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Call For Papers -- "America's Retirement Crisis: What Can Be Done" 

Monday, April 15, 2013, The John Marshall Law School's Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits and The John Marshall Law Review, Chicago, IL

The current economic recession, juxtaposed with the wave of aging and retiring Baby Boomers and the escalating costs of post-retirement health care, has caused many economists, politicians, academics, and others to realize that the current retirement accumulation system does not generally prepare the average American to retire with adequate income streams when they actually retire. This phenomenon includes private employer plans, multi-employer union plans, plans maintained by churches and non-profit organizations, and public sector plans maintained by state and local governments. The entire framework - the delivery by the government of Social Security and Medicare; the reliance on employer-provided retirement and retiree health benefits; and the responsibility for individuals to save - needs to be reevaluated.

FOCUS: This symposium, which will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School's Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits and The John Marshall Law Review, provides academics, practitioners, economists and consultants an opportunity to present respective proposals to cure America's retirement crisis. Articles will be presented at the April 15, 2013 symposium and published in a 2013 spring Symposium issue of The John Marshall Law Review.

The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits invites abstract submissions of 150 words for those interested in contributing to the symposium.

DEADLINES: Abstracts, as well as speaker's name, title, affiliation, bio, and contact information, are due by October 1, 2012. The submission of a final article is due by February 1, 2013. The John Marshall Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions of final articles in the 2013 spring Symposium issue, subject to its discretion.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: All information should be forwarded to Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy, the Director of the Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits at 7kennedy@jmls.edu or 312.987.1418.

EXPENSES: Travel expenses up to a maximum of $300 and one-night accommodation at The Union League Club will be provided to participants who participate in the symposium.

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