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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

Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was cited about the limited economic benefits for Americans when tax breaks encourage companies to repatriate foreign income. After the tax holiday, U.S. corporations even stepped up their sequestering of profits abroad, figuring that sooner or later a new administration would offer them yet another break — as Trump is proposing. That hoard of what Kleinbard calls “stateless income” now tops $2 trillion.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Hannah Garry
February, 2017

Hannah Garry moderated "Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop," USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

“The Problem Of Social Order: What Should We Count As Law?” Law and Social Inquiry 42 (2017): 16.

David B. Cruz
February, 2017

David B. Cruz spoke on "Equal Protection? Current Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination" on a panel on "Challenges and Controversies in Constitutional Law," 2017 Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA.