A Jointly-Sponsored Conference by the
Asian American Studies Program and the College of Law
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, February 3, through Saturday, February 5, 2005
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Angela Oh, Bill Ong Hing, Neil Gotanda, Kevin Johnson, Mae Ngai, Leti Volpp
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2004
The Asian American Studies Program and the College of Law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will host a three-day conference focusing on Asian Americans and the Law, an area that has produced exciting scholarship in recent years. Ranging from critical race theory to legal history and labor law, scholars have explored the role of Asian Americans and their relationship to law and legal systems both transnationally and within the Americas. We invite paper and panel submissions from graduate students or faculty from a range of disciplines. Possible topical areas include:
Critical Race Theory
Critical Legal Studies
Asian Americans in the South
Asian Americans/International Law
Immigration Law and History
Comparative National Legal Paradigms
Transnational Legal Scholarship
Alien Tort Claims Act
Japanese American Internment
Race and Ethnic Relations
We seek two kinds of submissions: A) Individual paper proposals and B) Panel proposals. Panels composed of four papers each will be held concurrently throughout the conference. Presenters will have twenty minutes each during which to present their papers. Attendance at the conference is expected of all whose proposals are accepted.
Paper submissions should include (1) a cover sheet with contact information (including university or other affiliation, position/employment status, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address); (2) a one-page abstract summarizing the paper's argument, organization, and other relevant information, including a brief bibliography; and (3) a one-page c.v. or brief biography of the presenter.
Panel proposals should include (1) a cover sheet with contact information for the chair and each panelist (including university or other affiliation, position/employment status, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address); (2) a one-page rationale explaining the relevance of the panel to the theme of the conference; (3) a one-page abstract for each proposed paper, summarizing the paper's argument, organization, and other relevant information, including a brief bibliography; and (4) a one-page c.v. or brief biography for each presenter.
Please submit individual paper or full panel proposals via e-mail attachment by July 1, 2004 to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "AAS Law Conference Submission." Mailed hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or rejection of all submissions will by made by September 1, 2004.
This conference is free and open to the public.
Limited travel funding for graduate students and scholars traveling from international sites is available.
For questions relating to the conference, please contact Kent A. Ono at: email@example.com
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