50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural MALSA Conference
October 22, 2012 — Drexel University hosted the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association's (MALSA) inaugural research conference on October 19-20, 2012. Over 125 participants from 50 academic institutions came together to address "Law, Society, and the Social Good," a theme deeply connected with Drexel's philosophy of academic research in the service of social advancement. The two-day event, which consisted of 28 panels, roundtables, and plenaries, covered topics such as "Law and Social Movements," "Veterans and the Military," "Race, Civil Rights and the State" and "Regulating Sex and Reproduction."
Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the Department of History & Politics in Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences, and Daniel Filler, senior associate dean for the Earle Mack School of Law, were instrumental in creating and developing the MALSA. The two partnered with scholars at four other institutions to establish the initial organizational structure that presently forms the association: American University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, and University of Delaware. The objective of the society is to bring new researchers into the field and to focus on currently underdeveloped areas of study.
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