The Biennial LatCrit Conferences (BLC) began to take shape after the Colloquium organized by the Law Professor Section of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) in 1995 and held in San Juan Puerto Rico. In 2010 the LatCrit board decided to organize the conference on a biennial basis and held its last annual meeting in 2011. The next biennial conference will take place in October 2013, in Chicago Illinois. Now in their eighteenth year, the biennial conferences are designed to spur the critical, cross-disciplinary study of Latinas/os as a multiply diverse and transnational social group, and in relationship to other social groups subordinated socially and/or legally. The Biennial Conferences are organized by a Project Team, and membership is open to anyone. The Biennial Call for Papers, Panels and Participation is issued each spring.