State Constitutional Reform in the New South – Charleston, SC

The Charleston Law Review and the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University will host State Constitutional Reform in the New South on January 15-16, 2009. Scheduled speakers include former United States Secretary of Education and former South Carolina Governor Richard W. Riley. This two-day symposium will be the inaugural event for an annual “Law and Policy” series sponsored by the Charleston Law Review and the Riley Institute.

We will be accepting presentation and panel proposals until December 10, 2009. Topics include State Constitutions as Protectionist Documents; Education as a Legal Right and Constitutional Barriers to Educational Excellence; Challenges and Opportunities: Examples of Real Reform in the New South; and the Administration of Justice and Judicial Reform. You may submit proposals on more than one topic. The Charleston Law Review will publish papers based on the presentations in Spring 2009.

Persons interested in presenting at the symposium should submit a CV and a 250-word abstract outlining the presentation to Katie Fowler, Charleston Law Review Editor-in-Chief, via email: kfowler [at] Prospective panelists should indicate whether they would be interested in submitting a paper based on their presentation for publication in the Charleston Law Review. Contributions are welcome from scholars and practitioners in all disciplines.