Saturday, November 19, 2011

Call for Abstracts--Legal Symposium on LGBT Issues in Asia and Oceania

Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers

Rainbow Rising: Community, Solidarity, and Scholarship on Gender Identities and Sexualities in Asian and Oceanic Law & Policy

April 7, 2012
Honolulu, HI

We are pleased to invite you to attend a symposium, the first of its kind and magnitude: “Rainbow Rising: Community, Solidarity, and Scholarship on Gender Identities and Sexualities in Asian and Oceanic Law & Policy.” Rainbow Rising will be held at the William S. Richardson School of Law (Honolulu, HI) on Saturday, April 7, 2012, organized by the Law School’s Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Organization, and Lambda Law Student Association. The Symposium will facilitate a long-overdue dialogue on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues throughout Asia and Oceania and will be a venue for the sharing of ideas and experiences among scholars, politicians, and community activists in attendance. We aim for a conduit of cross-cultural intellectual exchange and concrete results for GLBT communities throughout the Asia and Oceania regions.

The Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal is concurrently seeking submissions for scholarship to be published in conjunction with the Symposium. Any paper pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal issues throughout Asia and Oceania will be considered. Selected authors will be invited to present their work in a panel as part of the Symposium, and, funding permitting, provided a partial travel stipend. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2011. Submissions must include a CV, and may be in the form of an abstract of no more than 500 words or already completed, but unpublished paper. If submitting a complete paper, please also include an abstract. Please submit papers and address any questions to the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal at aplpjart@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-8895.

Whether as a contributor or as an attendee, we hope you will join in what promises to be a full and exciting program in Honolulu!

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