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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Boyd Professors Attend Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Clockwise from top left: Ruben Garcia, Leslie Griffin, Francine
Lipman, Addie Rolnick, Ann McGinley and Elizabeth MacDowell
Boyd professors Ruben J. Garcia, Dr. Leslie C. Griffin, Francine J. Lipman, Elizabeth L. MacDowell, Ann C. McGinley, and Addie C. Rolnick attended the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle May 28-31 where they presented papers, chaired discussions, and participated on roundtables.

Professor Garcia presented his paper “The Constitutional Right to a Minimum Wage,” chaired a panel on “Who is a ‘Worker’? Who is the ‘Employer’?” and co-chaired the activities of the Collaborative Research Network on labor rights. 

Professor Griffin participated on panels discussing a chapter of her forthcoming book Feminist Legal Judgments.

Professor Lipman presented her paper titled “Access to Tax Justice” on a panel.

Professor MacDowell presented her paper titled “Domestic Violence and the Politics of Self-Help.”

Professor McGinley presented her paper “We are All Contingent: Recognizing Vulnerability in a Global Workplace” on a panel on labor rights, and participated on a roundtable on the Feminist Judgments Project, edited by fellow Professor Linda Berger.

Professor Rolnick presented her paper, along with co-author Professor Kim Pearson from Gonzaga University, titled “Race, Gender, and Ideal Parenthood in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl” as part of a panel on children’s rights and best interests. She also participated on a roundtable discussing “Promise and Pathos in Indian Law.”

The Law and Society Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts. Annual meetings are an important part of the association’s activities and provide participants an opportunity to exchange ideas in multiple ways and socialize.