Six faculty members present at Law and Society Association annual meeting

All News

Six members of the Maryland Carey Law faculty presented and/or commentated on panels during the 2024 Law and Society Association annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, June 6-9. The conference theme was Unsettling Territories: Tradition and Revolution in Law and Society.   

Author Meets Reader sessions featured Associate Professor Rabiat Akande’s latest book, Entangled Domains: Empire, Law and Religion in Northern Nigeria; Professor Leigh Goodmark’s Imperfect Victims: Criminalized Survivors and the Promise of Abolition Feminism; and Professor Mark Graber’s Punish Treason, Reward Loyalty: The Forgotten Goals of Constitutional Reform after the Civil War. 

Professor Matiangai Sirleaf's volume Race and National Security was featured in the International Law and Politics Book Launch, and she presented on a roundtable on “Hidden American Atrocities.” 

Akande also chaired a roundtable session on “Constitutionalism in Africa,” and Goodmark chaired a paper session on “Regulating Gender Based Violence.” Professor Marley Weiss chaired a session on “Citizenship and Migration” and presented with her co-author Devon Payne-Sturges on their multidisciplinary RESPIRAR research project on the mechanisms shaping and affecting the health of farmworkers.  

Professor Martha Ertman spoke about her recent work on reparations. 

Founded in 1964, the Law and Society Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts. The association publishes the journal, Law & Society Review in four issues per volume annually. With a large international membership, the association has held recent past annual meetings in cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico, and Germany.