Posts filed under ‘Race & The Law’

Call for Papers: AALS President’s Program on Diversity

The Association of American Law Schools invites papers for the AALS President’s Program on Diversity at the 2017 Annual Meeting on January 3-7, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Papers will address the relationship between the legal academic community and the current campus and social climate surrounding diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must submit a one-page abstract by September 15, 2016.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Law, Culture & Humanities; Race & The Law. 

September 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Race and Police Powers

The UMKC Law Review invites submissions for its Symposium on Race and Police Powers.  The submission deadline is July 31, 2016.

In the two years that have passed since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, what progress, if any, has been made to address issues of race and police misconduct? What areas are most critical in advancing civil rights and appropriate policing? This symposium seeks papers covering the topic of race and power in the aftermath of a spate of high-profile shootings of unarmed minority men across the county. The symposium will explore diverse topics, including police violence and accountability, the role of the law in combating racism, police reform efforts, citizen unrest, proper remedies for police misconduct, and racial profiling.

Submission Procedure

Submit a brief proposal, including your name, institution, and contact information to the Law Review’s Symposia Editors, Lauren Dollar ( and Mollie Harmon (, with the subject line “Symposium Call for Papers.”

Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposia; Race & The Law. 

July 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Structurally (Un)sound: Implicit Unfairness in Legal Procedure and Protocol, and Disproportionate Impacts on Marginalized Groups

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice at the University Of Iowa College Of Law will be hosting a Spring Symposium February 24-25, 2017, entitled “Structurally (Un)sound: Implicit Unfairness in Legal Procedure and Protocol, and Disproportionate Impacts on Marginalized Groups.” 

This symposium will focus on the role United States criminal and civil law plays in perpetuating unequal legal outcomes for minority groups, even when the human actors involved are free of personal bias.

Submissions should be made on Scholastica through The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice’s submission platform or through ExpressO.  Submit a short (3-5 page) proposal abstract of your work, your contact information, and any special requirements or requests for information.  Any questions can be directed to The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice at, attention Clinton Luth.

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Topics: Calls for Papers; Conferences & Symposium; Criminal Law; Human Rights; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law. 

June 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Policing in the 21st Century

The American Sociological Association invites submissions for its upcoming publication Policing in the 21st Century.  Topics such as the following are welcome:

  • Activism related to vigilantism, policing, the court process, and/or incarceration;
  • Community expectations of police and the judicial system;
  • Implicit and explicit biases (as held by law enforcement officers, vigilantes, and/or larger society);
  • Insider/outsider experiences among law enforcement members;
  • Intersectional analyses of emergent law enforcement issues;
  • Policing in Black and Brown communities;
  • Race, gender, class, and police policies;
  • Recruitment of racial and ethnic minorities to policing agencies and/or law enforcement fields;
  • Under examined issues shaping law enforcement members;
  • Vigilantism.

Submit a one page vitae and an abstract of 250-500 words by August 15th, 2016, directly to Sandra E. Weissinger at

Topics: Calls for Papers; Criminal Law; Human Rights; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law. 

June 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Race + IP.

The conference Race + IP will be held April 20-22, 2017, at Boston College Law School.

Intellectual property (IP) is an increasingly important site of social, political, and economic struggle.  An emerging body of scholarship has begun to consider how IP reflects and reinforces inequalities along lines of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and disability.  This body of scholarship examines how knowledge production regimes contribute to local and global economic disparities, dispossession of oppressed peoples, and hierarchies of power.  Race + IP offers an opportunity to explore in depth and in particular the relationship between race and intellectual properties.

Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words of the proposed paper with your name, position, and affiliation to  Organizers welcome abstracts from participants at all stages in their careers.  Abstracts must be received by September 30, 2016.

Presenters will be expected to circulate completed papers of approximately 8,500 words by March 15, 2017, so that they may be distributed to moderators and panelists. Papers must be original and unpublished (not accepted/under consideration for publication). The best papers will be published in an edited collection which outlines the theoretical investments, aims, methods, and directions of study of critical race IP.

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Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Calls for Papers; Intellectual Property Law; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law; Women & The Law. 

May 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: City University of New York Law Review

The City University of New York Law Review, a publication committed to promoting social justice scholarship, welcomes submissions related to its social justice mission.

The journal seeks submissions for Executive Articles for its 19th volume (Winter 2015/Spring 2016), “which will continue the journal’s tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication’s work—including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorney insights on law and organizing. In addition, [the journal is] interested in reflections analyzing how recent developments in the law have affected public-interest practices in New York and beyond.”

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and can be sent either through ExpressO, LexOpus or by email at

For more information, click here.

Topics: Calls for Papers; Law & Public Policy; Race & The Law; Human Rights.

June 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Camille Nelson’s Piece Aired on WGBH Radio’s All Things Considered

Camille’s piece “The Diversity of Outrage” aired on WGBH Radio’s All Things Considered on 12/12/2014.  To listen to the full piece, go here.

Topics: Faculty in the News; Race & The Law

December 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

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