Antisemitism is more than a hatred and a practice – it’s legal phenomenon. Join legal scholars and experts at the Law vs. Antisemitism Inaugural Conference as they discuss how law has been used both to perpetrate and to combat antisemitism, historically and today. US law in particular has been used to fight antisemitism through the constitutional separation of church and state, anti-discrimination laws, and “hate crimes” laws, among other means. Despite these laws, there has been a recent resurgence in anti-Jewish violence and antisemitism more generally, ranging from online hate speech to cemetery desecration to attacks on synagogues. What does this tell us about the efficacy of law in combating antisemitism?
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd Annual Law vs. Antisemitism Conference (2023)
Lewis & Clark Law School, in association with the Lewis & Clark Law Review and the Law vs. Antisemitism Project, are proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Law vs. Antisemitism Conference, to be held March 26-27 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Conveners are David Schraub (Lewis & Clark), Robert Katz (Indiana University), and Diane Kemker (Southern University). The keynote speakers will include Eric K. Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center and one of the nation’s foremost experts on the connection between antisemitism and White supremacy, as well as Steven M. Freeman, Vice President of Civil Rights and Director of Legal Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. The Conference will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, March 26, and run throughout the day Monday, March 27, 2023.