The Detroit Mercy Law Review at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law has extended the deadline for proposals for its 105th annual symposium, which will be held March 5, 2021. This year’s topic is Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity, focusing on disparities arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and working from those toward an equitable new normal.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the role of law and regulation in light of the pandemic’s disparate impacts across race and class; the impact of pre-pandemic healthcare inequities in underserved communities; effects of the pandemic on education; managing prison release programs during pandemic; housing policy and eviction protections during and after pandemic; legal flexibility and fundamental rights within pandemic “hotspots”; and any other topic related to the law’s response to COVID-19’s effects across race and class. Quality articles based on presentations made at the Symposium will be published in our annual Symposium edition.
Current plans call for the Symposium to take place entirely online. In lieu of our usual reimbursement for travel expenses, presenters will be provided a $500 honorarium.
Proposals should be approximately 250–500 words, double-spaced, and must be submitted by e-mail no later than 5 p.m. EDT October 31, 2020. Please submit proposals by e-mail to Marta Mazur, Symposium Director, at email@example.com. In your e-mail, please indicate whether your proposal is for a presentation only or if you plan to submit an article based on your presentation.
Acceptances will be e-mailed on or before November 2, 2020. Preference for presentation times will be given to those also planning to submit an article for publication. Articles will be due to the Law Review on Friday, March 12, 2021.