Wednesday, January 26, 2022
California Western School of Law, State Violence and Womxn: Defining the Reaches of Modern Policing
The protests against police killings during the summer of 2020 emphasized that race plays a critical role in understanding the nature of state-sanctioned violence. To date, much of the conversation regarding such violence has focused on Black and Latinx men. Nevertheless, there is much to be said about the topic as it relates to race and gender, particularly with respect to cis-women of color and trans women. Moreover, discussions regarding this issue often center around the actions of police, despite such violence also appearing in various law enforcement contexts such as, but not limited to, within prison walls and at border crossings.
To this end, the California Western Law Review is hosting a virtual symposium on March 24, 2022, for the purpose of facilitating a comprehensive discussion on the topic of state-inflicted violence against cis-women of color and trans women in various law enforcement contexts. Ultimately, the goals of the symposium are to identify and bring awareness to critical legal issues underlying this topic and to consider the possibility of positive change for all womxn by adapting current law enforcement practices to incorporate features of restorative justice.
Registration and additional symposium details are forthcoming.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Law Review Symposium Committee invites those interested in participating in the symposium to submit an abstract that introduces an article (hereinafter “manuscript”) related to the topic described above to be published in the symposium issue of the California Western Law Review.
Abstract Due Date: February 7, 2022
Final Paper Due Date: May 2, 2022
Abstract submissions should include:
The title of the submitted manuscript;
A 300 to 500-word abstract that discusses the proposed symposium topic and outlines the contents of the paper;
The name and email address of the author;
The curriculum vitae of the author; and
A statement indicating whether the author would like their topic to be considered as a featured topic* for a discussion panel at the symposium.
*Please see below for more details regarding discussion panel topics.
Final Manuscript Requirements:
10,000 maximum word limit (approximately 20 single-spaced pages);
Citations must be contained in footnotes and conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System
Manuscripts should be timely and provide an original in-depth analysis of the topic above;
The title page should include the author’s full name, their academic/professional affiliations, and complete contact
information where correspondence can be made.
Featured Topics for Discussion Panels:
The symposium will feature three discussion panels, each consisting of no more than three panelists. To determine the topic for each panel, the committee will select four abstracts/manuscripts to be featured as discussion topics. The respective authors will also be invited to participate as panelists for the panel that features their topic.
Author-speakers will receive an honorarium for their contributions.
Prior to the symposium, the four authors will submit a “Symposium Draft” consisting of a general overview of the author’s ideas to be featured in their manuscript as well as potential talking points. This document will be provided to the moderator and fellow panelists for reading. The reason for this is to ensure robust and consistent dialogue during each panel. As a result, the authors and audience members alike will benefit from the overall discussion and engagement that follows. Moreover, all authors will have the opportunity to revisit their manuscripts with potentially new insights and ideas to incorporate in their final drafts due May 2, 2022.
How to Submit:
Please submit abstracts to [email protected] or with “State Violence and Womxn” in the subject line.