Law and Inequalities: Global and Local
Recent decades have seen the persistence and growth of powerful inequalities within and between groups and within and among nations. The 2014 program theme returns to a question central to the Association’s founding: the role of law and legal institutions in sustaining, creating, interrogating, and ameliorating inequalities. The 2014 Program invites participants to explore and consider three questions:
- How can Law and Society scholarship contribute to unearthing and understanding inequalities?
- How can Law and Society scholarship contribute to the critical interrogation of discourses of equality and inequality and help to reveal what is at stake in these concepts?
- What impact can we expect these scholarly contributions to have on the persistence of these inequalities and on public discourse about them?
Call for Proposals
The Program Committee invites proposals that engage with the program theme and other topics in law and society research. Proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels will be considered. As with every Annual Meeting, panels need not be centered on the conference theme. Submissions on any law and society topic are welcome.