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Conference and Call For Papers The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality

April 18-20, 2013, Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga Law School, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System invite submissions for a conference titled, The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality, to be held at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, USA on April 18-20, 2013.

OVERVIEW: This interdisciplinary gathering brings together the 3rd International Conference on Hate Studies and the 2nd Conference on Race and the Criminal Justice System. The purpose is to align interests in understanding and addressing fear and ignorance of the “other” with concerns about how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance, and inequality. The conference will center on how these problems affect the pursuit of justice, with a special interest in the role of law and the legal community in both perpetuating and eliminating discrimination and bias. You may read a full description of the conference here:

SPEAKERS: Paul Butler, J.D. (Georgetown Law School) and Jack Levin, Ph.D. (Northeastern University) will deliver keynote addresses on separate evenings. Other featured speakers include Justice Steven C. Gonzalez, J.D. (Washington Supreme Court), Terri Givens, Ph.D. (University of Texas), Ryan Haygood, J.D. (NAACP Legal Defense Fund), Susan Opotow, Ph.D. (City University of New York), Judge Richard Paez, J.D. (9th Circuit Court of Appeals), Barbara Perry, Ph.D. (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), and Robert L. Tsai, J.D. (American University Washington College of Law).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: We welcome submissions of both papers and session proposals through the conference website. Proposal abstracts are due December 1, 2012, with potential opportunities to publish full-length, article-quality papers in The Journal of Hate Studies and the Gonzaga Law Review. To reach the conference co-chairs, contact Jason A. Gillmer, Professor of Law and John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties ( or Dr. John Shuford, Director, Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies (

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