Posts filed under ‘Race & The Law’

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 Papers must be original and unpublished (not accepted/under consideration for publication).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.

Click here for more information.

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

Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss

This conference will be hosted by the New York Law School Law Review and the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School.  It will examine aspects of civil society reflected in a selection of Dr. Seuss books, including tolerance, punishment, equality, civil and human rights, land use and property rights, and corporate responsibility, with the help of a cross-disciplinary group of scholars from law, humanities, and philosophy who are recognized leaders in these fields. Each of the panels will address these topics as they relate to a specific Dr. Seuss title.  For more information and to register, go here.

Topics: Conferences & Symposia; Civil Procedure; Race & The Law; Interdisciplinary; PropertyLaw; Business Law

February 6, 2013 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Pursuit of Justice Conference

Gonzaga Law School, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System invite submissions for a conference titled, “The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality,” to be held at Gonzaga University School of Law on April 18-20, 2013.

Proposal abstracts are due December 1, 2012 and should be submitted online.  For more information, go here.

Topics: Call for Papers; Conferences and Symposia; Criminal Law; Race & The Law

November 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Race and Social Problems

The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is accepting submissions for its Race and Social Problems journal. General Call for Papers are accepted on a rolling basis and information can be found here.

Submissions for their first 2013 issue on Race and Health should be submitted here and more information can be found here.

Topics: Calls for Papers, Health Law, Race and the Law

September 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Does Race Matter in Educational Diversity? A Legal and Empirical Analysis

This article was just posted to SSRN and is forthcoming in Rutgers Race and the Law Review. Abstract: This article reports The Educational Diversity Project’s findings on two empirical questions: (1) Do students differ by race upon entering law school? (2) Do any differences contribute educational benefits to students, institutions, or society? Extensive quantitative and qualitative empirical data support the finding that a racially diverse law student body provides educational benefits. Many differences students present are associated with diversities of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, expectations, and outlooks that are related to their race. Diversity fosters richer interactions and positive educational outcomes. Race contributes to the achievement of educational diversity that benefits students, their institution, and society.

Topics: Race & The Law; Legal Education

August 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

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