Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Schedule

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Plenary: The Political Economy of Debt

 

 
  • Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Albany Law School, "Fugitivity and Debt"
  • Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Justice, Seattle University School of Law, "Occupy Debt: Collective Default as Resistance"
  • Winifred Poster, Washington University St. Louis School of Social Work, "Hidden Sides of the Debt Economy: Emotions, Outsourcing, and Indian Call Centers"
  • Ashton S. Phillips, Trial Attorney at U.S. Department of Labor, "Bank-Created Money and Federal Deficit Spending: A Proposal for a New Paradigm in the Government Spending Debate"

Moderator: Sarah Dadush, Assistant Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law - Newark

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

 

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 1

 

 

Capture, Corruption & the Regulatory State

 

 
  • Martha McCluskey, Professor and William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, SUNY Buffalo Law School, "Regulatory Capture: Big Law versus Big Money in Politics"
  • Matthew Titolo, Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, "The Jargon of Corruption"
  • James John Varellas III, PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, "Toward a Progressive 'Law and Political Economy': Regulation Theory, Macroeconomic Restructuring and the Administrative State"
  • Dan Danielsen, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, "Private Ordering and Instrumental States: Reassessing the Role of States and Regulation in Global Crises"

Moderator: Warren Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

 

 

Leveraging Tomorrow for Today With Debt, Austerity, and Taxes for the Masses

 

 
  • Francine J. Lipman, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, "Uniform Definition of a Child: What's Location Have to Do With It?"
  • Samuel D. Brunson, Assistant Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, "The U.S. as Tax Haven? Aiding Developing Countries by Revoking the Revenue Rule"
  • Phyllis Taite Smith, Associate Professor, Florida A&M University College of Law, "Taxes: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution to Diminishing Debt"
  • Randle B. Pollard, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Taxation, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, "'Cut - and that's a Wrap' - the Film Industry's Fleecing of State Economic Incentive Programs"

Moderator: William Wood, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

 

Lunch and Keynote Address

 

 

Professor Akhil Gupta, Department of Anthropology & Director, Center for India and South Asia, University of California, Los Angeles

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2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 2

 

 

Let's Talk - A Conversation with Advocates

 

 
  • Martha Matthews, Director, Children's Rights Project, Public Counsel
  • Matthew Sirolly, Director, Wage Justice Center
  • Yolanda Vera, Senior Deputy for Health Care Services and Advocacy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas' Office
  • Laura Streimer, Legal Director, Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Silvia R. Argueta, Executive Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Robyn Smith, Consumer Rights Specialist, National Consumer Law Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Moderator: Clare Pastore, Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

 

 

State Power, Exclusion and Legitimacy

 

 
  • Priya S. Gupta, Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, "Postcolonial Property Rights and Rhetoric in Urban India"
  • Manoj Mate, Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier Law School; Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law; and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Whittier College, "Economic Liberalization, Development and the Supreme Court of India"
  • Stewart Chang, Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier Law School, "Neoliberalism and Entrepreneurial Sexuality in Singapore"
  • Sergio Latorre, Visiting Scholar, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, "A New Rural Landscape in Colombia: Tracing the Interaction of Pesant and Legal Experts"
  • Seval Yildirim, Associate Professor of Law, Whittier Law School and Asli Ü. Bâli, Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, "Ecumenopolis?: Turkey's AKP and the Limits of Neoliberal Governmentality"

Moderator: Bryant Garth, Chancellor's Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law and Dean Emeritus, Southwestern Law School

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

 

Break

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 3

 

 

Complicating Race

 

 
  • Lisa R. Pruitt, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law, "Complicating Whiteness: A Study at the Intersection of Race and Class"
  • Hila Keren, Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, "Unconscionability & Conscience"
  • Ernesto Hernández-López, Professor, Chapman University School of Law, "Guantánamo as the ‘Phantom Menace': law in empire's spatial and hierarchical exclusions"
  • Camille Walsh, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell and Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School, "Beyond Status and Contract: The Pursuit of Happiness and the Accident of Birth"

Moderator: Isabelle Gunning, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

 

 

Public Law, Private Law and the Common Good

 

 
  • Lesley K. McAllister, Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar, University of Davis School of Law, "Public Law, Private Assessment: Regulatory Reliance on Conformity Assessment"
  • René Reich-Graefe, Professor of Law, Western New England University School of Law, "The Perpetuation of Class Divides From the Bottom Up: Trust, Groupthink and the Emerging Evidence from Corporate Boards"
  • Linda Coco, Associate Professor of Law, Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, "Bankruptcy Reform and Fiscal Identities: Rational Actors and Emotional Bodies in the American Bankruptcy"
  • Danielle Kie Hart, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, "Contracts & Inequality"

Moderator: Peer Zumbansen, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Economic Governance and Legal Theory, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Reception and Dinner

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

 

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 4

 

 

The Unwelcome Phoenix: Resurrection of Local Ordinances Impacting Undocumented Immigrant Communities

 

 

  • Julia I. Vázquez, Supervising Attorney for the Immigration Law Clinic and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, ": Intersections of the Over Policed and Under Protected: Contradictions in Local and Federal Law & Policy for Immigrant Crime Victims"
  • Cynthia Anderson Barker, Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), "Turning The Tide on Arizonification: Law and Organizing to confront and reverse local policies of immigrant criminalization"
  • Andrea Ramos, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Moderator: Patricia Brum, JD Candidate, Southwestern Law School

 

 

Unequal Education

 

 

  • Julie Nice, Herbst Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, "Reproducing Elitism in Legal Education"
  • Terry Smith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, "Austerity in Color: Minority Professors and the Transformation of Higher Education" and Sumi Cho, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, "The Impact of Austerity on Minority Faculty Members in Higher Education"
  • Lucy Jewel, Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, "Tales of a Fourth Tier Nothing: Class Bias in Legal Education Reform"
  • Victoria Haneman, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, "The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Marriage and Childbearing"

Moderator: Roman J. Hoyos, Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

 

Break

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 5

 

 

Wages, Employment & Economic Development

 

 

  • Nantiya Ruan, Lawyering Process Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Director of the Workplace Law Program, University of Denver; and Writing Adviser, DU Bar Success Program and Nancy Reichman, Professor, University of Denver, "Scheduling Shortfalls: Hours Parity as the New Pay Equity"
  • Charlotte Garden, Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, "The Corporate Great Awakening"
  • Amy Kedron, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, University of Southern Florida and Founding Executive Director of Buffalo First, "Main Street Revisited: How Local Proprietor Relationships Drive Sustainable Community Economic Development"
  • Veena Dubal, Civil Rights Attorney, Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy and Fellow at the Center for Research on Social Change, University of California, Berkeley, "Legal Precarity: Tracing the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Ethic in Determining Who is a Worker"

Moderator: Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

 

 

The Politics of Electoral Reform and the Myth of Voter Fraud

 

 

  • Manoj Mate, Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier Law School; Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law; and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Whittier College, "The Participatory Model in Election Law"
  • Timothy K. Kuhner, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, "Between the Bull's Horns and the Eagle's Talons: Partyocracy, Plutocracy, and the Elusive Design of Democratic Integrity"
  • Atiba R. Ellis, Associate Professor of Law, West Virginia University, College of Law, "The Meme of Voter Fraud"
  • Brian Sawers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, "The Poll Tax as Labor Control"

Moderator: Gowri Ramachandran, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

 

Lunch and Works in Progress

 

 

  • Patience A. Crowder, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, "The Space Between Achieving Regional Economic Justice"
  • Veena Dubal, Civil Rights Attorney, Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy and Fellow at the Center for Research on Social Change, University of California, Berkeley, "Legal Precarity: Tracing the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Ethic in Determining Who is a Worker"
  • Atiba R. Ellis, Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, "A Price Too High: Voter Suppression and the Conflicting Definitions of Citizenship"
  • Timothy K. Kuhner, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, "Between the Bull's Horns and the Eagle's Talons: Partyocracy, Plutocracy, and the Elusive Design of Democratic Integrity"
  • Ashton S. Phillips, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, "Bank-created Money and Federal Deficit Spending: A Proposal for a New Paradigm in the Government Spending Debate"
  • Jennifer Raso, SJD Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, "Access to Information as Access to Justice in the Age of Austerity"
  • Julia I. Vázquez, Supervising Attorney for the Immigration Law Clinic and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, "Intersections of Over Policed and Under Protected: Contradictions in Local Policy and Federal Legislation for Immigrant Crime Victims"
  • Bela August Walker, Associate Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, "Federal & Local Tensions in Land"
  • Eric A. Zacks, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School, "The Moral Hazard of Contract Design"
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1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Concurrent Panels - Session 6

 

 

Law, Citizenship & Community

   
  • M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, "An Analysis of Federal Court Decisions involving Citizenship by Descent from 1990-2010 to Identify the Role of Race, Gender, Marital Status, Class and National Origin"
  • Arthur F. McEvoy, Associate Dean for Research and Paul E. Treusch Professor of Law, "Environmental Justice & the Decline of the New Deal State"
  • Ezra Rosser, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, "The (Latin) American Dream"
  • Lisa T. Alexander, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, "Occupy the Right to Housing"

Moderator: Thomas Kleven, Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

   

Student Debt and Default: Reframing the Politics, Practices, and Possibilities

   
  • Martha Mahoney, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar, University of Miami School of Law
  • Isaac Bowers, Senior Program Manager, Educational Debt Relief & Outreach, Equal Justice Works
  • William Mueller, JD Candidate, University of Miami School of Law
  • Grace Willberg, JD Candidate, University of Miami School of Law

Moderator: Lisa R. Pruitt, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

 

Break

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

 

Plenary: The Socioeconomics of Family Law

 

 

  • Tonya L. Brito, University of Wisconsin Law School and Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, "When Poor Men Have Children: The Story behind Zablocki v. Redhail"
  • Andrea Freeman, Assistant Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Manoa, "A Critical Race, Class, and Gender Analysis of Infant Feeding"
  • Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School, "Reconceiving Pregnancy"

Moderator: Katherine C. Sheehan, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

 

Break

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Plenary: Towards a Progressive Economic Theory

 

 

  • Angela P. Harris, Professor of Law, University of California Davis School of Law, "In the Cracks of Capitalism: The Commons as Utopian Space"
  • Patrick Crawford, Crawford Tax Law Group, PC, "Marginalizing Distributive Justice in Tax Scholarship: An Ideology Critique of the Pro-Consumption Tax Literature"
  • Wendy A. Bach, Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law, "The Hyperregulatory State"

Moderator: Charles R.P. Pouncy, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law

6:30 - 6:45 p.m.

 

Closing Remarks

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