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.

Browse the contents of Law & Inequality Symposia:

Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars
The Summit for Civil Rights
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.
2016: Legal Feminism: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice Presents its 35th Annual Symposium Honoring Catharine A. MacKinnon and her work, Toward a Feminist Theory of State, at 30 years.
Playing with Pride: LGBT Inclusion in Sports
A symposium exploring athletics and LGBT inclusion, with particular emphasis on the integration of openly gay and lesbian athletics into professional and collegiate sports, the definition of gender underlying athletic competitions, and the challenges of inclusion at every level of competition.
Civil Rights & Civil Justice: 50 Years Later
The symposium brings together nationally recognized scholars, practicing attorneys as well as advocacy organizations to discuss the present state of the law affecting non-traditional families in the United States. The program will feature four panels dealing with topics including family law issues, same sex marriage and beyond, immigration, and legislative and litigation developments.
"Children are Different": Culpability and the Mandatory Sentencing of Juveniles under Miller v. Alabama & Jackson v. Hobbs
International Wrongs, International Rights: The Use of Criminal Law to Protect Human Rights
As the world becomes more and more globalized, international criminal law has become extremely important in preserving and ensuring the human rights of all people. Effective international criminal law protects not only the victims but also the war criminals by preserving procedural rights and substantive judicial defenses. Abusive corporations, military dictators, sex traffickers, and terrorists are just a few of the actors which international criminal law seeks to hold accountable. With a warrant out on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and American courts debating whether the alleged 9/11 mastermind should stand criminal trial in a civilian court or a military tribunal, a symposium on the issues faced by international prosecutors and victims will provide a forum for progressive scholarship and an open venue for discussing a dynamic area of emerging law.