Friday, April 24, 2009          8:00am-7:00pm           Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley


Conference Program

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Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45

8:45 — 9:00  

Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
Lauren Edelman, Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society

Session I:   Keynote Address

9:00 – 10:00

Richard Lempert, University of Michigan (Emeritus); Science and Technology Directorate, Dept. of Homeland Security
“The Inevitability of Theory:  Get Used to it”

Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:30

Session II: Litigation, Complaint Mobilization, and Inequality
10:30 – 12:00

John Hagan, Northwestern University (Chair/Discussant)

Calvin Morrill
, U.C. Irvine, Lauren Edelman, U.C. Berkeley, Karolyn Tyson, University of North Carolina, and Richard Arum, N.Y.U.
“Legal Mobilization in U.S. Schools: How Race Conditions Students’ Response to Laws and Rights.”

Sandra Levitsky, University of Michigan
“‘What Rights?’  The Construction of Political Claims to American Health Care Entitlements.”

Margo Schlanger, Washington University
“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Structural Reform of the American Workplace.”


Lunch Break
12:00 – 1:30
Bancroft Hotel

Session III:  Law and Organizations
1:30 – 3:00

Mark Suchman, Brown University (Chair/Discussant)

Alexandra Kalev, University of Arizona, and Tristin Green, Seton Hall
“Attending to Relations:  Theory, Research and Legal Implications of a Relational Approach to Discrimination at Work.”

Lauren Edelman, U.C. Berkeley, Linda Krieger, U.C. Berkeley & University of Hawaii,
Scott Eliason, University of Arizona, Catherine R. Albiston, U.C. Berkeley, and
Virginia Mellema, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
“When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Structures.”

Yuval Feldman, Bar Ilan University, and Orly Lobel, University of San Diego,
“The Incentives Matrix: Experimental Studies of the Comparative Effectiveness of Regulatory Systems.”

Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:30

Session IV: Judicial and Agency Politics
3:30 – 5:00

Christopher Zorn, Pennsylvania State University (Discussant/Moderator)

Daniel Ho, Stanford University, Kevin Quinn, Harvard University, and Erica L. Ross, Stanford University
“The Empirical Dimensions of the Standing Doctrine and Judicial Voting.”

Stephanie Lindquist, University of Texas, and Pamela Corley, Vanderbilt University
“The Strategies of Judicial Review.”

Anne Joseph O’Connell, U.C. Berkeley,
“Vacant Offices in the Administrative State: Delyas in Filling Top Executive Agency Positions, 1977-2005.”

Closing Reception
5:00 – 7:00
Steinhart Courtyard