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Panel Chair “Legal Consciousness, Rhetoric and Dissent: China Past and Present”, at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities (ASLCH) Eighteenth Annual Conference 2015, Georgetown University Law Center, March 6-7, 2015

E. Legal Consciousness, Rhetoric, and Dissent: China Past and PresentMcDonough 141
Chair/Discussant: Paolo Farah
Panelists:
Marco Wan – The ‘Umbrella Revolution’, Hong Kong and the Rule of Law
Hsiao-tan Wang – Self-other relationship and law in everyday life: in the context of Chinese culture
Yan Sun – Literature and Law: Examined from the Interactions between Judicial Opinions and Gong An Novels in Ming China 

Abstracts of the Panel: Abstract – 900-1030am Session F

Full Program Available in pdf at: ASLCH Annual Conference 2015 – Georgetown University Law Center – March 6-7, 2015

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AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE: ASLCH Program at a Glance Schedule

Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities
March 6-7, 2015
Georgetown University Law Center | Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 6

10:00-10:30 am Registration & Continental Welcome Breakfast – Hart Lobby

10:30 am-12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. Four Cultural Heritage Case Studies– McDonough 588

B. Critical Theory and Law: Butler, Derrida, Lacan– McDonough 437

C. Other Responses to Terrorism– McDonough 201

D. Law, Markets, Dispossession, Degradation: Narratives of Economic Violence– McDonough 337

E. Citizenship Talk: Speech, Power, and Community Yesterday and Today– McDonough 156

F. Wasting Away: Law, Biopolitics and Dissent – McDonough 109

G. Logic of Contradictions – McDonough 164

H. Narrative Constructions of Legal Reality– McDonough 203

I. Disabling Institutions– McDonough 205

J. Author meets Readers: Marianne Constable’s “Our Word is Our Bond” – McDonough 206

K. Sex and Gender in Legal, Feminist, and Socio-Historical Perspective– McDonough 141

12:15-1:45 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:45-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. Pop Culture, Street Art, Cultural Memory– McDonough 201

B. Accusation and Punishment – McDonough 202

C. All True, All Fiction: Conspiracy Theory at the Contours of Legality– McDonough 200

D. Race in 19th Century America– McDonough 347

E. Fables of Authority – McDonough 203

F. International Law’s Narratives – McDonough 205

G. Rights Talk’, Migration and Civil Liberties: Beyond Legal and Narrative Discourse– McDonough 588

H. Democratizing Dignity – McDonough 156

I. Past the Façade of the Marble Columns?– McDonough 164

J. Analysing law from critical linguistic perspectives: Views from two disciplines– McDonough 141

K. War and Culture: Cultural Icons, Cultural Identities, and the Islamic State– McDonough 206

L. The Power and Prerogatives of the Sovereign in 16th and 17th Century England and Scotland – McDonough 109

3:30-3:45 pm Afternoon Break

3:45-5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. The Neoliberal State and Urban Space– McDonough 201

B. In the Garden of Interdisciplinarity: Serpents, Music, Law– McDonough 202

C. Colonialism and Its “Subjects”– McDonough 156

D. Jurisdiction Otherwise – McDonough 164

E. Law’s Response to Social Change: The Case of Sexual Orientation – McDonough 200

F. The Roles of Age, Race, Gender, and Doctrine in Judicial Decision-Making– McDonough 141

G. James Martel, “The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin and the Second Commandment”– McDonough 109

H. Author Meets Readers: Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty by Austin Sarat – McDonough 203

I. Black Religion, Black Critique, and the Limits of Law– McDonough 205

J. Intellectual Property Narratives: France, Italy, U.S. – McDonough 347

K. Truth, Fiction, Law – McDonough 437

5:30-6:30 pm Keynote Address – Hart Auditorium
“Freedom and Disenchantment in America”
Orlando Patterson

6:30-7:30 pm Reception – Hotung 2nd Floor Lobby
Saturday, March 7

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast – Hart Lobby

9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions:
A. The Aesthetics of Self and Law in Literature and Theater– McDonough 588

B. Law, Life and Exclusion– McDonough 164

C. Jurispolitics: Law, Legitimacy, Power– McDonough 492

D. Love and Loss in the Legal Archive– McDonough 437

E. “Colonial Incursions, Immigrant/Refugee Assimilation, and Access to Justice”– McDonough 200

F. Legal Consciousness, Rhetoric, and Dissent: China Past and Present– McDonough 141

G. Religion, Ritual and the Law– McDonough 109

H. Thresholds of Legibility in Post-Conflict Resolution – McDonough 140

I. Juries – McDonough 202

J. The Meaning of Death for the Meaning of Law – McDonough 205

K. The Limits of State Power – McDonough 156

L. Theorizing the Enduring Nature of Racial Cultural Politics– McDonough 347

10:30-10:45 am Coffee – Hart Lobby

10:45 am-12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. Property and Punishment: Discourses on Legal Subjecthood in Antebellum Era– McDonough 437

B. Ethics and Aesthetics in Cinematic and Theatrical Responses to Atrocity and Poverty – McDonough 201

C. A Feminist Perspective on How the Criminal Justice System Treats People. From Street Pat-Downs to Prisons – McDonough 156

D. Law, Economy and Political Action – McDonough 109

E. Fictional and Non-Fictional Narratives of Criminal Law and Prison Life– McDonough 164

F. Parenthood and Law – McDonough 206

G. Colonial and Post-Colonial Legality in India – McDonough 141

H. The Voice of the Judge – McDonough 202

I. Intellectual Property and Visual/Digital Culture – McDonough 588

J. Regulating Economic Life: Narratives of Tax of Corporate Law – McDonough 337

K. Assisted Suicide and Death Rituals– McDonough 203

12:15-1:30 pm Box Lunch Distribution – Hart 2nd Floor Atrium
You may bring your lunch to any area around the law center to eat, including the cafeteria, 2nd floor Atrium area, or Sport and Fitness Lobby area.

12:30-1:30 pm Optional Discussion Group on the Podcast “Serial” – McDonough 203

1:30-3:30 pm A. The Relationship Between Literary and Legal Argument – McDonough 140

B. Rape, Sexual Assault and the Law – McDonough 141

C. Traversing the Law/Politics Divide – McDonough 203

D. Legal Rhetorics of the Everyday – McDonough 164

E. What is a “Legal Lag”? The co-production of Weapons and Law – McDonough 437

F. Meta-Aesthetics of Law and Justice – McDonough 205

G. Regulating the Body – McDonough 202

H. Theorizing Under-Recognized Dilemmas for Equality in Relationships and the Family – McDonough 156

I. The Cultural Politics and Legal Demarcation of Space– McDonough 206

J. Criminology, Prisons, Prosecutors – McDonough 201

K. Law’s Role in Constructing Collective Memory– McDonough 220

L. Thinking “the Political” Beyond Cognition – McDonough 200

3:30-3:45 pm Coffee – Hart Lobby

3:45-5:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. Aesthetics of Narratives of Justice– McDonough 203

B. Nigeria as a Case Study for Seeing Law in Cultural Context– McDonough 156

C. Race, Space and Policing McDonough 200

D. Author meets readers: Maria Aristodemou’s “Law, Psychoanalysis, Society”– McDonough 202

E. Permutations of Property: The Codification of Cultural Production and Entitlement– McDonough 347

F. Legal Culture, Legal Training, and the Politics of the Legal Profession– McDonough 164

G. Defining and Delegating to the Public– McDonough 201

H. Legal Images and Popular Discourse– McDonough 206

I. Borders, Citizenship and Rights – McDonough 140

J. Iconography of Justice – McDonough 205

K. Shaping Punishment – McDonough 220

5:15 pm Adjournment

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Paolo Davide Farah, “Conflict between Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights: A Case Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Paper Presentation in the Panel “Four Cultural Heritage Case Studies” at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities (ASLCH) Eighteenth Annual Conference 2015″, Georgetown University Law Center, March 6-7, 2015

Abstracts of the Panel: Abstracts – 1030am-1215pm Session A

Full Program Available in pdf at: ASLCH Annual Conference 2015 – Georgetown University Law Center – March 6-7, 2015

Full Program Available in html below:

Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities Annual Conference

PROGRAM

Friday, March 6

10:00-10:30 am Registration & Continental Welcome Breakfast – Hart Lobby

10:30 am-12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:

A. Four Cultural Heritage Case Studies–McDonough 588
Chair: Alexander Nagel – The Last of the Qataban: Preserving Ancient cemeteries and antiquities laws in the Yemen
Panelists:
Paolo Farah – Conflict between Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights:A Case Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage
Xiaoqian Hu – The Law and Politics of State Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage: From UNESCO to China
Keon Pettiway – Narrating the Constitutive Rhetoric of Law and Cultural Property

B. Critical Theory and Law: Butler, Derrida, Lacan–McDonough 437
Chair/Discussant: Andrew Poe
Panelists:
Robert Herian – The Semblant Equity
William Conklin – Space and Time before the Castle of Legal Consciousness
Tristana Martin Rubio – Derrida contra Rawls: “Reasonableness,” Sovereignty, Democracy

C. Other Responses to Terrorism–McDonough 201
Chair: Luis Plascencia
Panelists:
Sital Dhillon – Human Rights and Counter Terrorism
John Strawson – Fighting ISIS: Demotic International Law in Print.
Adam Thurschwell
Eugene Garver

D. Law, Markets, Dispossession, Degradation: Narratives of Economic Violence–McDonough 337
Chair/Discussant: Vincent Mosley
Panelists:
Teresa Park
Julia Dehm – A climate for market construction
Jean-Alexandre De Bousquet – The Evolution of the Reinstatement Remedy by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

E. Wasting Away: Law, Biopolitics and Dissent –McDonough 109
Chair/Discussant: Leif Dahlberg
Panelists:
Sarah Burgess – Scenes of Responsibility: The Limits of Human Rights Discourses in the Ashley Smith Case
Justin Iverson – Developing The Waste Land: Depreciation as a Function of Society Building
Michael-Anthony Lutfy – Unmasking Dissent: The Criminalization of Masks at Protests
Stuart Murray – The Human Right to Die

F. Logic of Contradictions –McDonough 164
Panelists:
Daniel Farbman –Localism National
Corinne Blalock – “Government Small Enough to Fit in Your Bedroom”: Regulation of the Family under Neoliberalism
KB Burnside –An American Police
Ben Levin –Guns and Drugs

G. Narrative Constructions of Legal Reality–McDonough 203
Chair/Discussant: Peter Brooks
Panelists:
Matthew Birkhold – Narrating the limits of fair use and the public domain
Tal Kastner – Telling stories of and in law in Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess
Anna Offit – When Certainty Enters the Story: Managing Narrative Logic in the Prosecution of Parents

H. Author meets Readers: Marianne Constable’s “Our Word is Our Bond” – McDonough 206
Chair: James Martel
Author: Marianne Constable
Panelists:
Stacy Douglas
Julem Etxabe
George Pavlich
Martha Umphrey

12:15-1:45 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:45-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:

A. Pop Culture, Street Art, Cultural Memory–McDonough 201
Chair/Discussant: Richard Sherwin
Panelists:
Jesse Centrella – Beautiful Justice:Legal Protection of Deviant Aesthetic
Jothie Rajah – Law and the Visual in a Post-9/11 World
Jeremy Pilcher

B. Accusation and Punishment –McDonough 202
Panelists:
Elisabeth Anker – Manderlay, Emancipation, and the Problem of Black Freedom
Amy Swiffen – Death Alternatives of the State
George Pavich – Avowal and Criminal Accusation

C. All True, All Fiction: Conspiracy Theory at the Contours of Legality–McDonough 200
Chair: Başak Ertür
Discussant: Senem Kaptan – 
Scripts of Law: The Production and Maintenance of Conspiracy Theories in Turkey’s Treason Trials

Panelists:
Michael E. Allen – Suspended in Time, Suspended in Secrecy: Conspiracy Theories in the Search for Missing US Military Personnel 
Philip Kadish –Miscegenation Conspiracies, Race Science, and American Law
Evan Edward Laine – Modernity, Fear and 9/11 Conspiracy Theories: A Rational Attempt to Explain the Irrational
Senem Kaptan –

D. Race in 19th Century America–McDonough 347
Chair/Discussant: Teresa Park
Panelists:
Courtney Marshall – Ain’t I A Lady: Black Women And The Racial Railroad
Budrunnisa Khan – Race, Space, and Legal Liminality in Charles Chestnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition
Andrew Porwancher – The Devil Himself: Honor, Insanity, and the Birth of Modern America
Faith Barter – “Dead! Dead! Dead!”:Unnatural Law from The Confessions of Nat Turner and David Walker’s Appeal

E. Fables of Authority McDonough 203
Chair: Barry Wimpfheimer
Panelists:
Ravit Reichman – Self and Selfie: Identity Theft and the Crisis of Agency
Susanna Lee – Nineteenth-century French juries and the violence of authorship
Patricio Boyer – The Affects of History: Judgment and Historical Consciousness in the Hispanic Sixteenth Century
Kathleen Fitzpatrick – “Like good modern art”: Legal Form in Catch 22  

F. Rights Talk’, Migration and Civil Liberties: Beyond Legal and Narrative Discourse–McDonough 588
Chair: Annette Houlihan – Migrating (Ill)legalities: HIV Criminalisation
Panelists:
Christine Corcos – Human Rights narratives in science fiction films and television series from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s
Audrey Golden – Languages of the Khmer Rouge: Literature, Translation, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

G. Past the Façade of the Marble Columns?–McDonough 164
Chair: Caprice Roberts
Panelists:
Michael Allen
Andrew Seigel
Eric Segall
Stephen Vladeck

H. Analysing law from critical linguistic perspectives: Views from two disciplines–McDonough 141
Chair: Lawrence Solan
Discussants: Anne Lise Kjaer &Amanda Potts (co-presenter)- The Discursive Construction of Law, Fact, and Legitimacy: A Corpus-Linguistic Study of the Discourse of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Panelists:
Siobhan Weare – Mad, bad or victims? Linguistically Legal: An Exploration of Law’s Semantic Constructions of Women Who Kill
Davide Mazzi – “By partially renouncing their sovereignty…”: corpus perspectives on Irish legal discourse in EU-related disputes

I. War and Culture: Cultural Icons, Cultural Identities, and the Islamic State–McDonough 206
Chair: Anne-Marie Carstens – War and Culture: Cultural Icons, Cultural Identities, and the Islamic State
Panelists:
Aiyaz Husain
Jennifer Gordon

J. The Power and Prerogatives of the Sovereign in 16th and 17th Century England and Scotland –McDonough 109
Chair: Roger Fisher – A Taciturn Silence: the Historical Origins of Thomas More’s “Right to Silence”
Panelists:
Anne Sappington – The Law, the Sovereign, and the Sacrificial Daughter in Sixteenth-Century Britain
Sarah Higinbotham – A Traitorous Imagination: Elizabeth and Symbols of the Law’s Violence
Claire Landis – “Lest He May, Prevent”: Neo-Roman Liberty in Julius Caesar

K. Author Meets Readers: Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty by Austin Sarat–McDonough 437  
Chair: Karl Shoemaker
Panelists:
Daniel LaChance
Naomi Mezey
Austin Sarat

3:30-3:45 pm Afternoon Break 

3:45-5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions: 

A. The Neoliberal State and Urban SpaceMcDonough 201
Chair: Paul Passavant – Beyond Crime: Order Maintenance, Post-Fordist, Neoliberal Policing and the State 
Panelists:
Lester Spence – Race and the Neo-Liberal City Christopher Forester-Smith – Neoliberalism in Michigan Cities: Governmentality, Racism, and Emergency Management
Christopher Forester-Smith – Neoliberalism in Michigan Cities: Governmentality, Racism, and Emergency Management  

B. In the Garden of Interdisciplinarity: Serpents, Music, LawMcDonough 202
Chair: Sara Ramshaw – ‘Translating Improvisation Across Disciplines: Music and Law’
Panelists: Paul Stapleton & Adnan Marquez-Borbon – ‘John Zorn’s Cobra: Background, Analysis and Demonstration’
Kathryn McNeilly – ‘The Creation of Hydra: Translation in Action’
Michael Malanik – Law and music – the comparative analysis 

C. Colonialism and Its “Subjects”–McDonough 156
Chair/Discussant: Debjani Bhattacharyya
Panelists:
Jean-Philippe Crete – Colonial Anxiety and Sovereign Accusation at the Birth of the Criminal Code of Canada (1877-1893)
Pavithra Tantrigoda – ‘Green Imperialism’ in Law: The Place of Colonized Populations in the Natural Rights Discourses of Francisco de Vitoria and Immanuel Kant 

D. Jurisdiction OtherwiseMcDonough 164
Chair: Daniel Matthews –Jurisdiction of the Common
Panelists: Basak Ertur – Performativity and Jurisdiction
Tara Mulqueen – The Laws of Ordering and the Constitution of the Political
Adam Knowles – Questioning Miranda: What is the Right to Remain Silent a Right To? 

E. Law’s Response to Social Change: The Case of Sexual OrientationMcDonough 200
Chair: Sarah Burgess
Panelists:
Carlo Pedrioli – Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court As Critical Social Movement Ally
Luke Boso – Sexual Orientation Stereotyping
Meagan Rafferty – Diversifying Jurisprudence: An Argument For An All-Minority Supreme Court 

F. The Roles of Age, Race, Gender, and Doctrine in Judicial Decision-MakingMcDonough 141 


Chair: Anne Dailey
Panelists:
Jessie Allen – Doctrine, Ritual and Impartiality
Amanda Fisher – Gendered Judicial Empathy Helene Love – Ageism and the Language of Judgments

G. James Martel, “The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin and the Second Commandment”–McDonough 109
Chair: Robyn Marasco
Panelists:
Panu Minkkinen
Jill Stauffer
Adam Thurscwell
Mark Antaki

H Black Religion, Black Critique, and the Limits of LawMcDonough 205
Chair: Vincent Lloyd – God’s Law for Black Women: Anna Julia Cooper on Natural Law and Social Justice
Panelists:
Terence Johnson – Derrick Bell and the Gospel of Race and Narrative in American Politics
Ian Ward – Philosophers, Prophets and Social Critics: Democratic Visions of Higher Law 

I. Truth, Fiction, Law –McDonough 437
Chair/Discussant: Steve Winter – Why Truth Is Stranger than Fiction?
Panelists:
Ralph Grunewald – “The court is attracted by the guilt”: Representations of Literal and Literary Innocence
Julia Simon-Kerr – Against Credibility Proxies
Marc Roark – Robert Penn Warren’s Southern Exceptionalism 

J. Policing Borders of Self and Nation – McDonough 206
Chair: Daniel LaChance – Mental Illness, Law, and Ideology in the 1950s: The Case of Lucille Miller
Panelists:
Keramet Reiter – California’s Determinate Sentencing Law and Its Unintended Effects on Indeterminate Solitary Confinement, 1976-2011
Chair: Luis Plascencia – Where is the Border?: The Fourth Amendment and the Production of a Mexican Zone of Surveillance
Ana Henderson – Discerning Citizenship: from Race to Verification
Combined from the previous panels of: Borders, Citizenship and Rights and Disabling Institutions

K. Citizenship Talk: Speech, Power, and Community Yesterday and Today–McDonough 220
Chair: Kristin Collins
Panelists:
Bethany Berger – Citizenship in Red and Yellow:Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark.
Daniel Morales –When Aliens Speak
Matthew Lindsay – Preserving the Exceptional Republic:Political Economy, Race, and the Origins of the Modern Federal Immigration Power

5:30-7:00 pm Reception – Hotung 2nd Floor Lobby

Saturday, March 7

8:30-9:00 am Breakfast –Hart Lobby 

9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions: 

A. Law, Life and ExclusionMcDonough 164
Chair: Michaela Brangan – Contracting Capture: Hailsham’s “Decent Lives”
Panelist: Christopher Seeds – Perpetual Punishment and the Politics of Life
Paul Gowder –The Rule of Law, Democracy, Equality
Noya Rimalt –Multicultural Challenges 

B. Jurispolitics: Law, Legitimacy, PowerMcDonough 492
Chair: Eric Sapp – The Ruse of Law
Discussant: Mathilde Cohen
Panelists:
Aisha Ghani – Terrorist Subjectivities: Sentencing Hearings As Spaces of Self- Making and Ideological Contestation
Anna Krakus – Constitutional Amendments and Historical Rewriting in the Polish 1970s
Alina Neculae – The Legal Force of the Fundamental Rights Charter in the European Union’s Legal Order

C. Love and Loss in the Legal ArchiveMcDonough 437
Chair: Alecia Simmonds – Gay Lotharios and Hoary Adonises: colonial masculinities, child maintenance and the action for breach of promise of marriage in the Australasian colonies: 1825-1901
Panelists:
Julia Bowes – Corrupting Your Flesh and Blood: Anti-Vaccinationists and American Anti-Statism 1880-1920
Gian-Marco Vidor – Concepts of love in understanding and defining “crimes of passion” in Italian legal debates (1880-1930) 

D. “Colonial Incursions, Immigrant/Refugee Assimilation, and Access to Justice” McDonough 200
Chair/Discussant: Sara Ross
Panelists:
Leif Dahlberg – Forms and conditions of court interpretation in Stockholm lower level courts: Implications for access to fair trial (ECHR, article 6.3e)
Sylvia Schafer – Reciprocity, Equivalence, and Difference: Law, Illness, and Outsiders in Late Nineteenth-Century France
Laura Lehua Yim – Effacing Law with Chaos: Contesting Jurisdiction in the Hawaiian Islands
Veronica Hendrick – “Chinese Immigrant Labor: Water Ghosts and the Consequences of the Chinese Exclusion Act” 

E. Legal Consciousness, Rhetoric, and Dissent: China Past and PresentMcDonough 141
Chair/Discussant: Paolo Farah
Panelists:
Marco Wan – The ‘Umbrella Revolution’, Hong Kong and the Rule of Law
Hsiao-tan Wang – Self-other relationship and law in everyday life: in the context of Chinese culture
Yan Sun – Literature and Law: Examined from the Interactions between Judicial Opinions and Gong An Novels in Ming China 

F. Religion, Ritual and the LawMcDonough 109
Chair: Dana Lloyd
Panelists:
Danielle Boaz – Obeah, Witchcraft, and the “Pretended” Use of “Supernatural Powers”: Evaluating the Meaning of Freedom of Religion in the Anglophone Caribbean
Shimelis Kene – Legal Rituals

Nomi Stolzenberg – Political Theology With a Difference
Matthew Scherer – The Politics of Religious Freedom in Hosanna-Tabor and Hobby Lobby

G. Thresholds of Legibility in Post-Conflict Resolution McDonough 140
Chair: Sangina Patnaik – Telling Truths in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Panelists:
Aaron Bady – ‘It Continues Not To End’: Time, Poetry, and the ICC Witness Project
Barbara Harlow – “…alleged crimes committed in Palestine”: The Case of Palestine In International Law and Before the Courts of World Opinion
Catherine Scott – Conceptions of property &social justice in claims for restitution against former socialist states at the European Court of Human Rights 

H. JuriesMcDonough 202
Chair: Linda Meyer
Panelists:
Nancy Marder – Juror Bias, Voir Dire, and the Judge-Jury Relationship
Sonali Chakravarti – Jurors and Subversive Democracy
Kathleen Shapely – A Trollopian Vision of Community Justice: The Three Clerks and Orley Farm

I. The Meaning of Death for the Meaning of LawMcDonough 205
Chair: Simon Stow
Panelists:

Thomas Dumm – Real Estate and the Law of Death
Steven Jonston – Democracy and the Redistribution of Violence

J. The Limits of State Power McDonough 156
Chair: Katherine Franke
Panelists:
Lisa Kelly – Who May Correct the Child?
Rana Jaleel – Gambling on Federalism
Zeina Jallad – Negotiating Space: the Case of the Samaritan Jews in the occupied Palestinian territory 

K. Theorizing the Enduring Nature of Racial Cultural Politics–McDonough 347
Chair/Discussant: Courtney Marshall
Panelists:
Charlton Copeland – A Tree Meant for Healing: Lynching, Racial Spectacle, Federalism and the Promise of the “New” South
Leila Brannstrom – Race and Ethnicity in Swedish Anti-Discrimination Law
Vinay Harpalani – DesiCrit: Theorizing the Racial Ambiguity of South Asian Americans

L. Sex and Gender in Legal, Feminist, and Socio-Historical Perspective–McDonough 337
Chair: Jill Hasday – Intimate Lies: How does and How Should the Law Regulate Deception Within Our Closest Relationships
Discussant: Naomi Mezey
Panelists:
Shari Motro – Scholarship Against Desire
Robin West – Hobby Lobby, Freedom of the Church, and Our Ongoing Cultural Wars 

M. Regulating Economic Life: Intellectual Property, Tax and Corporate Law – McDonough 206
Chair: Paul Berman
Panelists:
Bernardo Piciche – Beauty: A Legally Preserved Common Good in Italy
Jorge Contreras – Narratives of Gene Patenting

Stefanie Mueller – Charity Incorporated in Herman Melville’s The Confidence Man
Benjamin McDaniel – At Odds With Progress: Minnesota Property Tax Policy, the Twin Cities and the Great Recession (2003-2012)
Comprised originally of: Regulating Economic Life: Narratives of Tax of Corporate Law  and Intellectual Property Narratives: France, Italy, U.S.

10:30-10:45 am Coffee –Hart Lobby

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
A. Property and Punishment: Discourses on Legal Subjecthood in Antebellum EraMcDonough 437

Chair: Birte Christ – Inverted Racial Disparities: The Absence of the Black Convict in Antebellum Anti-Gallows Poetry
Panelists:
Simone Knewitz – Debating Property and Personhood: Slavery and the Rhetoric of Ownership in Antebellum America
John Cyril Barton – Antebellum Prison Discipline and the Court of Public Opinion 

B. Ethics and Aesthetics in Cinematic and Theatrical Responses to Atrocity and PovertyMcDonough 201
Chair/Discussant: Richard Sherwin
Panelists:
Caroline Joan Picart – Toward a Poethics in Film and Law: Documenting Real/Reel Representations of the Holocaust and Holocaust Trials
Ruth Buchanan – Global Justice and the Cinematic Slum: Ethics and Aesthetics”
Alex Feldman – The Perpetrators’ Theatre: Forensic Sobriety and Subordinate Villainy in Recent Verbatim Plays 

C. A Feminist Perspective on How the Criminal Justice System Treats People. From Street Pat-Downs to PrisonsMcDonough 156
Chair: Sarah Jane Forman
Panelists:
Josephine Ross – The Fragmentation of Personhood and the Invisibility of the Legal Subject in the Confinement and Treatment of Prison Inmates in the U.S.
Susan Tanner – Representing Silence: Agency and Influence in the Legal Aid Setting
Reginald Robinson – Searching for the parental causes of the school to prison pipeline.

D. Law, Economy and Political ActionMcDonough 109
Chair: Daniel McLoughlin – Agamben on Glory, Spectacle and Immaterial Labour
Panelists:
James Martel – Agamben, Benjamin and the Sovereignty of the Subject.
Steven DeCaroli – Law¹s Other Exception: Giorgio Agamben and Equity
Kathryn Heard – 
The Post-Secular Subject? Habermas and the “Remainders” of Public Reason

E. Fictional and Non-Fictional Narratives of Criminal Law and Prison LifeMcDonough 164
Chair: Melissa Ganz
Panelists:
Emily Hainze – “‘My Future Is To Be Better Now’: Reading Case Files from the Bedford Hills Reformatory”
Laura Appleman –Gothic Stories, Legal Treatises and 19th Century American Criminal Law
Mai-Linh Hong – 
Freestyle Poetic Justice: Japanese-American Internment and the Kaiko Haiku Movement

F. Parenthood and LawMcDonough 206
Chair/Discussant: Anne Dailey
Panelists: Sarah Abramowicz – Parenthood by Contract
Susan Ayres – Paternity Fraud and Family Secrets

G. Colonial and Post-Colonial Legality in IndiaMcDonough 141
Chair/Discussant: Teresa Park
Panelists:
Debjani Bhattacharyya – Legal Heterotopia: Unstable Ecologies and Property Law in Colonial India
Padmapriya Srivathsa  – Creation of Legal Subject in Modern Hindu Law
Mohsin Bhat – From Insular to Redemptive Constitutionalism: Roads to a Constitutional Culture in India

H. The Voice of the Judge McDonough 202
Chair: Linda Meyer
Panelists:
Allen Mendenhall – Holmes’s Dissents and Emersonian Superfluity
Shelby Bell – Do Per Curiam Opinions Enact the Rule of law?: A Case-Study of Bush v. Gore
Joseph D’Agostino –Law as the Premiere Anti-Science
Susan Schmeiser – Judge David Bazelon and the Possibility of a Psychoanalytic Jurisprudence
Katy Razzano – In light of this demonstration of crisis in our Nation”: Paternity, Responsibility and Welfare  

I. Intellectual Property and Visual/Digital CultureMcDonough 588
Panelists:
Amy Adler – The Meaning of “Transformative” and the Transformation of Meaning
Karen Petroski – The Intelligibility of Images in U.S. Patent Law
Alexandra Perloff-Giles- Prince v. Cariou: Towards a Jurisprudence of the Digital Age
Lauren van Haaften-Schnick – Contract as Form and Concept: The Siegelaub- Projansky Agreement in Art and Law 

J. Assisted Suicide and Death Rituals–McDonough 203
Chair: William MacNeil
Panelists:
Heather Young – Assisted Suicide and Constructs of The Body
Jennifer Hardes – Legal Fictions, Inviolability of Persons and the Governance of Assisted Dying

K. International Law’s Narratives –McDonough 200
Chair: Sara Kendall –Humanitarian Complicity
Panelists:
Karl Shoemaker – International Law and non-Christian Nations in the Nineteenth Century
Jill Stauffer – Evidence of Repair: Hope, Fact and Recovery in International Criminal Proceedings
Mark Antaki – Humanity and Legal Personality

12:15-1:30 pm Box Lunch Distribution – Hart 2nd Floor Atrium

12:30-1:30 pm Optional Discussion Group on the Podcast “Serial” –McDonough 203
Led by Anne Dailey and Linda Ross Meyer

1:30-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

A. The Relationship Between Literary and Legal ArgumentMcDonough 140
Chair: Daniel McLoughlin
Panelists:
Colleen Kropp – Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders and the Language of Obligation and Promise
Marketa Klusoňová – Argumentation by Literary Fiction in the Czech Republic
Jakub Misek – Legal Kitsch and its Appearance in Everyday Praxis
Kate Sutherland – Law and Literary Reputation: Edgar Allan Poe, L.M. Montgomery, and Theodore Dreiser in Court
Alejandra Rodriguez Galan – Reflections on literature, law and democracy 

B. Rape, Sexual Assault and the LawMcDonough 141
Chair: Susan Schmesier
Panelists:
Vincent Mosley – Body Mongers: Search for Sexual Autonomy and the Presumption of Harm in Rape Prosecution
Erin Sheley – Narrative Subjectivity and the Legal Truth of Rape
Larissa Brian – At the Thresholds of Contract and Fantasy: The Ambiguity of Speech in California’s Affirmative Consent Law 

C. Legal Rhetorics of the Everyday –McDonough 164
Chair: Elizabeth Britt – “‘Just a Piece of Paper’: The Mundane Rhetoric of Abuse Prevention Orders”
Panelists:
Jennifer Andrus – “‘Why does she stay?’: Policing the Victim of Domestic Violence”
Jessie Richards – “Your Trauma is Our Trauma: Separating Collective and Private Memories of War”
Erin Leigh Frymire – “Mundane Torture: The CIA’s Manuals for Interrogation” 

D. What is a “Legal Lag”? The co-production of Weapons and LawMcDonough 437
Panelists:
Ioannis Kalpouzos – The co-production of technology and asymmetry: describing and prescribing change in the legal regulation of war
Gearoid O’Cuinn – Legal technicalities and the enrollment of new weapons of war
Itamar Mann  

E. Meta-Aesthetics of Law and JusticeMcDonough 205
Chair: Kathryn Temple
Discussant: Richard Sherwin
Panelists:
Jack Sammons –The Art of Law
Jenny Scott – “Aesthetics of the trial—a play on words”
Hanna Musiol –Aesthetic Justice
Simon Stern – Effect and Technique in Legal Aesthetics

F. Regulating the BodyMcDonough 202
Chair: Sara Burgess
Panelists:
Natalia Reyes – Hospitals as Conscientious Objectors: Attempts to Claim Institutional Right of Conscience to Refuse Abortion Care in Colombia
Lynn Eckert – Pornography’s Discursive Effects: A Theory of Harm
Alisa Sanchez – Hospitals as Conscientious Objectors: Attempts to Claim Institutional Right of Conscience to Refuse Abortion Care in Colombia
Sheryl Hamilton – Regulating Dirty Hand(shakes) in Pandemic Culture
Laura Collins – The Frontiers of Choice: the Decaying Female Body and Infertility Insurance Mandates
Mathilde Cohen – Is Breast Milk the New Raw Milk? 

G. Theorizing Under-Recognized Dilemmas for Equality in Relationships and the FamilyMcDonough 156
Chair: Daniel Hornal
Panelists:
Michael Boucai – Is Assisted Procreation an LGBT Right?
Hadar Aviram – The Future of Polyamorous Marriage: Lessons From the Marriage Equality Struggle
Samantha Godwin – The Place of Autonomy and Dignity Interests in Child Law 

H. The Cultural Politics and Legal Demarcation of SpaceMcDonough 206
Chair: Paul Passavant
Panelists:
Gian Giacomo Fusco – Ghetto: a biopolitical reading
Sara Ross – The Commodification of True Grit: The Artistic Essence of Cultural Enclaves, Displacement, and Gentrification
Emma Patchett – Squatting, property law and possession in dystopian Fiction 

I. Criminology, Prisons, ProsecutorsMcDonough 201
Chair/Discussant: Linda Meyer
Panelists:
Gil Rothschild – Governing Demeanor: Towards a New Legal Governmentality
Johann Koehler – Felon disenfranchisement and the jurisprudence of degradation
Eisha Jain – Prosecutors and the Peacekeeping Function
Melissa Ganz – William Godwin, Jack Sheppard, and Criminal Biography: Re- reading _Caleb Williams_
Joana Aguiar – ‘The criminal in us’: criminology between law, fiction and narrative 

J. Law’s Role in Constructing Collective Memory–McDonough 220
Chair: Paul Schiff Berman
Panelists:
Peter Leman – African Oral Culture, Post-Conflict Memoirs, and the Crisis of International Law
Laura Ricciardi – Legislating Memory: Accommodating Contestations of Public Monuments
Pok Yin Chow – Memory and International Law: In Search of a Right to Memory

K. Thinking “the Political” Beyond Cognition –McDonough 200
Chair: Glenn Mackin – Who is interrupting whom? A critique of sensation as the ontological ground of politics
Panelists:
Claire Rasmussen – The Dog That Didn’t Bark:Thinking Agency Inside the Anthropological Machine
Gregg Miller – The status of the image.

L. Democratizing Dignity –McDonough 109
Chair: Dana Lloyd – Gendering Dignity in the “Secular” State
Panelists:
Vincent Lloyd – The Dignity of Paul Robeson: Black Performance, Black Critique, and International Law
Elliot Ratzman – Human Rights: A Jewish Melancholy Science
Moria Paz – Legal Framing of Political Demands: The Role of International Law in Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Rights

3:30-3:45 pm Coffee – Hart Lobby

3:45-5:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:
A. Aesthetics of Narratives of JusticeMcDonough 203

Chair: Stacy Douglas – Kafka’s Liberalism? The Aesthetics of Law’s Violence
Panelists:
Samantha Hogg – Beyond ‘the Development Project’ and Towards a Visualization of ‘Slow Violence’
Morgan Thomas – Double time, double space: The aesthetics of justice and illegality in Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon and Pierre Huyghe’s Third Memory
Temma Pinkofsky – China’s Greatest Dissident: The Politics and Aesthetics of Ai Weiwei’s “Straight”
Kathryn Heard – 
The Post-Secular Subject? Habermas and the “Remainders” of Public Reason

B. Nigeria as a Case Study for Seeing Law in Cultural ContextMcDonough 156
Chair/Discussant: Peter Leman
Panelists:
Olanrewaju Adeojo –The Interface between Law and Culture Under Nigerian Law of Inheritance
Oladayo Koleola –At the Confluence of Law and Lore: The Richness and Reaches of a Nigerian Literary Jurisprudence

C. Race, Space and PolicingMcDonough 200
Chair:Paul Passavant
Discussant: Lester Spence
Panelists:
Tommy J. Curry – Executions are Justifiable Homicides?: The Genocidal Logics of a “Just” Theory of a Militarized Police State Violence towards Black Males.
Justin Rose – Ferguson: Exception or Expectation? 

D. Author meets readers: Maria Aristodemou’s “Law, Psychoanalysis, Society”McDonough 202
Chair: James Martel
Panelists:
Maria Aristodemou
Jodi Dean
William McNeil
Richard Sherwin 

E. Permutations of Property: The Codification of Cultural Production and EntitlementMcDonough 347
Chair: Peter Schneck – The Hermeneutics of Property: Francis Lieber on Copyright, Labor and Interpretation
Panelists:
Martin Zellinger – Film Trailers &Issues of Cultural Ownership.”
Maciej Jakubowiak –Old New Media
Jens Bonk – “It’s All Fun and Games — Playing in the Gray Areas of Intellectual Copyright Law.” 

F. Legal Culture, Legal Training, and the Politics of the Legal ProfessionMcDonough 164
Chair: Linda Meyer
Panelists:
Robert Fox – Law School Dropouts: What Can We Learn About Non-Learners at the Early Modern Inns of Court
John Bliss – Deconstructing Drift

G. Defining and Delegating to the PublicMcDonough 201
Chair: Allison Tait – Publicity Rules for Public Trusts
Panelists:
Scott Enderle – Public Domains, Fast and Slow
Sarah Swan – Bystander Interventions
George Wright – The Public in Arendt and Agamben 

H. Legal Images and Popular DiscourseMcDonough 206
Chair: John Strawson
Panelists:
Barry Collins – Humanitarianism and Mythology in the Popular Imagination
Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne – The Australian media, the Australian state and misrepresenting the post-war scene in Sri Lanka
Edel Hughes – Terrorists, Rapists, and Paedophiles: Portrayals of Human Rights in the UK Med
Jeremie Gilbert – Indigenous Peoples and the media: between ‘brutal primitives’ and ‘eco-warriors’ 

I. Iconography of Justice –McDonough 205
Chair: Jessie Allen
Panelists:
David Fisher – Imaging/Imagining Justice
Peter Robson – The Iconography of Scottish Justice –some preliminary thoughts
Sara Murphy – “The old Gothic castle” and “the modern inhabitant:” a metaphor and its vic

5:15 pm Adjournment 

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Paolo Davide Farah, “How Science May Drive National and International Policies: The Role of Non-State Actors and Sub-state Actors in the International Environmental Governance and Energy Security”, Paper Presentation in the Panel on Political Ecology and Climate Change at the 5th Annual Conference “Dimensions of Political Ecology” – DOPE 2015, organized by the Political Ecology Working Group (UKPEWG), University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, February 26 – February 28, 2015

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gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 1, 2015: Actions and Plans against Climate Change. Towards the 2015 Paris Climate Summit

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The Special Issue of the gLAWcal Newsletter with focus on “Actions and Plans against Climate Change. Towards the 2015 Paris Climate Summit” has been realized gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in the frame of the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) People, Marie Curie IRSES Project under grant agreement n° 269327, “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments”, Acronym of the Project: EPSEI, in collaboration with University of Strathclyde Glasgow, School of Law, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance.

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