Searching for Equality
On March 18, Professor Kaaryn Gustafson will be a featured speaker at “Searching for Equality” at a conference sponsored by The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR) at the UC Irvine School of Law.
Professor Gustafson has extensive knowledge of the nation's welfare system and a passion for getting beyond rhetoric to study how welfare functions in practice. Her dissertation, "The Morality and Rationality of Welfare: Welfare Recipients' Negotiation of the Welfare System," for which she earned a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, is a sophisticated demonstration, based on countless personal interviews with welfare recipients, of why the rules placed on the books by welfare lawmakers may often bear little resemblance to the system experienced by those we are trying to help.
Professor Gustafson is the author of "Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty." (NYU Press 2011)
Recent Homepage Highlights
Professor Jessica Rubin will be teaching US law and legal writing for the Open Society Foundation at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Rubin teaches legal research and writing in the Lawyering Process program at the Law School.
On June 18, Professor Sara Bronin will make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association on "Legal Tools to Address Climate Change" at a panel discussion entitle "Following the Path of the Storm: Legal and Legislative Challenges in Addressing Rising Sea Levels on the Connecticut Coastline."
On June 18, Professor Mark W. Janis will lecture on "Freedom of Religion and European Human Rights Law" at the University of Oxford, England.
On June 17, Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) where she will comment on the proposed changes to the Federal rules of civil procedure.
On June 17, Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the twenty-third annual Summer Tax Institute at University of California - Davis.
Jennifer Brooks-Crozier '12 is the author of "Put Up Your Dukes: The Fight Over Commonality in the Era of Wal-Mart v. Dukes" (19 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 711 (2013)).