The Journal on Legislation presents its 2013 Symposium: Class in America on February 21, 2013.
This year’s symposium, co-sponsored with The Federalist Society, The American Constitutional Society, the HLS Democrats, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review addresses Class in America, a growing area of interest and concern for our nation.
The symposium will feature two panels, lunch, and a reception afterward. The first panel will focus on access to democracy. This discussion will cover areas including voter registration and ID requirements, and the role of Super PACs in the electoral system. The second panel will focus on the tax system. By focusing on tax policy, the panelist will be able to present differing viewpoints on possible tax reforms, the role of legal practitioners in our tax system, and the broader implications of our tax system on Americans’ understating of socioeconomic class.
We are currently preparing a list of panelists representing a wide range of philosophical, geographic, and occupational viewpoints. We are planning to invite a mixture of legal practitioners, academics, and non-profit and industry representatives in order to present a diverse range of viewpoints in keeping with our mission of non-partisanship.
Be sure to check back soon for more updates.