The University of Memphis Law Review Call for Symposium Papers Addressing Voting Rights

Posted by Sean O'Brien, community karma 37

The right to vote for a representative government is at the core of the American identity.  However, even after the passage of the Voting Rights Act and its amendments barring discriminatory practices and the enactment of provisions making it easier for individuals to exercise their right, barriers still exist at the ballot box for many.  Is there a need for these barriers today or are these barriers part of modern era disenfranchisement?

The University of Memphis Law Review invites manuscripts for publication in Volume 49, Number 4 and presentation at its March 2019 Symposium, “Barriers at the Ballot Box: Protecting or Limiting the Core of the American Identity?”  The Symposium will welcome a wide array of scholarship for a critical analysis of current legal issues dealing with voting rights, whether our electoral institution is working as intended, and the convergence of these issues on the individual voter and the electorate as a whole.   

For consideration and inclusion in the 2019 Memphis Law Symposium, please submit a manuscript or abstract to Symposium Editor Sean O'Brien at with “Barriers at the Ballot Box Symposium” in the subject line.  The deadline for submission of a manuscript or abstract is October 1, 2018.