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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Boyd Faculty Honored at Annual Law & Society Meeting

As reported in the June 2012 edition of Road Scholars, Professors Rachel Anderson, Ruben Garcia, Michael Kagan, Ann McGinley, Terry Pollman, Jeff Stempel, and Stacey Tovino attended the 2012 International Conference on Law & Society in Honolulu, HI.

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Addie Rolnick (right), received an honorable mention at the Conference for the 2011 Article Prize for her recent article, "The Promise of Mancari: Indian Political Rights as Racial Remedy," published in Volume 86 of the NYU Law Review. Professor Rolnick joined the Boyd faculty in fall 2011, bringing expertise in Criminal Law and Procedure, Critical Race Theory, Indian Law, and Juvenile Law.

Boyd was well represented at the Conference. Professor Rachel Anderson presented her paper, "Corporate Citizenship in Corporate Governance: Possibility or Pipe Dream?" as part of a Corporate Law and Human Rights panel. During an Author Meets Reader session, Professor Ruben Garcia discussed his new book out of NYU Press, Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them without Protection. Professor Garcia also presented a paper relating to workplace citizenship during a Collective Labor Law and Worker Participation session. Professor Michael Kagan presented his paper, "We Live in a Country of UNHCR: The UN Surrogate State as an Alternative Basis for Refugee Rights," as part of a Regulating Immigrant Rights: Comparative Perspectives session. Professor Ann McGinley chaired a panel entitled, "Gender from a Multidimensional Perspective: Masculinities Theories and Law," presented her paper entitled, "Because of Sex," commented on Ruben Garcia's Marginal Workers during Garcia's Author Meets Reader session, and commented on Susan Stiritz's "Hooking Up as a Neoliberal Practice" during a Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network panel. Finally, Professor Jeff Stempel participated in a roundtable entitled, "Power Grab: The Diminishing of Parties' Authority and Effectiveness through Procedures and Otherwise."