Call For Papers and Presentations : Criminal Justice Reform: Rethinking the War on Drugs



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Knoxville, TN


Lincoln Memorial University Law Review

The Lincoln Memorial University Law Review invites the submission of proposals for papers and presentations for its 2017 Symposium on the topic of criminal justice reform pertaining to drug policy. The Symposium is to be held at the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law on January 27, 2017.

TOPICS: The Symposium will focus primarily on contemporary drug-policy issues, including proposals for sentencing reform, the effect of enforcement on minority communities, and the rise in rural opiate abuse. The Symposium aims to give voice to diverse perspectives on the myriad challenges related to the enactment, enforcement, and reform of drug laws. To that end, we are seeking papers and presentations from scholars of all fields, members of the non-profit community, practicing attorneys, practitioners in other relevant disciplines, and anyone else interested in the topic.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested persons should email a brief description of the proposal to Evan Wright at by November 15, 2016. In addition, please indicate whether you are interested in submitting a paper, making a presentation at the Symposium, or both. Articles published in conjunction with the Symposium typically range from 5,000-15,000 words, but the Law Review will consider papers of any length. All accepted articles will be published in the Spring 2017 Symposium Issue.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Those whose presentations or articles are selected will be notified by late November 2016. Any questions may be directed to Evan Wright (, Professor Akram Faizer (, or Professor William Gill (