UMass professors to gather for interdisciplinary discussion on hot button legal issues

Privacy, racial profiling, Supreme Court, immigration, and more to be discussed at UMass Club in Boston

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School of Law faculty will join their colleagues from across the UMass system to discuss the prevalent legal issues facing the courts and society.
Faculty from across the UMass system will come together to discuss the prevalent legal issues facing the courts and society at the UMass Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Colloquium, April 15, beginning at 10 a.m., at the UMass Club in Boston. Privacy, racial profiling, Supreme Court decision-making, immigration, and more will be part of four separate moderated panel discussions this Friday.
Colloquium Schedule:
10-11 a.m.      
Communication, Discrimination, and State Violence
Moderator: Margaret Drew, UMass Law
Privacy, Publicity & Power: Rethinking the ‘Right Most Valued by Civilized Men’
Susan Gallagher, UMass Lowell, Political Science
Find Out What it Means to be Me: The politics of respect and dignity in sexual orientation anti-discrimination
Jeremiah Ho, UMass Law
Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al.: Is racial profiling now dead?
Tryon P. Woods, UMass Dartmouth, Sociology, Anthropology/Crime & Justice Studies
11:15 a.m.-noon
Extra-Judicial Impacts on Supreme Court Decision-Making
Moderator: Shaun Spencer, UMass Law
The problem of non-unanimous constitutional decisions
Dwight Duncan, UMass Law
Targeting the Supreme Court in presidential speeches
Paul Collins, UMass Amherst, Political Science and Legal Studies
1:15-2:30 p.m.            
Migration, Health, and Justice
Moderator: Irene Scharf, UMass Law
Migrant Categories in Crisis: State responses to asylum seekers
Rebecca Hamilin, UMass Amherst, Political Science and Legal Studies
Discussion on the impact on refugees
Lisa Maya Knauer, UMass Dartmouth, Anthropology
Medical-Legal Partnership: Strategies to improve [refugee] health by addressing social determinants with legal solutions
Heather-Lyn Haley, UMass Medical School, Family Medicine and Community Health
The circulation of transitional justice and its effects on domestic politics
Jamie Rowen, UMass Amherst, Political Science and Legal Studies
2:45-3:45 p.m.
Law, Property, and Public Policy
A Jukebox for Patents: Should patent licensing be controlled by compulsory licensing?
Ralph Clifford, UMass Law
The Political Follies of FDI Industrial Recruitment: How FDI makes the rich richer, the poor poorer and raises unemployment in America
Nikolay Anguelov, UMass Dartmouth, Public Policy
The impact of flood insurance subsidies on coastal development
Chad McGuire, UMass Dartmouth, Public Policy

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