Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Conference Announcement: 22nd Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

From Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, Conference Co-Chair:

22nd Mid-Atlantic People Of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
“Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era”
Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052
On January 20, 2017, the first President of Color, Barack Obama, will conclude his second term.  One week later, scholars, policy-makers, lawyers, activists and law students will convene to reflect upon this historic period in American history.  In particular, on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (MAPOC) will hold a conference, entitled “Legal and Political Change During the Obama Era,” at the George Washington University Law School.  Our goal is to examine and assess shifts in law and policy, at all levels of government, over the past eight years as well as to determine where there has been stasis.  Panels will likely address such topics as Black Lives Matter and other civil rights issues, such as criminal and economic justice, access to voting, and LGBTQ rights, as well as such topics as health insurance and health care, education, housing, immigration and globalization, and the economic implications of the Great Recession.
Tentative Panels include:
1. Black Lives Matter
2. Economic and Cultural Anxiety over Immigration and Globalization: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation
3. Did Obama’s America Include the Poor?: Health, Education and Housing
4. Election 2016: Revelations and Responses
5. Constitutional Law Developments: Marriage, Abortion and Affirmative Action
MAPOC 2017 welcomes Work-In-Progress papers.  MAPOC’s long-standing work-in-progress (WIP) program is widely known for providing a comfortable and constructive environment in which authors, especially junior law faculty, can workshop scholarship at any stage of development to a dedicated discussant and supportive audience.  Please email your WIP abstract (and any questions) to Professor Ezra Rosser at erosser@wcl.american.edu by November 30, 2016, to be included in the WIP program.

Registration and other information will be available on a conference website, which I will include in a subsequent announcement by end of November.  You will also be able to find it by then by googling “Mid-Atlantic People Of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2017”.
Please forward this message to any person, group or organization that you believe might be interested.
If you have questions, contact me at:
Kim Forde-Mazrui
MAPOC 2017 Co-Chair


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