The just-released call for participation seeks proposals for papers or panels on the theme of The theme will be "Law, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century." It's a topic that invites many avenues of inquiry; for instance:
► Has the use of law advanced or inhibited individual and group rights?
► Have new understandings of the intersection of social statuses changed our understanding of the role of law in producing or reducing inequality?
► What has been the role of new, non-state forms of governance in the production of inequality?
► Should law and social science provide the expertise to stimulate and inform the impending social agenda?
► Should social scientists and lawyers become allies to address these pressing problems, and if so, how should they collaborate?
Proposals are due December 8, 2008; details here and at Legal History Blog, whose founder, IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Mary L. Dudziak, serves on the Program Committee.