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Alison Renteln

Alison Renteln

Professor of Political Science and Law

Last Updated: Monday, February 8, 2016

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: VKC 231A

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Alison Renteln studies international law, human rights, comparative legal systems, constitutional law and legal and political theory. An expert on cultural rights, including the use of the "cultural defense" in the legal system.

Professor Renteln has lectured to judicial organizations and law enforcement groups on this subject. She served on the State Bar Commission on Access to Justice and the California Judicial Council Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. She also served as a member of the California Attorney General's Commission on Hate Crimes. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from U.C. Berkeley, and a J.D. from USC Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

American Public Media's "Marketplace"
April 18, 2017
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was interviewed about contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and television and movie producers. "The union has worked to release writers from exclusivity agreements but only if they make less than $210,000 a year," said Handel. "The irony here is that the Writers Guild's struggling TV writers are upper income, not middle class".

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Gregory Keating
February, 2017

"The Priority of Avoiding Harm and Principles of Risk Regulation" was solicited and selected for a special, symposium issue of the journal Revus.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Gillian Hadfield participated in a roundtable discussion of her book “Rules for a Flat World” at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Keynote, "Rules for a Flat World," Entrepreneurship and Collaboration Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder