-13, 2008 at Boston University School of Law (hosted also by St. John's Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development) has been posted online. The main conference website is here and the the brochure with schedule is here. The conference includes a panel on "The Current Economic Recession and Communities of Color," as well as many other talks on education, diversity in legal education, immigration policy, and many works in progress presentations.
June 24, 2008
Call for Papers: The Global Repercussions of the U.S. Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
Courtesy of the Legal Scholarship Blog: The Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems is hosting a symposium on "Financial Markets and Systemic Risk: The Global Repercussions of the U.S. Subprime Mortgage Meltdown," on Feb. 20, 2009, with papers published by the Journal. The deadline for Submissions: Monday July 21, 2008. Click on the above link for more info.
June 20, 2008
National Conference on Homeless Youth and the Law
From the Legal Scholarship Blog: The University of Washington School of Law, the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, the National Network for Youth, and with the support of Casey Family Programs hosted the National Conference on Homeless Youth and the Law yesterday and today. For more links see the Legal Scholarship Blog posting here.
June 16, 2008
For those who do public-interest transactional work in the academy
TO: Faculty Members interested in Transactional Law
FROM: Planning Committee on 2009
Lisa Fairfax, University of Maryland, Chair
Victor Fleischer, University of Illinois
Peter Pitegoff, University of Maine
D. Gordon Smith, Brigham Young University
Alfred Chueh-Chin Yen, Boston College
We are planning the
About the Program: In 1994, the
Please note that the
Request for Proposals on Transactional Law Scholarship: In keeping with the conference theme, the Program will host a series of concurrent works-in-progress sessions designed to give interested faculty members an opportunity to present new scholarship related to transactional law. We are seeking works-in-progress proposals on transactional law scholarship broadly understood. Thus, we are seeking proposals on scholarship that focuses on the legal, financial, and practical implications of business transactions in a variety of different settings. In addition, we welcome proposals on the transactional side of the legal profession and the role of lawyers in consummating such transactions. We do not mean to limit the range of proposals in this area, and would welcome proposals on transactional scholarship of all types.
Request for Proposals on Innovative Methods of Teaching Transactional Law: We are planning a 75 minute plenary session on innovative methods of teaching transactional law, and are seeking proposals for faculty members interested in presenting in the session. Many law professors teach transactional skills in a variety of contexts, from stand-alone "Deals" or Business Planning courses to in-class exercises as part of doctrinal classes. A number of law schools have developed innovative courses or programs in transactional law. We are interested in hearing discussion of the various approaches with an eye towards discovering what works and what doesn't. To anchor the discussion, participants may wish to explore how they use (or choose not to use) case studies as a method for teaching transactional law. We welcome proposals from faculty members who wish to share their insights on using case studies and other innovative techniques and the manner in which those techniques enhance student development of transactional skills. As with the request for works-in-progress, we do not mean to limit the range of proposals in this area.
Submission Guidelines: Interested faculty should submit a 300-500 word written proposal of the proposed work-in-progress or proposed presentation not later than July 15, 2008. Faculty may submit proposals for both the work-in-progress and the presentation. In addition, as noted above, faculty who has submitted proposals in connection with the Business Association's Request for Proposals also may submit to the Program on Transactional Law. Please submit the description by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The presentations will not be published. Chosen presenters must register for the Workshop and will be responsible for their own travel and other expenses. Any questions should be directed to Professor Lisa M. Fairfax, University of Maryland School of Law, email@example.com.
May 13, 2008
Labor and Employment Law & Law and Society Conferences
Two Call for Papers from the Legal Scholarship Blog:
- 3rd Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, San Diego Oct 23-25, 2008, Call for papers deadline July 31, 2008.
- Midwest Law and Society Retreat, Univ. of Wisconsin, Sep. 19-20, 2008, Call for papers deadline June 1, 2008.
May 02, 2008
Conference Announcement: Labor History
The Pacific Northwest Labour History Association and the Labor & Working Class History Association are sponsoring a conference entitled Indigenous, Immigrant, Migrant Labour & Globalization, June 6-8, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The call for papers deadline has passed.
April 20, 2008
From the Editors of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
Dear Professor or Practitioner,
On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to invite you to submit an
article to be considered for publication in Volume 16 of the Georgetown Journal
on Poverty Law & Policy (GJPLP). The GJPLP is the nation's premier
law journal on poverty and it publishes articles from distinguished law
professors and practitioners in poverty-related disciplines.
Highly-regarded and widely-distributed among attorneys, policy-makers,
academics, students and public interest groups, the GJPLP plays a key role in
forging the national debate on poverty issues by raising awareness, offering
analysis, and crafting solutions.
For the 2008-2009 academic year, the GJPLP will continue its commitment to publishing high-quality articles related to poverty.
- Our first issue, 16.1, will explore housing and poverty.
- Our second issue, 16.2, will focus on the unique issues involving poverty and the elderly.
- Our third and final issue, 16.3, will focus on the intersection of juvenile justice and poverty.
In addition, our third issue, 16.3, will correspond with a symposium on the intersection of juvenile justice and poverty, to be held in Spring 2009. Those interested in participating in this symposium should contact the Symposium Editor, Kate Rhudy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GJPLP considers traditional law review articles, as well as case studies, case comments, and narrative submissions for publication. Additionally, the GJPLP welcomes all methodologies and seeks innovative approaches to poverty law and policy.
Please share this information with colleagues, practitioners, students, or others who may be interested in publishing in the GJPLP. The deadlines for article submission are as follows:
- Volume 16.1 - August 1, 2008;
- Volume 16.2 - September 1, 2008; and
- Volume 16.3 - November 1, 2008.
There are no deadlines for abstracts. Please note that the GJPLP reserves the right to accept or reject any article, outright or conditionally.
For your reference, attached are the GJPLP's submission guidelines. If
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by e-mail
Thank you for your time and consideration.
April 18, 2008
Northeast People of Color Conference Call for Papers
This year's Northeast People of Color Conference will be held September 12-14, 2008 at Boston University School of Law, and there's still time to sign up either to present a work in progress or to comment on a work in progress.
These sessions provide the opportunity to present a
scholarly work in progress and receive feedback, both from an assigned
commentator and from the audience. This is an excellent way to develop and
refine a scholarly project in a supportive environment. Work in progress submissions
from junior faculty and faculty of color are particularly welcome. A
project can address any subject matter and need not be
limited to the conference themes (this year: Education & the Economy: The Real Lives of People of Color).
Those interested in applying to present a project should submit a working title and brief (200 word) abstract by May 15, 2008. If you are a professor willing to comment on a work in progress, please contact us with a list of appropriate subject matters. All correspondence should be sent to either Professor Fabio Arcila, Jr., at email@example.com or Professor Alafair Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Thanks to Fabio Arcila for emailing about this opportunity. E.R. email@example.com
April 16, 2008
Aboriginal Economic Development Summit at University of Toronto May 1, 2008
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is hosting "A Summit on Aboriginal Economic Development: Developing Aboriginal Economies" on May 1, 2008. The Summit features among many others Paul Martin (former Prime Minister of Canada) and Stephen Cornell (co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development). The program is available here.
-Thanks to Kerry Rittich for the heads up. E.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 15, 2008
Conference: Poverty alleviation & environmental protection Nov. 10-15, 2008 Mexico City
The Sixth Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law will focus on Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Protection. It will be hosted by the Metropolitan Autonomous University–Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Nov. 10-15, 2008. The call for papers deadline is June 30, 2008.
April 12, 2008
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal's 2008 Symposium: Confronting Hidden Borders: Immigration and Uniting Communities of Color
Thursday April 17, 2008 UC Hastings College of Law's Race & Poverty Law Journal hosts its 2008 Symposium: Confronting Hidden Borders: Immigration and Uniting Communities of Color. It features Eva Paterson (President and Founder of the Equal Justice Society), Lucas Guttentag (ACLU Immigrant Rights Project Founder), Bill Hing (Immigrant Legal Resource Center Founder), and Jennifer Chacon (Professor UC Davis).
April 08, 2008
Conferences around the world perhaps of Interest
As you think about travel plans for the summer/fall, here are some conferences related to poverty taking place...
(1) The University of Glasgow is hosting "Critical Legal Strategies" (one of the major themes is "the Class Problematic in Legal Studies") on Sep. 5-7, 2008, with a call for papers deadline of May 31, 2008.
(2) "Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Conference 2008" will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, June 19-21, 2008, with Abstracts due May 15, 2008.
(3) The "Human Development and Capability Association Annual Conference" will take place Sep. 10-13, 2008 in New Delhi, India. The proposal deadline has already passed.
March 29, 2008
Northwestern Symposium "Ten Years After Welfare Reform: Making Work Pay" Apr. 4, 2008
Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy
Second Annual Symposium
Friday, April 4, 2008
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL
We are excited to announce our Spring 2008 symposium, "Ten Years After Welfare Reform: Making Work Pay", which will take place Friday, April 4, at Northwestern University School of Law.
While much of welfare reform in the 1990s focused on moving people off of the welfare rolls and into work, many of those who have entered the work force are still struggling to survive. These individuals are often working multiple jobs, yet are still unable to support their families. The symposium explores the many components, beyond just finding a job, that are necessary in order for individuals to truly become self-sufficient.
One of the issues we will explore is the work supports needed by low-wage workers in order to rise out of poverty, including health insurance, child-care, and stable housing as well as how to improve awareness of and access to these critical programs.
We will also explore ways to enhance the income of low-wage workers through mechanisms like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, living wage laws, and government funded savings programs. Additionally, our authors will suggest how low-wage workers can avoid high cost financial services and the “credit addiction.”
Finally, we will explore the history of the welfare reform movement, by examining its political and legal origins and by evaluating current and alternative methods of reform.
Thus, in order to encourage people to enter the work force and become independent, society must provide support in order to truly make work pay.
Schedule of the Day’s Events
8:30-9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast Reception
9:00-9:20 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
9:20-10:20 a.m Improving Income Supports
• Richard K. Caputo, Ph.D., Director, Doctoral Program at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University (New York)
• Dory Rand, Supervising Attorney, Community Investment Unit, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
• Audra Wilson, Northwestern University School of Law
• Michael van Zalingen, Lead Attorney, Neighborhood Housing Services
10:20-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Improving Work Supports
•John Bouman, President, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
•Greg J. Duncan, Professor, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
•Liz Schott, Senior Fellow, Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
11:30-12:00 p.m. Tour of Law School and Bluhm Legal Clinic
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Keynote Address
•Julie Nice, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
1:30-3:00 p.m. The History and Future of Welfare Reform
•Peter B. Edelman, Professor, Georgetown Law
•Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
•Felicia Kornbluh, Assistant Professor, History, Duke University
3:00-3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Registration and Contact Information
For questions or to register, please send an email to email@example.com. Please indicate which sessions you will be attending and if you will attend the lunch session. Registration by March 31st would be appreciated.
3.5 CLE Credits are available. $175 for the entire event ($50 per credit). This will be collected the day of at the registration table and is payable by cash, check, or credit card.
March 26, 2008
Conference: Debtor World, Univ. of Illinois, May 2-3, 2008
The University of Illinois College of Law, with the American Bankruptcy Institute, is hosting "A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Academic Symposium on Debt," May 2-3, 2008. From the conference website:
Perhaps the most common American experience today is debt. While debt can enable individuals and companies to do useful things they would otherwise be unable to do, excessive debt can cause serious financial problems for individuals, businesses and society at large. Debt is pervasive in the U.S. today. According to the latest figures from the Federal Reserve, there is almost $30,000 outstanding in consumer credit and home mortgages for every man, woman, and child in the United States. Even on an inflation-adjusted basis, that represents a thirteen-fold increase since 1946 when the figure was only $2,200. There are 900 million credit cards in circulation in the United States. Debt growth has not been restricted to consumers. Business debt is nine times as large as it was in 1946. Put simply, Americans have committed their future cash flows at an unprecedented rate.
March 24, 2008
National Equal Justice Library Symposium at Georgetown March 25, 2008
On Tuesday, March 25, from 1:30-6pm, Georgetown University Law Center is hosting a “Symposium and Celebration of the National Equal Justice Library’s
Arrival at Georgetown Law and the Library’s Acceptance of the Papers of Gary
Bellow.” The National Equal Justice
Library has moved around some, but it is great that
March 17, 2008
Seeking others interested in AALS Open Source Idea
For law professors:
The AALS just sent out a request for Open Source proposals for the next annual meeting. See Below. I am writing to see if others are interested in joining me in putting together a proposal focusing on (tentatively): "legal implications of the new gilded age." I am interested in working on such a proposal and if you are as well, please get in touch with me.
March 14, 2008
Valparaiso: Law, Poverty and Economic Inequality Conference Schedule
Valparaiso University School of Law is hosting "Law, Poverty and Economic Inequality," a two day conference April 3-4, 2008, and has not posted the schedule as well as a press release (you'll see if you check it out that I am one of the participants but don't let that dissuade you from coming, there are many much better scholars also speaking). Penelope Andrews deserves a lot of credit for her organization of this.