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Symposia

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice hosts annual or biennial symposia that explore current issues of law and inequality. Past symposia have explored assisted reproduction, law in the modern American family, the rights of children, issues facing LGBTQ athletes, critical race theory, and civil rights.

2017 Symposium: The Summit for Civil Rights

The Summit for Civil Rights will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on November 9 and 10, 2017. Please join Vice President Walter Mondale, Congressman Keith Ellison, and other civil rights, labor, political, and faith leaders for a conference about building a movement to end racial segregation in the United States. The Summit will take the first steps of transforming the historic coalition for civil rights into a new, modern political alliance.
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Past Symposia

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice hosts annual or biennial symposia that explore current issues of law and inequality. Past symposia have explored assisted reproduction, law in the modern American family, the rights of children, issues facing LGBTQ athletes, critical race theory, and civil rights.

2016 Symposium

October 10:
In the fall of 2016, the Journal hosted its 35th Anniversary symposium which honored Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Journal’s founder. The symposium focused on MacKinnon’s work Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, focusing on where MacKinnon’s theories stand today and what has yet to transpire in terms of her vision.

2014 Symposium


Examining Critical Race Theory: Honoring Richard Delgado

2013 Symposium

October 18:
Civil Rights & Civil Justice: 50 Years Later

2012 Symposium

October 4:
"Children are Different": Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles under Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs

2011 Symposium

November 11:
Perspectives on the Death Penalty: Compartive Solutions from the Classroom to the Courtroom

2010 Symposium

September 28:
International Wrongs, International Rights: The Use of Criminal Law to Protect Human Rights

April 10:
Family Values: Law and the Modern America Family

2009 Symposium

April 10:
Contested Contours in Assisted Reproduction: Interrogating Law, Race, Class & Sex

2007 Symposium

February 16:
Law and Inequality: The Next 25 Years