Call for Papers for the 2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference  

The 2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference will be held on Thursday, July 10, and Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago. This conference will be funded primarily by the Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Endowment Fund of The John Marshall Law School. Conference organizers and hosts include The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois, USA), Roosevelt University, College of Arts and Sciences (Chicago, Illinois, USA), and The East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China).

The Conference will bring international scholars, advocates and policy makers together to participate in an academic discussion about the law, policy, and implementation of legal protections for the elderly around the globe. This conference is purposely intended to parallel the current discussions of the United Nations' Open-Ended Working Group on Aging. The Conference organizers are hoping to draft and develop a model International Bill of Rights for Elderly Individuals based on the research presented and the ensuing discussions.

There will be a general sessions over a two-day conference, and each session is expected to have individuals discussing their current research, with other academics and experts serving as moderators and discussants on the panel. This conference is meant to complement and supplement the discussions being held through the United Nations pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/182. The final agenda for the conference will be determined based on the exact topics and countries analyzed in the abstracts accepted for presentation.

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