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Second Biennial Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Meeting:

- October 18, 2014 | Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Saturday, October 18

    8:00am - 9:00am | Registration & Continental Breakfast
    • Students (Undergraduate, Graduate and Law Students) $25 and Faculty $50. Register now. On site registration available.

    9:00 - 10:30am | Session 1
    • 1.1 Criminalization and Corruption: Perceptions of Crime and Offending
      Chair: Dan Filler, Drexel University School of Law
      • Presentations
        1. Lindsey Carson (The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies)
          Deciding to Act Corruptly
        2. Douglas Jordan (American Military University, Intelligence Studies)
        3. Grace Howard (Rutgers University, Political Science )
          Not Just a Southern Thing: Criminalizing Pregnancy in the Mid-Atlantic
        4. Michelle Rotunda (Union County College, History)
          He Would Recoil With Horror, in His Sober Moments: Intoxication and Intent Under the Law in 19th Century America
    • 1.2 Reproductive Rights in the Broader Rights Discourse: Where Are We Now?
      Chair: David Cohen, Drexel University School of Law
      • Presentations
        1. Dana Alvare (University of Delaware, Sociology)
          Special Rights Discourse in the Current Reproductive Healthcare Debate
        2. Cynthia Daniels (Rutgers University, Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies)
          Abortion and the Politics of "Informed Consent" in the States
        3. Amanda Roberti (Rutgers University, Political Science)
          Moderating Casey: How Courts have blocked Restrictive Abortion Policies in the States
    • 1.3 Regulation, Rights and Social Policy: Exploring How the State Regulates
      Chair: Chris Carrigan, George Washington University, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
      • Presentations
        1. Nicholas Barnes (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Providing Uniform Standards for Prosecutorial Collection of Cell Site Data
        2. Amanda Cappelletti (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Pennsylvania&s Children: An Examination of the Law Guiding Nutrition in Child Care Facilities and the Barriers to Setting Healthier Standards
        3. Harris Cornell (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Simple Economics and Why Social Security is Running Dry
        4. Mihaela Serban (Ramapo College of New Jersey, Law and Society)
          Regime Change and the Legal Culture of Property in Communism and Post-Communism

    10:45am - 12:15pm | Session 2
    • 2.1 The Policy & Law of Disadvantage and Privilege
      Chair: Angela Mae Kupenda, Mississippi College of Law
      • Presentations
        1. Joshua Eaise (Rutgers University, Political Science)
          Urban Anti-Violence Activism
        2. Erin Kerrison (University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology)
          Things Just Got Outta Hand: White Claims to Victimhood and the Race-Based Medicalization of Addiction
        3. Paul Gowder (University of Iowa, College of Law)
          Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury
        4. Melissa Milewske (Columbia University, History Department and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race)
          The Other Civil Cases: Civil Litigation between Black and White Southerners in Southern Courts, 1900-1950
    • 2.2 Impacts of Policy and Law: Justice, Rights and Gender
      Chair: Chrysanthi Leon, University of Delaware
      • Presentations
        1. Serena Nguyen (Temple University, Law and Public Policy)
          The War at Home: Domestic Violence in the Military
        2. Rhiannon DiClemente (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Common Cause: Linking LGBT Liberation and Reproductive Justice to Achieve Global Human Rights
        3. Carla Spivack (Oklahoma City University, School of Law)
          Trusts, Paternalism, Women and Indians
        4. Michael Yarborough (John Jay College (CUNY), Political Science)
          Very Long Engagements: Legal Consciousness and the Persistent Authority of Bridewealth in a South African Community
    • 2.3 The Role of Governments in Global Markets: Regulation, Investment, and Responsibility
      Chair: Scott Barclay, Drexel University, Department of History and Politics
      • Presentations
        1. Steven Arose (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          A Commitment to Openness: Analyzing the CFIUS Review Process in the 21st Century
        2. Zachary Morgan (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          How Public-Private Partnerships Can Solve Our Nation's Infrastructure Crisis
        3. Kenneth Rosen (University of Alabama, School of Law)
          Investor Confidence
        4. Paul McLaughlin (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Oil Disasters: Who is Regulating Whom?

    12:15 - 1:45pm | Lunch (on-site, included in registration fee)

    1:45 - 3:15pm | Session 3
    • 3.1 Seeking Justice; Finding Law: The Role of Lay Litigants, Lawyers, & Courts
      Chair: Shauna Fisher, West Virginia University, Political Science
      • Presentations
        1. Sarah Escalante (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          The Philadelphia Discovery Court
        2. Richard Frankel (Drexel University School of Law)
          Prisoners of Pleading: An Empirical Analysis of Prisoner Pro Se Complaint Forms
        3. Spencer Rand (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Considering Attorney Satisfaction in Access to Justice Triage
        4. Claire Rasmussen (University of Delaware, Political Science and International Relations)
          One Small Characteristic: Animal Torts and Legal Subjectivity
    • 3.2 Issues in Teaching About Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs
      Chair: Michael Friedson, New York University, Sociology; Mikaila Arthur, Rhode Island College, Sociology
      • Presentations
        1. Michael Friedson (New York University, Sociology)
          Teaching About the Politics of Punishment at Elite Universities
        2. Mikaila Arthur (Rhode Island College, Sociology)
          “But You’re Making Us Not Want to be Cops:” Encouraging an Evidence-Based Perspective on Punishment among Future Justice System Professionals
        3. Michael Rowan (John Jay College (CUNY), Sociology)
          The Perils of Hyperbole: Reflections on Teaching about Crime & Punishment in Two Americas
        4. Robert Weide (California State University Los Angeles, Sociology)
          Teaching Hyper-Criminalization to Marginalized Populations
        5. Lucia Trimbur (John Jay College (CUNY), Sociology)
          Contradictions of Crime Control in the Classroom: Using Students' Lived Experience as Resource
    • 3.3 The Interplay of the International and the Domestic: International Law, Human Rights, and the Role of States
      Chair: Jon Gould, American University
      • Presentations
        1. Thalia Gonzalez (Occidental College, Politics, and Anderson Center for the Study of Public Policy)
          Acculturation, Normative Change, and the Socialization of States: Applying International Human Rights Theory to Juvenile Justice Reform in the United States
        2. Megan Stupak (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Human Trafficking in the US: Reforming the Trafficking Victims Protection Act to Prevent the Revictimization of Foreign Nationals
        3. Evan Taparata (University of Minnesota, History)
          Refugee Camps and the Local Enforcement of U.S. Refugee Policy
        4. Frank Munger (New York Law School)
          When is a Military Coup “Liberal”? Explaining Differences in the Legal Consciousness of Cause Lawyers in the Global South

    3:15 - 3:30pm | Break

    3:30 - 5:00pm | Session 4
    • 4.1 Bars, Labels & Treatment: Correctional Policy & Programming Past, Present & Future
      Chair: Jana Nestlerode, West Chester University, Criminal Justice
      • Presentations
        1. Michael Antonio (West Chester University, Criminal Justice)
          Evaluating the Effectiveness of the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s “Cognitive Life Skills” Program among Parolees Supervised by Pennsylvania’s Board of Probation & Parole
        2. Kevin Hill (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Recidivism Reduction: Closing the Revolving Prison Door Through Sentencing Reform, Increased Judicial Discretion, and Merit-Based Rehabilitative Prison
        3. Nicole Sulpizio (West Chester University, Criminal Justice)
          Attitudes toward Offenders and Support for Treatment Programming among Agents Employed by Pennsylvania’s Board of Probation & Parole
        4. Karin Martin (John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), Public Management & Prisoner Reentry Institute )
          Using Money to Punish
    • 4.2 Challenges to Marketizing Education: A Sociolegal Analysis
      Chair: Gerald Turkel, University of Delaware, Sociology and Legal Studies
      • Presentations
        1. Jody Cohen (Bryn Mawr College, Education); Marissa Golden (Bryn Mawr College, Political Science); Rand Quinn (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education); and Elaine Simon (University of Pennsylvania)
          Democracy Thwarted or Democracy at Work? Coalitions and the Fight for Influence in the Philadelphia Public Schools
        2. Julia Sass Rubin (Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy); Stephen D. Danley (Rutgers University, Department of Public Policy and Administration)
          “Standing Up with a Foot on My Neck”: Opposition to Public Education Privatization in Camden and Newark, NJ
        3. Barbara Ferman (Temple University Department of Political Science and University Community Collaborative); Nicholas Palazzolo (Temple University, University Community Collaborative)
          David & Goliath: Challenges, Policy Windows, and Slingshots in the Corporate Reform Landscape
        4. Sue Altman (University of Oxford Department of Education and Said Business School; Department of Auxiliary Programs, Hackley School)
          Why are Parent Activists Refusing Standardized Tests for Their Children? The Motivations Behind the Parental Opt-Out Movement in New York
    • 4.3 Placing Law: The Role of Locality in Shaping Law
      Chair: Mary Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History and Sociology of Science.
      • Presentations
        1. Wayne Batchis (University of Delaware, Political Science and Legal Studies)
          The Constitutional Boundaries of Urban Political Power
        2. Rachel Cook (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Regulating the Network of Networks
        3. Katie Hail-Jares (American University, Justice, Law & Criminology)
          Changing Neighborhoods: Gentrification and Street-Based Sex Work
        4. Elizabeth Hines (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
          Where You Live Is What You Eat
        5. Larry Barnett (Widener University School of Law)
          Is Legal Doctrine Random? The Relationship of Sociological Variables to State Adoptions of "Three-Strikes" Law