All in the Family: Interracial Intimacy, Racial Fictions, and the Law

18 Nov 2013 06:43pm D. Wendy Greene 


17 Oct 2013 01:08pm Melissa Murray 

Beyond Our Hearts: The Ecology of Couple Relationships

02 Oct 2013 12:00am Holning Lau 

In his review of Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig's book, According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family, Professor Holning Lau extends Professor Onwuachi-Willig's analysis of how external support is instrumental to the success of relationships beyond multiracial couples. Arguing that ecological factors should play a larger role in policy discussions about marital relations, Professor Lau examines the debates surrounding same-sex marriage and the Healthy Marriage Initiative and concludes that policymakers should more carefully consider how exogenous circumstances affect the success of intimate relationships.    

2013-2014 Jorde Symposium: Regulatory Agencies and Public Policy

24 Sep 2013 01:19am  

On September 16, 2013, Professor Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, presented a lecture for Berkeley Law's Annual Jorde Symposium about the ways that regulatory agencies analyze the costs and benefits of public policies when such values are difficult to quantify.  Joining Professor Sunstein as commentators were Professors Dan Farber of Berkeley Law, Lisa Heinzerling of Georgetown University Law Center, and Richard Revesz of NYU School of Law.  The URL address below links to a full-length video of the Jorde Symposium proceedings.

The annual Thomas M. Jorde Symposium was created in 1996 to promote top scholarly discourse and writing from a variety of perspectives on issues related to the legacy of former United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.  The Brennan Center at NYU School of Law named the symposium in honor of its major benefactor, Thomas M. Jorde, a former clerk to Justice Brennan and a professor at Berkeley Law.  The Jorde Symposium address and commentaries are published annually in the California Law Review.

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