Call for Submissions Extended - Rutgers 2022 Symposium on Voting Rights Reform

Posted by John Byrnes, community karma 219
Due to the wide range of proposals our editorial board has received so far, we have decided to extend our proposal submission deadline for our 2022 Symposium to November 15, 2021

Topics for the conference might include, but are not confined to, the following:

·      Legal challenges to age-based discrimination today and the appropriate standard of review for 26th Amendment challenges.

·      The relevance of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment today.

·      The efficacy or methodology of the original push for ratification, including the involvement of youth activists or civil rights leaders.

·      The potential of a Third Reconstruction, or the current push for ratification of new constitutional reform, including constitutional amendments.  

·      How youth and youth of color vote today, including empirical studies of youth voting through legislative initiatives like same-day registration, early voting, or voting by mail.

·      Legislation or election administration practices that encourage and/or restrict youth voters and voters of color.

·      The power of youth and youth leadership, past or present, in social justice or political movements, and the role of fusion politics.

 Submission Procedure:

 Email proposals as a Word or PDF document to the Rutgers University Law Review at by 11:59 PM on November 15th, 2021.

 Proposals must include:

  1. Your name and contact information;
  2. Title of the proposed article;
  3. A brief (one-page maximum) description of the article; and
  4. A current CV

 Authors may submit more than one proposal.


Authors who submit a proposal will be notified by November 30, 2021, if their proposal has been accepted.

 Publication Opportunity:

Final drafts of accepted articles must be submitted by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2022. Acceptance for publication of any paper, proposal, or response to a presenter is at the Rutgers University Law Review's sole discretion

 Presentation Opportunity

Authors selected for publication will be invited to present their papers at the Symposium conference, which will be held in April 2022. Articles need not be finalized to be selected as a participant in the Symposium.