Penn State Law Review issues Call for Papers on Ashcroft v. Iqbal
November 5, 2010
The Penn State Law Review has issued a Call for Papers for the symposium titled “Reflections on Iqbal—Discerning Its Rule, Grappling With Its Implications” scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2010, at Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law.
- Iqbal’s implications for the role of courts and judges in providing society with both the opportunity for redress of harms and a common law-based approach to the development of law;
- The majority’s reference to purposeful discrimination and what it signals about contemporary understandings of race in America;
- Iqbal’s implications for constitutional tort litigation, including the decision’s potential impact on supervisory liability, qualified immunity, and the behavior of agency officials operating under adverse conditions.
Through its online companion, the Penn State Law Review hopes to encourage and host a scholarly online dialogue regarding Iqbal and its implications. After conducting an editorial review process, the Penn Statim will select and begin posting papers on December 17, 2009, with selections and postings to continue on an ongoing basis. More detailed information is available at http://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/academics/journals/law_review/iqbal_symposium.