Duke Law Journal Call for Papers on Issues Raised by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
benjamin at law.duke.edu
Fri Oct 7 05:56:36 PDT 2005
The attached call for papers from the Duke Law Journal may be of interest to list members:
THE 36TH ANNUAL DUKE LAW JOURNAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Thirty-Sixth Annual Duke Law Journal Administrative Law Conference will consider
the administrative law issues raised by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and more generally on the
administrative law issues surrounding emergency preparedness and response. The conference will
be held at the Duke University School of Law on March 24, 2006.
The death and destruction wreaked by these hurricanes has shocked and saddened all of
us. They have also brought a number of important administrative law issues into sharp relief. For
example, important questions remain to be answered about federalism, including the legal limits
on federal involvement and the proper resolution of conflicts between federal and state agencies
in crisis scenarios; the intertwined history of domestic crises and the growth of the administrative
state; judicial review of administrative decisions made under crisis conditions; governmental
liability for pre-crisis administrative failings or post-crisis responses; emergency powers in times of
domestic emergency; and the role of race and class in administrative responses to catastrophe.
The Duke Law Journal hopes to provide a forum for exceptional papers addressing one or
more of the administrative law issues raised by the hurricanes and their aftermath, or more
generally on administrative law and emergency preparedness and response. The Journal is
interested in papers from a variety of disciplines, including law, political science, and public
policy, with participants to be chosen through a competitive selection process.
If you would like to participate, please submit a short (no more than 1,500 words)
overview of the topic you propose to address. Proposal submissions should be sent to
dlj at law.duke.edu or mailed to the address above. All submissions should be accompanied by a
C.V. and an indication of the author's availability on the conference date. The deadline for these
proposals is October 31, 2005.
Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to develop their ideas into scholarly
papers of no more than 20,000 words, including footnotes. Completed papers will also be
circulated among the participants to facilitate discussion at the Conference; discussion-quality
drafts of accepted papers will therefore be due to the Journal by February 1, 2006.
If you have any questions, please contact the Duke Law Journal at dlj at law.duke.edu. We
look forward to reading your submissions.
DUKE LAW JOURNAL
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
CORNER OF TOWERVIEW ROAD & SCIENCE DRIVE
DURHAM, NC 27708-0371
DLJ at LAW.DUKE.EDU
Stuart M. Benjamin
Professor of Law
Duke Law School
Science Drive and Towerview Road
Durham, NC 27708-0360
benjamin at law.duke.edu
(919) 613-7275 (phone)
(919) 613-7231 (fax)
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