15th Critical Tax Theory Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

March 29-31, 2012

Location:

Seton Hall University School of Law
Newark, New Jersey

Description:

Critical tax scholars ask why the tax laws are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups, such as people of color; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals; low-income and poor individuals; the disabled; and nontraditional families. Critical tax scholarship shares the following goals: (1) to uncover bias in the tax laws; (2) to explore and expose how the tax laws both reflect and construct social meaning; and (3) to educate nontax scholars and lawyers about the interconnectedness of taxation, social justice, and progressive political movements. Critical tax scholars employ a variety of methods to achieve these goals such as bringing “outsider” perspectives to the study of tax law; using historical material, contemporary case studies, and personal or fictional narratives to illustrate the practical impact of the tax laws on individuals and groups; interpreting social science and economic data to show how the tax laws impact groups differently; and exploring the interconnectedness of tax laws with economic forces such as the labor market  and international financial and political development.

Call for Papers:

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please email Pierre Bertran and Tracey Kaye.

Contact Information:

pierre.bertran@shu.edu

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2012/01/call-for-papers-.html

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