CFP: St. John’s Law Review Symposium: 40th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe and Immigration Law in the United States

St. John's University

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the St. John’s Law Review is hosting a symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plyler v. Doe and honoring the late Professor Michael A. Olivasa leading authority and prolific scholar on U.S. immigration law. Symposium participants will examine the rights of undocumented children in their historical and current contexts. They will also explore broader legal and policy issues impacting asylum seekers and refugees in the United States, including those fleeing the crisis in Ukraine.

Program Overview

The symposium, which will broadcast on Zoom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature a morning and an afternoon panel. As a highlight of the day, Rachel Moran, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UCI Law, will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

Call for Papers

You’re invited to submit unpublished scholarly papers addressing the above immigration law and policy topics. We’ll select symposium panelists from submissions accepted for publication in the Spring 2023 issue of the St. John’s Law Review.

Submission Guidelines

Please email your paper proposal (500-750 words), a brief bio, and your contact information as a Word attachment to by Friday, September 9, 2022. If we accept your paper for publication, we’ll need the full draft (1000-7000 words) by Friday, October 14, 2022.





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Mary Seitz – Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law