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News Posted on June 27, 2013

Professor Pruitt Speaks on the Fourth Amendment at National Science Foundation Workshop

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt participated in a workshop called "The Spatial Constitution" sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, on June 13-14.  Her presentation was entitled "Curtilage v. Open Fields:  Constructions of Rurality in Fourth Amendment Law."  The workshop was organized by David Delaney of Amherst College, with a grant from the NSF.  

Lisa R. Pruitt is a professor at UC Davis School of Law whose recent scholarship explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.