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Gwendolyn Manriquez Leachman


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: gwendolyn@berkeley.edu


Ph.D. Candidate, Jurisprudence & Social Policy, UC Berkeley
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (2011)
B.A., UC Santa Cruz, Linguistics; Legal Studies (Highest Honors) (2004)

Admitted to Practice Law in the State of California


Power and Marginality
Social Movement Organizations
Sexuality and Gender
Critical Race Theory
Mass Media


National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant (2011-2012)
UC Dissertation-Year Fellowship (2011-2012)
Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Graduate Fellow (2010-2011)
Institute for the Study of Social Change Fellow, UC Berkeley (2008-2010)
Mentored Research Award, UC Berkeley Graduate Division (2008-2009)
Best Graduate Student Paper, Law and Society Association (2009)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2007)

Academic Experiences:

Gwendolyn Leachman, "A Social Constructionist Approach to Legal Framing," STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (forthcoming 2011)

Lauren Edelman, Gwendolyn Leachman & Doug McAdam, "Law, Organizations, and Social Movements," ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL SCIENCE (2010).

Gwendolyn Leachman, "Social Movements and the Journalistic Field: A Multi-Institutional Approach to Tactical Dominance in the LGBT Movement," Institute for the Study of Social Change (2009), available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5j346415.

Gwendolyn Leachman, "Case Note: Jordan v. ARC," 28 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW (2007).

Journal Editorial Boards:
California Law Review, Member (2009-2010)
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Recent Developments Editor (2009)
Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, Senior Articles Editor (2007-2008)
Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, Articles Editor (2006-2007)

Employment Experiences:

Research Assistant, Professor Catherine Albiston (2006-2011)
Research Assistant, Professor Lauren Edelman (2008)
Research Assistant, Professor Harry Scheiber (2007)
Law Clerk, Employment Law Center San Francisco, National Origin Project (Spring 2007)
Law Clerk, Employment Law Center San Francisco, Community Legal Services Project (Summer 2006)
Graduate Student Instructor, Sociology of Law (Fall 2006)
Graduate Student Instructor, American Legal History (Spring 2007, Fall 2007)