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Savannah Law Review Symposium: The Walking Dead

The Savannah Law Review is looking for papers for their September The Walking Dead, on September 18-19, 2015 symposium,

The symposium will survey academic topics about how death, and fear of death, affects the law of the living.  The Walking Dead Colloquium will provide a forum to discuss the “shadowy” legal interpolation of the dead on the living and explore both its positive and negative ramifications in an effort to strike a pluralistic balance between the law of past, present, and future.  Thematic examples include:

  • Legal recognition of the dead’s wishes affecting real property and intellectual property
  • Regulation of pandemics from yellow fever to Ebola
  • Constitutional analysis relying upon views of the dead—the Framers—versus a “living” Constitution
  • The death penalty
  • Desecration laws
  • The Right to Die Movement
  • Posthumous evidentiary privileges
  • Wrongful death and rights of survivorship
  • Regulation of corpses, organ donation, and burials
  • Stigma harms to real property inhabited by ghosts
  • Post-apocalyptic justice.

Abstracts no longer than 500 words are due by August 1, 2015.

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