University of New Hampshire Law Review Fall 2021 Symposium Call For Papers

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The War on Drugs 50 Years Later: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

“America's public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.”  

In June of 1971, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” suppressing drug channels and increasing the criminalization of drug use, possession, and supply. Fifty years later, this “all-out offensive” continues. Yet, not only has drug use since increased, but so too has violence, conflict, and corruption which has ultimately driven social marginalization, healthcare disasters, and mass incarceration. This Symposium will consider a broad range of papers that address state and/or federal drug-related legislation, policy implications and reformation, the opioid crisis, marijuana and cannabinoids, health treatment services, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and many others.


Interested individuals should submit an abstract (or full-length article) to Chief Symposium Editor Cory Greenleaf @ The Law Review will choose four submissions to present at the Fall Symposium on October 29, 2021. Final essays of approximately 20 pages will be published in the Law Review’s Annual Symposium Issue in Spring 2022.