Restorative Justice in Legal Education:A Virtual Symposium for Law Students Sept. 15, 2023 12pm-5pm ET Register Here: RJinLegalEd
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Bringing restorative justice to the law school context interrupts this cycle and equips the next generation of criminal justice professionals to bring the restorative justice approach to bear in reforming the current system.

Call for Proposals – Please Submit by March 1, 2024

We are seeking proposals for papers on the topic of integrating restorative justice in law school curriculum and culture. The papers will be presented at a two-day symposium to be held from June 17-18, 2024 at Vermont Law and Graduate School in Burlington, Vermont. Following the convening, accepted papers will be published in a themed issue of The Journal of Legal Education.

This symposium will bring together a small group (approximately 20) of scholars and educators to explore the prevalence and impact of restorative justice education in law schools. Presenters will also be asked to participate in one pre-symposium and one post-symposium session to be held on Zoom to foster community building and ongoing collaboration among participants. Reasonable travel expenses for the primary author to attend the symposium in June will be covered by the National Center on Restorative Justice.

Please read the full proposal document and submit all materials via this online form by March 1, 2024. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 15.

This one-day, virtual gathering aimed to explore the applicability of restorative justice content and practices in the law school context and what restorative approaches have to offer the field of legal education. This was an opportunity to learn more about restorative justice and to explore, as a community of law students, how restorative justice might be brought into law school classrooms and communities.