Monthly Archives: December 2015

My Speaking Schedule at AALS 2016

I’ll be participating in three panels at the 110th AALS annual meeting in New York this year:

  • Affirmative Action After Fisher, January 7, 2016, 1:30-3:15 PM (with Erwin Chemerinsky, Ilya Somin, Devon Carbado, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Eric Segall)
  • Becoming a Legal Scholar, AALS Annual Meeting, January 9, 2016, 10:30-12:15 PM (with Brad Arehart, David Skeel, Reva Siegel, Sam Buell, and Lior Strahilevitz)
  • Roundtable: Increasing Author Diversity in Legal Scholarship, January 9, 2016, 3:30-4:45 PM (with a group of 15 law professors of different interests and backgrounds)

A link to the entire program and other information about the annual meeting is available here. I look forward to seeing colleagues who will also be attending the conference!

 

Negative Identity

My latest article is now out in the Southern California Law Review! You can download the final version here.

The piece is about identities defined by the absence of something that much of society thinks is important — for example, lack of religion, sexual desire, partnership, and children. I consider the existing protection that federal and state laws provide for atheists, asexuals, single people, and people with no children. I then consider whether such antidiscrimination  protection is warranted, and whether it should be expanded.