Friday, October 30, 2015
Call for Papers: Symposium on Sanctuary, Detainers, Undocumented Crime and the Law: History, Contemporary Challenges and Possible Solutions
The University of St. Thomas Law Journal (Minneapolis) is calling for papers for the Sanctuary, Detainers, Undocumented Crime and the Law: History, Contemporary Challenges and Possible Solutions Symposium on March 18, 2016 in Minneapolis.
At present, we are thinking to organize interactive panels around the following topics:
1) Sanctuary Movements in History / Historical and Theological Roots.
2) Federal Immigration Enforcement and Relationships with Local Law Enforcement – Constitutionality of Detainers, the Demise of Secure Communities and the Rise of PEP
3) Sanctuary Ordinances and Efforts to Limit their Effect at the State and National Level.
4) Undocumented Crime – by and against undocumented immigrants.
We are pleased to issue this Call for Papers for the Symposium. Abstracts should be no more than 750 words and must include author(s), professional/academic affiliation, and email. Please indicate the thematic focus (1 – 4) of your paper (and you can suggest whether it would be appropriate for more than one panel).
We invite submissions not only from lawyers but other related fields as well (e.g. history, political science, theology).
Abstracts should be sent to: VOWIEBE@stthomas.edu
Dates to Remember:
Abstracts due: November 16, 2015, 5pm.
Admissions notification: December 1, 2015
Final Papers due: June 17, 2016
Symposium Sponsor: University of St. Thomas Law Journal
Travel support for presenters will be available.