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Published on September 7, 2011 | by LawNews

Call for Papers: Wells Conference on Adoption Law

On March 8, 2012, the Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio will host its 8th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law.

The conference is seeking proposals for presentations and papers emphasizing the following themes:

Facilitating Adoptions through the Internet
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: using the internet to facilitate adoptions, the legal barriers to using the internet to facilitate adoptions, and the ethical implications of using the internet to facilitate adoptions.

Changes in Search and Reunion Activities through the Internet and Social Media
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: the psychological and attachment implications of search and reunion activities through the internet and social media, whether regulation of search and reunion situations facilitated through the internet is desirable, and the role of intermediaries.

Legal Implications of Technology’s Impact on Evolving “Family” Dynamics
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: how the law responds to advances in technology, whether the law can keep up with changes in technology, and issues with children who have not been adopted.

Participants are asked to lead a forty-minute discussion on one of the above topics. Each topic will have three panel members who will give a presentation, followed by a discussion at the end. In addition, participants are requested to prepare an article associated with their presentation for publication in the Capital University Law Review next year. The article would be due on August 1, 2012.

Please send proposals by October 1, 2011 to Capital University Law Review Symposium Editor Christine  Diedrick Mochel atcdiedrick@law.capital.edu.

For more information, visit law.capital.edu.

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