Schedule & Panels


(For Panels, Particpants, and Abstracts, scroll to the bottom of the page)

8:30  Welcome Reception, Coffee and Pastries

9:15  Welcome Address

 Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Politics, Pomona College)

Law and Legal Scholarship at The Fault Lines

9:45-11:30  Panel I: Marginalization and the Law

Introduction by Chair/ Discussant Diana Kapiszewski (Political Science, UC Irvine)

Stewart Chang (Whittier Law School)

Perfecting Victimization in the Public Mind: Marginalization Through Idealization in Anti-Sex Trafficking Law

David Fitzgerald (Sociology, UC San Diego)

Ethnic Selection of Immigrants to the Americas, 1790-2010

Pratheepan Gulasekaram (Presenter, Santa Clara Law) & Karthick Ramakrishnan (Co-Author, Political Science, UC Riverside)

Immigration Federalism: Its Political Underpinnings and Legal Implications (with Pratheepan Gulasekaram)

Jean Schroedel (Politics & Policy, Claremont Graduate University)

Vote Dilution and Suppression in Indian Country (with Ryan Hart)


12:00-1:00 Keynote Address (***lunch service will begin at 11:30***)

Introduction by Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Politics, Pomona College)

Robert A. Kagan (Political Science and Law, UC Berkeley)

American Adversarial Legalism: Fading, Spreading, Still Entrenched?


1:30-3:00  Panel II: Gender and the Law

Introduction by Chair/ Discussant Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies, Pitzer College)

Rebecca Hamlin (Political Science, USC and Grinnell College)

 Asylum for Women: Reading Gender into the Refugee Definition

Ange-Marie Hancock (Political Science, University of Southern California)

Empirical Intersectionality: A Tale of Two Approaches

Priya Gupta (Southwestern Law School)

 Space, Power, and Gender in the Foreclosure Crisis



3:30-5:00  Panel III: Transition and Change in International and Comparative Law 

Introduction by Chair/ Discussant Manoj Mate (Whittier Law School)

Lesley McAllister (University of San Diego Law School)

Environmental Enforcement Innovation in Industrializing Middle Income Countries

Heidi Haddad (Political Science, UC Irvine)

Advocates, Institution Builders, and Gatekeepers: NGOs and the International Criminal Court

John Cioffi (Political Science, UC Riverside)

Constitutive Conflicts: Conflicts of Interest as the Rule in Comparative Legal and Institutional Perspective


5:15  Closing Address

Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies, Pitzer College)


6:00  Dinner for Organizers & Presenters at Walter’s, 310 N Yale Ave (by invitation)