UPR Law School
Estimad@s Amig@s / Dear Friends:
Bienvenid@s! Welcome! The NEPOC Planning Committee is very
excited to announce that the 2013 NEPOC Legal Scholarship
Conference will be hosted by the University of Puerto Rico School of
Law on December 5-8, 2013. This is a particularly special time
and venue as the UPR Law School is celebrating its100th anniversary
This year's conference theme is "Defining Vice: Evolving
Standards of Morality, Law and Governance." Vice has been
around as long as humans have and comes in many forms in all
communities. Puerto Rico and many other states and territories are
currently struggling to deal with the legal governance of drugs,
gambling, guns and violence, human trafficking, hate and fear
mongering and numerous other human vices.
Please join us as we take a deeper look at the growing number of
casinos and other gaming outlets, the debate over gun control, the
legalization of marihuana, the changing attitudes about homophobia
and misogyny, prostitution and pornography and their particular
significance for people of color. We will also host special panels
on the issue of Puerto Rico’s status and other situations facing
Puerto Rico. This will be a very exciting conference and aims to be
academically stimulating and also intimate, relaxing and family
As you review your travel budget for this year, know that there are
many reasonably priced flights from the mainland US to Puerto Rico,
and we have
secured accommodations at the beautiful
Caribe Hilton Hotel at a discounted rate of $145 plus tax.
Car rentals are as low as $21.95 per day and there will be free
shuttle service to and from the UPR Law School.
If you are interested in participating in the conference, please
submit a proposal as guided in our online
Call for Papers.
The 2013 NEPOC Legal Scholarship Conference is organized through
the collaborative efforts of University of Puerto Rico School of
Law and the NEPOC Planning Committee, which is composed of law
professors of color at many different law schools and colleges in
the country. If you have any questions about the conference, please
contact Professor Elaine
We look forward to seeing you all in Puerto Rico!