American University Washington College of Law hosts the Mid-Atlantic People of Color (MAPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference, On the Rights of Children, Jan. 28-30, 2016. The deadline for paper and panel proposals is Oct. 30, 2015. Early submissions are encouraged because proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.
We encourage paper and panel proposals on a wide range of topics including, but not exclusively encompassing, the following:
- What is a child?
- Child dependency, adoption, and reunification
- Children’s race, gender, class, sexuality and state or national policies
- Universal education, discipline, and the school to prison pipeline
- Juvenile delinquency, due process, and the criminal justice system
- Sex, work, economics, and the exploitation of children
- Children and the impact of geopolitics, terrorism, national security, and war
- Parenting and constructive child-rearing behavior
- Convention on the rights of the child
MAPOC is also sponsoring a student writing competition open to all currently enrolled law students of any level, J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D., at a U.S. law school.
Papers should be between 15,000-25,000 words in length and there is a preference for papers related to the conference theme but we will accept papers on other topics as well. Please email submissions (and any questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 30, 2015. The winning submission will receive $300 and travel expenses to attend the Conference. The two runner-ups will receive $100 each.