I have just received this following call for papers for the second conference on "Trusts and Estates Meets Gender, Race, and Class." It will be at Oklahoma City University on September 10, 2016:
Oklahoma City University School of Law is proud to announce that it will host the second one-day conference on the intersection of inheritance law, broadly defined, with gender, race and class, on September 10, 2016. The Keynote Speaker will be Thomas P. Gallanis, Professor of Law and History at the University of Iowa, College of Law; Conference Commentator will be Professor William LaPiana, Professor of Law at New York Law School.
This conference proceeds from the assumption that, as Lawrence Friedman has said, inheritance is the DNA of society: it determines which social formations and hierarchies will be replicated from generation to generation and which will change. In that vein, we seek proposals for papers which examine all aspects of this theme, both within the United States and abroad, within common law, civil law, and other legal traditions. Possible topics might include: the effect on inheritance of the Obergefell ruling, changing families and existing law, taxation, the role of charitable giving in undermining or replicating social stratification, varying patterns of bequests and inheritance among different ethnic communities, the class and gender implications of the Uniform Probate Code, among others.
We will also hold a Junior Scholars session at the conference, and encourage young faculty to submit works-in-progress for feedback.
This papers from this conference, along with presentations from the previous conference on the same topic in 2014, will be submitted to publishers as a book proposal.
Please submit a 300 word abstract for individual papers and 500-word panel proposals to email@example.com by July 1st. Presenters will be notified by mid-July. We look forward to welcoming back everyone who participated in the inaugural conference and to meeting new presenters!
I had the pleasure of participating in the first conference, back in 2013--it was a terrific set of papers and discussions. And I'm sure this one will be just as good, maybe even better. The image is Alice Paul Hall on the Swarthmore campus. I was thinking about that in relation to this CFP because I just taught In re Strittmater in T&E on Thursday -- where a New Jersey court invalidated a devise to the National Women's Party.