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News Posted on October 9, 2017

Faculty Publish in Leading Law Journals

Junior Faculty 2017The six junior faculty members at the UC Davis School of Law are publishing outstanding scholarship in law journals including the Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Review, California Law Review, and UCLA Law Review. Their research covers first amendment, arbitration, disability, education, and criminal law.

Andrea Cann Chandrasekher, Acting Professor of Law

Andrea Cann Chandrasekher’s research lies within the fields of empirical law and economics, criminal law, and policing. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a Masters in Statistics from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Her scholarship has been selected for presentation at the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Chandrasekher received the 2017 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award.

Professor Chandrasekher’s most recent publications include:

Empirically Validating the Police Liability Insurance Claim,” Harvard Law Review Forum (2017)

Probate Lending” (with David Horton), Yale Law Journal (2016)

The Effect of Police Slowdowns on Crime,” American Law and Economics Review (2016)

Jasmine E. Harris, Acting Professor of Law

Jasmine E. Harris graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Professor Harris clerked for the late Harold Baer, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Professor Harris is a scholar of disability law, civil procedure, and civil rights.

Professor Harris's most recent publications include:

“Sexual Consent and Disability,” NYU Law Review (forthcoming 2018)

The Role of Support in Sexual Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” Ohio State Law Journal Furthermore (2016)

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe, Acting Professor of Law

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe’s scholarship focuses on the ethics of criminal justice. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Napoleon Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Professor Joe’s most recent publications include:

Rethinking Misdemeanor Neglect,” UCLA Law Review (2017)

Systematizing Public Defender Rationing,” Denver Law Review (2016)  

Shayak Sarkar, Acting Professor of Law

Shayak Sarkar’s scholarship addresses the structure and legal regulation of inequality, with a particular focus on financial regulation, employment law, immigration, and taxation. Professor Sarkar earned his A.B., magna cum laude from Harvard, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and is currently finishing a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was a Rhodes Scholar.

Professor Sarkar's most recent publications include:

“Exclusionary Taxation” (with Josh Rosenthal), Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review (forthcoming 2018)

Understanding the Advice of Commissions-Motivated Agents: Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market” (with Santosh Anagol & Shawn Cole), Review of Economics & Statistics (2017)

Intimate Employment,” Harvard Journal of Law & Gender (2016)

Brian Soucek, Acting Professor of Law

Brian Soucek’s scholarship focuses on the First Amendment, antidiscrimination law, law and aesthetics, and refugee/asylum law. He earned his B.A. from Boston College, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for the late Mark R. Kravitz, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is the winner of the Dukeminier Award for the year’s best article on sexual orientation and gender identity law, the American Society for Aesthetics Junior Scholars Essay Contest, and has been invited to present his scholarship at the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum.

Professor Soucek’s most recent publications include:

“Aesthetic Judgment in Law,” Alabama Law Review (forthcoming 2017)

“Marriage, Morality, and Federalism: The U.S. and Europe Compared,” International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming 2017)

Hively’s Self-Induced Blindness,” Yale Law Journal Forum (2017)

Aaron Tang, Acting Professor of Law

Aaron Tang is a constitutional law scholar with a focus on education law, labor law and federal courts. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Tang's most recent publications include:

“Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review,” California Law Review (forthcoming 2018)

“Whose Money Is It Anyways: Have We Been Wrong About Agency Fees All Along?”, Harvard Law Review Forum (forthcoming 2018)

Reverse Political Process Theory,” Vanderbilt Law Review (2017)

Public Sector Unions, the First Amendment, and the Costs of Collective Bargaining,” NYU Law Review (2016)