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News Posted on June 13, 2012

King Hall Faculty Make Strong Showing at Law and Society Association International Conference

UC Davis School of Law faculty members played a prominent role at the Law and Society Association's 2012 International Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 7, with numerous King Hall professors presenting papers and participating in panel discussions.  Faculty participation in the conference included:

  • Professor Afra Afsharipour presented her paper "Deal Technology" as part of a panel on "Money, Management, and Methodology: Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance."
  • Professor Anupam Chander presented his paper, "Why Don't Law Faculties Look Like their Students? Some Conjectures" as part of the panel, "We're Here to Stay: Minority Law Faculty Narratives of Surviving and Thriving in the Legal Academy" (which also included Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a former King Hall faculty member), and presented "How Silicon Valley Conquered the World" to the panel, "Law and Social Norms in the Information Age."
  • Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin presented his paper "Amnesty and U.S. Immigration Policy" as part of a panel entitled "Immigration Enforcement: Looking Back and Looking Forward." (Also participating in the panel was former King Hall faculty member Jennifer Chacon.)
  • Professor Lisa Ikemoto participated in panel discussions of "Author Meets Reader -- ‘Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century,' by Dorothy Roberts" and "Roundtable -- Stephanie Wildman's ‘Privilege Revealed' -- Past, Present, and Future."
  • Professor Courtney Joslin participated in a panel discussion of "Rethinking the Family and Family Law," commenting on Washington University School of Law Professor Susan Appleton's paper entitled "Rereading Family Law: Eisenstadt v. Baird as Debatable Icon."
  • Professor Carlton Larson presented his paper, "The Treatment of Treason Outside of the Courts: Pennsylvania, 1775-1778" as part of a panel on "Historical Studies of Treason, Witchcraft, and Gun Control."
  • Professor Peter Lee presented his paper, "Patents and the University: The Evolution of Academic Exceptionalism" as part of a panel on "Intellectual Property Law in Action, Commercialization, Litigation."
  • Professor Albert Lin presented his paper "Does Geoengineering Present a Moral Hazard?" as part of a panel discussion of "Climates, Markets, and Justice."
  • Professor Rex Perschbacher presented "Perceptions of Justice: Judges and Appearances," a paper co-authored with Professor Debra Bassett '87 of Southwestern School of Law, as part of a panel on "Role, Work, Reputation, and Perception of Judges."
  • Professor Madhavi Sunder was Chair and presented her paper, "Reading the Qur'an in Kuala Lumpur" to the panel on "Transnational Problems and Comparative Feminist Perspectives."

The 2012 International Conference on Law and Society was a joint annual meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (International Sociological Association), co-sponsored by the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.

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