Thursday, November 16, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY LAW REVIEW--CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between
The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is pleased to announce its annual academic
Symposium to be held on March 23, 2018 at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
This Symposium will contemplate a broad range of issues associated with Sanctuary Cities –
presentations may focus on a specific era – past, present, or future – or may discuss a subject
through the past, present and propose future solutions. Presentation topics could include, but are
not limited to:
• The potential consequences of Trump’s immigration policies (including the Muslim Ban);
• The ability or inability of Trump and ICE to carry out these immigration policies;
• The constitutionality of Trump’s and ICE’s policies and actions;
• The efficacy of Program 287(g) and the potential consequences thereof;
• The impact of the Countering Violent Extremism (“CVE”) program;
• The efficacy of states’ Sanctuary legislation, like (pro) California and (anti) Texas;
• The ability or inability of cities and states to provide protection to undocumented citizens;
• The rights that undocumented citizens, particularly youth, should enjoy;
• Strategies and policies that cities and states can adopt to protect their undocumented citizens;
• The potential benefits or consequences for cities and states who adopt Sanctuary laws;
• The consequences for the changes made to the DACA program and possible solutions; and
• The position that SCOTUS would take on these issues, including existing legislation & DACA.
The Law Review invites interested individuals to submit an abstract for an opportunity to present
at the Symposium. Those interested should send an abstract of 300-400 words that details their
proposed topic and presentation. Included with the abstract should be the presenter’s name, contact
information, and a copy of their resume/curriculum vitae. Since the above list of topics is nonexhaustive,
the Detroit Mercy Law Review encourages all interested parties to develop their own
topic to present at the Symposium. In addition, while submitting an article for publication is not
required to present at the Symposium, the Law Review encourages all speakers who are selected
to submit a piece for publication in the 2018-2019 edition of the Law Review.
The deadline for abstract submissions is December 3, 2017. Individuals selected to present at the
Symposium will be contacted by December 10, 2017. Law Review editorial staff will contact
those selected for publication in 2018 regarding details and deadlines for full-length publication.
The submissions, and any questions regarding the Symposium or the abstract process, should be
directed to Law Review Symposium Director, Jessica Gnitt at email@example.com. Please cc the
Detroit Mercy Law Review Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Tapia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.