NEW ORLEANS (RPT) – The Social Psychology and Law pre-conference was removed from the schedule for this year’s meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), leading conference organizers to file a lawsuit against SPSP for discrimination against practitioners of the law and scholars of jurisprudence.
“We are just trying to bring together our community so that we can all support each other,” the pre-conference organizer told RPT. A graduate student who attended the pre-conference last year commented, “People have all these prejudices against lawyers and law scholars as being rich and out of touch with reality. But do they really know us? Do they really take the time to get to know us? It’s really rough being an under-represented intellectual minority.”