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ClassCrits XIII November 2020 Conference Postponed- date To Be Determined

Monthly ClassCrits Remote Events Scheduled for 2020-21
(details below)

 ClassCrits will be scheduling monthly workshops and other events this fall and next spring in lieu of our annual in-person conference, which has been postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For details, see below.  More information will also be posted on our website and Twitter as planning for each event becomes finalized.  Feel free to contact us at with questions, ideas, etc. for all of these and future events.

Mark your calendar

Currently Scheduled Monthly Events:
(exact dates and registration information to become available soon) 


Impromptu Round-Table Discussion, The Coup

Sponsored by  

Co-Hosted by Victoria Haneman and Lucy Jewel (ClassCrits)

 and Brian Frye (Ipse Dixit Podcast)

Saturday January 16, 5:00-6:30pm Eastern Time

Click HERE to register


Opening remarks:

Anthony Farley, The James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Albany Law School  and

Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Professor of Law at Touro Law School.


How do we connect during a pandemic to share our thoughts on last week’s attempted coup?  Current events have reached a fever pitch. While quarantined, many of us are unable to experience the chance encounters—such as running into colleagues at the office or meeting a friend—that afford us informal opportunities to share and interface.   The insurrection raises so many issues relevant to the ClassCrits community.  The purpose of this event is to provide a safe space for our community to connect on these issues.   


The format of this event is as follows:  camera "off" means you would like to listen, camera "on" indicates that you would like to participate.  We will begin with opening remarks from our distinguished guest speakers and then one of our co-hosts will pose an ice-breaker question seeking thoughts and impressions about events at the Capitol.  Participants will each have 20 to 30 seconds to share thoughts.  General discussion will follow.  This is intended to be a low-pressure environment for our community to start to process the Capitol insurrection. 


January 22, 2021 5pm EST via Zoom
 Online Junior-Scholar Workshop

A workshop organized around junior-scholar/commentator work-in-progress presentations and discussions allowing junior scholars another opportunity for commentary and general feedback before the February 2021 law-review submission cycle.  Click here to read the WIP call for participation, which was due December 28, 2020.

ClassCrits 2020-21 Workshop Series
Workshop #5: Online Junior Scholar Workshop
Friday, January 22, 2021, 5:00-6:30p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration:  Please click here to register.

(Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants.)


After a short plenary welcome and introduction, the workshop will feature breakout rooms on Zoom with two work-in-progress papers assigned to each room.  Each workshop participant will be assigned to a breakout room of their preference in advance.  Information on authors, paper titles and abstracts, as well as lead commentators for each breakout room is set forth below.  When registering, kindly provide us with your first two preferences for the breakout-room session you would like to attend—this way we can more evenly assign participants to all breakout rooms and provide feedback to all authors.


Where: Zoom (a Zoom invitation with sign-in information will be emailed to registered participants prior to the workshop)



Danni Hart, Southwestern Law School
René Reich-Graefe, Western New England University School of Law


Authors & Commentators:

Breakout Room #1

James Tierney, University of Nebraska College of Law
Reconsidering Securities Industry Bars: Exclusion from Capital Markets’ Labor Markets
Commentator: Steven Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Mason Marks, Gonzaga University School of Law
Biosupremacy: Data, Antitrust, and Monopolistic Power Over Human Behavior
Commentator: Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School

Breakout Room #2

Taleed El-Sabawi, Elon University School of Law
Defund and Replace the Police
Commentator: Andrea Armstrong, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Marissa Jackson Sow, St. John's University School of Law (starting June 2021)
Whiteness as Contract
Commentator: Chunlin Leonhard, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Breakout Room #3

Desirée LeClercq, Cornell University ILR School
Administrating Emergency
Commentator: Athena Mutua, University at Buffalo School of Law

Katharine Jackson, University of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
All the Sovereign’s Agents: Administration, the Constitution, and Representative Democracy
Commentator: Thomas Kleven, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Breakout Room #4

David Simson, New York University School of Law
Hope Dies Last: The Progressive Potential and Regressive Reality of the Antibalkanization Approach to Racial Equality
Commentator: Julie Nice, University of San Francisco School of Law

Gali Racabi, Harvard Law School
Abolish the Employer Prerogative
Commentator: James Pope, Rutgers Law School

Breakout Room #5

Mekonnen Ayano, University of Missouri School of Law
Tenants Without Rights: Situating the Experiences of New Immigrants in the U.S. Low Income Housing Market
Commentator: Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee College of Law

Evelyn Rangel-Medina, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Citizenism: Racialized Discrimination by Design
Commentator: Isabel Medina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Breakout Room #6

Maryam Jamshidi, University of Florida Levin College of Law
The Political Economy of Foreign Sovereign Immunity
Commentator: Joel Paul, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Aman Banerji, Cornell University, Department of Development Sociology
Examining Transnational Finance: Making the Case for Global Ethnography
Commentator: Dan Danielsen, Northeastern University School of Law


Registration:  Please click here to register.

(Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants.)


Mid-February 2021
A ClassCrits Blog Symposium on Racial Capitalism

An online blog symposium inviting essays and commentary that focus on and engage the evolving literature on racial capitalism. 

Additional events will be scheduled for the spring and summer of 2021.


About ClassCrits:

ClassCrits is a network of academics and activists focused on economic justice.
Formed in 2007 in response to growing economic inequality, the name "ClassCrits" reflects our connections to other critical legal scholarship movements, such as critical feminist theory, critical race theory, LatCrit, and queer theory.

Why Join? 
  • Be included in our public website member profiles, searchable by interests.
  • Receive notices of upcoming events and other collaborative projects
With a small annual dues payment, Members will receive:
  • Conference registration discount
  • Right to vote for Board members of ClassCrits, Inc.

ClassCrits Conferences:

Previous Events-

Introducing theJournal of Law and Political Economy a roundtable discussion featuring members of the Editorial Board of the new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Law and Political Economy, and short presentations by some of the authors appearing in Volume 1, Issue 1 was held on October 16th.  See all event details here.

Pandemic Inequality panel discussion on the social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in exacerbating inequality was held virtually on September 12th. To learn more click here. To see the video please click here.

2019: "
Facing Our Challenges: Rescuing Democracy, Ensuring Wellbeing & Exorcizing the Politics of Fear (Or: How To Be Free)" held at Western New England University School of Law Conference Program 2019

Click here for more information on the 2018 "Rising Together For Economic Hope, Power and Justice" ClassCrits conference 
held at WVU.

CC 2018 Conference

To learn abo
ut other past ClassCrits Conferences please Click here