A Workshop on Legal Migrations, Vulnerability, and Resilience – December 9-10, 2016rsiroky
A Workshop on Legal Migrations, Vulnerability, and Resilience
December 9-10, 2016
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
This workshop will interrogate the experience of traversing borders between legal forms through the lens of vulnerability theory. Contemporary legal scholarship most often devotes attention to status categories conceived as static positions of relative privilege or disadvantage. Vulnerability theory, which challenges the dominant conception of the universal politico-legal subject as an autonomous, independent, and static adult, shifts us toward a dynamic lens of analysis. Vulnerability theory focuses on the evolution of human needs across a life course, asking how law does and should respond to dependence and foster resilience over time. The theory recognizes that human beings are constantly susceptible to change, positive and negative, in our bodily, social, and environmental circumstances. This workshop will explore how we might understand the processes of ‘legal migration’ as dynamic responses to human and institutional vulnerability.
The workshop is being convened by:
Deborah Dinner (firstname.lastname@example.org); Suzanne Kim (email@example.com);
and Martha Albertson Fineman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please register here.
Friday, December 9, 2016
4:30 – 6:30 pm Individuals, Collectives, and the Responsibilization of Migration Between Legal Status
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner