Monday, October 21, 2013

A Conference on the Great Society

[Via Legal Scholarship Blog, we have the following call for papers.]

The University of Baltimore School of Law hosts the 19th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (MAPOC) 2014, "President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and Beyond: The Historical and Contemporary Implications of Progressive Action and Human Fulfillment Honoring and Critiquing the 50th Anniversary of Johnson’s Vision," January 23-25, 2014.

In May 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson unveiled his revolutionary plans for the Great Society. As he explained it, Americans “have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society. . . . The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.” At MAPOC 2014, we intend to explore the furthest implications of President Johnson’s domestic and foreign policies, especially the impact of these policies on progressive action and human fulfillment, as we collectively explore and analyze the contemporary implications of Johnson’s Great Society.

As part of the annual conference, the MAPOC Planning Committee provides scholars with an opportunity to present works-in-progress (WIPs) and receive feedback from a designated moderator and other conference attendees. We accept various types of proposals for WIP presentations, such as draft articles, article outlines, and article ideas. WIPs can cover any subject matter that is publishable in a law journal.  The submission deadline for WIP abstracts is Saturday, November 30, 2013.  If you would like to present a WIP, please send your abstract to Rosana Chavez at  If you have any questions about the WIPs abstract submission process, please contact Cris Houston at

MAPOC 2014 Planning Committee:
Reginald Leamon Robinson, Howard University, Chair
Odeana Neal, University of Baltimore, Site Chair
Cris Houston, University of the District of Columbia, Works-in-Progress Chair
dré pond cummings, Indiana Tech University
Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School