MAPOC On the Rights of Children — CFP & Conf — Washington, DC

American University Washington College of Law

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 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.

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Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law