2020 Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop

  • Date:
  • August 3rd, 2020

By: Jacob Charles

At the end of July, the Center hosted its second summer Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop. Our first one last year was a tremendous success, and we were again thrilled at the community of scholars that we were able to convene this year. We had authors spanning the globe (joining from at least four different time zones) for the virtual version this year, and a really fantastic variety of papers. Twelve scholars presented their works-in-progress related to firearms law broadly defined, and methodologies ranged from philosophical, political, and constitutional theory to substantive criminal law, international relations, and public health law. We had historians, sociologists, grad students, practicing lawyers, and others joining us. We’re very grateful to George Mocsary of the University of Wyoming College of Law for helping with the participant list and for stepping in for a presenter who unfortunately was not able to make it.


As we did last year, we invited the participants at this year’s workshop to a write a blog post summarizing their draft to run in a mini-symposium on the papers. We’re excited to publish those posts here over the next two weeks.

At the end of the mini-symposium, I’ll update this post with links to all of the collected blog posts of the mini-symposium. Thanks to all the participants!