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SWLAW Faculty Members attending the Law and Society Conference

May 26, 2023

Southwestern Law School Professors to Showcase Cutting-Edge Scholarship at Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Conference 

Los Angeles, May 26, 2023 — Southwestern Law School is proud to announce that nine of its esteemed professors will present their groundbreaking research and scholarship at the upcoming Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 1-4, 2023. This prestigious event brings together legal scholars and professionals from around the world to discuss pressing issues in law and society. 

Presenters from Southwestern Law School, listed by order of their appearance at the conference, are: 

Jonathan Miller 
June 1, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM 
Argentina’s “Yankee-mania”: The Power and Limits of the Ideology of Copying U.S. Constitutionalism Under President Domingo Sarmiento (1868-1874) 

Bill Wood 
June 1, 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM 
The First California Native Title Case: Thompson v. Doaksum 

Meera Deo 
June 1, 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM 
Secondary Trauma from Empirical Research 

Julia Vazquez 
June 1, 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM 
The Impacted Legal Scholar: Towards Creating a Praxis of Hope through Scholarship 
Hila Keren 
June 2, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM 
Inequality and Fear 
Tracy Turner 
June 3, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM 
Separate But Unequal in School Athletics: Dismantling the Cage of Binary Sports 
Richard Jolly 
June 3, 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM 
The Administrative State’s Jury Problem 
John Tehranian 
June 3, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM 
Patently Misguided: The Use and Misuse of Legal Borrowing in Intellectual Property Jurisprudence 

The theme of The 2023 Law and Society Association's meeting in Puerto Rico is centered around exploring the concept of a "separate and unequal" territory within the United States empire. Participants are invited to examine the historical context of territorial expansionism and the resulting constitutional doctrine of "territorial incorporation." Through interdisciplinary perspectives, the conference aims to foster reflection on how the law perpetuates discrimination and inequalities in unincorporated territories like Puerto Rico, and encourages participants to consider broader power dynamics and visions of the relationship between law and society.

These distinguished faculty members have dedicated their expertise and research efforts to address critical legal issues, contributing significantly to the field of law and society. Their participation in the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Conference underscores Southwestern Law School's commitment to academic excellence, values of equity and justice, and improving the state of communities impacted by the law.  

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