The conference will focus on the connection between academics and activism, broadly understood. Just as “poverty law” is a broad category that includes everything from welfare and education programs to immigration and tax policy, so too, “academic activism” includes a wide range of activities. This conference will explore how members of the legal community directly engage with activists to effect social, legal, and policy changes; how scholarship can help improve the lives of the poor; and how to educate the next generation of poverty warriors.
Proposal deadline: Friday, April 25, 2015. Please submit the title of your presentation with an abstract or overview of no more than 300 words to erosser[@]wcl.american.edu. To submit a full panel presentation, include the above information for all panelists. Publication opportunities exist with the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and the Seattle Law Review.
If you have questions, contact Sara Rankin (ranks[@]seattleu.edu) or Ezra Rosser (erosser[@]wcl.american.edu).