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Law and the Emotions: New Directions in Scholarship

Program

Thursday, February 8th, 2007, Afternoon and Evening

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Registration

Belvedere Ballroom Foyer, Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Welcome and Introductory Comments
(Kathy Abrams)
Belvedere Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina

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5:15 � 7:00 p.m.
Panel I: New Work

Belvedere Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina

Speakers:
Rachel Moran (chair), School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley
Cheshire Calhoun, Department of Philosophy, Colby College, "Hope Matters" [abstract] [full paper]
Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law, "Acting White: The Good Black/Bad Black Problem" [abstract]
Laurel Fletcher, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, "Stay the Hand of Justice: Whose Priorities Take Priority?" [abstract] [full paper]
Hila Keren, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Law in the Cultivation of Hope" [abstract] [full paper]
Elizabeth V. Spelman, Department of Philosophy, Smith College, "Law and the Cultivation of Desire" [abstract]

In this session, panelists will offer short presentations showcasing exciting new work in law and the emotions.

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7:30 � 9:00 p.m.
Dinner and Keynote

Yerba Buena Room, Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina

Speaker:
Arlie Hochschild, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


Friday, February 9th, 2007, All Day

8:00 a.m.
Bus Shuttle to Boalt Hall

Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina

8:00 � 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

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9:15 � 11:00 a.m.
Dean's Welcome
Panel II: Law and the Mind Sciences

Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:
Terry Maroney (chair), Vanderbilt University Law School
Jeremy Blumenthal, Syracuse University College of Law, "Moral Passions or Passionate Morals? Emotion, Moral Decision-making, and the Law" [abstract]
Oliver Goodenough, Vermont Law School, and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research "Comments and Considerations on the Way Forward" [abstract] [precis]
Owen Jones, Vanderbilt University Law School & Department of Biological Sciences,"Biology, Emotions, and Law" [abstract] [precis]
Elizabeth A. Phelps, Department of Psychology, New York University "Emotion and the Brain: Potential Insights for Legal Decisions" [abstract]

In this session, panelists will explore the legal relevance of new advances in emotion theory in fields such as cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral biology.

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11:00 � 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

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11:15 a.m. � 1:00 p.m.
Panel III: Law and Emotions in Action

Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:
Susan Bandes (chair), College of Law, DePaul University
Peter Huang, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, "Law and Human Flourishing: Happiness, Affective Neuroscience, and Paternalism" [abstract] [precis]
Dan Kahan, Yale Law School, "Two Conceptions of Emotion in Risk Regulation" [abstract] [full paper]
Sharon Krause, Department of Political Science, Brown University, "Public Deliberation, Democratic Politics, and the Feeling of Impartiality" [abstract] [full paper]
Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell University Law School, "Judicial Intuition" [abstract] [full paper]

In this session, panelists will draw on sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to explore the workings of emotion in social and institutional contexts in which law plays a role.

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1:00 � 2:45 p.m.
Luncheon and Keynote

Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley (right across from the University of California campus)

Speaker:
Dacher Keltner, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

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3:00 � 4:45 p.m.
Roundtable: Theorizing the Law/Emotion Relationship

Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:
Kathryn Abrams (chair), School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley
Angela Harris, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley
Carol Sanger, Columbia University Law School
Jonathan Simon, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley
Robin West, Georgetown University Law Center

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4:45 � 5:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
(Susan Bandes)
Goldberg Room, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley

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5:00 p.m.
Official End of Conference