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UC Davis Law Faculty Active in the Law and Society Association Virtual Conference

News Posted on June 1, 2021

Several members of the UC Davis Law faculty participated in the virtual 2021 meeting of the Law and Society Association. Held May 26-30, the conference had the theme of “Crisis, Healing, and Re-imagining.”

Dean Kevin Johnson presented his paper “Proposition 187 and Its Legacy” during the session on “Citizenship and Alienage in the 20th-Century American Political Economy.”

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Afra Afsharipour participated in the Saturday roundtable on “Diversity and the U.S. Public Company Board: California and Beyond.”

Professor Lisa Pruitt chaired and led the discussion on “Law in Liminal Spaces.” She also served as discussant for “Using Data and Collaboration to Address Growth in Jail Incarceration in Rural America: Initial Findings from the Rural Jails Policy and Research Network.”

The session on “Disputing Death: The Surprisingly Long Life of Intergenerational Poverty, Family Conflicts Over Wills, and Stories About the Dead” included a paper presented by Professor David Horton and Professor Reid Kress Weisbord of Rutgers Law School titled “Probate Litigation.”

Professor Courtney Joslin presented her article “Nonmarriage: The Double Bind,” which is forthcoming in the George Washington Law Review, as part of a panel on “Law’s Influence on Familial Roles and Relationships.” Professor Joslin also served as chair and commentator on the panel titled “Mothers, Fathers, Parents.”

Professor Lisa Ikemoto led the discussion for a paper session focused on “Women’s Health, Gender Discrimination, and the Law.” She also was a reader in an Author Meets Reader session on “Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America.”

Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin presented his paper “The End of California's Anti-Asian Alien Land Law: A Case Study in Reparations” during a panel on “Racial Legal Orders.”

For a session on “Legal Infrastructures for Sustainable City Living,” Professor Tom Joo and King Hall student Alex Wheeler '22 presented a paper titled “The ‘Small Business’ Myth of the Paycheck Protection Program.” Professor Joo also was a reader in an Author Meets Reader panel on “The Economics of Systemic Racism in the U.S.”