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PAST ClassCrits Conferences 

2007 (Part I and Part II): Toward a Critical Analysis of Economic Inequality (SUNY Buffalo, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy) (Hosted by Athena Mutua & Martha McCluskey)

Program 2007


2010: Rethinking Economics and Law after the Great Recession  (SUNY Buffalo, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy) (Hosted by Angela Harris, Athena Mutua & Martha McCluskey)

Call for Papers 2010

Program 2010


2011: Criminalization of Economic Inequality (American University, Washington College of Law) (Hosted by Ezra Rosser)

Call for Papers

Program 2011


2012:  From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream (Univ. of Wisc. Madison) (Hosted by Tonya Brito)

Call for Papers 2012

Program 2012


2013: Stuck in Forward: Debt, Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political (Southwestern Law School) (Hosted by Danielle Kie Hart)

Call for Papers

Program 2013


2014:  Poverty, Precarity and Work:  Struggle and Solidarity in an Era of Permanent Crisis (UC Davis Law King Hall) (Hosted by Angela Harris & Lisa Pruitt)

Call for Papers
Program 2014


2015Emerging Coalitions: Challenging the Structures of Inequality (University of Tennessee Law) (Hosted by Wendy Bach and Lucy Jewel)

Call for Papers 2015
Program 2015


2016The New Corporatocracy and Election 2016 (Loyola University Chicago School of Law) (Hosted by Steven A. Ramirez)

Call for Papers 2016



2017:  ClassCrits X:  Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity & Justice (Tulane University, New Orleans) (hosted by Saru Matambanadzo)

Call for Papers 2017

Program 2017

2018:  ClassCrits XI:  Rising Together for Economic Hope, Power & Justice (West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown) (Hosted by Matthew Titolo)
Call for Papers 2018
Program 2018

ClassCrits XII: Facing Our Challenges: Rescuing Democracy, Ensuring Wellbeing & Exorcizing the Politics of Fear (Or: How To Be Free) Co-Sponsored by Western New England University School of Law, ClassCrits, Inc. & the Center for Social Justice at Western New England University School of Law (Hosted by René Reich-Graefe)
Call for Papers 2019
Program 2019

2020: ClassCrits virtual happy hour on Thursday, June 25.  This was an informal gathering to check in with each other, talk about what is going on at our various institutions, and chat about plans (if any) for the summer.

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.

2020: Introducing theJournal of Law and Political Economy a roundtable discussion held on October 16th featured 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.  See all event details here.

2020: Workshop #3: Democracy, Social Justice, and the 2020 Election: A roundtable and audience discussion on early reactions to the 2020 federal elections was held on Saturday, November 14th via Zoom.  The workshop focused on people’s initial reactions to the impact of the election process and its outcome on various aspects of social life:  the future of democracy, voting rights, workers’ rights, health, the environment, economic, social and racial justice, international relations, immigration policy, promoting a progressive agenda, and other issues facing our society and the world community.  See event details here.

2020: Happy Hour held via Zoom on December 11th 
allowing ClassCrits members to check in with each other, converse more about the 2020 federal election, plan for additional monthly events, etc.