Call for Submissions: Syracuse Law Review Symposium on Education Access and Opportunity

Posted by Henry DuBeau, community karma 29
The Syracuse Law Review is pleased to announce our 2023 symposium on education access and opportunity.

Education access has become a prominent legal issue in recent years. Soon, the Supreme Court will decide major cases on affirmative action and student debt relief that could have a significant impact upon the field of higher education. Controversies over academic freedom in public school curricula and the consequences of inequitable funding have renewed questions of students’ civil and constitutional rights—or the lack thereof. And the proliferation of online instruction accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic has created as many challenges as it has opportunities for students and educators.

Through this symposium, we seek to analyze the legal implications of this historic moment and to produce a document which may prospectively guide scholars, policymakers, educators, and other interested stakeholders. Authors exploring these and related issues (at all education levels) may submit a paper proposal and their CV to by Sunday, July 30, 2023. We welcome proposals ranging in length from about 500 words to a full draft. Selected proposals will be expanded into papers of about 7,000 words, with final manuscripts due in January 2024. Submissions must be exclusive. The Executive Board will communicate decisions no later than August 6, 2023.

Our symposium event is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Syracuse University College of Law. At this time, we cannot guarantee travel subsidies, although we will confirm details at a later date. For those who cannot travel to Syracuse, authors may still participate in hybrid-format panels via Zoom. Please indicate in your submission email your availability to attend.

Please forward any questions to Henry DuBeau, Lead Articles Editor, at Thank you.