Call for Papers: Accessing Justice in Hard Times

Difficult economic times are upon us. As a result, both the public and private sectors have been forced to make difficult budgetary decisions. The effects of these decisions have reverberated throughout our nation. In response to this crisis and in an effort to illuminate the effects of this economic downturn upon MaineÂ’s legal system and legal systems nationally, the Maine Law Review will publish a Spring 2010 symposium issue entitled: “Accessing Justice in Hard Times: Lessons from the Field, Looking to the Future.”

The topic is construed broadly in order to provide an opportunity for a wide variety of viewpoints on a nearly limitless range of sub-topics. This symposium will not be a “traditional” law review publication, as such. The issue will present an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject and include theoretical, empirical, and practical pieces by authors with a variety of backgrounds.

The deadline for expressions of interest in writing for this symposium issue is June 1, 2009. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the Spring 2010 symposium is October 1, 2009.

Submissions are welcome via Expresso or by email: mainelawrevieweditor [at]

Please contact Tina H. Nadeau, Editor-in-Chief, at tina.h.nadeau [at] for more information about this symposium or to express interest in submitting an article.