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News Posted on December 22, 2017

King Hall Faculty Set to Present at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

UC Davis School of Law faculty will play a leadership role in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2018 Annual Meeting held January 3-6 in San Diego. More than a dozen King Hall faculty will be in attendance, presenting research, participating in panel discussions, accepting awards, and acting in leadership roles in AALS sections.

Among the highlights of the event will be Professor Aaron Tang’s presentation of his paper, “Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review,” the winning entry in the 2017 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition. Professor Afra Afsharipour will be presented with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the AALS Section on Business Associations.

Scheduled presentations by UC Davis School of Law faculty listed in the AALS Conference Program include:

Wednesday, January 3:

  • “What is Fraud Anyway?”: panel discussion featuring Professor Thomas Joo.
  • “Could We Pass the ADA Today? Disability Rights in an Age of Partisan Polarization”: panel discussion moderated by Professor Jasmine Harris.

Thursday, January 4:

  • “Crossing Borders: Mapping the Future of Conflict of Laws Scholarship”: Call for Papers presentations with commentary by Professor William S. Dodge.
  • “ADR and Access to Justice: Current Perspectives”: panel discussion featuring Professor Donna Shestowsky.
  • “Historical and Empirical Evidence and the Law of Trusts and Estates: What Really Happened?”: panel discussion featuring Professor David Horton.

Friday, January 5

  • AALS Scholarly Paper Presentation: Professor Aaron Tang presents the 2017 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition-winning article “Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review.”
  • “Keeping Up with the Changing Face of the American Family”: panel discussion featuring Professor Courtney Joslin and Professor Rose Cuison Villazor.
  • “A Unique Approach to Access to Justice: Training Lawyers Ready to Serve”: panel discussion featuring Professor Lisa R. Pruitt.
  • “Legal Competency at the Crossroads: Mental Disability and Family Law”: panel discussion moderated by Professor Jasmine Harris.
  • Documentary Film Selection: Gideon’s Army (2013), film screening with commentary by Professor Irene Joe.

Saturday, January 6

  • “Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation”: panel discussion featuring Dean Kevin R. Johnson.
  • “Professional Responsibility Works in Progress Session”: discussion of scholarly works in progress featuring a presentation by Professor Irene Joe.
  • “New Voices in Property Law: Junior Scholars Works in Progress Panel”: discussion of scholarly works in progress featuring a presentation by Professor Shayak Sarkar.
  • “Teaching and Service: Overcoming Challenges, Realizing Opportunities”: panel discussion moderated by Professor Rose Cuison Villazor.
  • “Finding Your Voice: How to Leverage Stories across Multiple Audiences”: panel discussion moderated by Karen Charney, UC Davis School of Law Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Serving as the chair or chair-elect of AALS sections will be Professor Afra Afsharipour (Law and Southeast Asian Studies), Professor Jasmine Harris (Law and Mental Disability), and Professor Rose Cuison Villazor (Immigration Law). Professor Afsharipour also serves on the Executive Committee for the Section on Business Associations. Professor Harris is on the Executive Committee for the Section on Evidence. Professor Carlton Larson is on the Executive Committee for the Section on Legal History.

Also planning to attend are Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin and Mary Louise Frampton, Director of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies. UC Davis School of Law will host an AALS Reception for alumni and friends on January 4.