The full preliminary program for the 14th Annual Latino/a Critical Legal Theory Conference â€“ LatCrit XIV, hosted by the American University Washington College of Law from October 1 – 4, 2009 has been released. It is here.
Our conference theme,”Outsiders Inside â€“ Critical Outsider Theory and Praxis in the Policymaking of the New American Regime,”generated a tremendous response and we look forward to hosting the largest LatCrit conference to date. Thanks to the 145+ colleagues who submitted panel, roundtable and work-in-progress proposals, the conference promises to be a rich, engaging and topical one, with many events likely to appeal to feminist law profs and those interested in international/comparative, immigration, administrative, antidiscrimination, sexuality and gender, criminal, media/communications, and civil and human rights law. Very exciting VIP keynote announcements to come, but confirmed plenary speakers already include American Constitution Society executive director Caroline Fredrickson, EEOC Commissioner Christine Griffin, GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios, Raben Group president and former assistant attorney general for legislative affairs Robert Raben, and Fordham Law School professor Tanya Hernandez â€“ who will be serving as our Culp Lecturer.
The conference hotel is selling out quickly, and the early bird discount deadline (Labor Day) is fast approaching. Registration information is here. Detailed information on the conference theme is in the call for papers here, but the deadline for proposals is long past and we can accommodate no more panels, roundtables or work-in-progress colloquia, although there are always opportunities for attendees not in the program as speakers to take active, engaged and visible roles at the conference.