CLEAR Scholarship

CLEAR faculty actively contribute to ongoing scholarly and policy debates through their academic and policy scholarship and policy-related publications. A sampling of their work is provided here.

Mario Barnes

  • Mario L. Barnes, "The More Things Change...": New Moves for Legitimizing Racial Discrimination in a "Post-Race" World, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 2043 (2016).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Empirical Methods and Critical Race Theory: A Discourse on Possibilities for a Hybrid Methodology, 2016 Wis. L. Rev. 443 (2016).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Foreword: Criminal Justice for Those (Still) at the Margins—Addressing Hidden Forms of Bias and the Politics of Which Lives Matter, 5 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 711 (2015).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Taking a Stand?: An Initial Assessment of the Social and Racial Effects of Recent Innovation in Self-Defense Laws, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 3179 (2015).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Judging Opportunity Lost: Assessing the Viability of Race-Based Affirmative Action After Fisher v. University of Texas, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 272 (2015), reprinted in Controversies in Equal Protection Cases in America: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 85 (Anne Richardson Oakes ed., 2015).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, 49 Law & Soc'y Rev. 279 (2015) (book review).
  • Mario L. Barnes, A Tribute to Professor James E. Jones, Jr. : In Honor of an "Honor Man", 2013 Wis. L. Rev. 693 (2013).
  • Mario L. Barnes, The Story of U.S. v. Rahman Seditious Conspiracy and Domestic Terrorism: A Story at the Intersection of Crime and Free Speech, in Criminal Law Stories 399 (Robert Weisberg & Donna K. Coker eds., 2013).
  • Angela Onwuachi-Willig & Mario Barnes, The Obama Effect: Understanding Emerging Meanings of “Obama” in Anti-Discrimination Law, 87 Ind. L. J. 325 (2012).
  • Mario L. Barnes & Robert S. Chang, Analyzing Stops, Citations, and Searches in Washington and Beyond, 35 Seattle U. L. Rev. 673 (2012).
  • Mario L. Barnes, LatCrit Theory, Narrative Tradition and Listening Intently for a "Still Small Voice", 1 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 1 (2011).
  • Mario L. Barnes & Erwin Chemerinsky, The Once and Future Equal Protection Doctrine?, 43 Conn. L. Rev. 1059 (2011).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Erwin Chemerinsky, & Trina Jones, A Post–Race Equal Protection, 98 Geo. L.J. 967 (2010).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Comment: Racial Paradox in a Law and Society Odyssey, 44 Law & Soc'y Rev. 469 (2010).
  • Mario L. Barnes & Erwin Chemerinsky, The Disparate Treatment of Race and Class in Constitutional Jurisprudence, 72 Law and Contemp. Probs. 109 (2009).
  • Mario L. Barnes, Reflection on a Dream World: Race, Post-Race and the Question of Making It over, 11 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol'y 6 (2009).
  • Mario L. Barnes & F. Greg Bowman, Entering Unprecedented Terrain: Charting a Method To Reduce Madness in Post-9/11 Power and Rights Conflicts, 62 U. Miami L. Rev. 365 (2008).

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Jennifer Chacón

  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Kevin R. Johnson, & Bill Ong Hing, Immigration Law (forthcoming 2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Towards Justice: Thoughts on Michael A Olivas's 'IIRIRA, the DREAM Act, and Undocumented College Student Residency'. in The Accidental Historian (forthcoming 2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Human Trafficking, Immigration Regulation and Sub-Federal Criminalization, New Crim. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Privatizing Immigration Control, Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Edelina M. Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacón, Susan Bibler Coutin, Alma Garza, & Stephen Lee, Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways To Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions, U.C. Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Producing Liminal Legality, 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. (2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Immigration Detention: No Turning Back?, 113 S. Atlantic Q. 621 (2014).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, The Security Myth: Punishing Immigrants in the Name of National Security, in Immigration, Integration and Security: Europe and America in Comparative Perspective 77 (2008), reprinted in Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader (Julie A. Dowling & Jonathan Xavier Inda eds., 2013).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, The Transformation of Immigration Federalism, 21 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 577 (2012), .
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Feminists at the Border: Militarism in the Work of Ann Scales, 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. 85 (2013).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Foreword: Policing Immigration After Arizona, 3 Wake Forest J. L. & Pol'y 231 (2013).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Christopher Lasch, & Yolanda Vasquez, Panel Discussion I: Understanding Immigration: Satisfying Padilla's New Definition of Competence in Legal Representation, 9 Tenn. J. L. & Pol'y 73 (2013).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Opening our Hearts and Minds: A Response to Angela Onwauchi-Willig's According to Our Hearts, 16 J. Gender Race & Just. 725 (2013).
  • “Overcriminalizing Immigration,” 102 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 613 (2012)
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Statutory Analysis: Using Criminal Law to Highlight Issues in Statutory Interpretation, 1 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 131 (2011).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, The Mercer Girls Guide to Immigration Law: A Response to Kerry Abrams, 64 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 15 (2011).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Border Exceptionalism in the Era of Moving Borders, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 129 (2010).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, A Diversion of Attention? Immigration Courts and the Adjudication of Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights, 59 Duke L.J. 1563 (2010).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Managing Migration through Crime, 109 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 135 (2009).
  • Jennifer M. Chacon, Civil Rights, Immigrants’ Rights, Human Rights: Lessons from the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 32 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 465 (2008).

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Olufunmilayo B. Arewa

  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Nollywood Pirates and Nigerian Cinema, in Creativity Without Law: How Communities and Markets Challenge the Assumptions of Intellectural Property Law (Katie Darling & Aaron Pezanowsky eds., forthcoming 2017).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Constructing Africa: Chinese Investment, Infrastructure Deficits, and Development, 48 Cornell Int'l L. J. (2016).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique, 43 Am. Ethnologist 185 (2016) (book review).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Nollywood and African Cinema: Cultural Diversity and the Global Entertainment Industry, in Diversity in Intellectural Property: Identities, Interests, and Interesections 367 (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds., 2015).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, A Musical Work is a Set of Instructions, 52 Hous. L. Rev. 467 (2014).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Andrew P. Morriss, & William D. Henderson, Enduring Hierarchies in American Legal Education, 89 Ind. L.J. 941 (2014).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Making Music : Copyright Law and Creative Processes, in A Companion to Media Authorship 69 (Jonathan Gray & Derek Johnson eds., 2013).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Intellectual Property and Conceptions of Culture, 4 WIPO J. 10 (2012).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Writing Rights: Copyright's Visual Bias and African American Music, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-9 (2012).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, The Rise of Nollywood: Creators, Entrepreneurs, and Pirates, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-11 (2012).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Creativity, Improvisation, and Risk: Copyright and Musical Innovation, 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1829 (2011).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Blues Lives: Promises and Perils of Musical Copyright, 27 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 573 (2010).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, YouTube, UGC, and Digital Music: Competing Business and Cultural Models in the Internet Age, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 431 (2010).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Financial Firewalls: The Credit Crisis and Network Contagion, 4 Entrepreneurial Bus. L.J. 305 (2010).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Networks, Risk, and Financial Market Regulation, 29 J. Fin. Transformation 71 (2010).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Risky Business: The Credit Crisis and Failure, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 398 (2010).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Financial Markets and Networks – Implications for Financial Market Regulation, 78 U. Cin. L. Rev. 613 (2009).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Vultures, Hyenas, and African Debt: Private Equity and Zambia, 29 Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus. 643 (2009).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Trading Places: Securities Regulation, Market Crisis, and Network Risk, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-01, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-01 (2009).                                                 
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa , Securities Regulation of Private Offerings in the Cyberspace Era: Legal Translation, Advertising and Business Context (Cybersecurities Symposium), 37 U. Toledo L. Rev. 331 (2006), reprinted in Law and Entrepreneurship 127 (Robert E. Litan & Anthony J. Luppin eds., 2014).
  • Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, From J.C. Bach to Hip Hop: Musical Borrowing, Copyright, and Cultural Context, 84 N.C. L. Rev. 547 (2006).

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Sameer Ashar

  • Sameer M. Ashar, Deep Critique and Democratic Lawyering in Clinical Practice, 104 Cal. L. Rev. (2016).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Edelina M. Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacón, Susan Bibler Coutin, Alma Garza, & Stephen Lee, Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways To Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions,UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2016).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Fieldwork and the Political, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 201 (Susan Bryant, Elliott Milstein, & Ann Shalleck eds., 2014).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Fernando Flores, & Sara Feldman, Advancing Low-Wage Worker Organizing Through Legal Representation, 47 Clearinghouse Rev. 313 (2013).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection, 47 Law & Soc'y Rev. 982 (2013) (book review).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Law Clinics and Collective Mobilization, 355 Clinical L. Rev. (2008).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Public Interest Lawyers and Resistance Movements, 95 Cal. L. Rev. 1879 (2007).
  • Sameer M. Ashar, Immigration Enforcement and Subordination: The Consequences of Racial Profiling After September 11, 34 Conn. L. Rev. 1185 (2002), reprinted in 23 Immigration & Nationality L. Rev. 545 (2003).

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Jonathan Glater

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L. Song Richardson

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Seth Davis

  • Seth Davis et al., Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law 2017 Supplement (Nell Jessup Newton, et al. eds., forthcoming 2017).
  • Seth Davis, American Colonialism and Constitutional Redemption, 105 Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).
  • Seth Davis et al., Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law 2015 Supplement (Nell Jessup Newton, et al. eds., 2015).
  • Seth Davis, Equal Sovereignty as a Right Against a Remedy, 76 La. L. Rev. (2015).
  • Seth Davis, Tribal Rights of Action, 45 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 499 (2014).

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Annie Lai

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Geoff Ward

  • Geoff Ward, The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice (2012).
  • Geoff Ward, Microclimates of Racial Meaning: Historical Racial Violence and Environmental Impacts, 3 Wisc. Law Rev. (2016).
  • Geoff Ward & Peter Hanink, Deliberating Racial Justice: Towards Racially Democratic Crime Control, in Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics (J. Jackson & J. Jacobs eds., 2016).
  • Peter Owens, David Cunningham, & Geoff Ward, Threat, Competition, and Mobilizing Structures: Motivational and Organizational Contigencies of the Civil Rights-Era Klu Klux Klan, Soc. Probs. (2015).
  • Geoff Ward & David Cunningham, Legacies of Racial Conflict and Violence, 5 Race & Just. (2015).
  • Nick Petersen & Geoff Ward, The Transmission of Historical Racial Violence: Lynching, Civil Rights-Era Terror, and Contemporary Interracial Homicide, 5 Race & Just. 114 (2015).
  • Geoff Ward, The Slow Violence of State Organized Race Crime, 19 Theoretical Criminol. 299 (2015).
  • Aaron Kupchik & Geoff Ward, Race, Poverty and Exclusionary School Security: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Youth Violence & Juven. Just. (2013).
  • Geoff Ward, Racialized Crime Control and Societal Exclusion: A Tremendous Problem for Generations 9 Dubois Rev: Soc. Sci. Res. on Race (2012).
  • Amy Farrell & Geoff Ward, Examining District Variation in Sentencing in the Post-Booker Period, 23 Federal Sentencing Rep. (2011).
  • Geoff Ward, Aaron Kupchik, Laurin Parker, & Brian Starks, Racial Politics of Juvenile Justice Policy Support: Juvenile Court Worker Orientations Towards Disproportionate Minority Confinement, 1 Race and Just. (2011).
  • Amy Farrell, Geoff Ward, & Danielle Rousseau, Intersections of Gender and Race in Federal Sentencing: Examining Court Contexts and the Effects of Representative Court Authorities, 14 Race & Just. (2010).
  • Geoff Ward & Aaron Kupchik, What Drives Juvenile Probation Officers? Relating Organizational Contexts, Status Characteristics, and Personal Convictions to Treatment and Punishment Orientations, 56 Crime & Delinq. (2010).
  • Geoff Ward and Aaron Kupchik, Does Racial Balance in Workforce Representation Yield Equal Justice? Race Relations of Sentencing in Federal Court Organizations, 43 Law & Soc’y Rev. (2009).
  • Geoff Ward & Aaron Kupchik, Accountable to What? Professional Orientations Towards Accountability-Based Juvenile Justice, 11 Punishment & Soc’y. (2009).
  • Amy Farrell, Geoff Ward, & Danielle Rousseau, Race Effects of Representation among Federal Court Workers: Does Black Workforce Representation Reduce Sentencing Disparities, 623 Ann. Am. Acad. Poli. Soc. Sci. (2009).
  • Geoff Ward, Race and the Justice Workforce: A System Perspective, in The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, ethnicity and Crime in America (R. Peterson, L. Krivo, & J. Hagan eds., 2006).
  • Geoff Ward, Applying Black Studies: Toward Strategic Engagement with Practice-Oriented Disciplines, 6 Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, & Society (2004).
  • Geoff Ward, Punishing for a Living, 31 Soc. Just. (2004).

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