Friday, December 1, 2023

AALS 2024 Immigration Section Sessions

These are the Immigration Section's events at the upcoming AALS conference in Washington DC (Jan. 3-6). We hope to see many of you there!
Thursday, Jan. 4 , 3-4pm: "Immigrants Defending Democracy and Resisting Dictatorship"
Panelists: Dina Haynes (New England Law), Jennifer Koh (Pepperdine),  S. Priya Morley (UCLA), Huyen Pham (Texas A&M, moderator), Oren Sellstrom (Lawyers for Civil Rights)
Friday, Jan. 5, 12-1:40: New Voices in Immigration Law
Papers by Matthew Boaz (discussant Daniel Morales), Shane Ellison (discussant Jaya Ramji-Nogales), Valeria Gomez (discussant Shruti Rana), David Hausman (discussant Jenny-Brooke Condon), Jenny Kim (discussant Rose Cuison-Villazor), and Joel Sati (discussant Cori Alonso-Yoder).  Please RSVP for this session with the Google Form to select a breakout group and receive papers ahead of the conference.  Paper titles and details below.

    Group 1: 

  • Rescuing Noncitizen Veterans From the "Zone of Death," by Jenny Kim.
  • The Toll Paid When Adjudicators Err: Reforming Appellate Review Standards for Refugees, by Shane Ellison
  • The Migration of Abolition Theory, by Matthew Boaz

    Group 2:

  • When Jurisdiction Stripping Raises Factual Questions, by David Hausman
  • The New Dobbs Border for Immigrant Women, by Valeria Gomez
  • Privacy and the Impossibility of Borders, by Joel Sati 
Saturday, Jan. 6, 10-11:40: Teaching Critical Mobilization 
Panelists: Sameer Ashar, Laila Hlass, Kathleen Kim 
MHC (on behalf of executive committee Fatma Marouf, Carolina Nunez, Michael Kagan, Kathleen Kim, Ming H. Chen)

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Immigration @ AALS: Registration Fees Increase on Wednesday Nov. 22

You can still take advantage of Early Bird rates if you register for AALS before Wednesday, November 22. On Wednesday, prices go up by $50.

Can't decide if you want to go to Washington DC for the January 3-6, 2024 conference? Here are the immigration programs you can look forward to:

In addition there will be an extended program put on by the environmental law section, co-sponsored by both the immigration law and the natural resources and energy law sections. That extended program includes:

  • Friday, January 5 from 8-11:40AM: Confronting Climate Migration: Public Accountability (A Film Screening and Discussion)
  • Friday, January 5 from 8-9:20AM: Panel 1: Climate Change Impacts Film Screening
  • Friday, January 5 from 9:30-10:15AM, Panel 2: Q&A with Film Director
  • Friday, January 5 from 10:25-11:25: Panel 3: Climate Push and Push: How Must Domestic Laws Adapt to International Climate Change-induced Migration?


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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Webinar: Immigration Enforcement Mechanisms at the U.S. Southwest Border: The Only Constant is Change, December 6, 2-3:00 p.m. EST

Immigration Enforcement Mechanisms at the U.S. Southwest Border: The Only Constant is Change

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023  Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET  Free non-CLE Webinar

The ABA Commission on Immigration and the ABA Section of the Civil Rights and Social Justice invite you to a webinar designed to offer up-to-date information on enforcement mechanisms at the southwest border including the implementation of the new, abbreviated removal process dubbed Circumvention of Lawful Pathways. Immigration enforcement at the U.S. southwest border has been an ongoing focal point for evolving policy and public discourse, but the manner in which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implements its enforcement actions at the border is often opaque.  

Since 2022, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration has published and updated the Primer on Immigration Enforcement Mechanisms at the U.S. Border in an effort to make the dynamic subject of border enforcement accessible to a broad audience. The most recent release of the Primer includes an in-depth discussion of the mechanics and impact of the Biden Administration’s Circumvention of Lawful Pathways regulation, imposing additional steps and penalties for migrants attempting to enter the U.S. at the southern border. Join us as our panel of experts discusses the regulation, its impact, and the litigation challenging the right to seek asylum under domestic and international law. 


  • Melissa Crow – Director of Litigation, Center for Gender of Refugee Studies (CGRS), UC College of the Law, San Francisco  
  • Denise Gilman – Clinical Professor and Immigration Clinic Co-Director, University of Texas at Austin School of Law 
  • Laura Peña – Director, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) 
  • Amanda Bernardo – Deputy Director, Immigration Justice Project (IJP) 


November 9, 2023 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, November 2, 2023

November 16 Webinar on Undocumented Adult Access to Health Care

Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute and The California Endowment on Thursday, November 16 for a webinar on the challenges that undocumented adults in California face in accessing health care. The panel will focus on recent research from UCLA LPPI that highlights continued barriers to health care access for immigrants.

This conversation with Latino public health leaders will discuss current obstacles and strategies designed to be effective practices for service providers. From enhancing knowledge about the enrollment process to exploring sustainable solutions, the goal of this panel is to discuss a path towards a more inclusive and accessible Medi-Cal program, one that caters to the diverse health care needs of all Californians.  

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA LPPI Faculty Director of Research
  • Berenice Nuñez Constant, AltaMed’s Vice President of Government Relations
  • Sarah Dar, California Immigrant Policy Center’s Policy Director
  • Anthony Wright, Health Access California’s Executive Director
  • Lucia Félix Beltrán, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Researcher

Thursday, November 16, 2023

11:00 to 12:00 PM


Register here




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Monday, October 30, 2023

University of Michigan Law School 10th Annual Junior Scholars Conference

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 10th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in-person on April 12-13, 2024, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference invites papers in response to the 2024 theme or under the general call for papers in law and related disciplines. We welcome applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years are welcome. We particularly invite submissions from scholars working on or located in the Global South and scholars from groups traditionally under-represented in academia. 

Applications are due by January 5, 2024. For further details, see Conference's website.


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Sunday, October 22, 2023

AAPI-MENA Workshop at CUNY


A group of female law professors gathered for the third annual AAPI-MENA Conference at CUNY Law School. Dean Sudha Setty played an instrumental role and considered the ability to provide a gathering space to be an "amazing gift and privilege."

The mission of the workshop is to build community, support, and mentor women aspiring to enter or who are in the legal academy. The workshop provides time for workshopping incubators and works-in-progress, exploring shared identities and histories, and dialoguing about professional development.

The agenda for the third annual workshop (2023) is here. The second workshop was hosted at UC Davis (2022). The first workshop was hosted virtually, during the pandemic (2021).


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Monday, October 9, 2023

Call for Papers: Crimmigration through Time, Space, and Culture

Call for Papers
Crimmigration through Time, Space, and Culture
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR

Crimmigration has gone global. The maturation and dispersion of crimmigration policy and practice has not escaped scholarly notice. Nevertheless, the focus of current studies,
not surprisingly, is often still on the Global North’s responses to the perceived threat of uncontrolled migration of perceived undesirable and possibly dangerous others from the
Global South. This conference aims to question and broaden that perspective to include more attention to migration-control strategies in the Global South, to the impact of
colonialism, and to comparison across less-studied boundaries, both actual and theoretical. We also invite new ideas about the connections of crimmigration to its past and likely future, innovative methods to study crimmigration, as well as critiques of the crimmigration thesis. The result, we hope, will be a lively discussion that includes new geographies, comparative insights, new methodologies and sensitivity to the evolving efforts of nations to control borders, interior spaces and populations, along with migrants’
determination to evade those controls.

This conference will be in-person at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon
on March 1–2, 2024. Early career scholars are invited to a get-acquainted event the
evening of February 29th before the conference begins.

Please send an abstract and a tentative title by January 5, 2024 to Professor Marie Provine at[email protected]. You will be notified by January 20, 2024 whether
your proposal has been accepted. Selection will be based on relevance to the Call for Papers and will be first-come, first served. Space considerations require limiting
attendance to no more than 125 scholars.


October 9, 2023 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Call for Proposals: Combating Conflict- Related Sexual Violence (Nice, France Jan 25/26, 2024)

Nice – 25-26 January 2024

Combating Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Normative Frameworks and Operational Action


This call for proposals is open within the framework of the symposium "Combating Conflict- Related Sexual Violence - Normative Frameworks and Operational Action", to be held in Nice, France on January 25-26, 2024.

The symposium is organized by Université Côte d'Azur and Libraries Without Borders with the participation of the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The aim is to bring together the views of academic experts and international, national and local actors on the major challenge facing the international community: conflict-related sexual violence.

This call is primarily intended to select participants for the symposium to be held in Nice. However, candidates who have not been selected for an oral presentation may be offered the opportunity to contribute to the e-book that will be published online, as part of an "open science" approach.

Presentations can be given in English or French. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

The symposium will consist of 5 thematic panels:

Panel 1: International Legal Frameworks Against CRSV
Panel 2: National Criminal Justice Frameworks on the Investigation and Prosecution of CRSV Panel 3: Access to Justice and Reparation Mechanisms
Panel 4: Prevention strategies, Holistic Support, and Community Responses to CRSV
Panel 5: Multi-sectoral policy frameworks and advocacy campaigns

This call for proposals covers all the panels but priority will be given to the following panels and topics:

Panel 2- National Criminal Justice Frameworks on the Investigation and Prosecution of CRSV

Description: This panel will examine successful prosecution strategies and explore ways to enhance victim reporting mechanisms. The panel will also address investigative and

prosecutorial challenges faced by national legal systems and identify opportunities for improving the effectiveness of CRSV prosecutions.

Priority topics:

  • -  Conflicts, human trafficking and sexual violence

  • -  Evidence (collection, preservation, OSINT...)

 National courts

Panel 5: Multi-sectoral policy frameworks and advocacy campaigns:

Description: This panel will address the importance of social reintegration for survivors and their families, considering factors such as medical, social and educational support, governance, and access to information, while focusing on preventing the marginalization and stigmatization of survivors and their families. Moreover, this panel will explore the role of the media in amplifying victims' voices and raising awareness about CRSV. By encompassing these perspectives, the panel aims to foster a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to addressing CRSV.

Priority topic:

- Education and access to information issues

Application procedure: Applications, which must be submitted using this form, must be sent by e-mail to [email protected], no later than 6:00pm CET on October 16, 2023.

Applications will be examined by the scientific committee. The reply to the authors will be sent electronically on October 27, 2023.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

TRAC Immigration: Record Number of New Immigration Court Cases Arrive in August; Destinations For Asylum Seekers Shifting

The latest from TRAC Immigration:

"August 2023 saw a record number of new deportation cases arrive at the Immigration Court. A total of 180,065 new Notices to Appear (NTAs) arrived during August. This is a jump of 19 percent in just one month; July filings had reached a previous high of 151,910. . . . All Immigration Courts across the country are struggling with large backlogs. While the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has ramped up recruiting efforts to add new Immigration Judges, decades of underfunding have meant that it has been unable to make a dent in the backlog which continues to climb. It has reached 2,620,591 at the end of August. " (bold added).



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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Symposium on the Naturalization Act of 1790 at UC Davis

A Symposium on the Naturalization Act of 1790

Paper and Response Essays to be Published in the William and Mary Law Review

UC Davis School of Law, Noon to 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023



Opening Remarks by Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis School of Law.

Presentation: Gabriel J. Chin, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor and Edward L. Barrett Jr. Chair, and Director of Clinical Legal Education, UC Davis School of Law & Paul Finkelman, Professor Emeritus, Albany Law School. The “Free White Persons” Clause of the Naturalization Act of 1790 as Super-Statute



Bethany Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law. Separate, Sovereign, and Subjugated?: Native Citizenship and the 1790 Trade and Intercourse Act

Ming Hsu Chen, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair; Faculty-Director, Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship & Equality. The Road Not Taken: A Critical Juncture in Racial Preferences for Naturalized Citizenship

Rose Cuison-Villiazor, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar; Director, Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice, Rutgers Law School

Amanda Frost, John A. Ewald Jr. Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law. Schizophrenic Citizenship

UCD Natz Act 2023-09-11 211826


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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Call for Papers: AILA Law Journal Symposium on Shaping Immigration Policy Through the Federal Courts

American Immigration Lawyers Association

The AILA Law Journal will be hosting a symposium on March 21, 2024 entitled “Shaping Immigration Policy Through the Federal Courts.” Further details are in the link here.

The invitation:

"The AILA Law Journal Symposium invites proposals for papers on immigration executive actions and the federal courts, including executive actions already undertaken and proposals for new executive actions, and in the course of rulemaking and agency policy formulation. Papers should also explore court challenges, or potential court challenges, to these actions as well as non-litigation options. In addition, papers may discuss the role of federal courts in addressing jurisdiction, standing, providing injunctive relief or vacatur, and in interpreting statutes and regulations. Please send a 300- to 500-word paper proposal to [email protected] by September 30, 2023. Selected participants will be expected to submit a draft of their paper by January 3, 2024, with final papers due by the March 21, 2024, symposium. Questions may be directed to [email protected] with the subject line `Symposium.'”



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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Training to Deferred Action for Labor Enforcement

Mary Yanik (Tulane Law School) and Lynn Damiano Pearson (consulting with NILC) will be facilitating a short and interactive webinar for law students who are helping immigrant workers apply for deferred action for labor enforcement through their law school clinics.

They write:

Many law school clinics are working with community groups and organizers to support these workers through individual representation, mass representation clinics, and everything in between. This is a huge part of the effort to trying to close the immigration representation gap for these workers. In this webinar, we hope to help orient students to the movement work that led to the labor deferred action announcement and how their work on these cases is contributing to building immigrant worker power through organizing!

Please share with your students—any and all students in clinics working on these cases are invited! Faculty welcome, too.

Training for Law School Clinics

Building Power by Supporting Immigrant Workers Seeking Deferred Action

September 15, 2023 | 2-3:30 ET/1-2:30 CT/11-12:30 PT

Register here to get the Zoom link

In January 2023, the Department of Homeland Security issued new guidance creating a "streamlined" process for workers involved in labor disputes to apply for deferred action.  This process protects immigrant workers from retaliation and deportation while exercising their rights to report labor violations. Immigrant workers and labor rights group are increasingly using this tool to build power among immigrant communities and for worker rights in general.  One challenge to achieving these movement goals is the lack of capacity among immigration practitioners to represent all eligible workers.  As a result, law school clinics have been playing a critical role in supporting workers seeking deferred action, both through direct representation and limited legal services models.  This training will provide an brief history of the movement to win the new streamlined process, an overview of the new process, and the nuts and bolts of filing these deferred action applications with USCIS.



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Monday, September 11, 2023

Citizenship Day at UC Law SF


Download Citizenship Day flyer 9-2023

The Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE) will be joining research and practice on Citizenship Day in a hybrid event on September 21, 2023 (12:30-2pm).  ImmProf Amanda Frost, University of Virginia, will joins Lucia Martel Dow (Director of the New Americans Campaign, Immigrant Legal Resource Center) and Marco Tueros Del Barco (UC Law SF Class of 2005 and Students' for Immigrants Rights President) to discuss the historical significance and contemporary challenges of citizenship. They will also discuss opportunities for law students to engage in pro bono citizenship workshops to help green card holders file for naturalization with the USCIS.

After the program, there will be a reception to introduce RICE faculty-director Ming H. Chen and affiliates to the RICE advisory board, consisting of Prof. Hiroshi Motomura, Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Prof. Gabriel Jack Chin, SF Commissioner and former Dean John Trasvina, Catherine Seitz (Immigration Institute of Bay Area), and Lucia Martel-Dow (ILRC).

Register here for in-person and virtual attendance.

To learn more about Citizenship Day and USCIS Naturalization Activities, click here.


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Sunday, September 10, 2023

On the New "Alien Land Laws"

There has been a rise in legislative attempts within the U.S. to ". . . bar citizens of foreign adversaries from being able to purchase real property." More information in this story, With New “Alien Land Laws” Asian Immigrants Are Once Again Targeted by Real Estate BansLinks to an external site.


Also, here is info on a NAPABA webinar about these laws taking place next week.

After a series of state laws were introduced earlier this year that threatened to discriminate against the rights of immigrants to own property, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) organized a broad coalition of civil society and civil rights groups to fight them back. Now we have to organize at the federal level to defeat the Rounds Amendment, which would ban Iranian, Chinese, North Korean, and Russian nationals from purchasing certain agricultural property or private real estate used in agriculture.

Join a call on Tuesday, September 12 at 6pm ET/3pm PT.

We will dive into our coalition's fight against alien land laws and learn ways to act. We'll have special guest Gene Wu, State Representative for Texas' District 137. This event is co-hosted by NIAC, AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice), and NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association), with grassroots participation from the AAPI and Iranian American communities. A Q&A will follow

Contact [email protected] for the zoom link.

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Conference: Envisioning And Embodying Radical Practice Honoring All Rebellious Practitioners – Including Gerald P. López October 5 & 6 | UCLA School of Law

Flyer for the 2023 Critical Race Studies Symposium featuring an image of Gerald Lopez

Envisioning And Embodying Radical Practice

Honoring All Rebellious Practitioners – Including Gerald P. López

October 5 & 6 | UCLA School of Law

Gerald P. López published Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice in 1992. The book brought to life how he and others had been practicing for decades. Through “fictional characters and settings as real as can be,” Rebellious Lawyering illuminated how people do what they do when collaborating with others as equals. To fight subordination of every sort. To transform institutions, systems, nations, and transnational life.  To personify – and not just prefigure – the concrete utopias they seek. Militantly challenging subordination in all forms and transforming life as we know it are at the center of the rebellious vision, and UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies program is honored to devote this symposium to looking at rebellious practice past, present, and future.


See our agenda below or download a copy.
ImmigrationProf blogger Bill Hing is on the program.


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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Challenges to Decisional Independence: Lessons from the Immigration Courts

image from lhscimmigration.comOn October 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern, Widener University Commonwealth Law School is hosting a really interesting CLE event featuring retired Immigration Judge Steven Morley on "Challenges to Decisional Independence: Lessons from the Immigration Courts." Judge Morley will discuss challenges to the independence of agency adjudicators, drawing on his experience in the immigration courts, including his removal from a pending case during the Trump Administration. During his time as a judge, he adjudicated a wide variety of applications for relief from removal and rendered written and oral decisions on complex immigration law questions. 

More information and how to sign up is available here.


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Webinar: What Now? Immigration Law & Policy in the Post-Title 42 Landscape

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

AALS Immigration Section Call for Papers 2023: Deadline Extension

Earlier this year, the AALS Immigration Section a call for papers for the 2024 AALS annual meeting, set to be held in Washington DC from January 3-6, 2024

The deadline for submission to the main panel of the Immigration Section is extended to September 8, 2023. The original call for papers is here and below.

The AALS Section on Immigration Law is pleased to announce a program titled Immigrants Defending Democracy and Resisting Dictatorship during the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (January 3-6, 2024). Extremist and authoritarian groups are using anti-immigrant platforms to gain political influence. At the same time, immigrants are playing an important role in promoting democratic movements and resisting dictatorial ones. This panel will explore issues in the US and global context.

  • FORMAT: Scholars whose papers are selected will provide a presentation of their papers and participate in the panel discussion, followed by commentary and audience Q&A.
  • SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Scholars who are interested in participating in the program should send a draft or summary of at least three pages to Professor Fatma Marouf on or before September 1, 2023. The subject line of the email should read: “Submission—AALS Immigration Section CFP.”
  • Scholars whose papers are selected for the program will need to submit a draft by December 1, 2023.

The deadline for works-in-progress to be discussed at the New Voices session is also extended to September 8. The call for papers is here and below.

We are looking for New Voices in Immigration Law to highlight at the meeting.
  • The New Voices session will be structured as a works-in-progress discussion, rather than as a panel. Pre-selected commentators will lead discussion of selected papers. Submissions may address any aspect of immigration and citizenship law. We also welcome papers that explore these topics from alternative disciplines or perspectives. 
  • SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2023. Feel free to submit an abstract, a précis, or a work-in-progress. Priority will be given to individuals who have never presented an immigration law paper at the AALS Annual Meeting, works not yet published or submitted for publication, and junior scholars. Please email submissions in Microsoft Word format to Carolina Núñez at [email protected]. The subject line should be "AALS 2024: New Voices in Immigration Law." In your email, please indicate how you meet our selection priorities. 

Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid non-member law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Please note that all presenters at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fees and travel expenses.


All the best,
Ming Hsu Chen, Mike Kagan, Kathleen Kim, Fatma Marouf, Carolina Núñez 
on behalf of the AALS Immigration Section Executive Committee

August 30, 2023 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

AALS 2024 Call for Papers: Equality Law and Social Sciences

The AALS Section on Law and Social Sciences welcomes proposals to present at the AALS Annual Meeting on a panel on Equality Law and Social Sciences to take place on Sat., Jan. 6 at 10:00—11:40 AM. This panel will focus broadly on the use of social sciences to identify new fronts in equality law. The interdisciplinary discussion will focus on revealing and remedying disparities, inequities, and inequalities in law and society in reference to race, gender, sexuality, class, immigration, disability, age, geography, family, or other factors. We welcome presentations that are U.S.-focused or comparative in scope and those that draw on diverse methodologies in social sciences. Proposals may also engage theoretical or methodological questions as part of the broader discussion about identifying and remedying social inequalities. We particularly welcome proposals from emerging or pre-tenure scholars.    

Please submit presentation proposals consisting of a 500-word abstract to Section Chair Professor Suzanne Kim at [email protected] by Sept. 5, 2023.    

Calls for the AALS Immigration Section main session and WIPs went out previously here and here.


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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Call for Papers: CSLSA at the U. of OKLAHOMA! (Boomer Sooner!)


The official details are below, but let me preface this post with my deep and fervent hope that you'll consider coming to Norman, OK for this year's CSLSA conference. The conference is not subject specific, but usually includes panels on immigration, international law, and criminal law. From experience, I can report that CSLSA provides a friendly, intimate, and collegial setting in which to present scholarship. It's open to both junior and senior scholars (and pesky midlevels like myself).






SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023

The Central States Law Schools Association invites you to submit to present at the 2023 Annual Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman.

Papers on all law-related topics will be considered. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to participate. Early stage projects are welcome, as are near-final manuscripts. There is no need to submit a manuscript or draft paper, but please provide a brief abstract or description to help the organizers to create the panel schedule.

CSLSA is special for being an intimate, friendly, and relaxed works-in-progress conference, involving participants from a wide array of legal fields. It's a great conference for anyone looking to network with or get feedback from persons outside their regular scholarly niche. And it's a particularly great opportunity for junior profs – both for the networking opportunities and the supportive atmosphere it provides.

About CSLSA: CSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to submit, attend, and participate in the annual conference.

About OU and Norman: Norman is a walkable city bursting with arts, music, restaurants, and funky shopping. OU’s distinctive architecture, dubbed “Cherokee Gothic” by Frank Lloyd Wright, mixes traditional collegiate elements and Native American design. OU’s world-class free-admission Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art hosts renown collections of Native American art and French Impressionism. And the acclaimed Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is next-door to the College of Law.

Information and submissions: More information is available at The direct link for the submissions form is


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