'Globalization has had a dramatic impact on children and families, reshaping family structures and changing responsibilities within and outside the family. Millions of children around the world today are living in new family arrangements. Others are confronting significant obstacles that impede their ability to grow up in caring family environments. Still other children face barriers to education and other opportunities, increasing pressure on them to migrate. This program will explore the impact of globalization on the roles children play in their families and communities and on the roles played by those who care for and raise children. Topics discussed will include barriers to the international movement of children, the experiences of children as independent actors, the growing trend of intergenerational caregiving, and other changing dynamics within the family due to pressures exerted by globalization. The program will draw upon international and comparative law perspectives, as well as examples from the United States.'Per AALS rules, only full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligibleto submit a paper. To do so, e-mail your submission in Word or PDF format, to the Program
Committee c/o Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres, Chair-Elect of the Section on Children and the Law and Treasurer of the Section on International Human Rights, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CFP submission” in the subject line. Deadline is August 15, 2012.