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Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Journal of Law and Health is Extending Call for Papers for 2014 Symposium on Reproductive Rights

The Journal of Law and Health is extending its Call for Papers through the month of October.

Our upcoming Symposium titled Issues of Reproductive Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Policy will be held in March 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. If you are writing on issues related to reproductive rights please consider submitting an abstract and CV for consideration. The abstract should be no longer than 600 words.

The selection of this Symposium topic was a result of  major developments in the area of Reproductive Rights in the past year. For example, state legislation in Texas and several other states restricting access to abortion. Another example would be the recent 10th Circuit decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius which provided for-profit corporations with a right to challenge the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate” on the basis that a corporation is a “person” who can have and exercise its own religious beliefs. The Symposium aims to give judges, legislators, and academics the opportunity to present research that highlights the legal and ethical issues that may occur because of these developments.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration please find the instructions and important dates for submission below.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.

Abstract and CV deadline: October 31, 2013

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 600 words.

Offer Date deadline: November 15, 2013

  • The Journal of Law and Health will contact by this date, if it is interested in publishing your paper.

Final Version deadline: August 1, 2014

  • Your final draft of the paper is due on this date. Once papers are collected, the Journal will begin its editing process.

Symposium Presentation: March 7, 2014

  • As part of the publication, every author is required to present at the Annual Journal of Law and Health Symposium. The Journal will be able to reimburse/pay for travel expenses of speakers. Please contact Gordon Gantt, if you have any further questions regarding the symposium.

Important Contact Information:

Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Orrico 412-956-5917

Senior Editor: Gordon Gantt 703-638-5016


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Gordon Gantt at


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